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Salim U. Shaikh

Salim U. Shaikh

United Nations
  • Civil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law...
  • New York
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Summary

A legal practitioner having for years performed as Legal Counsel/Advisor(s) to reputed NGOs & corporate offices in Pakistan and provided them guidance/services in their day to day legal interests, risks and obligations at the District as well as the High Court(s) levels. Ensured statutory prerequisites of a corporate company; coordination with Board Directors/members, preparation of briefs for the high-ups and prompt follow of actions based upon the decisions so taken.
Had advisory and law specific exposure to the United Nations administration of Internal Justice System as well as social sector that engaged him in programme formulation, implementation and monitoring of projects e.g. Urban Basic Services/ Education/ Child Protection, etc.
Since his retention (1995) on the Panel of Counsels for the United Nations internal justice system i.e. UN Dispute Tribunal, UN Appeals Tribunal, and other Statutory bodies, have prepared, presented, submitted and pleaded for adjudication some very high profile cases of UN staff at that levels. Have successfully assisted clients in challenging administrative decisions related to Discrimination, Termination / non-extension of the employment contract, violations of Rules, defending and pursuing claims of harassment, mobbing, hostile work environment, quid pro quo, unfair performance appraisals, and a host of other matters affecting one's career in an international organization.
From 1997 till 2010 was also retained by two of the Diplomatic Missions in Islamabad to whom over 5,000 legal vetting/advisory opinions on diversified legal matters were prepared and submitted by applying civil, corporate, immigration and family laws of Pakistan.
Was elected as Chairperson of staff bodies and President of the Federation in UN System for many times that provided opportunity to extensively travel inland and overseas to attend global meetings, symposiums at UN foras wherein UN-Pakistan was represented in statutory bodies..

Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Employment Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Real Estate Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Languages
  • Arabic: Spoken, Written
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
  • Persian: Spoken, Written
  • Punjabi: Spoken, Written
  • Urdu: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Member on Panel of Counsels
United Nations
- Current
In 1995 was retained on the Panel of Counsels for the United Nations internal justice system i.e. UN Dispute Tribunal (former Joint Appeals Board); UN Appeals Tribunal (former UN Administrative Tribunal), and have since prepared, presented, submitted and pleaded for adjudication some very high profile cases of UN staff at that levels. I have successfully assisted clients in challenging administrative decisions e.g. Discrimination Claims, Wrongful Dismissal, Redundancy Discrimination, failure to adhere Terms and Conditions of Employment. affecting contractual matters, termination/ non-extension of the employment contract, defending and pursuing claims of harassment, (incl. mobbing), quid pro quo/hostile work environment, unfair performance appraisals, and a host of other matters affecting one's career in an international organization.
CEO
Legis Consults
- Current
Litigation and Court Work: Legis Consults was established in 1994 and since then have very close connections with corporate bodies, diplomatic missions, the local Courts and Judiciary, etc. Over the years we have conducted a wide range of corporate, civil and criminal litigations. LC being a modern and progressive law firm has well been equipped to meet needs of its client(s) both via the traditional method of consultation and/or by means of Internet. As a result, LC has been regarded very well by those working within the court system and maintained close ties with the legal community particularly those located in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan and its twin city as well as in the provincial cities of Pakistan. Legis Consults, inter alia, undertake the type of work which includes: • Civil and Criminal litigations • Corporate and Commercial Litigation • Contractual/Trading Disputes • Arbitrations and consequential litiations • Partnership/shareholder disputes • Property litigation • Intellectual Property disputes • Fraud related litigation • Insurance litigation • Mortgage possession/dispossession cases • Immigration counseling and related matters • Matters related to receivabilities • Etc. etc. We have satisfactorily and successfully dealt with disputes/ litigation in the County Courts of local jurisdictions, High Courts, Court of Appeals i.e. the apex court of Pakistan.
Legal Advisor
Diplomatic Missions in Islamabad
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Was retained by two of the Diplomatic Missions i.e. the Royal Embassy of Belgium and the Embassy of the Republic of Italy to whom over 5,000 legal vettings/advisory opinions on diversified legal matters were prepared and submitted by applying civil, corporate, immigration and family laws of Pakistan.
Education
University of the Punjab, Lahore
LL.B. / Bachelor of Law (1993)
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Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour, Land, Immigration, Corporate, International Laws and Procedures
University of the Punjab, Lahore
M.A. / English & Literature (1982)
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Literature
National University of Modern Languages (former University of Islamabad) (
German language
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German languages and civilization
National University of Modern Languages (former University of Islamabad) (
Certificate / French Languages (1974)
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French languages and civilization
Professional Associations
Punjab Bar Council # 15094
- Current
Activities: Member
Islamabad Bar Council
Member
- Current
Activities: Practicing Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Joint Disciplinacy Committee, Joint Disciplinary Committee (JDC) proceeding, New York
UNDP
01-06 June 1999 : Attended JDC proceedings to plead / defend a staff member facing allegations of Misconduct charges
Training Workshop, Self Esteem, Kathmandu, Nepal
UN
? 8-15 September 2001: Self Esteem Training Workshop: Kathmandu (Nepal)
Annual Regional Meeting, Annual Regional (Staff Representatives) Meeting, Kathmandu, Nepal
UNICEF
May 13-15,1992 : To speak and represent in the Regional Staff Meeting
Annual Global Moot, Annual Global Meeting, New York
UNICEF
01-5 June, 1992 : To speak and represent in the Global Staff Moot (for South Asia region)
Annual General Meeting, Annual General (Staff Reps.) Meeting, Thimpu, Bhutan
UNICEF
AGM of the Regional Staff Associations: (Thimpu/Bhutan, April 20-21, 1993 )
Annual GeneralMeeting, Annual General (Staff Reps.) Meeting, New Delhi
UNICEF
2-5 March 1997 : Annual General Meeting of South Asia Region - New Delhi
Annual Global Meeting, Annual Global (Staff Reps.) Meeting, New York
UNICEF
June, 1998 : To represent and speak on the Global Staff Representatives Meeting on behalf of South Asia region
Annual Management Retreat, Annual Management Retreat Meeting, Bhurban
UNICEF
20-22 November 2002 : To represent and speak on the Annual Management Retreat : Bhurban,
Annual Regional Staff Meeting, Annual General Meeting of South Asia Region, Thimpu, Bhutan
UNICEF
22 Feb-2 March 2003 : To represent and speak on the Annual General Meeting of the Regional Representatives ( Bhutan )
Programme Budget Review Meeting, Programme Budget Review Meeting for South Asia Region, Kathmandu
UNICEF
12-15 May 2003 : To represent and present proposals on Programme Budget Review Meeting (South Asia)
Technical PB Review Meeting, Technical Programme Budget Review Meeting for South Asia Region, Kathmandu
UNICEF
3-8 May 2003 : To represent South Asia in the Technical Review of Programme Budget Meeting
Programme Budget Review Meeting, Regional Management/Programme Budget Review Meeting for South Asia Region, Kathmandu
UNICEF
10-12 March 2003 : To represent and present proposals in the Regional Management/Programme Budget Review Meeting:
Regional Management Team Meeting, RMT of the South Asia Region, New Delhi
UNICEF
10-15 November 2003 : Represented as Member of the Regional Management Team Meeting
Training Workshop, Federation of International Civil Servants Association, Bangkok
UN-FICSA
10-17 October 2008 : Salary Survey Methodology Module Workshop
Annual Meeting, Federation of International Civil Servants Association, Paris
UN-FICSA
2-8 Feb 2009 : To speak and represent as Vice Chair of Standing Committee on Field Questions for FICSA at Paris
Annual General Meeting, South Asia Regional Staff Meeting, Dhaka
UNICEF
20-26 April 2009 : To speak and represent in the AGM of South Asia Region
Annual Global Meeting, Global Policy Staff Meeting, Istanbul
UNICEF
12-19 July 2009 : To speak and represent as Chairperson of Pakistan Staff at Global Meeting at Istanbul
Regional Management Meeting, Joint Consultation of South & East Asia Region, Dhaka
UNICEF
23-30 October 2009 : To attend and represent as Vice Chair of South Asia Reg'l Staff Assoc. in the Regional Mgt. & Joint Consultation of South and East Asia Region
UN-FICSA Annual Meeting, Standing Committee on Field Questions by Federation of Int'l Civil Service Assoc., Geneva
UN-FICSA
To speak and present as Vice Chair, Standing Committee on Field Questions for FICSA (Geneva : 16-24 Jan 2010)
Meeting of the Regional Staff Associations, Kathmandu
UNICEF
4-9 April 2010 : South Asia Regional Meeting
Certifications
Certificate for Permission to Appear, Act and Plead as an Advocate
Punjab Bar Council
Certificate for Permission to Appear, Act and Plead as an Advocate of the High Court
Punjab Bar Council
Legal Answers
219 Questions Answered

Q. In Wisconsin me and another guy traded vehicles his is in his mom's name and the bank has the title with a lien on it
A: As explained by you, send them a legal notice prior to sue the buyer for specific performance to deliver you title of vehicle failing which they have to pay cost of your vehicle as well as damages that you have borne. For specific advice please consult Attorney of local jurisdiction.
Q. what can I do ? Mismanagement of trust, forcing me to sign an indemnification agreement, refusing to distribute my money
A: To start with send them a legal notice. On expiry sue them for specific performance to reimburse your own money that they have so far with-held plus release of fees they mischievously charged along with interest so accrued by now. Please ensure whether terms of their reimbursement need indemnity bond or indemnity from court proceeding or what other pre-requisites do they carry???
Q. I sold a 2013 Jaguar XF on ebay and shipped it across the country and buyer says I am responsible for $5000 or repairs.
A: To be specific, ebay terms of sale will apply. As you will be keeping periodic service record of vehicle which is sufficient on you part. Moreover, vehicle was sold "as is" therefore no liability on the seller after the vehicle delivered and received by the buyer. By the way, what was the total value of vehicle paid?
Q. My 84 yr old friend cannot get his safety deposit box key/s back from his son. Does he have to go to small claims court?
A: A bit confusing. I fear at time of adding him on the account, he also got authority to handle it and had access to safe deposit box. As son is sharing deposit box account, he must share the cost of $ 150 to drill the box open.
Q. should i sign a agreement to vacate and will i get my deposit back
A: If you are asking for tenancy agreement wherein it would clearly be mentioned the tenure of your agreement i.e. starting and ending date of tenancy. For clarity, there still require a notice to vacate premises, if agreed. Security deposit will automatically be paid back subject to timely vacation and settlement of utility bill due, etc.
Q. When I m in AL which office can help me to find another parent in another state who doesn't want to pay CS.
A: Be specific and elaborate your question for answer.
Q. My friend is getting married in Texas and wants to buy a house. Can she put the house she will buy in the prenup?
A: Sounds logical and advisable. For a specific advice, please consult Attorney of local jurisdiction who may advise what to declare and what not in the prenuptial.
Q. I need to know before I file a law suit in Missouri. Can I sue for inconvenience in Missouri?
A: Did you pay the whole price of your deal? Did you mention the repair work to be performed by the seller in your sale deed? If yes, then you have a case to sue seller for non-commitment / violation of his deal.
Q. I won judgement on a civil lawsuit what do I next
A: Execution of judgment if the other party do not proffer an appeal!!
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