My paper exploring women’s negotiation performance is out in Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Journal, a publication of Pepperdine University’s School of Law. You can read it here.

Here’s a quick summary for those who don’t want to read 10,000 words:

(1) Negotiation skills are important

With fewer cases proceeding to trial…

COVID-19 and Commercial Contracts: Primer for Pakistani Businesses

Morial Shah, Esq.*

Published in Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi’s E-Book “Short Notes on the Economy During the COVID-19 Crisis,” Volume 3, April 6, 2020,


The spread of COVID-19 is causing global shutdowns and delays. With several countries and…

*Forthcoming in print with The News International, posted here with permission

It’s not just the economy, stupid. Corona virus has finally killed the platitude defining politics of the 90s. It’s about lives. It always was. Sadly, some politicians and interest groups are still insisting otherwise. They’re speaking of social darwinism

Published in The News International*

September 28, 2019

In Pakistan and beyond, governments and investors continue to show enthusiasm for SEZs. The UNCTAD World Investment Report of 2019 focuses on SEZs. It suggests that SEZs remain the policy instrument of choice for attracting investment. Globally, around 1000 new SEZs have…


Published by The News International

on September 7, 2019*

For over half a century, much of modern international law has been based on this cardinal rule: states must not acquire territory through the use of force. …

Morial Shah, Esq.

Asia Lead, Politas Consulting| Attorney (NY)| Asst. Prof, Law @ibakarachi | Thankful to @ColumbiaLaw (LLM) @cambridgelaw (Law) @Georgetownsfs (BSFS). Own views.

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