BARRISTER FARRUKH KARIM QURESHI
Founder and Managing Partner
Mr. Qureshi, the Managing Partner of Samdani & Qureshi in Islamabad and Turkey, 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 pertaining to construction/engineering and public private partnerships disputes and has conducted major arbitrations in this area of the law. Mr. Qureshi has been involved in international arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”), Washington and is presently engaged in ICC and ICSID arbitrations. Mr. Qureshi has acted as counsel to the Government of Pakistan in the transactions pertaining to the issuance of Floating Rate Notes and the securitization of receivables by the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited.
For the Ones We Have Lost On Our Way
JUSTICE (R) K.M.A SAMDANI (LATE)
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 single act was just a minor illustration of his greatness.
ISHTIAQ HAIDER SHERAZI
Advocate Supreme Court
Mr. Sherazi a partner at Samdani & Qureshi was admitted to the Punjab Bar in 1981. His areas of practice include criminal, corporate, constitutional and general civil litigation, adhoc arbitration, pre-trial negotiations, conferences, settlements and general consultancy in contentious matters. He has extensive experience in the field of contract negotiations, drafting, vetting and rendering legal advice on issues pertaining to contracts.
Advocate High Court
Mr. Dar for the initial years of his life practiced in Labour Laws and Industrial Relations. He practiced in U.S.A. for 12 years after completing his LL.M in Industrial & Commercial Law and worked with reputable institutions. He has rich experience of practicing and teaching labor laws. He taught several subjects to LLB and LLM classes for about 18 years before retiring in May 2001 as Head of Law Department. He is presently involved in matters relating to Labor Law and Industrial Relations, Service & Employment Law, Pre-Trial work, Conveyancing and Drafting, rendering legal opinions and Consultancy to the Diplomatic Missions and NGOs.
Sheikh Iftikhar Ahmed
Advocate Supreme Court
Mr Sheikh Iftikhar Ahmed joined Samdani & Qureshi in 1988. His practice areas primarily include business and complex commercial litigation. He has successfuly represented both individual and institutional clients in a variety of high-stakes matters, including corporate divorces, contract disputes and civil implications of white collar criminal investigations. He regularly appears in all the subordinate judiciaries including tribunals, Lahore and Islamabad High Courts and the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Advocate High Court
Mr. Zain Qureshi, a partner at Samdani & Qureshi specialises in contentious and non-contentious banking, construction, engineering, infrastructure, project finance and energy-related matters. He has extensive experience of international corporate and commercial arbitration, including before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
His extensive experience of all principal contracts, both domestic and international, envelopes Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) Contracts, Institute of Civil Engineers’ (ICT) Contracts, New Engineering Contract (NEC), International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Contracts and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Documentation. Moreover, various tailored forms of transnational and domestic contracts including Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) & Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) Contracts, also fall within the working scope of Mr Zain Qureshi.
Furthermore, expanses of general banking and debt finance, syndicated lending alongside acquisitions and leveraged finances are regular functioning grounds in Mr Zain’s legal clientele services.