Ashtar Ausaf Ali

Ashtar_MZP2751Ashtar Ausaf Ali is the founding partner of the firm. He currently serves as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Law, Justice and Human Rights, with the charge of Minister of State, since February 2015. He has previously served as the Advocate General of Punjab twice, from 1998 to 1999, and 2012 to 2013. He has also served as Prosecutor General of the province from October 2011 to January 2012, and as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Human Rights in 1999.

Ashtar Ausaf Ali completed his BA from Forman Christian College in 1975, and his LLB from Punjab University in 1980, where he also taught as adjunct lecturer for international law from 1984 to 1988. He became a member of the Lahore Bar Association in 1980, and was awarded an MCL from George Washington University. He later enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court, and in 1995, was admitted to the Supreme Court Bar. He is both a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity and the American Arbitration Association.

In over 30 years of practice, Ashtar Ausaf Ali has advised on various landmark transactions as well as represented clients in cases that have shaped the country’s constitutional history. He focuses on complex commercial transactions and constitutional litigation in the country’s superior courts.

“(In commercial litigation and arbitration) he is hailed as smart and sharp – he goes in for the quick kill more than the lengthy analytical approach, which means he will get in and out with what the client wants.”

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