Transnational Business Attorneys Group

Since 1994

SABA A. RASHID HAQ

Attorney

Admitted to the New York Bar in 2015.

Admitted to the High Court of Pakistan since 2002.


Experience

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Washington, DC., October 2014-to date

  • Handling case work on employee defense, employment discrimination and environment law violations.
  • Researching, reviewing and drafting whistle blower disclosures for the Office of Special Counsel.
  • Legal opinion work on the Freedom of Information Act.

Paul Shearman Allen and Associates, Washington DC, Foreign Law Consultant, Feb 98 - 2000

  • Worked on Immigration case- H1B, L1 and National interest case work.
  • Advising domestic and international firms on foreign investments laws.
  • Advising foreign firms on U.S. business investments and regulations with US Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce.

Reid & Priest LLP, Washington, DC Law Clerk, International Finance Group. May 97- Jan. 98.

  • Reviewed legal regulatory framework of Indian hydro and electric power market, telecommunication, satellite, broadcasting, oil and gas exploration and transport infrastructure (“Infrastructure Projects”);
  • Represented American investors at the India Business Council meetings at the US Chamber of Commerce.

Zafar Law Associates, Lahore, Pakistan Corporate Attorney, Aug. 1994-Aug. 1996

  • Advised clients on International trade and business transaction, letter of credit disputes, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in international contracts;
  • Drafted and opined on arbitrations in international commercial contracts and assisted in arbitration proceedings of multinationals in local tribunal and mediation in civil and family law cases;
  • Negotiated and drafted partnership and joint venture agreements, financing agreements, guarantees for domestic and foreign financial institutions and corporations, formulated terms and conditions of supply and purchase contracts and drafted employment contracts for corporate clients;
  • Conducted legal opinion work on international franchising agreements, international construction and engineering contracts and issues of corporate governance;
  • Legal opinion work on general banking operations including bank guarantees, validity of collateral documents, issues pertaining to bills of lading, letters of credit and financing agreements;
  • Conducted legal audits for international banks and domestic financial institutions;
  • Represented local and financial institutions and corporate clients in civil and family litigation cases and
  • Researched developments in corporate law in Pakistan.


Education:

  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington DC. LLM.

(International and Comparative Law) Sept. 1997.

  • Punjab Law College, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan, LLB, 1994.
  • Lahore College for Women, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan, Master’s in Economics, 1985.

Certifications:

  • American University, College of Law, Washington DC., 2014

United Nations Convention on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and doing Business with Multilateral Development Institutions.

Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration- Negotiating Bilateral Investment Treaty

  • American Bar Association, Washington, DC.

Alternative Dispute Resolution- Arbitration and Mediation,2004

  • Federal Publications Seminars LLC, Washington, DC.

International Commercial Contracting and Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2004.

  • The Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC.

Structuring and Financing Foreign Investments, May 1997- July 1997.

  • London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England

Corporate Finance and Politics of Global Finance, May 1995-July 1995

Research Papers:

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Compliance in Private Sector, Foreign Investment Laws of China, Project Financing in Poland, Debt and Restructuring of Debt in the Less Developed Countries and Climate Change Convention and Tradable Permits.

Publication:

  • “Pakistan Launches Radical Economic Reforms for the Promotion and Protection of Foreign Private Investments in Pakistan,” Middle East Commercial Law Review, July 1995.

Memberships & Interests:

  • Member New York Bar since 2015
  • Member High Court of Pakistan, since 2002.
  • Member American Bar Association.
  • Board member Montgomery County Muslim Foundation-an NGO working for the uplift of the needy residents of Montgomery County;
  • Charter Member US Pak Foundation.
  • Academic Coordinator George Washington Law School Society-1996-1997.
  • Founder President of “New Forum” Club in Pakistan to aid orphan children and destitute women-1992-present.
  • Interests: traveling, reading, music and theater.
  • Languages- English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.