Shahla Hazratjee

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Shahla Hazratjee is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Houston office. She is a member of the Firm's Corporate & Securities Practice Group as well as the Houston office's Pro Bono Committee.

Prior to joining the Firm, Shahla worked with an international law firm in Karachi, Pakistan, where she represented clients in connection with inbound and outbound investments, joint ventures, M&A and project financing (including Islamic financing).

Practice Focus

Shahla focuses on M&A, corporate restructurings and securities. She is experienced in global restructuring project management as well as cross-border and multijurisdictional transactions.


  • Texas~United States (2016)


  • University of Houston Law Center (J.D. magna cum laude) (2016)
  • BPP Law School (Legal Practice Course) (2010)
  • University of Hull (LL.B.) (2008)


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Author, "Regulating Bitcoin: The Trade of Digital Signatures," 41 T. Marshall L. Rev. 55, 2016

Author, "Pakistan Legislation Guide," 22 International Financial Law Review, 2012

Author, "Starting a Foreign Investment in Karachi, Pakistan, Investing Across Borders Report," World Bank Group, 2012

Contributor, Pakistan Chapter, Doing Business in Multi Jurisdictions Guide 2012, Practical Law Company

Contributor, Pakistan Arbitration Chart, Kluwer Arbitration Smart 2011/2012