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Aabid Farouk


A top-tier trained lawyer, Aabid is a technically excellent lawyer with strong commercial and corporate contract skills. He has a breadth of experience across a range of corporate matters including intellectual property (IP), data and privacy and mergers and acquisitions.

Aabid has become trusted counsel to a range of diversified entities, working closely with Executives, Directors and Management to provide ongoing strategic legal input. His expertise and experience, particularly in the areas of commercial contracting and intellectual property matters combined with his commercial acumen has been of critical value to his clients. As external general counsel to many clients, Aabid provides continuity and stability to businesses exposed to change, uncertainty, and commercial and regulatory complexities.

Aabid is an experienced transactional lawyer and has assisted on a range of business purchases and sales as well as on high profile cross-border transactions. His legal expertise and ability to meet demanding timeframes means clients are in safe hands.

Aabid has obtained exposure to businesses across various industry sectors including tech and tech enabled businesses, space, SaaS and cyber, and has advised on a number of complex commercial matters in high pressure situations.

His corporate experience ranges from:

  • Negotiating advising and drafting a variety of commercial contracts, including with multinational organisations;
  • Advising on corporate governance matters and assisting clients with their corporate secretarial and corporate compliance functions;
  • Advising on and implementing business sale and purchases; and
  • Advising on and assisting clients in relation to IP and compliance with privacy and data protection laws.

This diverse background, coupled with his chartered accountancy qualification, has equipped Aabid with outstanding business acumen, and the ability to provide pragmatic commercially-focused solutions.

Aabid holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Accounting) from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Aabid is also a Chartered Accountant admitted to the College of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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