SENIOR ASSOCIATES

Samdani & Qureshi has a strong team of Associates, specialising in diverse fields of Law.

Dr. Attique Tahir

Senior Associate

Doctor Attique TahirMr. Atique Tahir has done his Doctorate Degree in Human Rights with a comparative study of Shariah. He has a rich experience of teaching and research along with legal practice and consultancy of more than 30 years. He has court experience in civil and criminal Laws and is currently involved in Arbitration, corporate, Service matters, Family Laws, pre-trial work, and drafting legal opinions. His research areas of interest are Human rights, Legal Philosophy, Family Laws and ethics. He has more than 30 research papers to his credit.

Mr. Atique  has also published a book with the title ‘Dignity Of Person- Concepts and Implications (A comparative Study of Shariah and Law)’.

AYAZ GONDAL

Senior Associates

Ayaz GondalMr Ayaz Gondal specialises in criminal defence, regulatory offences and professional disciplinary law since 2008. He has been involved in several high profile and complex criminal matters and a substantial portion of his practice is in trials in the District/High Court.

Asghar Ali

Senior Associate

Asghar AliMr. Ali has experience of running an estate agency in UK. He has vast experience in managing, buying, selling residential and commercial properties and arranging mortgages and insurances for the same.

Col (R) Basharat Akbar Khan

Senior Associate

Col Basharat Akbar KhanCol. Basharat has worked nationally and internationally with construction companies on significant construction projects. He has worked both for the constructors and the Employers as well as the Engineer on different assignments. For brief periods he worked with Conforce Ltd, a then leading Civil Engineering and Contracting Company, and The Capital Development Authority, Islamabad. He had a prosperous career in the Army.

He also worked in the UAE multi national construction company as a Project Manager. As the Managements Representative he successfully obtained the ISO 9001 Certification for his Company. Besides diverse experience in construction and construction management he also qualified in Health, Safety and Environment. Upon return to Pakistan he was appointed as the first Managing Director of Frontier Highways Authority. He obtained complete administrative and financial autonomy for the FHA .He also served in a leading Consulting Company as their Team Leader on an Asian Development Bank funded Urban Development Project. Mr. Basharat has also worked with an Italian Road Construction Company as their Chief Technical Manager where he was responsible for Contract Administration on a FIDIC based contract. He has had experience of appearing before Dispute Adjudication Boards.

He is presently advising constructors on project management and counseling the largest power project contractor in Pakistan. Mr. Khan has acted as Chief Manager Technical and Contracts for foreign construction firm, as Deputy Team Leader on an Asian Development Bank funded project, Managing Director in Project for the Sindh Government, Project Manager, Project Engineer Resident Engineer for Foreign companies, on a variety of construction projects. Mr Basharat has assisted the firm with various construction disputes.

Faisal IftikharFaisal Iftikhar

Senior Associate

Mr Faisal Iftikhar practices civil litigation and has helped litigate several matters for clients involving property disputes and contract breaches.

Fayyaz Qureshi

Senior Associate

Advocate Fayyaz Qureshi

Mr. Fayyaz Qureshi having an excellent academic record and diverse experience resumed full time work with Samdani and Qureshi in 2000, having joined the firm in 1989 initially in a Paralegal capacity before completing the LL.B. at the International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan in 1999. His particular expertise is in financial transactions, international commercial arbitrations and Energy Laws. He possesses the ability to identify and solve areas of potential commercial conflict. His field of research is development and evolution of financial investment products to cater for the potentially large investor base that remains untapped due to ethical investment considerations.

He had been a research fellow at (CEPMLP) University of Dundee, UK, in relation to the establishment of an Islamic Research Centre and has developed a Post Graduate course of study pertaining to commercial and economic issues relevant to international trade concerning the natural resources industry and the settlement of disputes. He has drafted and vetted contracts relating to the commercial sector in banking, construction, engineering, infrastructure, project finance, energy, broadcasting and Information Technology. He also assisted in the re-drafting and amendment of Exploration and Production rules (on-shore and off-shore), Model Petroleum Concession Agreement and Joint Venture Agreements.

Gia Jillani

Senior Associate

Gia JillaniMr. Gia  G. J ilani, a British and  Turkish national is a civil engineer by  profession. He is a highly qualified engineer and professional. His particular expertise and field of interest is in project, construction and claims management, contract administration and International Arbitrations. He has been working in the field of engineering design, construction management, construction supervision and contract administration for the last 43 years.

Mr. Jilani has administrated several international projects as Resident Engineer and Senior Resident Engineer on behalf of International Consultants and as Member of the Executive Boards of International Joint Ventures and Consortiums of Contractors. He also has extensive experience of contract administration and drafting claims under FIDIC Conditions of Contract and has been involved in several International Arbitrations (ICC & ICSID). He has worked as Deputy General Manager in Bayindir Construction Inc. (TR) as Senior Resident Engineer in Freeman Fox & Partners (UK), as Project Manager (Kuwait) in  Copri Construction Inc. (Kuwait), as  Senior Engineer in Amber Valley District Council,   Derbyshire, England as  Chief Assistant Engineer in  Heanor Urban District Council, Derbyshire, England.

Halaj Asghar Malik

Senior Associate

HalajMr Halaj Asghar Malik, joined Samdani & Qureshi in 2005 and works on both, criminal and civil cases.

Jamal Khan

Senior Associate

Jamal KhanMr. Khan is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales. He is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant in Pakistan and UK and has a rich experience of more than 45 years in auditing, advisory, financial services, capital market, transfer pricing and audit and project consultancy.

Mr. Khan has a diversified work experience as consultant, advisor, organizer, and financial director. He has introduced modern accounting systems for various organizations in Pakistan and UK which required complex analysis of weaknesses in the previous system and their eradication. He has particular expertise in introducing and implementing manual and computerized accounts systems for Private and Public Sector Corporations. He has worked  as an in-house member of staff in various capacities of advisor, organizer and finance director, finance director/secretary, Controller Finance, managing director, Financial Executive, Senior Audit Assistant, Chief Accountant, Article Clerk, chartered Accountant, consultant etc in organizations like ICAP (Pakistan), National Police Foundation, Islamabad, National Highway Authority, Islamabad,  Shaheen Foundation, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation,  Islamabad, Boodai Trading Company, Kuwait, National Film Development Corp. Ltd, Fauji Foundation, Rawalpindi, Price Waterhouse & Co., Chartered Accountants, Frankfurt and  Thornton Baker & Co. Chartered Accountants, City Office, London, Ever flow Manufacturing Co Ltd., London, Mathie Neal Dancer & Co., London, Gainsford  & Co. London and in the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. He also has an experience of supervising exams and organizing numerous conferences and seminars to his credit.

 Bashir Nadeem

Senior Associate

Bashir NadeemMr. Bashir, a qualified engineer, has  rich professional experience in the fields of planning, development and management of projects related to Engineering, Technology and Natural Resource Development. His particular expertise and field of specialization is Management of Projects, Technology Marketing and Supply Chain Management related to Oil & Gas Exploration, Drilling and Production, Field Equipment and Technical Services.

Syed Rizwan Shirazi

Senior Associate

Advocate Rizwan ShiraziMr. Sherazi is involved in litigation and regularly appears before the Civil/District courts.

 Safdar Abbas Khan

Senior Associate

Safdar Abbas Khan

Safdar Abbass Khan has been practicing law at the Lahore High Court, in constitutional, civil and corporate jurisdiction. He has vast experience of the applicable laws on the Rules of business of the Governmental Departments of Pakistan, and the Services and Protection guaranteed by the Constitution.

Furthermore he is conducting cases at civil courts and Tribunals like Insurance Tribunal, National Industrial Relations Commission and Pakistan Environmental Tribunal.

Taufiq Asif

Senior Associate

Advocate Supreme Court

Taufiq Asif

JUNIOR ASSOCIATES

Laraib Saleem Butt

Junior Associate

Advocate Laraib Saleem ButtMr. Laraib Saleem Butt has extensive experience advising financial institutions and has comprehensive knowledge of Pakistan’s financial markets and practices. He routinely works with the Firm’s global and regional clients, including Commercial Banks, Micro-Finance Institutions, securities companies and insurance companies.

He assisted clients on issues relating to the consumer lending laws, servicing agreements, brokerage agreements, wholesale agreements and funding agreements, negotiate and prepare loan documentation.

He works closely with a team of seasoned Pakistani lawyers on Banking Laws, assisting financial institutions with regulatory matters.

He deals in establishment and incorporation of Banking Companies, Cooperative Banks  and Financial Institutions, Transactions of Banking Business, Suspension of Business & Winding up of Banking Business, Recovery of Loans, Mortgage Matters, Landlord & Tenant, Contracts, Bankruptcy, Bank Secrecy Matters and Negotiable Instruments etc.

Nausherwan Niaz

Junior Associate

Nausherwan NiazRecently graduated from Swansea University with an LLB (Hons.) Degree, Mr Nausherwan Niaz joined Samdani Qureshi upon his return from the U.K. His previous work experience include meritorious and commendable international placements at Frontier Bold: Law & Advisory, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers and at the International Development Office of Swansea University.

Mr. Niaz has previously worked with the U.K. and Philippines Office of Frontier Bold: Law and Advisory, in lieu of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), where the tasks assigned to him were related to the Banking, Commercial and Corporate Law of the U.K. alongside the legal margins of Infrastructure and Financial Development in South East Asia. While working at Fragomen, he has evaluated and worked upon immigration permits, regulations and permits issued in different countries under the scope of International Immigration and Commercial Law in South East Asia. Moreover, at the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, Mr. Nausherwan was engaged alongside lawyers from the European Commission’s Legal Service over projects based on the Socio-Economic Rights and Cultural and Political Rights’ violations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sundus Malik

Junior Associate

Sundus Malik AdvocateSundus Malik recently graduated from University Of London with an LLB (Hons) Degree and joined Samdani & Qureshi in 2016.

At Samdani & Qureshi, she works in the corporate department including; research, legal audits, property matters, rendering opinions, drafting and vetting of agreements and working on due diligence projects.She is also primarily involved in assisting the Partner in litigation matters including research work, drafting and is also responsible for monitoring and reporting on the progress of matters pending before various courts/forums to the firm’s clients.

Usman Sadiq Dar

Junior Associate

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Zainab Butt

Junior Associate

Zainab Saleem has graduated from the University of London with LLB (Hons) Degree and joined Samdani and Qureshi from 2016. She is currently working alongside competent and senior lawyers in the field of arbitration and civil matters. She is well versed with the laws regarding corporate matters, power & infrastructure and financial institutions of Pakistan. She has been indulged in intensive research regarding Women Rights, Child Protection and Privacy Laws.

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