Saifullah Khan

Saifullah Khan is our exclusively recommended Data Protection and Privacy Law expert in Pakistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Saifullah directly using the contact details listed above.

Mr. Khan, an international trade, technology and policy lawyer, has more than twenty years of practical experience in the areas of international trade policy and law advisory. He carries expertise in WTO Laws, which includes Agreement on Antidumping, Agreement on Subsidies & Countervailing Measures, Agreement on Safeguards, General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and TRIPS. He also practices Anti-Trust and Competition Law, Data Protection & Cyber Security, IT & E-Commerce, Trade Agreements, issues relating to Customs, Para-tariff & non-tariff barriers and Alternate Dispute Resolution mechanisms like Mediation & Arbitration etc. He is a Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Pakistan Commission on Alternate Dispute Resolution & Mediation.

He has closely worked with the Pakistan’s National Tax Administration (Federal Board of Revenue) as head of Working Group on “Laws & Regulations” concerning implementation of Single Window Trade Facilitation platform for synchronization of Import/Export processes and systems. Mr. Khan has also been engaged with the International Trade Centre, Geneva, Switzerland in various projects. Mr. Khan has also worked as member of Ministry of Commerce team for the revision of Trade Defence Laws in Pakistan in the Year 2014, which were revamped after critical review keeping in view issues faced in implementation of these laws during more than 10 years of their promulgation. Mr. Khan has been awarded with the prestigious “Top 100-Lex Falcon Awards” at the Lex Talk Global Hybrid Conference in Dubai, April 2021.

Mr. Khan has extensive experience of dealing with trade defense laws and procedures in Pakistan and abroad. He has been engaged in more than 90% of the antidumping investigations initiated by the Pakistani Antidumping Authority (National Tariff Commission, Ministry of Commerce) till date. He has been providing trade remedial consultancy services to the domestic industry in Pakistan as well as to large number of foreign producers / exporters in various countries in several antidumping investigations initiated by Pakistan, in compliance with the provisions of WTO Agreement on Antidumping and Domestic Legislation. He has also defended antidumping cases of several Pakistani exporting companies, which were facing antidumping allegations from foreign antidumping authorities. Furthermore, Mr. Khan has been advising clients/ trade associations in Pakistan and abroad on customs tariff related issues, including but not limited to, tariff setting, removal of tariff anomalies and tariff protection for their specific products and seeking concessional tariffs as well. Mr. Khan has been representing clients before the Appellate forum under different laws.

Mr. Khan has developed expertise and engaged in the advisory activities in the legal, policy and regulatory framework for e-commerce. He has been advising key stakeholders in Pakistan and international clients on the implication of draft Personal Data Protection Law in Pakistan. Mr. Khan participated in the 50th session of UNCITRAL held at Vienna in July 2017 as “Alternate Pakistan’s Representative and attended several interactive sessions. He also assists online businesses to maintain a compliant online business by offering legal services concerning contract drafting, developing privacy statements, privacy and data protection compliance, consumer protection, intellectual property and advertising etc.

Mr. Khan attended 4th E-Commerce Week (April 2018) at Geneva organized by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Firm co-organized a session with UNCTAD in 4th E-Commerce Week with the title “Public-Private dialogue to drive ecommerce”. Mr. Khan moderated this session with high profile panelists from public and private sectors of various countries who brought with them their success stories of public-private dialogue for the promotion of ecommerce and offering solutions to ecommerce problems. He also had the opportunity to speak as panelist in three other sessions wherein he highlighted the upcoming trends of ecommerce relating to online platforms, women’s empowerment through digitalization, finding common ways to promote financial inclusion via e-commerce in different cultures around the world.

International Trade Center, Geneva, Switzerland has engaged Mr. Khan, as a subject matter specialist, to deliver training lectures to mid-career officers of Commerce and Trade Group (Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan). These lectures (delivered at Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development, an attached department of Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan), on Trade Remedy Law & Dispute Settle Mechanism.

Mr. Khan has authored number of articles on professional subjects/topics, published in renowned publications in the areas of international trade laws including Trade Defence Laws of WTO, Competition law, Dispute Settlement, Preferential Trade Agreements, E-Commerce, Privacy & Data Protection, Anti-Money Laundering etc. His authored articles are published by International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG), Mondaq, Lexology, OneTrust, Thomson Reuters and the Law Reviews.

He has also been pleading and defending his clients in cases of appeals/suites/petitions before the superior courts (High Courts) of Pakistan.

Mr. Khan is a practicing lawyer (Advocate High Court) and Member of Islamabad Bar Council, Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), United Kingdom, Member International Association of Privacy Professionals USA, Management Accountant and Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors – USA, Fellow Member of the Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (PIPFA) and Member Rawalpindi-Islamabad Tax Bar Association (RITBA). Mr. Khan has participated in an Executive Education Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School, hosted by the Global Business School in Dubai. Mr. Khan did an Executive Education program on “Mastering Trade Policy” from Harvard Kennedy School, Boston, USA. Mr. Khan has done a course from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on “Data: Law, Policy and Regulation”.

Firm Overview:

We, S.U.Khan Associates were established with the aim of providing distinctive range of services to our clients in Pakistan as well as globally. With soaring aspirations and the zeal to succeed, we endeavour to be a recognised and reputed as global professional service provider.

We have been synthesising the learning from a vast experience-base and converting that into advantage for our clients. We offer expert services to public and private sectors. We are one of the firms that can offer innovative solutions to problems that our clients face.

We are a firm of professionals, pursuing the highest levels of integrity, quality and professionalism to provide our clients with a broad array of services relating to International Trade Consultancy, Anti-Trust Law Consultancy, Sustainability Reporting, International Trade Development, Foreign Investment Advisory Services, International Trade Agreements Advisory, International Trade Management, Industry & Market Research etc.

Our purpose is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our prestigious clients. We aim to provide clients with a consistent set of multidisciplinary services, based on profound industry knowledge.

We have acquired extensive experience in following areas related to international and national trade:

  • Assistance in the area of trade defence laws including antidumping duty, countervailing duty, safeguard measures as well as tariff and trade agreement.
  • Assistance in cases of merger & acquisition, monopolies, dominant undertakings, restrictive agreements & cartels and deceptive marketing practices.
  • Assistance in responding to sustainability requirements and reporting.
  • Assistance in exploring export market and promotion of foreign trade.

We provided services to various industries including Iron & Steel, Chemical, Paper & Paperboard, Textile, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical, Poultry, Cement, Tiles, Bicycles, Packaging Film, Tin plates etc. We have strong long term business relationship with our prestigious clients that are mostly top companies in Pakistan and abroad. The most relevant and unique experience and professional qualification of our team members have made us one of the most successful professional consultants in Pakistan.

Here, we acknowledge that all our achievements are only because of the trust and support of our clients without which it would have not been possible for us to become one of the leading consultancy firm especially in the field of international trade.

Nataša Pirc Musar

Nataša Pirc Musar is our exclusively recommended Data Protection (GDPR) Law expert in Slovenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Nataša directly using the contact details listed above.

Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, is known for its mountains, ski resorts and lakes. On Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, the town of Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle. In Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, baroque facades mix with the 20th-century architecture of native Jože Plečnik, whose iconic Tromostovje spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River.

Nataša was born in 1968 in Ljubljana. After graduating from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana in 1992, she passed the national bar examination in 1997. After completing her studies, she was employed for six years at the Slovenian national television station as a journalist and news presenter for the main news programme TV Dnevnik. Subsequently, she worked for five years as a news presenter on “24 ur”, the primary information programme of the largest commercial television broadcaster in Slovenia, POP TV.

She gained additional experience in journalism at CNN, and studied at the Media Department of Salford University in Manchester in the UK for two semesters. During her studies she did professional internships at BBC, Granada TV, Sky News, Reuters TV, and Border TV. She has also written newspaper articles and worked on radio.

Striving for new knowledge, in 2001 she moved to the financial sector, where she joined the largest Slovenian private financial corporation, Aktiva Group, as Head of Corporate Communications. In April 2003 she became the Director of the Training and Communications Centre of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia. On July 15 2004, the National Assembly elected her the second Slovenian Commissioner for Access to Public Information. She was nominated for this position by the President of the Republic of Slovenia. Since 31 December 2005, when the Office of the Commissioner for Access to Public Information merged with the Inspectorate for Personal Data Protection, Nataša Pirc Musar has held the office of Information Commissioner.

Upon the proposal of the President of the Republic Dr. Danilo Türk, on May 21 2009 the National Assembly elected Mrs. Pirc Musar to an additional five-year term as Information Commissioner. She began her new term of office on July 16 2009 and finished it on July 2014.

In October 2009, Nataša Pirc Musar was elected Vice President of the Europol Joint Supervisory Body, and in March 2013 President of the JSB Europol. Members of this supervisory authority are representatives of national supervisory authorities for the protection of personal data from all Europol member states; i.e. the EU Member States. In accordance with the Europol Convention, the mission of the joint supervisory authority is to conduct independent reviews of the activities of Europol in order to ensure that individual rights are not violated by the storage, processing, and use of data held by Europol. The joint supervisory authority monitors the permissibility of the further transfer of data originating from Europol.

On 9 December 2014 she took an oath as attorney at law at the Slovenian Bar Association. From the 1 January 2015 Nataša Pirc Musar is the director and owner of the Law Firm Pirc Musar.

Ioannis Giannakakis

Ioannis Giannakakis is our exclusively recommended Data Protection Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ioannis directly using the contact details listed above.

Ioannis is an attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece and an experienced General Counsel having served in leading Greek and international Companies, holding Senior & Executive Positions (GC, Head of Legal & Compliance, Data Protection Officer).

Ioannis holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Athens and an LLM from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich Germany.

He is a Data Protection Thought Leader,, being the only Greek Privacy Professional designated as Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) the highest Data Protection designation, awarded only to top Privacy Leaders worldwide. Moreover, Ioannis is the only Legal Professional in Greece, holding a triple Certification from International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States, (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) plus a Certified GDPR practitioner from IT Governance and Certified DPO per ISO 17024:2013 On top of the above, Ioannis is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Ioannis has acted as European Project Leader for more than 17 GDPR Compliacne Projects in Greece and the European Union and is one of the few Privacy Professionals in Europe able to test in practice the theoretical approach to GDPR Compliance for an international Group of Companies operating in 100 countries worldwide. Moreover Ioannis is an accredited Data Protection Trainer & Instructor with the DPO Academy (www.dpoacademy.gr) a leading Data Protection Educational Organisation in Greece, collaborating with TUV AUSTRIA and Nomiki Vivliothiki to provide Data Protection Officer Course leading to ISO 17024:2013 Certification.

Lastly Ioannis, as an International Advisory Board Member to Cyber Rescue Alliance (www.cyberrescue.co.uk) advises business and organisations in Europe, on Cyber Resilience and Cyber Recovery best practices including C- Suite bespoke training, Cyber Attack simulations, etc.

Firm Overview:

G+P Law Firm is a boutique law firm established by Senior business lawyers to serve the needs of its clientele both foreign and domestic, with rare and accumulated expertise in the areas of Data Protection, GDPR Compliance Project Management, Privacy Audits, Anti- Fraud and GRC Audits and ICT including IP and IT Law.

In parallel G+P Law is able to act as a full service business Law Firm addressing effectively and in a timely and cost efficient manner any request of a Corporate Client, spanning from Corporate Governance, Dispute Resolution, IP to Litigation both commercial and civil.

Our team consists of acknowledged experts in the aforementioned key areas of practice including the most internationally certified Data Protection Counsel in Greece Ioannis E. Giannakakis, who alongside Ioannis K. Psomas  are the  Managing Partners of our Firm.

We pride ourselves to offer best in class legal and consulting services to address the needs of our Corporate Customers in Greece and South Eastern Europe. Our vision is to keep striving for excellence in our journey to become the best Data Privacy and GRC Law Firm in Greece.

Humberto Medina

Humberto Medina is our exclusively recommended Data Protection Law expert in Honduras on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Humberto directly using the contact details listed above.

After graduating as an attorney from the Universidad Autónoma de Honduras, Medina continued his studies abroad at Yale University Business School and later at Stanford University Business School with a Law Degree. He has recently completed a Master’s degree in Civil Procedural Law at the UTH / Honduras, in collaboration with Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain.

Attorney Medina was Vice-President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Honduras from 2011 to 2013, and of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Honduras. He was Vice-President of the Treasury of the Bar Association from 2004 to 2006.

He is currently the Director of the Board of Directors of AMCHAM and has been the Director of the Board of Directors of the Banco de Occidente since 1999.

Firm Overview:

The legal firm CENTRAL LAW in Honduras has consolidated into one of Honduras’s best law firms in corporate and business legal counselling, thanks to its excellent team of lawyers and attorneys, according to Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 international rankings.

The firm has grown both locally and internationally, conforming CENTRAL LAW along with other prominent law firms from Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Dominican Republic. The firm has expanded its geographic influence and jurisdictional reach, through its 11 offices within the region.

This structure provides CENTRAL LAW Honduras with a significant competitive advantage over other firms in the area, transcending such advantage into added value for its clients.