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MR. FARRUKH KARIM QURESHI

MANAGING PARTNER

Mr Qureshi specializes in project finance, securitization, corporate, constitutional, arbitration, human resource policies, public-private partnerships, and advisory work. He is also a specialist in construction/engineering and public-private partnership contracts and has been actively involved in rendering legal advice and assistance in matters about construction/engineering and public-private partnership disputes and has conducted significant arbitrations in this area of the law. Mr Qureshi has been involved in international arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (ICC) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”), Washington, the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and Ad Hoc Tribunals. Mr Qureshi has acted as counsel to, amongst others, the Government of Pakistan, multinational organizations, corporations, banks, diplomatic missions, and individuals.

DR. NUDRAT E. PIRACHA

SENIOR PARTNER

Dr Nudrat E. Piracha, Partner, in a career stretching over seventeen years, has worked as counsel in ADR, in arbitrations, before ICSID, ICC, SCC, Ad Hoc tribunals, and rose to partnership at SgC. She is a Solicitor of England and Wales besides being a Member of the High Court Bar with audience rights in civil matters up to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. She was nominated to the panel of arbitrators of ICSID by Pakistan in 2018 and has served as a member of an Ad Hoc Committee of ICSID. She is presently serving as a member of the twelve-member committee constituted by the Prime Minister for consideration of Pakistan’s investment legal flamework Piracha 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 a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the first woman from Pakistan to have been awarded a Doctorate in Juridical Sciences (S.J.D.) by the George Washington University, Washington D.C. She has extensive experience and training in ADR, mediation, negotiation, and arbitrations from most prestigious universities and organizations. As a senior fellow of JAMs, she has been trained and has attended mediations at JAMS with their panelists in relation to commercial and employment disputes.

I am a barrister, arbitrator and mediator with multi jurisdictional experience, specialising in international commercial dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration and mediation). I am an ‘Honorary Lecturer’ at the University of Keele and a Senior Lecturer in ADR at the University of Hull.
I sit as an arbitrator on a regular basis. I have been appointed as a:
Sole Arbitrator (11 appointments) Party-Appointed/Wing Arbitrator( 2 appointments) I have substantial experience in the following areas:
  • Shareholder, director and board disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Business and commercial disputes
  • Construction disputes

Zeeshan Zafar Hashmi

Advocate High Courts

Mr. Hashmi was an editor of the Harvard International Law Journal and a recipient of the Islamic Legal Studies Program Writing Prize at Harvard Law School for his thesis on constitutional law. Mr. Hashmi has remained associated with Salman Akram Raja, Asim Hafeez (now Judge of the Lahore High Court), and Bhandari, Naqvi & Riaz. He has also served as Law Clerk to the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan, with whom he worked on many matters of public importance. Mr. Hashmi has extensive experience in litigation and corporate advisory, having represented and advised aviation, banking, food and beverage, power generation, accounting, telecom, cement, and other industries as well as public sector entities such as National Highway Authority, the Ministry of Energy, and Rawalpindi Waste Management Company. In addition to this, he has worked with the Attorney-General for Pakistan on international disputes and arbitrations. Recently, Mr. Hashmi has been engaged in litigation on behalf of many Pakistani airline pilots against the Civil Aviation Authority. He is also engaged on a groundbreaking case on patents relating to medical devices in Pakistan. Mr. Hashmi has been representing and advising a number of corporate and individual clients on environmental and human rights issues as well. 

Malik Sohail Ashiq Shujra

Barrister-at-law

Mr. Shujra has vast experience as a litigator before the High Courts, lower courts and specialist tribunals of Pakistan. He has appeared on behalf of and advised the textile, cotton, flour, banking, and education sectors, in addition to representing public sector entities such as the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan, State Life Insurance Company, Multan Development Authority and Walton Cantonment Board. He is also well versed with laws relating to oil, gas, and power generation; and has a number of reported judgements to his credit. Mr. Shujra’s expertise is not limited to litigation – he began his career with Bhandari, Naqvi & Riaz where he was exposed to corporate and commercial legal work. He has also remained associated with the former Governor of Punjab, Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana, leading his cases in Mr. Rajwana’s stead when he was Governor. Mr. Shujra’s extensive experience has given him the unique ability to provide quick and timely strategic advice to navigate the court systems of Pakistan – which he follows up with his flair and dexterity in the courtroom.  

Muhammad Ali Farooq

LL.M, LL.B

Mr. Farooq spent the first few years of his legal career at Mandivawalla & Zafar and Bhandari, Naqvi & Riaz where he worked on high-profile constitutional cases before the High Courts and the Supreme Court and also gained wide ranging experience in corporate and commercial legal advisory and drafting. After having gained hands-on litigation and advisory experience, Mr. Farooq worked with the Government of Punjab, in a unit created to establish the Punjab Public Health Agency. He utilised his expertise in constitutional and administrative law to draft the legislation for the creation of the agency and saw it through various stages – where he was appreciated for his pragmatic approach to cut through red tape and became recognised as a problem-solver. It is these abilities that have enabled him to ably advise and represent other public sector entities such as Pakistan Railways, Punjab Revenue Authority, and the Punjab Employees Social Security Institution. Mr. Farooq has taken his abilities as a pragmatic problem solver to the private sector as well. 

litigating in administrative law with a focus on customs and tax law before the High Courts while also practising before statutory forums. In seven years of practice, I have litigated more than two hundred cases to conclusion before the Sindh High Court, with some forty odd cases having been successfully concluded before the Balochistan High Court. Including cases that are pending final adjudication as well those litigated before other forums, the tally is well beyond twice the above figure.
The practice’s clientele includes multinational companies, an assortment of manufacturers and mining concerns, traders and service providers. All clients are dealt with by me personally.

Kiran N. Gore

Litigation Partner Washington DC

Kiran Nasir Gore is an arbitrator, dispute resolution consultant, and counsel with nearly fifteen years of experience advising governments, corporations, institutions, and individuals on public and private international law, international development, foreign investment strategies, international dispute resolution, and legal investigation and compliance efforts. Ms. Gore advocates before U.S. courts, ad hoc arbitration panels, commercial and investment tribunals, and investigative authorities. She specializes in high value bet-the-company disputes and brings a practical and business-oriented perspective to the table. Ms. Gore also supports clients with strategic advice on international investments, international treaty law, conflict of laws, and legislative reform. She developed her legal acumen and advocacy skills at large and small law firms in New York and Washington, DC, and recently launched her independent law practice. 

With the education background of both science and law, Mr. Li has profound professional knowledge. He is a member of professional committee of patent in Beijing Lawyers Association. Mr. Li has been engaged in legal services covering the field of intellectual property, comprehensive legal business and commercial litigation for 12 years. He is mainly responsible for administrative and civil disputes involving  antitrust, standard-essential patents(SEPs), trademark, Copyright, technological secret, domain name, etc. Besides, Mr. Li also provides customers with comprehensive professional legal services such as strategic layout of intellectual property and compliance disputes.
With profound professional background and practical experience, Mr. Li has dealt with over 400 dispute cases concerning antitrust/competition , intellectual property and commercial litigation. He has won many difficult and complicated patent cases heard by the Supreme Court to maximize the customers’ benefits. Mr. Li also made patent strategic planning for large domestic enterprises and served as the perennial legal advisor for many companies and organizations.

Syeda Nida Zahra

Litigation Partner 

Expertise include appearing before courts andtribunals in civil law including property,employment (service law), commercial law,banking, contracts, consumer protection, industrialrelations, family and constitutional writs. Working independently as an advocate, has been handling the litigation work in Islamabad High Court, Lahore High Court Principle seat and Rawalpindi Bench in Civil and Criminal Appeals and Revisions, Writs under Article 199 of the Constitution, Islamabad and Rawalpindi Civil, District and Sessions Courts, ConsumerCourts/Tribunal in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Rent Controller Courts, Federal Service Tribunal(FST) and Writs in service matters. Have recently been involved in commercial litigation in commercial courts in Rawalpindi and appeals in Lahore High Court under the Commercial Courts High Court Rules. Supreme Court License is awaited.