Syeda Umaira Iqbal Raza

Islamabad, Pakistan

About Syeda

Syeda is a corporate lawyer and litigation attorney who has recently established her own Law Firm in the capital city, Islamabad. She has the diverse experience of starting her career from a litigation firm, spending substantial years at the corporate sector as an Associate at RIAA Barker Gillette and then proceeding to the role of a Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Pakistan to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and two other Hon’ble Supreme Court Justices.

Having researched and drafted legal opinions on a variety of legal matters ranging from intellectual property law, company law, constitutional law, service law, tax law, land law, international human rights law, family law etc., Syeda’s experience has built in her the ability to identify and foresee any potential legal obstacles that may arise out of certain /series of omissions/commissions in any areas of law and providing pragmatic legal solutions so the client’s worries may be put to rest.

Syeda believes in and delivers time and cost efficient, comprehensive, solution-driven legal advice and takes client satisfaction as a prime priority.

Her experience in the corporate sector includes advising national and international clients on a range of corporate compliance and corporate governance matters including drafting and negotiating concession agreements, pre-bid documents and assessment of legal proposals for commercial transactions. Providing legal advice on the feasibility of small-scale and large-scale commercial projects including novel projects like public-private partnership projects and the setting up of tower-sharing businesses in the telecom sector.

Her expertise includes advising clients on intellectual property matters; registering patents, copyrights, trademarks and advising on intellectual property disputes/licensing agreements. Syeda has had the privilege and honor of assisting a WTO panelist in an Anti-dumping Investigation and assisting Pakistani’s counsel to WTO in a similar investigation.

She also advises national and international clients on telecommunication law, labour law, privacy law, trade remedy law and construction law.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate
  • Human Rights
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation