Mohammad Akram Sheikh

Akram Sheikh is our exclusively recommended Human Rights Law expert in Pakistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Akram directly using the contact details listed above.

  • Admitted as an Advocate in 1973
  • Admitted to Supreme Court practice in 1981
  • Senior Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan since 1993 (title equivalent to Queens Council in the UK)

Akram Sheikh Law Associates is one of the most prominent and prestigious law firm in Pakistan.

The firm was formed in 1974 by its founding member Mohammad Akram Sheikh. Mr. Sheikh was bestowed the title of Senior Advocate in 1993 for his services to the legal fraternity and an outstanding assistance to Supreme Court of Pakistan. He has also been the former President of Supreme Court Bar Association. In the book titled “Encyclopedia of Commercial Litigation” published by Kluwer, he scribed chapter of Pakistan.

Akram Sheikh Law Associates has a long established reputation as the corporate and commercial litigation law firm, offering extensive range of services to diverse clientele including multinationals, financial institutions, public and private sector bodies, entrepreneurs and individuals.

Recent cases:

  1. Safia Bibi vs. the State, the case of a blind girl, victim of rape case giving birth to a child & convicted to whipping and prison sentence, and acquitted by Federal Shariat Court, declaring it contrary even to Sharia Law (1983 Case)
  2. In 1998,Supreme Court, declaring the Military Courts unconstitutional, in “Sheikh Liaqat Hussain’s case”
  3. Prosecuting Military dictator Gen. Pervaiz Musharraf for, abrogating Fundamental Rights under the guise of Emergency Plus in 2007

Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO

Admitted to the Bar in Monaco in 1988, Jean-Charles S. Gardetto has practised as an Avocat-Défenseur since 1997. He is the former President of the Monaco Bar Association (Ordre des Avocats et Avocats-Défenseurs de Monaco) and a former member of its board.

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto handles both advice and litigation. His main practice areas are business law, civil law, banking and financial law, contract law, international private law and business criminal law.

He holds the following academic qualifications:

– Master of Laws (L.L.M.) (1987), Cornell Law School (USA);
– Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées, DESS de Juriste d’Affaires Internationales – Commerce extérieur (1985), University of Aix-Marseille III, Institute of Business Law (France);
– Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’entreprises, option internationale (1985), University of Aix-Marseille III;
– Maîtrise de droit privé (1984), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France).

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto was a Member of the National Council (Parliament) of Monaco and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee from February 2003 to February 2013.

He was Head of the Delegations of Monaco to the Parliamentary of the Council of Europe and to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and was elected Vice-President of both Assemblies.

He was also a member of Monaco’s delegations to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean and the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (EuroMed) of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto is also a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Union Internationale des Avocats.

Firm Overview:

Jean-Charles S. Gardetto, Attorney at law (Avocat-Défenseur) admitted to the Bar of Monaco in 1988, has built up a practice handling both advice and litigation in the Principality of Monaco, and covering several areas of law.

Backed by law degrees from both French and American universities, Jean-Charles S. Gardetto soon built up the international client portfolio that has determined the firm’s general course.

The Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO currently comprise six multilingual legal practitioners: a partner, Attorney at law, Jean-Charles S. Gardetto and six associates, graduates of universities in France and abroad, spanning all the main practice areas.

The firm offers its clients, Monegasque and foreign nationals alike, a highly skilled and professional team who between them possess all the competencies required to tackle a comprehensive range of legal issues, including both litigation and advisory work, and to resolve the most complex situations.

The Law Offices of Jean-Charles S. GARDETTO even accompany its clients beyond the borders of the Principality thanks to a network of international correspondents.

Jude Baptiste

Jude Baptiste is our exclusively recommended Human Rights Law expert in Haiti on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jude directly using the contact details listed above.

The world of law, evolving and complex, requires the intervention of experts vocation to defend, advise, secure, negotiate and prevent. In pursuing these objectives, the Law Firm Jude Baptist is at your side.

The law firm’s mission is to provide legal advice and defend the rights of individuals, natural persons, legal persons. It informs them about possible proceedings before courts and tribunals and the limits of their competence.

The firm also helps people who want to peacefully resolve conflicts.

Independent of any power without political character, the Cabinet of Haitian lawyers Jude BAPTISTE and Associates welcomes domestic and foreign inclusive.

It puts the knowledge of professional experts in the field of law serving individuals, Intergovernmental Organisations, International Organisations, Governmental and Non Governmental.

Atoh Walter M. Tchemi

Walter Tchemi is our exclusively recommended Human Rights Law expert in Cameroon on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Walter directly using the contact details above.

Atoh’s devotion to protecting consumer and justice is woven seamlessly into his spare time, where he volunteers for the PRO BONO GROUP, this is a registered Non-Governmental, Non-Political and Non Profit making organisation that renders pro bono legal services to persons who cannot afford for defence counsel.

When Atoh isn’t grinding away at the office, he can be found playing Volleyball and Tennis at the local gymnasium.

Firm Overview:

The Time Law Firm is renowned for bringing legal assistance to its Clients. At The Time Law Firm, we offer a broad spectrum of legal activities including but not limited to Business Law, Banking Law, Labour Law, Insurance Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property, etc.

The office is well furnished with a cream of state-of-the-art advocates who are willing at all times to respond to legal issues.

We have partnered with Pro Bono Group, a non-profit Human Rights Organisation based in Meme Division which offers Legal assistance to litigants wanting Human Rights assistance.

Our clients are based in Africa, Europe and the United States of America.

Shaheed Fatima QC

Shaheed Fatima is our exclusively recommended Human Rights Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Shaheed directly using the contact details listed above.

Shaheed has a broad practice which includes commercial law, civil liberties and human rights, public law and regulatory law and public international law. Many of her cases involve an international dimension and aspects of either conflict of laws or public international law.

The international reach of her practice is reflected in the diversity of her clients: States (e.g. Bahrain; Cyprus; Iran; Rwanda; Russian Federation; UK), multi-national companies, international organisations, NGOs, royalty and Government Departments.

It is also reflected in the range of courts in which she appears: her experience extends beyond English courts to the European Court of Human Rights; UN treaty bodies; arbitral tribunals and the EU court.

She is often instructed for her expertise on international law issues such as sovereign immunity, e.g. she is currently instructed by the Russian Federation in relation to Yukos’ $50 billion arbitral award and by Prince Abdul Aziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in relation to a claim of over £12 million. She is as comfortable in the commercial context of these cases as she is in the human rights/public law context of cases such as Mohammed v MoD (pending before the Supreme Court) which concerns detention in Afghanistan and the relationship between international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Before becoming a QC, Shaheed was a member of the Attorney General’s Public International Law ‘A’ Panel (2014-2016) and the Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel (2011-2016), having previously been on the ‘B’ Panel (2009-2011). Examples of her cases for the UK include: the Kosovo Advisory Opinion before the ICJ; the cases of Shepherd, Kott and Alarape before the CJEU and the cases of Qureshi and CD before UN treaty bodies.

In January, The Lawyer magazine named Shaheed as one of its ‘Hot 100’ leading lawyers.

Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney is our exclusively recommended Human Rights Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Amal directly using the contact details listed above.

Amal is a barrister who specialises in public international law, international criminal law and human rights. She represents clients before international courts including the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights and domestic courts in the UK and US. Alongside court work, she provides advice to governments and individuals on legal issues in her areas of expertise.

Amal was ranked in the leading legal directory Chambers and Partners as one of the top lawyers in the UK in the fields of international human rights and international criminal law. “According to the rankings, she is a very effective and focused advocate, and somebody who is able to work very effectively with people.” She is said to be a “human rights expert” who is “[n]oted by commentators for her intellectual acumen” when handling complex international criminal law cases. The directory also highlights that “[s]he’s very skilled and very thoughtful in the way she approaches a case, and has a great understanding of ICC [International Criminal Court] practices.”

Amal served as a senior advisor to Kofi Annan when he was the UN’s Envoy on Syria. She also served as Counsel to the UN Inquiry on the use of armed drones led by the Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights. She is a member of the UK’s team of experts on preventing sexual violence in conflict zones. And she was recently appointed to the UK Attorney General’s expert panel set up to advise and represent the UK government in cases involving public international law.

Prior to joining the London Bar, Mrs Clooney worked in The Hague with various UN-sponsored justice mechanisms including the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. She is also admitted to the New York Bar and practiced as a litigation attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York. She speaks English, French and Arabic.