Shahwar qualified to practice in the bar of England & Wales after completing Pupillage at Erskine Chambers, London. He is also qualified in Bangladesh and is a member of the Dhaka Bar Association. He specializes in banking and international finance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate work, international arbitration and litigation work and has worked in Bangladesh and Singapore. Shahwar graduated from Sheffield University (UK) and holds an LL.M. (University of London, London, UK).