Tariq Baloch > Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC
3 Verulam Buildings
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Specialises in international arbitration (international investment treaty claims and internationl commercial arbitration), public international law and general commercial litigation. Expert in the English laws of obligations.


Before transferring to the Bar in 2014, Tariq was a senior associate within the international arbitration and public international law groups of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The international dimension of Tariq’s experience is further reinforced by the three years he spent practicing international arbitration in Freshfields’ offices in the Middle East, North Africa region and Paris. Prior to entering the practice, Tariq taught the English law of obligations full-time as an assistant professor at the LSE. He has also developed a practice advising governments and government agencies on a range of PIL issues, including those that sit at the cross-section of law and policy. Tariq regularly speaks and writes on arbitration, public international law, commercial law and legal history topics, including delivering lectures at Harvard Law School and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Publication of note: ‘Unjust Enrichment and Contract’ (Hart, Oxford 2009).


ICC; LCIA; SCC; ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, UNCITRAL and DIAC.


Queen Mary University; University of London (LLB); Harvard Law School (LLM); University of Oxford (Dphil, PhD).

Lawyer Rankings

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Tariq Baloch3 Verulam BuildingsTariq is powerful advocate with a commanding presence and shows great poise in delivery.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Tariq Baloch3 Verulam BuildingsA great legal mind, with strong knowledge of the law combined with first-rate advocacy skills.

3 Verulam Buildings is now firmly ensconced among the leading sets in London for international arbitration and is considered by some to be ‘the leading set of chambers for international investment arbitration disputes‘. In addition to several top name commercial silks, such as Ali Malek QC, who are equally adept before the tribunals as they are before the High Court, the set also has some excellent senior juniors and junior silks with strong specialist expertise in this area, with Christopher Harris QC being of particular note. Harris represented the Moroccan government in its ICSID arbitration, Carlyle v Morocco, with Georges Chalfoun, Mark Wassouf and Cameron Miles also on the team. Another ICSID highlight was Mytilineos SA v Republic of Serbia in which Tariq Baloch was sole barrister for the Greek industrial conglomerate.

London Bar > Public international law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Tariq Baloch3 Verulam BuildingsAn excellent advocate in the field of investment treaty arbitration – clear and understated, he plays extremely well with both civil code and common law arbitrators alike.