Barrister Shehzad Ata Elahi , Attorney General for Pakistan





Practice Areas and Description:

Main area of work is civil, commercial, corporate and constitutional litigation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, commercial, tax and banking laws, negotiation and drafting of contracts, advising on regulatory and legal issues, conveyancing and real property matters, infrastructure projects, advising and structuring financing transactions including in the power and oil and gas sector, company matters, cross-border transactions including those involving Islamic finance and project finance. Work involved is contentious and non-contentious.


Professional Affiliations

Member, Lahore High Court Bar Association and Supreme Court Bar Association and suprmene court bar Associstion

Attorney General of Pakistan 02-02-2023 to date

Chairman, Pakistan Bar council 02-02-2023  to date 


Personal &Career:

  • Attended King’s College, London 1996-99. Awarded LL.B. (Hons.) degree
  • Attended Inns of Court School of Law, London, 1999-2000. Passed the Bar Vocational Course
  • Also awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills from City University, London
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Advocate, Lower Courts of Pakistan (since 2001)
  • Advocate, High Courts of Pakistan (since 2003)
  • Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan (since 2015)
  • Associate in the law firm of Cornelius, Lane & Mufti (2000-06)
  • Partner in the law firm of Cornelius, Lane & Mufti (2006 to 2023)
  • Recommended for Banking & Finance, Corporate/Commercial and Dispute Resolution by Chambers Asia Pacific (2022), Banking & Finance, Corporate / M&A, Dispute Resolution and Insurance by Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2022), and for Corporate/Commercial by Chambers Global (2021)


Barrister Shehzad Ata Elahi

Attorney General for Pakistan