OUR SENIOR PARTNERS

farrukh k. qureshi

Chairman

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.

Rashid Ibrahim

managing partner (TAX)

Mr Rashid Ibrahim, Managing Partner SgC, has previously been country tax lead partner in A.F. Fergusons & Co. Chartered Accountants (a member firm in Pakistan of PwC) for both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Where he served for 23 years as a Partner, he was the founding partner of Jawaid Qadeer Rashid & Co. Chartered Accountants, which was merged into Coopers & Lybrand in Pakistan. Mr Ibrahim also served in Khalid Majid & Co. Chartered Accountants and Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation in a managerial role. He has also been a Vice President and Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP), member of various committees of ICAP, Senior Vice President of Rawalpindi / Islamabad Tax Bar Association, Member World Bank team for doing business, President Rotary Club of Islamabad Cosmopolitan, Founder Trustee Bright Star Trust, Managing Trustee Air Trust, Director SPARC, Member Endowment Fund Management Committee of Comsats University, Member Finance and Planning Committee of Comsats University. Mr Rashid is a Chartered Accountant known throughout Pakistan for his expertise and impeccable integrity. He trained as a chartered accountant with Taseer Hadi Khalid & Co. Chartered Accountants (a member firm of KPMG) from 1979 to 1982.He is presently serving as the President of Rawalpindi / Islamabad Tax Bar Association, member of Prime Minister’s Inspection Commission on tax refunds, member advisory committee of Federal tax Ombudsman, Director SPARC, Director Human Development Fund, Director of Saif Textile Limited and holds many other positions. He has served multinational and national corporate and other clients in tax advisory and compliance, corporate consulting, due diligence, valuations, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, assistance in divestments, complex tax, and corporate matters, etc.

Dr Nudrat ejaz piracha

managing partner (LEGAL)

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 framework.Dr 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.