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ADVOCATES & LEGAL CONSULTANTS, 402, 403, 404 AND 417 4TH FLOOR, CLIFTON CENTRE, CLIFTON, KARACHI, PAKISTAN
Tel:
Work +92 21 111 000 073
Fax:
Fax +92 21 358 604 28
Email:
Web:
www.ahmedandqazi.com

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Nadeem Ahmed

Tel:
Work +92 021 111 000 073
Email:
Ahmed & Qazi

Work Department

Litigation/Dispute Resolution.

Position

Commercial contracts, Securitization, Banking, Regulatory Laws and Takeovers and Acquisitions are Nadeem Ahmed's areas of expertise. Other high profile matters to his credit have been his role in the restoration of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Iftikhar Chaudhary, 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan case before the Hon'able Supreme Court, Mr. Pervez Musharraf's (former President of Pakistan) illegibility case before the Hon'able Supreme Court, and the 3rd November 2007, State of Emergency case. Nadeem Ahmed has dealt in various important corporate and litigation matters and has 11 reported judgments to his credit.

Career

Nadeem Ahmed is the founding partner of the firm and at present supervising both the Corporate and Litigation departments of the firm.

Languages

English and Urdu.

Member

Sindh Bar Council, Karachi Bar Association, Advocate High Court, Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Education

LL.B. (Hon.) (London, UK), LL.M. (Corporate Law) (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK), Advocate High Court, Supreme Court of Pakistan with over 16 years of experience. As part of his LL.M., he completed a thesis titled 'Regulation of On-Exchange Trading of Futures and Options – Comparison between UK, USA and Japan', which was the first on this subject.

Leisure

Reading, Current Affairs and Movies.


Pakistan

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Noted for its ‘fast turnaround times’ and ‘solution-oriented advice’, Ahmed & Qazi continued to advise longstanding clients on capital markets-related matters, and also won a number of new clients during 2015. Practice head Ishaq Shah has broad expertise and is highly recommended; he recently advised KASB Modaraba on a rights issue. Praise is also directed at Nadeem Ahmed, Abrar Khan and Jam Naveed.

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