About Muneeb Zafar

Muneeb Zafar

Muneeb Zafar is a Business Law Attorney, Administrative Partner, Systems Connoisseur, Web Developer, Technical Graphic Artist, SEO Expert and Professional Trainer who've been addicted with Info-Tech since 1982... Having passion of integrating business, information technology and law. Over 18 years of experience in Information Systems and Telecommunication Industry, Skilled in both technical and administrative supervision. Have worked with large Information Technology consulting companies managing LAN / WAN technologies and have gained extensive technological and interpersonal experience working for a variety of clients. Have proven my abilities to grasp quickly and ideally suited for projects that are challenging both technically and politically.

Apart from above, I've extensible experience in corporate practice i.e. Starting a Business, Contract Enforcement, Corporate Governance, Hiring and Firing of Workers, Trade Agreements and Commercial Services.

Specialties: Administrative, Corporate and Aviation Law Practice, Systems Engineering, Database Administration, Project Management, Technical Support, Litigation Support, Graphic & Interface Designing, Web Content Management and Implementing Operational Policies.


Career History


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ZAFAR & ASSOCIATES - LLP | Corporate Analyst & Partner

January 1999 – Present (17 years 8 months) | Lahore, Pakistan

Having over 16 years of experience successfully practicing administrative, corporate, commercial and aviation law, representing Pakistan and international businesses in a wide range of matters, such as:


  • Legal expertise on establishing strategic alliances and corporate logistic support;

  • Legal expertise on contract enforcement and construction permits;

  • Legal expertise on corporate governance and corporatisation affairs;

  • Legal expertise on drafting / vetting of aerospace and aviation contracts;

  • Legal expertise on deployment of technological projects and services; and

  • Legal expertise on doing business and related projects.


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Prae Legal | Member Advisory Committee

August 2013 – Present (3 years 1 month) | Cologne Area, Germany

Acting as advisory committee member of world's top score alliance of independent law firms. Responsible for managing PraeLegal's social media programmes, its’ promotion and syndication through web based mechanism, for the determination as to procurement of business by interactive means.


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Digital Fly Studios | Technical Support Manager

October 2008 – Present (7 years 11 months) | Lahore, Pakistan

Being a technical support manager I thrive in pressure situations and can be counted on when a scenario gets tough. Skilled in systems administration, network security, file servers, database administration, and workstations and other related systems. Takes pride in providing creative direction and out of the box thinking as to GFX work. Enjoys complex, multi faceted assignments where pulling together a collaborative pool of skills is essential. Fosters a lively and professional work environment and values commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer service.


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United Traders International | Technical Support Manager

May 2001 – August 2004 (3 years 4 months) | Lahore, Pakistan

Consultant of small to enterprise level customers providing BackOffice solutions along with internet / intranet development. Provided solution architectures based on Windows Server, BackOffice and high availability intranet. Turnkey and office automation solutions development in Access, ASP, SQL, Outlook Forms and E-Commerce. Specialisation in Microsoft based ISPs / ASPs, BackOffice / FrontOffice including Active Directory, Exchange and VPN Solutions. High availability specialist in Gateway, DELL and Sun Spark Server Systems. Recruited or requested assignment of best assembled personnel, reviewed project reports and schedule status at each phase. Technical training for administrative and management staff and prepared monthly status report for management.


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St. Anthony's Group of Schools & Colleges | Project Manager

July 2001 – October 2002 (1 year 4 months) | Lahore, Pakistan

Project management in the areas of design and implementation involving windows domain architectures. Running in-charge of installation, configuration of domain controllers and member servers, management of network infrastructure and lead the team of system engineers for related projects. Preparation of activity plans, feasibility reporting and project analysis. Analysing requirements and defining solution architecture for database and web based content. Technical training for staff members concerning desktop operating systems and network sharing issues.


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NICON Center of Computer Sciences | Faculty Member & Systems Admin.

February 1999 – May 2001 (2 years 4 months) | Lahore, Pakistan

Designed and implemented windows based networks for more efficiently and functional diversity. Performed upgrades of Microsoft's NT based networks to Active Directory Solutions as introduced by Microsoft in 2000. Implementation of messaging system through Exchange Server and user database. Worked efficiently and effectively as team member on network troubleshooting and administrative tasks. Provided network support for special projects in Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider (MCSP).

Professional IT trainer for Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center (CTEC) - systems engineering, networking and enterprise technologies. Training regarding SQL Server administration, designing and implementation of e-commerce solutions. Network administration for Microsoft CTEC.


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ZAFCO International Ltd. | Systems & Database Administrator

March 1997 – September 1999 (2 years 7 months) | Lahore, Pakistan

Systems and database administration for offshore IT solutions provider. Analysing requirements and defining network solution architectures. Planning and implementing medium sized corporate environment through Microsoft BackOffice Server Solutions. Responsible for troubleshooting, maintenance and worked in team situations providing technical support. Successfully solved vast array of software applications and related issues.


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NEXIA International | Systems Analyst & Desktop Specialist

April 1995 – January 1997 (1 year 10 months) | Lahore, Pakistan

System analysis and design for a chartered accountant firm. Installation, configuration and troubleshooting client workstations. Successfully initialised business accountancy software and technical assistance in concerned projects.


Volunteer Experience & Causes


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Welfare Organisation for Women | Lecturer & Finance Secretary

1999 | Human Rights

System analysis and design for a chartered accountant firm. Installation, configuration and troubleshooting client workstations. Successfully initialising business accountancy software and technical assistance in concerned projects.


Honors & Awards


Accomplishment of Modules on Procedural Practice

Punjab Law College | March 1996

Awarded the set of books on Extra-Ordinary Legal Remedies and Major Acts on account of accomplishing modules on Procedural Practice.

Extra-Curricular Activities Award

Punjab Law College | May 1996

Awarded the Certificate of Merit alongside the Shield on outstanding performance in Extra-curricular activities.

Contribution Award at College Law Moots

Punjab Law College | August 1996

Awarded the Shield on outstanding performance in Law Moots.

Awarded on American History

US Consulate | September 1994

For successfully fulfilling the requirements of a special courseware in American History.


Educational Qualifications


BCS & MCS - Computer Sciences | Allied Computer Training Institute

1992 – 1997 | Lahore, Pakistan

Activities and Societies: Successfull accomplishment of development projects in each session; • Organised research modules for entire team; and • Established a LAN for administrative department of the institution.

LL.B. - Legal Studies | Punjab Law College - University of the Punjab

1993 – 1996 | Lahore, Pakistan

Activities and Societies: Consistent impact in law moot programmes; • Perpetual research work in preparation of lectures for juniors; and • Contribution as to extra-curricular activities inside the college campus.

B.Com. - Commerce & Accountancy | Hailey College of Commerce - University of the Punjab

1991 – 1993 | Lahore, Pakistan

Activities and Societies: Business communication and report writing; • Auditing and cost accountancy; and • Contribution as to extra-curricular activities inside the college campus.


Professional Certifications


Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet (MCSE+Internet)

Microsoft

Modules Covered: Windows NT 4.0 Workstation and Server; • Server Enterprise Solutions; • Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol; • BackOffice Server 4.5 which contained Windows NT Server 4.0 SP4, Internet Information Services 4.0, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0, Microsoft SNA Server 4.0 SP2, Microsoft SMS 2.0, Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 SP2, Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0, Microsoft Index Server 2.0, Microsoft Transaction Server 2.0, Internet Explorer 5.0 Administration Kit, Microsoft FrontPage 2000, and Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0.

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)

Microsoft

Modules Covered: Windows 2000 Professional, Server, Advanced Server, Datacenter Server; • Server Enterprise Solutions; • Internet Commerce Server 2000; • BackOffice Server 2000 included Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Microsoft SMS 2.0, Microsoft Exchange Server 2000, Microsoft ISA Server 2000, and Microsoft Host Integration Server 2000.

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)

Microsoft

Modules Covered: Windows 2000 Professional and Server; • Server Enterprise Solutions; • SQL Server 2000 Administration; and • SQL Server 2000 Designing & Implementation.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

Microsoft

Modules Covered: Windows 95; • Windows NT Workstation 4.0; • Windows NT Server 4.0; and • Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol.


Articles & Lecture Notes


Corporate Governance

The Impact of Corporate Governance

Article: Corporate Governance

Corporate governance is the system, set of rules or procedure by which companies / corporations are operated and organised. In a nutshell, corporate governance refers to the arrangements and progressions for the trajectory and control of companies / corporations. It connotes the relationships amongst the administrative board, managerial team, shareholders and other stakeholders. Click here to read...


Jurisprudence

Jurisprudence

Lecture Notes: Concept and Sources of Law

Lecture Notes on Jurisprudence, covering the subject matter of Concept of Law along with the Sources of Law. Multi-dimensional insights from distinctive formalists, realists, positivists and socialists within the realm of natural, common, analytical and modern laws. Click here to read or download...


Negligence

Tort Law

Lecture Notes: Negligence | Duty of Care

Lecture notes based on the subject of Negligence, an essential part of Law of Torts. The entire concept is explained through examples alongside the most recent case-laws of distinct jurisdictions. Click here to read or download...


Rule of Law

Constitutional Law

Lecture Notes: The Rule of Law

Lecture Notes on Constitutional Law, describing about the Rule of Law along with the applicability of Due Process of Law on distinctive jurisdictions across the globe.Click here to read or download...


Primary Areas of Practice

Aerospace & Aviation Law

Aerospace & Aviation Law

Aerospace Licencing & Operations

Assist to promote and regulate aviation activities and to develop an infrastructure for safe, efficient and coordinated air transport service.

Business Law

Business Law

Corporate & Commercial Services

Whether your business is small or large, we view our role as facilitators to your company's continuing growth and expansion.

Contract Enforcement

Contract Enforcement

Law of Contract and Enforcement

Helping clients to maintain their current and long-term competitive positions, by advising them at every step in contracting process.

Cyber Crime Law

Cyber Crime Law

Cyber Crime and Prevention

Provides a full spectrum of telecommunications advice, regarding regulation, transactions, and disputes in a variety of sectors.


Core Competencies

1

Collaborative Skillset

Collaborative lawyers trust the wisdom of the group; lone wolves and isolationists do not do any good anymore.

2

Emotional Intelligence

Distant, detached lawyers are relics of the 20th century, the market no longer wants a lawyer who is only half a person.

3

Technological Affinity

If you can not effectively and efficiently use e-communications, and mobile tech, you might as well just stay home.

4

Time Management

Virtually a substantial part of lawyers difficulties in this regard lie with their inability to prioritise their time.


What People Say About Us

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  • Dear Atty. Iram Fatima: I would like to let you know that my wife came in USA last week. The U.S. Embassy Islamabad approved her visa petition in the lights of all the wonderful endeavors done by you and Mr. Birach. It was a long legal battle of about 7 years. I must say that your law firm is one of the best in the country and you are a highly professional advocate. Dr. Zafar should feel proud to have you in his crew. Finally, again I would say Thanks for all your legal services and I am your best reference.

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    Petrov Andrey ~ Moscow, Russia
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