Jamil - Zahid

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Mr Zahid Usman Jamil is Barrister-at-Law, Gray’s Inn, London, UK, University College London LL.B. (Hons.), UK Since 1997 Senior Partner in the family law firm of M/s. Jamil & Jamil, Barristers-at-law, as a High Court Litigator and Legal & Policy Consultant in matters of: Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Information Technology, E-Commerce & Telecommunication Law, Banking & Financial Services Law, International Transport, Trade & Finance Law, WTO Dispute Settlement, Competition & Consumer Protection Law, Aviation & Space Law, Joint Ventures, The Shariah, Conflicts of Law, Litigation and Legislative Drafting. • Elected Councillor of the ICANN Generic Name Supporting Organisation • Member Multistakeholder Advisory Group to prepare for Annual UN Internet Governance Forum • Chairman Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre, Pakistan • Pro Bono Legal Advice on Drafting Policy to PKNIC (Pakistan “.pk” ccTLD Registry) • Currently drafting the Data Protection Legislation for Pakistan. • Attended and actively participated in several WSIS and related meetings and IGF 2007 and IGF 2008 and have been panellist in several workshops as well as Panellist in the Main the Security Session in 2008. • Legal Advisor to the first PKI Investor (NIFT-Verisign) and first PKI Projects in Pakistan • Advising Federal Investigation Agency on Cyber crime legislation, procedures and prosecutions • Providing Legal Commentary to the Banking community and the State Bank of Pakistan on Payment Systems and Electronic Fund Transfer Act & Branchless Banking • Legal Advisor to 3 Branchless Banking Companies and preparing the Contractual and Legal Framework for implementation of Branchless Banking in Pakistan • Legal Consultant for World Bank funded Study for the Ministry of Commerce for an Electronic Trading Platform as a single window for all Ports related stakeholders in Pakistan • Legal Advisor Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & IT enabled services, Pakistan Call Center Association, Pakistan Internet Service Providers Association • Legal Advisor Pakistan Software Export Board, the Pakistan Ministry of IT & Telecom • Core Draftsman of the Electronic Transactions Ordinance 2002, Draft E-Banking Act 2003. • Attended the European Summer School on Internet Governance 2007 • Currently reviewing the Pakistan IT Policy • World Bank Consultant to the Government on Procurement including E-Procurement Framework, Rules, Regulations and Legislation Vice Chairperson Legal Working Group United Nations Council on Trade Facilitation and E-Commerce (UN/CEFACT), Geneva. Chairperson Joint Legal Working Group and Member of AFACT Asia Pacific Council on Trade Facilitation and E-Commerce (AFACT).