Photo - Fakhar-un-nisa Fakhar-un-nisa

Specialist, Procurement, contracts and claims, Karachi


Fakhar-un-Nisaworks on procurement and contracts in the construction industry with leading national and international firms. She contributes on mega projects involving financial liability and national interest. She has broad experience in procurement work in accordance with guidelines from procuring agencies and donors such as multilateral development banks. She is involved in drafting contracts to ensure industry terms (particularly non-standard terms); contract administration of the FIDIC base, review and inter-party matters. She ensures the successful execution of construction contracts according to agreed commercial obligations, financial and qualitative targets, proactive risk/claim assessment and management and alternative dispute resolution coordination.


Photo - Komal Anwar Komal Anwar

Associate, Haidermota & Co., Karachi


Komal completed her LLB degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2014 and was awarded the Chevening Scholarship by the UK Government in 2017, with which she completed an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law from LSE. She received distinctions in Fundamentals of International Commercial Arbitration, Theory of Dispute Resolution and Law of Corporate Finance. She is currently writing a commentary on arbitration laws in Pakistan including analysis of arbitration from three jurisdictions including Pakistan, India and the United Kingdom. She is a member of the Young International Arbitration Group of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). She is also a member of the Young International Arbitration Group of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).


sarah-kazmiSarah Kazmi

Lawyer/Partner, Energy Resource Management, Islamabad


Sarah was called to the Bar(England & Wales)in 2008. She is a partner at Energy Resource Management in Islamabad. Sarah has been providing legal solutions in Islamabad for the last ten years in the corporate sector including innovative ways to prevent and settle conflicts in various areas of law, including energy law. She provides legal services as an independent practitioner for companies in the oil & gas, power, engineering, procurement, and construction sectors. Sarah is a visiting faculty member at the University of London International Programme at the School of International Law, Islamabad in International Human Rights, International Commercial Arbitration, International Law of the Sea and Law of Treaties. She is a member of Lincoln’s Inn, Punjab Bar Council, International Bar Association (IBA), Corporate M&A Committee and Association for International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).


Sarmad AzizSarmad Aziz

Advocate, SA Associates, Karachi


Sarmad is a High Court Advocate with over five years’litigation experience in corporate, commercial, family and succession matters. In addition to his private practice, Sarmad lectures as Visiting Faculty at SZABIST Law Schooland Institute of Business Management. Sarmad previously worked in the Sindh Judicial Academy and as in-house legal counsel in a leading multinational pharmaceutical company.He received mediation accreditation by the Institute for Strategic Conflict Resolution & Development (ISCRD), and is trained in the Singapore mediation model as well as the EMTPJ mediation model approved by the European Commission.


Scheherzade-AslamScheherazade Shiraz Aslam

Dual-qualified lawyer, England & Wales/Pakistan, Lahore


Scheherazade trained and qualified as a solicitor at DLA Piper in London where she worked from 2015-2018. She has experience in international disputes, UK and EU regulation and international aviation law, and the English High Court procedure, having worked on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. She is also a Pakistani lawyer, and while at Haidermota & Co. has advised onwarranty claims, contractual liability in English-governed documents, power sector disputes and corporate transactions amongst other subject areas. She has broad legal experience, encompassing various areas of English and Pakistani law.She is the author of a fiction book named Twist of Fate, published by Ferozsons Pvt. in 2010 and is working on a second book. Scheherazade writes frequently and is interested in public international law amongst her other practice areas.