Samdani & Qureshi, was formerly known as Walker Martineau Saleem. It began its work in 1985 in association with Walker Martineau of 10/11, Gray's Inn, London, United Kingdom. It has had as its partners and consultants distinguished former judges of the Supreme Court and High Court. It has throughout its history maintained a team of highly qualified personnel predominately qualified from abroad.

The firm has in the past worked on constitutional, commercial and politically charged matters resulting in landmark judgements being handed down by the superior courts.

The firm was engaged by a multinational company in connection with a dispute which, inter alia, involved questions relating to the effect of Bilateral Investment Treaties in Pakistan which eventually came up for adjudication before the Supreme Court of Pakistan.  The final judgment laid down principles determining jurisdiction of Pakistani and foreign courts to adjudicate upon disputes arising out of contracts executed in Pakistan containing provisions for resolution of disputes in accordance with the Arbitration Act, 1940.

In another arbitration, the firm appeared on behalf of an Italian construction company, involving intricate questions relating to the FIDIC form of Contract. The financial claims in this case amounted to more than USD 35,000,000.

The firm was engaged to render legal advice and assistance in connection with a power generation project being executed by a consortium of international and local contractors. The issues involved required interpretation of the FIDIC form of Contract and its impact on the financial claims agitated by the Contractor. The dispute was eventually brought before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes which assumed jurisdiction and subsequently the dispute was resolved amicably.

The firm has acted as counsel and continues to act for an Italian Construction Company executing a major road project in Pakistan and has represented the client before the Dispute Adjudication Board. 

The firm is representing an international consortium of investors who had been awarded a contract to undertake construction and operation of a Mass Transit System in Jordan on BOT basis. The dispute arising out of this project was initially raised before the Dispute Adjudication Board appointed by the ICC, subsequently in an arbitration before ICSID and ICC. 

The firm has acted as counsel in connection with a major motorway project valuing USD 650 million dollars approximately. The various disputes arising out of this Project were agitated before the courts of Pakistan, Turkey, International Chamber of Commerce and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, Washington. The firm has remained involved with this Project throughout its chequered history since 2001. 

The firm has also acted as counsel to equity holders in relation to disputes relating to valuation of shares and represented them in an arbitration under the arbitration rules of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Sweden as well as the courts of Pakistan.

The firm has represented the Employer and Contractor, foreign and local, in a large number of disputes relating to major infrastructure projects both in ad hoc and international arbitrations.

Ms Piracha of Samdani & Qureshi is the only lawyer from Pakistan qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institu...

S&Q in an International Arbitration before the Institute of Arbtriation of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce w...

S&Q is engaged as legal advisor to the contractor undertaking construction of a major hydro electric power...

Samdani & Qureshi has been appointed as Independent Expert Witness on Pakistani law before US Immigration Autho...

S&Q engaged by Claimants to file arbitration proceedings under the rules of arbitration of the Stockholm Chambe...

S&Q has been appointed as the country reporter for Pakistan by Kluwer Arbitration International/Internal Transn...

  Samdani & Qureshi has been hired to represent a consortium of American, Turkish and Singapore investors...

With great sorrow we announce the demise of our partner Mr Samdani. He will be missed immensely. Speakin...

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