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

London Bar > Public international law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Tariq Baloch3 Verulam BuildingsExtremely capable, experienced and dynamic.

3 Verulam Buildings is ‘increasingly developing genuine expertise and depth in Public International Law at all levels‘ and is considered by some to be a ‘premier Investor State Arbitration chambers’. Christopher Harris QC is one of the set’s best-known silks in this area, and more in recent years, he has been joined by several ex-solicitors with a strong track background in this area, including Tariq Baloch, Mark Wassouf, Paul Wee, and Cameron Miles. Recent highlights include The Nova Group BV v Romania, where Harris and Miles are representing Nova Group.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Tariq Baloch3 Verulam BuildingsA particularly bright star in the arbitral firmament and an exceptional technical lawyer.

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.