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Farrukh Karim Qureshi Consultant

General experience

Partner specialising in contentious and non-contentious banking, construction, engineering, infrastructure, project finance and energy-related matters; substantial experience of international commercial arbitration, including before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Some recent matters include:

  • acting for Bayinder Insaat Turizn Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS v Government of Pakistan: before the ICSID, Washington DC, in respect of Bayinder's $400m breach of contract claim against the Government of Pakistan;
  • acting for Bayinder Insaat Turizn Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS v Joseph Vogele AG before the ICC, Paris in respect of the contractual claim of Joseph Vogele AG for 2.8m euros;
  • currently representing the Astaldi-Ferrocemento Joint Venture in their $35m construction-related contractual claim against the National Highway Authority;
  • represented SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA up to the Supreme Court of Pakistan in respect of the Government of Pakistan's $187m breach of contract claim;
  • acted as counsel to the Government of Pakistan in the transactions pertaining to the issuance of floating rate notes and the securitisation of receivables by the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited;
  • currently advising Karcon (Private) Ltd in development and construction of the approximately 55,000 square yards NHA Housing Society;
  • advising Hakas (Private) Limited in their project involving the construction of a 60km dual carriageway and other projects involving real estate development and the construction of bridges etc;
  • counsel for the sponsors/project company awarded the concession for the $289m 18km Karachi mass transit priority one corridor urban rail transportation project;
  • counsel for the sponsors/project company setting up a 450 megawatt power station in Karachi.

Career

Called to the Bar of England and Wales 1981; lectured in various areas of the law at the International Islamic University, Islamabad and various other institutions.

Memberships

Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of Pakistan.

Telephone

+92 51 2260 6014