Samdani And Qureshi History


Our History

Samdani & Qureshi is a legacy law firm established in 1989. Over the past three decades, this International Law Firm has established a reputation of excellence and quality, catering for various industries including banking & finance, energy & resources, infrastructure, public private partnerships, Engineering & Procurement Contracts, real estate, appropriate dispute resolution (ADR), both at a national and international level.

Integrating Tax and Accounts Offerings

In an everchanging business climate and given the need to optimize the legal function and offer suitable solutions to meet clients’ needs, law firms have to develop new business models and solutions more suited to the needs of clients. Samdani & Qureshi built on its legal capability by integrating tax and accounting offerings by teaming with chartered accountants and tax experts of the highest quality and caliber alternative dispute resolution experts to provide all-encompassing solutions. Samdani & Qureshi is the only firm in Pakistan, offering an array of services, including legal, appropriate dispute resolution, tax and corporate consulting, human resource consulting, enterprise risk management, internal and forensic audit, and project management services–a one-stop-shop for all your legal and tax needs.

Collaborations with Anderson Global

Samdani & Qureshi has been collaborating with Andersen Global in Pakistan since November 2020. Samdani & Qureshi provides legal and tax services to clients. Andersen Global is an association of legally separate independent member firms with a worldwide presence.

Samdani & Qureshi is expanding its intercontinental outreach rapidly. Given the constantly evolving professional services diaspora, Samdani & Qureshi has a widespread international network of associates in major global markets.

Samdani & Qureshi operates from the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad, and we are in the process of expanding to Lahore and Karachi, marking a notable tax and legal presence, ensuring efficient, comprehensive, and cost-effective services. With highly qualified lawyers and accountants holding various specializations from across Europe and Asia, the firm caters to both contentious and non-contentious concerns.

The firm stresses on the best interests of the clients and prioritizes pre-trial negotiations and settlements and appropriate dispute resolution. Counsels from Samdani & Qureshi have represented the Government of Pakistan and multinational companies before various international tribunals, including amongst others, Ad Hoc Tribunals, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”), Washington D.C., United States, the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). ( History )




The late Justice K M A Samdani, a former judge of the Lahore High Court and Federal Secretary Law, Government of Pakistan, was one of the founding partners of Samdani & Qureshi. The late Justice Samdani specialized in legislative drafting, commercial arbitration, consultancy, and advocacy before the Supreme Court of Pakistan. On April 11, 2013, Pakistan lost one of its best judges and a national moral compass. While for many people, an important public office brings greatness for them, in the case of Justice Samdani, he brought greatness and dignity to the office of a judge. Justice Samdani is commonly known as “the judge who granted bail to Bhutto.” Yet this one act was just a minor illustration of his greatness