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Our Partners are prolific trainers and training service providers and founded Pakistan’s first continuing legal education program with the technical assistance provided by the US Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP).

Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan was endorsed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (Tassaduq Hussain Jilani) and the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. CLEIP along with CLDP held several dozen CLE and training programs all across Pakistan since 2013 and are ongoing today (e.g.

Programs included partnerships with :
Programs included:
  • Trainings on labour law
  • Contracts and enforcement
  • Competition law
  • Securities law
  • Electronic evidence
  • Master courses on commercial law
  • Technology transfer
  • Universities offices of research and incubation centers
Training of IP Tribunal Judges in Karachi / Lahore and Washington DC at the US Patent Office
Organised first Law-Tech Conference in Pakistan, first CLE Conference with the KPK Bar Association, Peshawar.

Served as legal advisers on AML/CFT for UNODC on deputation with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. The program included:
  • Review and update of MF/TF risk assessment methodology for legal persons and arrangements
  • Secondary legislation drafting for SECP on AMF/CFT
  • Typologies paper for SECP for legal persons/arrangements
  • Guidelines /FAQs for Ultimate Beneficial Owners (SECP) including for NPOs
  • Risk based supervisory framework manual and enforcement regime for SECP
  • Outreach program (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta) on improving understanding AMF/CFT risks and UBO framework
  • Imparting presentations at seminars/workshops and awareness campaign for SECP regulated sectors (5000 participants trained
  • Capacity building of the SECP enforcement teams to enhance administrative and enforcement actions of SECP officers
  • Report on sector wise engagement to assess AML/CFT for financial institutions and NPOs
  • Development of training course on AMF/CFT in collaboration with UNODC E-learning initiative team including online deployment and implementation
  • AMF/CFT guidelines for regulated sector to be issued by SECP
  • Scoping document to identify main databases currently in use for AMF/CFT Customer Due Diligence
  • Internal guidelines for operational effectiveness for reporting entities and use of databases
  • Drafting MMOUs for SECP for exchange of BO information with other regulatory agencies and government authorities
  • Report on integration of databases with other authorities to seek and verify information through online mechanism

Permanent and Senior Faculty at Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance

Senior faculty for Institute of Business Administration Centre of Executive Excellence. Member, Advisory Board IBA Islamabad Campus

Training Related Experience (Highlights):
  • Lecturer Trust Law, SZABIST Law School (2004-2006)
  • Senior Association Designate: Internee Training Program, Orr, Digman & Co (2007-2011)
  • Lecturer Professional Medical Ethics, Jinnah Medical & Dental College (2008-2010)
  • Founder and Vice President, Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan with the assistance of US Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program (through USAID) (2013-2018)
  • Permanent Senior Faculty, Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) Areas of expertise includes directors’ duties and responsibilities, public sector corporate governance and AML/CFT (2020-present)
  • Faculty and Member IBA’s Advisory Board: Institute of Business Administration Centre of Executive Excellence. Trainer, Contracts, Contract Management, AML/CFT, Public Sector Companies / State Owned Enterprises (2023)
  • AML/CFT Expert and legal adviser to SECP on behalf of United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (2021) – Designed UNODC
  • AML/CFT E-training modules as part of 6-month consultancy with SECP for AML/CFT. Conducted training outreach program during COVID19 Pandemic. Participated in training over 5,000 regulated sector participants
  • Course Director for IBA’s All New State-Owned Enterprises – Governance and Leadership Program, Islamabad (2023)
  • Trainer for Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan’s Management Trainee Program with NUST University Professional
  • Development Centre. Programs taught (Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Civil and Criminal Law and Procedure, Contracts, Administrative and Regulatory Enforcement) (2020 and 2022)
  • Pro Vice Chancellor Sohail University – Member, Board of Governors, Member of Academic Council Committee.
  • Legal Adviser to Higher Education Commission (2018-2021, Dr. Tariq Banuri, as Partner Hassan & Hassan)
  • National Aero Science Technology Park (NASTP) – Governance as a Service (periodic trainings on Corporate Governance systems and frameworks, periodic trainings on STZA regulatory compliance, period trainings on Start Up law & practice (2023)
  • Life Member, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (2023)
  • Commercial Law Development Program Law Adviser for technical capacity building program for NEPAL Bar Association on Continuing Legal Education (August 2023)
  • Sohail & Partners LLP will be IBA DRF’s Perferred Partner in Training Master Mediators at Islamabad (19th January 2024)
Other Notable Engagements and Publications:

Islamabad Wildlife Management Board
The Applicant is a Pro Bono Advocate, Islamabad Wildlife Management Board Successfully acted as Legal Counsel in the matter against Pakistan Cricket Board whereby PCB was required to relinquish land to IWMB and replant all trees and planation destroyed for purposes of stadium.

Pakistan In-house Counsel’s Forum
The Applicant is an active member of Pakistan In-house Counsel’s Forum (PILF). FILF has the honour to have Pakistan’s first association of in-house attorneys comprising of over 350 lawyers working in the private and public sector corporations. Co-Head of Karachi Chapter for the year 2012

Federal Judicial Academy Islamabad
Training ADR Course of Pakistani Judges
The Applicant has assisted and advised the United States Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) on structuring an ADR training course for Pakistani Superior Court Justices at the Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad conducted by four (4) visiting U.S. Federal Court Judges.The Applicant has the honour to conduct the IP Tribunal Judges Training at Karachi and Washington D.C.

  • Business Enabling Environment (BEE) Reports for World Bank 2023 on Green Finance, Securitization and Collateral Registry, FinTech, RegTech and SupTech and AML/CFT Compliance Status
  • Family Controlled Enterprises, Corporate Governance Issues and Succession Planning, 12th SAARC Law Conference, 2007. Research Paper
  • Law, Property & the Rule of Law, A major research paper published for the Pakistan Studies Centre, University of Karachi, Pakistan Perspectives, Biannual Research Journal Volumes 19 and 20 (2014 and 2015)
  • Paper presented entitled “Law, Property and the Rule of Law” published in the journal of Pakistan Study Centre, Pakistan Perspectives in 2014. Published in Pakistan Perspectives an academic journal of the Pakistan Study Centre, University of Karachi
  • International Aspects of Dispute Resolution in Pakistan by Syed Bulent Sohail & Shahid Irfan Jamil, 2010-2011, prepared for United States Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) on multi-jurisdictional aspects of international dispute resolution as it relates to Pakistan
  • Guide of Lending and Taking Security in Asia 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 (Pakistan Chapter): A Herbert Smith Publication
  • Guide to Financial Services Regulations Asia, 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 (Pakistan Chapter): A Herbert Smith Publication
  • ADR Client Strategies in Middle East and Africa 2008 (Pakistan Book Chapter), Aspatore’s Inside the Mind Series, American Bar Association
  • Getting the Deal Through – Oil Regulation 2008, Global Competition Review – International Journal of Competition Policy and Regulation
  • Agency and Distribution in Pakistan (Pakistan Chapter): GMB UK Research Publications, 2008
  • Insurance Law in Pakistan (Pakistan Chapter): GMB UK Research Publications, 2008
  • Corporate Governance Issues in Family Controlled Enterprises, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE): Economic Reform Feature Service (April 2007) (co- authored with Mahomed J. Jaffer, Senior Partner, Orr, Dignam & Co)
  • Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia 2007-2008 (Pakistan Chapter): A Herbert Smith Publication
  • Pakistan’s Construction Disputes at ICSID International Construction Law Review (2006), Vol.23 (Part2): pp.247-259


Consistent with its comprehensive, specialized, and integrated approach, Sohail & Partners provides a broad selection of services ranging from advisory to advocacy services. With our extensive legal network throughout Pakistan, our Firm is in a unique position to handle civil and criminal matters throughout the length and breadth of Pakistan with speed and quality assurance. This service is fruitfully utilized by our clients in the fast-moving goods sector, logistics and transport sector and overseas Pakistanis.


At our Firm, a Partner handles every case. She/he stays fully informed and is always available. We work individually and collectively to allow our Clients to have access to and draw upon the collective experience and mindshare of our team. In addition to legal expertise, close links with other professionals such as financial advisers, chartered/financial accountants, tax advisers we can quickly assemble and coordinate a multi-disciplinary team.