Syed Muhammad Ali

Syed Muhammad Ali


Muhammad Ali holds expertise in Corporate Law, Regulatory Compliance, Intellectual Property Law, Data Privacy Law, Employment law and Criminal Litigation. A practitioner with diverse skillset, his most recent foray has been into International Arbitrations of cross-border transactional disputes.

With several companies and industries of varying scales on retainer, Muhammad Ali is well versed in handling registrations, facilitating transactions and agreements, managing regulatory authorities, and ensuring that the client’s assets and liabilities are secured. Upon the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulations, Muhammad Ali, already familiar with US Data Privacy laws, quickly received certifications to advise our clients operating in Europe on how to ensure data privacy and security.

In addition to advising these companies on matters of employment and workplace policies, Muhammad Ali also regularly appears for our Nordic based clients before both the labour court and the payment of wages authority.

Having spent a considerable amount of his formative years training for litigation at a premier criminal chambers, Muhammad Ali has experience as both defendant and prosecution counsel at forums such as the National Accountability Bureau, the Banking Crimes Courts, The Anti-Corruption Courts, The Anti-Terrorism Courts, the Sessions and magistrates courts for offences against the person and the High Court for criminal Appeals.

Representation experience

  • Advised a Dubai based e-commerce platform on free-zone registrations, company structure, IP registrations in 180 jurisdictions and data privacy compliance.
  • Represented clients in a multi-party cross border international arbitration under the DIFC rules with the seat of Arbitration in Dubai.
  • Negotiated and drafted an earn-out agreement between two USA based companies and helped them structure and register a special purpose vehicle to facilitate the transaction.
  • Managing the regulatory compliance, including Environmental and Health and Safety Compliance for Crystalline Chemicals, an ethanol production industry.
  • Represented Nordic International School on matters of employment before the Civil Court, High Court and Payment of Wages authority.
  • Represented civil servants before both the Punjab and the Federal Service Tribunal in matters of unfair dismissal, promotion, and retirement benefits.
  • Represented clients from the NICL and EOBI as defence counsel before the National Accountability Bureau.
  • Represented a major Bank before the banking courts to prosecute internal staff for fraud and misappropriation.
  • Registered a variety of societies, trusts and non-profit organizations and helped them obtain clearance for foreign funding.


  • Punjab Bar Council
  • Lahore High Court Bar Association
  • Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (Called to bar of England and Wales)


  • LLB Hons University of London
  • Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School