Sunday, December 25, 2011
Aisha graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS) in 2002 and thereafter undertook the Bar Vocational Court at BPP Law School London and the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the Bar in October 2003. She then proceeded to complete the post graduate LLM degree from University College London, University of London (UCL) in Corporate and Commercial Law in September 2004 and thereafter worked in-house with a firm of solicitors in Middlesex, London before returning to Pakistan and joining Vellani & Vellani in May 2005.
Since her return, Aisha has been involved in and had conduct of matters including general corporate and commercial transactional work including matters relating to finance and taxation, joint ventures, project financing, projects involving the grant and exploitation of government concessions, anti-trust, the setting up and operation of manufacturing facilities, banking and financing transactions, privatisation deals, mergers, acquisitions, foreign direct investment, incorporation of companies, public floatation and tender offers for listed securities, patent and copyright related work, general commercial and corporate litigation and certain arbitration matters. Such work has been conducted in the field of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, cement, steel, tobacco, edible oils, tea, shipping and trade, banking and finance, telecom and civil aviation, and coal washing and coal purification. She is enrolled as an advocate with the Sindh Bar Council and is a member of the Karachi Bar Council, the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (AIPPI) and the Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).