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Our object is to improve corporate and organizational efficiencies

Providing a mix of Tax,Legal and Financial Consultancy Services
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Committed professionals of impeccable, integrity, academic background, knowledge and experience.

We endeavor to provide diligent & professional services.
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Through committed professionals of impeccable integrity, academic background,knowledge and experience.

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Background History

Septentrio Global Consulting (formerly Samdani & Qureshi –Advocates & Corporate Consultants) 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.

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 now operates as Septentrio Global Consulting (SgC), as 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.

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

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

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.

MD's Message

In my capacity as Managing Director and Chairman of SgC and the co-founding partner of Samdani & Qureshi, I am proud  that we have been leading the legal environment in Pakistan for over three decades. Deeply valuing counsel-client relations and goals, our work environment echoes professionalism and a commitment based on human ethics and morals. With experienced and reputed experts from different industries working alongside legal specialists, we are well equipped to tackle complex transactions and provide strategies coupled with innovation, setting a benchmark in the market and industry.

SgC as a collaborating firm of Andersen Global, in Pakistan, is being relaunched with Rashid Ibrahim, a former country tax lead partner of A.F. Fergusons (a member firm of PwC), the largest tax practice in the country, as managing partner who has experience of over thirty years serving multinational & national corporate and other clients, advising government

on tax matters, and providing leadership to tax experts in the country; and Dr Nudrat E. Piracha, a specialist in International Law and Appropriate Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, as a partner. Dr Piracha, as Solicitor-Advocate, has right of audience upto the Supreme Court of United Kingdom. In a career stretching over seventeen years at SgC, she has worked as counsel in the field of ADR, in particular on arbitrations, before ICSID, ICC, SCC, SIAC, and Ad Hoc tribunals. She is the first Pakistani woman to be awarded a Doctorate of Juridical Sciences (S.J.D) from the USA and to be appointed to the ICSID Annulment Committee. She is also the first lawyer from Pakistan to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (FCIArb), a Fulbright scholar and a Weinstein JAMS International Fellow for 2018.

Harnessing the young talent across the professional services diaspora of Pakistan and our other locations, we believe in organic development. At SgC, qualified legal, ADR and tax practitioners provide the best services to our clientele with a personal touch. The spine of the firm runs through our counsels, experts, and dedicated staff, all of whom have made SgC a transnational and evolving entity.

Leading the firm in the capacity of Managing Director/Chairman and having worked with premium and handpicked legal, ADR, tax, and industry specialists, we continuously endeavor to achieve the highest levels of transparency and provide equal opportunities and non-discrimination in our services to the clientele.

Farrukh Karim Qureshi
Managing Director/Chairma