Professional Qualifications

Advocate High Court

Educational Qualifications

2005 to 2006 

Post Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (Queen Mary, University of London).

1999 to 2000 

LL.M. Petroleum Law and Policy (through scholarship) Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. Assisted in seminars held on various issues concerned with natural resources industry
1996 to 1999 

LL.B Shari’ah and Law (with distinction) International Islamic       University, Islamabad, Pakistan. A degree embodying a comparative study of English and Islamic Shari’ah law, with particular emphasis on Islamic finance, its adaptability to capitalistic markets and its viability in today’s market.

1993 to 1995 

B.A. Humanities (English and Journalism), University of the Punjab, Pakistan.

Professional Biography

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..

Samdani & Qureshi has been appointed as Independent Expert Witness on Pakistani law in a case before the Immigr...

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