Muhammad Zeeshan Adhi

Advocate General Office, Government of Sindh Pakistan / SM Government Law College, University of Karachi



Karachi, Pakistan

International Commercial Arbitration, Domestic Arbitration, Investor Treaty Arbitration, Finance and Banking, Construction, Securities and Capital Markets, Commercial, Foreign Investment, Technology, Media and Telecommunication, Data Protection and Privacy, Securities Regulation, Financial Services, General Corporate and Commercial, Maritime, Intellectual Property, Energy, Oil & Gas, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, etc.

English, Urdu, Sindhi, Memoni

Professional Education / Call to Bar:

1. Barrister and Solicitor, Law Society of Ontario, Canada

2. Barrister of Lincoln's Inn, London, United Kingdom

3. Advocate, Karachi, Pakistan

Academic Education:

1. Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, LLM – Master of Laws

2. Federation of Law Societies of Canada, J.D., Canadian Doctor of Jurisprudence (NCA)

3. Inns of Court School of Law, London, UK, Bar Vocational Course (Barrister Training)

4. City Law School, City University London, UK, Postgraduate Bachelor of Laws, LL.B. (Hons)

5. University of Texas at Austin, United States of America, Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics

6. McCombs School of Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance

Trainings and Education in Arbitration, Mediation and Conflict Resolution:

Columbia University, New York, Executive Training on Investment Treaties and Arbitration for Government Officials

Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, Gold Standard Course in Commercial Arbitration

College of Law London / International Bar Association, UK, Professional Diploma in International Arbitration

St. Stephen’s Community House, Toronto, Canada, Foundational Interpersonal Community Mediation

MDR Associates Conflict Resolution Inc., Ottawa, Canada, Foundational Conflict Management and Mediation Training

Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation, Essentials of Negotiation Certificate

Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Canada, Workshop on Understanding Conflict – Foundations

University of Toronto, Canada, Effective Negotiator course

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training:

Anima Leadership, Toronto, Canada, Deep Diversity: Leadership Skills for Inclusive Workplaces and Schools

1. Professor of Law at SM Government Law College, Karachi, Pakistan

2. Professor of Law at RRC Polytech, a degree granting institution, Manitoba, Canada

3. Speaker, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

4. “The Doctrine of “Kompetenz-Kompetenz” in International Commercial Arbitration”, published in the Pakistan Journal of International Law (PJIL 2011 Vol 1 12)

5. Investor Treaty Arbitration: A developing nation perspective, Canadian Legal Information Institute (2022 CanLIIDocs 1325)

1. Toronto Commercial Arbitraton Society

2. Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada / Ontario

3. Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb), ADR Institute of Canada

4. Qualified Mediator (Q.Med), ADR Institute of Canada

Barrister Zeeshan started his career as an investment banker in New York and Houston offices of JPMorgan Chase Bank. He has had a diverse career in business, finance, and law, and has developed an expertise in domestice arbitration, international commercial arbitration, and investor treaty arbitration. He worked with Mr. Khalid Anwer, the leading commercial and constitutional lawyer of Pakistan, on a range of matters including the Reko Diq litigation. He is currently an Additional Advocate General for the province of Sindh, Government of Pakistan, and is also a professor at SM Govt. Law College in Karachi. He has acted as mediator and arbitrator on a range of matters. A detailed CV can be obtained upon request. Barrister Zeeshan is available for acting as a counsel, consultant, arbitrator, and mediator. He is also open to speaking engagements on a variety of topics.

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