PakArbitrationLaw (“PAL”) has been established as an online knowledge-sharing platform, solely focused on promoting the understanding and awareness of arbitration in Pakistan.
PAL aims to develop a strong network of practitioners who are motivated to develop international arbitration in Pakistan, and is directed towards young lawyers and students, whether based within or outside Pakistan. The idea is to exchange views and knowledge on international and Pakistani arbitration.
Presently, the emphasis will be on sharing publications on relevant issues of international and domestic arbitration, as well as engaging in dialogue through our online discussion forum. Young practitioners and law students are, therefore, asked to restrict their submissions to arbitration-related topics only. Professionals from other backgrounds are also welcome to participate.
PAL’s dedicated team is excited to embark on this small venture and hopes that it can attract the interest of young lawyers and students.
Meet the Founder
PakArbitrationLaw is an initiative of Ahmed Durrani, an international arbitration lawyer currently based in Doha, Qatar. Ahmed’s arbitration practice encompasses a wide range of construction and commercial disputes arising under all of the major institutional rules and ad hoc arbitration. Prior to moving to Qatar, Ahmed was based in Islamabad, where he was part of one of the leading Pakistani law firms.
He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of the Society of Construction Law (Gulf). He is also part of several young arbitration groups, such as the Young International Arbitration Group of the London Court of International Arbitration, the Young Practitioners’ Group of the Asian International Arbitration Centre and the Young Arbitration Group of Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration. Further, Ahmed was recently inducted as a member of the European Court of Arbitration.
He was Called to the Bar of England & Wales by Gray’s Inn in 2015, and is a licensed lawyer in Pakistan.
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