Mr Aqeel Malik > ANZ Partners > Islamabad, Pakistan > Lawyer Profile

ANZ Partners

Work Department

  1. Criminal Law 2. Fraud & Financial Crime 3. White Collar Crime 4. Public & Private International Law 5. International Child Abduction Law 7. Constitutional Law 8. Mergers & Acquisitions 9. Contract Negotiations


Aqeel Malik is a Barrister-at-Law and the head of Criminal & International Law Department at ANZ Partners based at the Islamabad Office and is a member at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London, United Kingdom. Mr. Malik has a wide rage of experience and expertise within the International and Criminal Law spectrum and focuses on niche areas of law within his practice. He undertakes a pivotal role in advising and representing various international organisations and diplomatic missions based in Pakistan. On behalf of ANZ Partners, Mr. Malik has represented the former Federal Minister of Interior Affairs before the Election Commission of Pakistan, the Election Tribunal and the High Courts to name a few. Further, Mr. Malik has also led the INGO Registration Cell at the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF) and has advised over 60 INGO based in Pakistan aside from his day-to-day law practice.

As a partner at the firm, Mr. Malik has had an opportunity to lead a number of important cases of federal employees and government officials. Mr. Malik has regularly been invited to attend various international conferences, trainings and seminars all over the world as a speaker, participant, navigator, facilitator and a moderator including the ASEM Young Leaders’ Summit in conjunction with the ASEM Summit in Brussels, Belgium.


Before joining ANZ Partners, Mr. Malik worked at various set of Chambers and Law Firms including Sardar Ishaq Law Chamber, Sheikh Law Chamber and Afzal and Afzal Law Offices as a Senior Associate heading the Criminal and International Law department and gained over 04 years of experience. Mr. Malik looked after the Criminal litigation and assisted senior partners in a number of Constitutional and International Law cases. He also worked on well-known Supreme Court cases such as the disqualification case of a Member of Parliament, namely, Ghulam Sarwar Khan; Chairman NAB appointment case; Election Matters etc.


English, Urdu, Punjabi, French (Basic), Spanish, Portuguese (Basic)


  • Lifetime Member of Taxila Bar Association, Taxila
  • Lifetime Member of Lahore High Court Bar Association, Rawalpindi Bench
  • Member at Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London, UK


  1. LL.M. International & Comparative Law, George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA (2012)
  2. Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), City Law School / Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London, UK (2011)

Lawyer Rankings

Pakistan > Dispute resolution

ANZ Partners has a diverse practice that handles a wide range of disputes from constitutional litigation to white collar crimes and contentious corporate and commercial matters. Islamabad-based Nabel Rehman  is an accredited mediator who has a primary focus on corporate and commercial litigation. Aqeel Malik  is a key contact in the criminal and international law department. Malik is also called to the London Bar.

Pakistan > Labour and employment

ANZ Partners frequently works with some major international law firms on a variety of Pakistani employment law issues. The group is recommended for its experience in drafting employment manuals and employee handbooks as well as for its work with numerous embassies on a variety of labour law matters. Nabeel Rehman  and Aqeel Malik  are among the primary contacts.