A2 Policies

Legal Disclaimer

Atelier Aftab PC (A2) is pleased to offer this website to clients, lawyers, law students and the public for general information purposes only. This website is not intended for nor is it to be used as a substitute for legal advice. You should not rely on this website as a source of legal advice. In addition, please see the Terms and Conditions of Use set forth below.

This website is neither a solicitation nor an offer to represent you. The information provided to you at this website is not intended to create and does not create an attorney-client relationship with A2 or with any lawyer at A2. Your sending A2 or any of its personnel an email through this site does not create an attorney-client relationship with A2. Although we welcome contacts by telephone, electronic mail or other methods, we will not have an attorney-client relationship with you until and unless you and we conclude a formal agreement of engagement. If this website fails to comply with the laws or ethical rules of your jurisdiction, please do not consider this as a solicitation or as any indication that A2 wishes or is available to represent you.

Please be advised that information conveyed over the Internet may not be secure. A2 asks that you not convey any confidential information to us because we will not be bound to treat such information as privileged or confidential until and unless we have an attorney-client relationship with you.

A2 advises clients across the globe but does not purport to practice law in any jurisdiction aside from New York. Lawyers identified on the A2 website are admitted to practice law only in the jurisdictions indicated in their biographies.

You may inquire about legal representation by writing, calling or contacting the appropriate person at A2, or by sending an email to yousuf@atelieraftab.com.

Terms and Conditions of Use

By using this website, you are bound by this Legal Notice.

The contents of this website are provided “as is.” Neither A2 nor any of its affiliates, partners or employees, makes any representations, express or implied, with respect to the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of any of the contents of this website, and expressly disclaim any liability or warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. A2 expressly disclaims any liability for any action, or failure to take action, in reliance on any of the contents of the website. Your sole remedy for any dissatisfaction with any of its contents is to refrain from using the website.

Unless otherwise identified, this website and all of its contents are protected by the trademark, copyright and other intellectual property laws of the United States and other jurisdictions. Tradenames, trademarks and service marks of A2 include, without limitation, “Atelier Aftab PC”, “Atelier Aftab”, and “A2”, all of which are owned by A2 and may not be used by you in connection with any product or service.

You may view, download and print a copy of any part of the website for your own informational purposes but, under no circumstance may you reproduce, resell, modify, distribute, transmit or display for commercial advantage any of its contents, or include any part of this website in another work, without the express written permission of A2. To obtain permission to use the contents of this website other than as granted by the foregoing limited license, please contact yousuf@atelieraftab.com.

These terms and conditions are governed by and are to be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its principles of conflicts of laws.

Privacy & Cookies

Atelier Aftab (“A2”) is committed to protecting your privacy.

In this privacy policy, references to “Atelier Aftab”, “we”, “our” or “us” are to Atelier Aftab PC, a New York registered professional corporation.

This privacy policy describes what personal information we collect about you, how we may collect, use and share your personal information, our legal bases for using your personal information, how long we keep your personal information, how we protect your personal information, the countries to which we may transfer your personal information, and your rights regarding your personal information.

Types of personal information we collect about you

The types of personal information we collect about you depends on your relationship with us and, in the vast majority of cases, on the scope of your situation-specific consent. They include:

  • Your personal contact details such as name, title, postal addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.

  • The company you work for and your position.

  • Identification and background information we may collect about you as part of our business acceptance procedures and recruitment procedures.

  • Financial information, such as your bank account details.

  • Technical information, such as information from your visits to our website or relating to the event invitations, updates, marketing materials and other communications we send to you electronically.

  • Your communication preferences regarding marketing materials.

  • Any other personal information you provide to us during your relationship with us, such as dietary requirements, any physical disability and your views and comments.

How we collect your personal information

The ways in which we collect personal information about you may include the following:

  • In the course of our business acceptance procedures.

  • In the course of our provision of legal services.

  • Through your general use of our website. In particular, we collect personal information about you if you complete forms on our website, such as subscribing to ‘A2 Insights’, signing up for ‘A2 Events’, or sending emails to firm personnel from the website.

  • Through your responses to our emails asking that you confirm and update information we maintain about you, or that you provide your consent for us to communicate with you.

  • Through information you may provide to representatives of our firm at conferences and similar events.

  • Through your application for a job at A2.

How we use your personal information

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To manage, administer and improve our provision of legal and other services to clients.

  • To provide information requested by you.

  • To provide, administer, monitor the use of, and improve this website.

  • To promote our services, including by sending to you personalized event invitations, updates and other marketing materials.

  • To follow up with you on a job application.

Our legal bases for using your personal information

We use your personal information on the following bases:

  • To perform a contract, such as engaging with clients to provide legal or other services.

  • To comply with a legal obligation.

  • For our legitimate interests, as summarized above under the heading ‘How we use your personal information’.


Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer or other device when you visit our website. They allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, help us to provide you with a positive experience when you browse our website, and help to improve the content and operations of our website.

Our website runs on the Squarespace platform. Squarespace manages the use of cookies and analytics on our website. Further information about the types of cookies Squarespace uses is available here. Squarespace’s privacy policy is here.

If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by Squarespace and third parties, you can do this using your browser settings. If you set your browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. If you delete cookies relating to our website, including your cookie preferences, you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit our website

By using our website without changing your browser settings, you consent to our use of cookies as set out above.

How we share your personal information

We may share your personal information with others in the following circumstances:

  • Our third-party service providers in order to provide us with services, including our professional advisers such as our auditors, our information technology service providers, third parties to whom we outsource support services such as translation, photocopying and document review and third parties whom we instruct in connection with our provision of services to clients such as local counsel.

  • Government or regulatory authorities, courts, tribunals or other third parties if we consider it necessary or appropriate under applicable laws.

  • Any new A2 entity or other third party if we decide to re-organize or transfer all or any part of our business.

We do not sell or otherwise disclose to third parties your personal information without your consent.

How long we keep your personal information 

We retain your personal information in accordance with our global retention guidelines. Our retention periods are based on the requirements of applicable data protection laws, other legal and regulatory requirements to retain information for a minimum period and limitation periods for taking legal action.

How we protect your personal information

We have in place technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information we collect about you from unauthorized, improper or unlawful access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction consistent with applicable data protection laws.

Countries to which we transfer your personal information

We may need to transfer your personal information to locations outside the jurisdiction in which you provide it, or from where you are viewing this website, in order to use it on the bases set out above. If you are an EU citizen or reside in the EU we will transfer your personal information outside the EU in accordance with EU data protection laws to ensure that it remains protected and secure.

Your rights regarding your personal information

If you reside in the EU you may have the following rights under EU data protection laws:

  • To request access to your personal information. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

  • To correct any incomplete or inaccurate personal information that we hold about you.

  • To request us to delete or remove from our systems your personal information where there is no legal basis for us continuing to process it.

  • To request us to suspend processing of your personal information, for example, if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.

  • To request the transfer of your personal information to a third party.

  • To withdraw any consent that you have provided to us for processing your personal information.

  • To make a complaint to a local supervisory authority about how we are processing your personal information.

If you reside in a jurisdiction outside the EU, you may also have rights under applicable laws in connection with your personal information that we collect, hold and process.

It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please advise us of any changes to your personal information by contacting us at hello@atelieraftab.com.

Data controller

For the purposes of EU data protection laws, the data controller of your personal information is Yousuf Aftab.

Updates to this policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this page. Please check this policy regularly to ensure that you are familiar with its content.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or you would like to exercise any of your rights relating to your personal information, please contact us at hello@atelieraftab.com.