DR. NUDRAT E. PIRACHA

SENIOR PARTNER

Professional Qualifications

Solicitor-Advocate, Advocate High Court, S.J.D (International Law, Investment Arbitration), LL.M. (International Business Law, International Commercial Arbitration)

Educational Qualifications

Doctorate of Juridicl (S.J.D), L.L.M (International Business Law, International Commercial Arbitration), Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Master Class in Negotiation and Emerging Leaders (Harvard), Emerging Leaders Certificate (Kennedy School), Certification in Human Rights in the Market Place, Advocacy of Human Rights (Oxford University), Certification in Court-Annexed Mediations (U.C. Hasting), Certification in Mediating Disputes (Harvard)

Professional Biography

Dr. Nudrat E. Piracha is leading the legal team of Pakistan’s first global law firm, Samdani & Qureshi, which is a collaborating firm of Andersen Global. She has served both as counsel and arbitrator in international investment arbitrations and has advised on investment issues in cross boarder transactions. She is also serving on the 8 member committee constitued by Pakistan for advising on International law and 12 member committee constituted to advise on invest state arbitration regime in Pakistan.
She is also the founder of the first all inclusive centre for provision of all form of Appropriate Dispute Resolution training and services in Pakistan–International Centre for Appropriate Dispute Resolution and prevention (I-CADRP).
She is a Fulbright scholar, a Weinstein JAMS International Fellow for 2018, and the first lawyer from Pakistan to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (FCIArb). She is the first woman in Pakistan to have qualified as an S.J.D. She is an alumna of the London School of Economics and Political Science. In a career stretching over seventeen years, she worked as counsel in the field of ADR in arbitrations before ICSID, ICC, SCC, DFIC-LCIA, Ad Hoc tribunals, and rose to partnership at the leading Pakistani firm, Samdani & Qureshi, before leaving for an S.J.D. at George Washington. She is a Solicitor of England and Wales besides being a Member of the High Court Bar of Pakistan. She was nominated to the panel of arbitrators of ICSID by Pakistan in 2018 and served as a member of an Ad Hoc Committee of ICSID in relation to annulment proceedings in a dispute between a British national and State of Sri Lanka.
She has extensive experience in cross boarder transactions and training in ADR, mediation, negotiation, and arbitrations from most prestigious universities and organizations.