Faisal practices in the corporate/commercial and business law department of our Kitchener office. His practice includes advising on business start-ups and incorporations (federal and provincial), sale and purchase of businesses (assets and shares), joint ventures, financing, franchising, drafting commercial, consumer and services contracts (including shareholder and partnership agreements), and corporate governance and compliance.
He is a seasoned finance and corporate lawyer with over 15 years of international experience in deal structuring, project management, legal risk management, compliance, and board secretarial matters, covering emerging and developed markets.
Faisal is qualified in multiple jurisdictions including Ontario (Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public), the UK (Barrister), and Pakistan (Advocate High Courts) and has a diversified career path, working as a senior Barrister in top tier private practice and in a variety of senior management in-house roles with financial institutions, ports and logistics enterprises, before joining Cohen Highley in 2021.
He is married with two children and his hobbies include globe-trotting, reading self-help books, and indulging in South Asian cooking.
Faisal is also fluent in Urdu and Hindi.
Barrister and Solicitor and Notary Public
Law Society of Ontario and Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General (2020)
Certificate of Qualification
Federation of Law Societies of Canada (NCA) (2019)
Bar Vocational Course
(Barrister-at-Law – Mark of Competent)
Cardiff University, U.K (2005)
Master of Laws (LLM – Upper-Class Honours)
Cardiff University, U.K (2004)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB Honours)
University of London, U.K (2003)
Diploma in Law (Dip) (Mark of Credit)
University of London, U.K (2001)
Areas of Expertise
Memberships & Affiliations
- Law Society of Ontario
- Canadian Bar Association
- Waterloo Region Law Association
- Toronto Lawyers Association
- The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn (United Kingdom)
- Sindh Bar Council - Pakistan - Advocate of the High Courts