Ms. Zarmeeneh Rahim is a graduate of McGill University (B.A. Joint Honours) and Durham University (L.L.B. Honours). She has extensive and cross jurisdictional experience working for the Canadian Government as a Legal Assistant for Ontario Attorney General's Office as well as United Nations Secretariat, Office of the Legal Counsel, UN HQ (New York City) where she assisted with research and drafting on issues related to the International Tribunals for Yugoslavia, Rwanda and the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
After returning to Pakistan, Ms. Rahim joined Villani & Villani at Karachi where she worked on a wide array of corporate advisory assignments including competition and competition compliance, intellectual property, banking and finance, acquisitions, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, project finance. In 2009, Mr. Rahim joined L'Oreal Pakistan Private Limited as its General Legal Counsel and was responsible for all legal compliance of L'Oreal including advising board and management on local regulations, ensuring adoption of L'Oreal Global Group Norms and also performing corporate secretarial functions in addition to drafting and review of all contracts and agreements with employees, service providers, suppliers, third parties and distributors.
Ms. Rahim is a strong believer in the proliferation of legal research and education and was the editor of the Durham Law Journal. She along with Messrs Syed Bulent Sohail, Kamal K Jabbar and Shaharyar Nashat founded The Counsel, as Pakistan's first corporate law magazine.