Samdani & Qureshi (formerly Walker Martineau Saleem) is a firm of advocates and legal consultants non-exclusively associated with Infinity Consultants (U.K), Fenwick Elliott LLP, Sigma International, PKE Associates and Al-baar Trust, and has a nation-wide presence in Pakistan, United Kingdom and in Turkey. It is offering a broad range of legal services within one organisation in response to the rapidly developing legal environment. Samdani & Qureshi has associates and correspondents in major commercial cities of Pakistan, namely, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, in Istanbul, Turkey, and in the United Kingdom in Bradford, Nottingham and London, ensuring prompt and efficient legal services at Clients' doorsteps while being able to draw on the legal resources of offices in other cities.  The Firm also has the distinguishing feature of reliable capability in both contentious and non-contentious matters with partners and associates specialising in different areas of practice.  With our equal emphasis on litigious and transactional practice, the Client is assured of a one-stop legal facility.  At Samdani & Qureshi we have demonstrated that the availability of legal skills in both contentious and non-contentious areas has a synergetic effect, ensuring a comprehensive legal assistance for the Client.  We are a progressive firm looking to the future, while ensuring adherence to the traditions of highest standards of professionalism, efficiency, and value for money for the Client.

With the diverse experience of its partners supplemented by associates specialising in different areas, Samdani & Qureshi offers the widest range of legal services in Pakistan.  In litigious matters, the Firm offers advocacy services in the civil, criminal, corporate, commercial, and constitutional matters.  Pre-trial negotiations and settlements are given due emphasis in the interests of time and costs of the Client.  On account of the litigation capability, the Firm has acquired a nation-wide reputation for arbitrations, which is increasingly becoming popular for dispute resolution.

On the transactional side, the Firm has reliable capabilities in the areas of project finance, corporate finance and affairs, joint ventures, securitisations, international trade, foreign private investments, public private partnerships, regulatory affairs, legislative and commercial drafting, taxation, conveyancing, construction contracts, engineering and procurement contracts, banking and finance, insurance, land acquisitions, carriage of goods, customs, privatisation, intellectual property and other areas.

Professionals at Samdani & Qureshi have experience in Public Private Partnership projects. We can offer our clients a one-stop legal service for all facets of public private partnership projects.

Samdani & Qureshi in association with Sigma International provides a progressive, multi-disciplined project management group that has the skill, focus and discipline to ensure that infrastructure projects are not only completed on time and within budget but fully achieve their intended purpose. Thus we focus on providing responsive, cost-effective construction management and construction dispute resolution services for public and private sector agencies. Our particular knowledge of construction claims and the many factors that foster construction disputes provides us unique insight into the development and management of construction programs.

Our Embassy Department has provided over the past two decades services to several embassies for investigation of the applications for visas, and furnished them advise on Pakistani Law regarding child abduction, forced marriages, blasphemy, political asylum, adoption and human rights violations against women and children in Pakistan. 

Our Property Department covers a wide range of legal service relating to real estate as well, not least of all conveyancing.

Our Clients include a number of statutory corporations, companies in the oil, energy, telecommunications, insurance, shipping and construction sectors, business houses, industrial concerns, banks, diplomatic missions, financial institutions and individuals. 

We provide pro bono legal advice as our contribution to the society.

 

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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