Asad is a corporate and commercial solicitor with a particular specialism in the digital and creative sectors. He has a broad experience in transactional deals as well as in negotiating and drafting a wide variety of commercial contracts.

In relation to corporate work, Asad is well versed in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions (by way of shares or by assets) having acted for purchasers, sellers, financial institutions and administrators.

Asad’s commercial experience extends to drafting and advising on Shareholders’ Agreements (with Cross-Options), EMI Share Option Schemes, Franchise Agreements, Agency Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Supply Agreements, Terms & Conditions, Finance & Loan Documentation, and Company Restorations.

Asad also has specific expertise in IT & E-commerce documentation, including Master Services Agreements, Software and App Licences, Website Terms & Conditions, Privacy and Cookies Policies, Terms of Website Use, Acceptable Useage Policies, Wi-Fi Agreements, Hosting Agreements and Intellectual Property Licences.

  • SME owners, directors and employees.
  • Financial Lenders and Institutions.
  • High Growth Start-ups and Spin-offs.
  • Digital and Creative businesses.
  • Web, software and App developers
  • Software Houses
  • Media Agencies
  • Advised a financial services provider on an inward investment with a Regional Growth Fund.
  • Advised a Mining Company on an inward investment with a Regional Growth Fund.
  • Advised a Construction Company on an inward investment with a Regional Growth Fund.
  • Advised a Software App Developer in the sale to a FTSE 100 Company
  • Advised a Software as a Service Company on several rounds of inward investment.

Asad has had articles published in numerous publications (on-line and in print) including “Business Professional Magazine”, “Creative Bloq”, “Net Magazine”, “City Talking”, and “The Yorkshire Times”

Asad is a regular speaker on all areas of Digital, Intellectual Property, Corporate Finance and Commercial Law.

His Speaker Enagements have included The British Equestrian Trade Association Annual Conference, The Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business Programme, Leeds Business Week, Venturefest, Natwest Entrepreneurial Spark Global Programme, Yorkshire Business Bootcamps, Junior Lawyers’ Division Conference and has appeared on BBC Radio several times.

Previous Law Firms

  • Blacks Solicitors, Partner
  • Godloves Solicitors, Associate
  • Nelsons Solicitors, Solicitor

 

Previous Businesses

  • Leeds University Union – Board of Trustees and Chair of their Audit & Risks Committee.

 

Education

  • The College of Law (York) – Legal Practice Course
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne – LLB Law (Hons)

Recent awards