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Mohammad Qasim Qureshi



Mr. Mohammad Qasim Qureshi is an advocate by profession and is presently working as a Partner at Azam Chaudhry Law Associates (ACLA). He completed his LL.B (Honours) (External Programme) of the University of London, UK at Islamabad School of Law, Islamabad, Pakistan and then undertook the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) from the then Inns of Court School of Law, City University, UK. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales by The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in November 2002.

Apart from working at ACLA, he was also – from June 2006 to October 2012 – the Chief Executive at Asian Institute of Trade and Development (AITD), a non-governmental organization working on International Trade Rules and WTO laws in Pakistan. He has represented AITD in various conferences in Pakistan, Nepal, India and Thailand.

In addition to compiling his dissertation he has also written a few research articles on various topics including inter alia:
· Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Cutlery sector in Pakistan.
· Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Telecom sector in Pakistan.
· Foreign Direct Investment in South Asian Countries.

In 2007-2008, he also worked on the customization of the book titled “International Trade Centre (ITC): Trade Secrets series, International Trade Rules: An answer book on the WTO Agreements for small and medium sized exporters.”

As a Lawyer he has worked in three jurisdictions including the USA and UK. In Pakistan, he has appeared in Courts at Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, Mansehra, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Batagram, and Lahore. He primarily deals with issues relating to contract laws, energy and petroleum laws, corporate and company laws, revenue laws, property laws, family laws, criminal laws, succession laws, international trade rules, intellectual property laws, commercial laws, and environmental laws.

In 2008, he completed his dissertation titled “WTO Laws and Pakistan” and obtained the LLM degree from the University of Huddersfield, UK. In 2009, he was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of the Law Society of England and Wales after successfully completing the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test.

He is presently a member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (UK), Law Society (UK), Islamabad Bar Council (Pakistan), Islamabad Bar Association (Pakistan), and Islamabad High Court Bar Association (Pakistan).

In the past he has also been involved with the British Council Advocacy Training Programme (Pakistan), the Barristers Forum (Pakistan), the Amnesty International (UK) and the Amicus (UK). He also served as the Company Secretary for the Funds for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities (FIPD) from March 2008 to September 2012.

He also teaches Jurisprudence at Islamabad School of Law (ISL), the school he represented at the Presidential Classroom (Future World Leaders Summit) at Washington. DC. in June/July 1999.

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