Samdani Qureshi Aqlaal


Samdani & Qureshi (formerly Walker Martineau Saleem) is a firm of advocates and legal consultants associated with Fenwick Elliott LLP Aldwych House 71-91, Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN, United Kingdom, It is offering a broad range of legal services within one organisation in response to the rapidly developing legal environment. Samdani & Qureshi has associates and correspondents in major commercial cities of Pakistan, namely, Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi and in Turkey, and London, ensuring prompt and efficient legal services at Clients’ doorsteps while being able to draw on the legal resources of offices in other cities. The Firm also has the distinguishing feature of reliable capability in both contentious and non-contentious matters with partners and associates specialising in different areas of practice. With our equal emphasis on litigious and transactional practice, the Client is assured of a one-stop legal facility. At Samdani & Qureshi we have demonstrated that the availability of legal skills in both contentious and non-contentious areas has a synergetic effect, ensuring a comprehensive legal assistance for the Client. We are a progressive firm looking to the future, while ensuring adherence to the traditions of highest standards of professionalism, efficiency, and value for money for the Client. With the diverse experience of its partners supplemented by associates specialising in different areas, Samdani & Qureshi offers the widest range of legal services in Pakistan. In litigious matters, the Firm offers advocacy services in the civil, criminal, corporate, commercial, and constitutional matters. Pre-trial negotiations and settlements are given due emphasis in the interests of time and costs of the Client. On account of the litigation capability, the Firm has acquired a nation-wide reputation for arbitrations, which is increasingly becoming popular for dispute resolution.


Farrukh Qureshi, the Managing Partner of Samdani & Qureshi specialises in project finance, securitization, corporate, constitutional, arbitration, human resource policies, public private partnerships and advisory work. He is also a specialist in construction/engineering and public private partnership contracts and has been actively involved in rendering legal advice and assistance in matters pertaining to construction/engineering and public private partnerships disputes and has conducted major arbitrations in this area of the law. Mr. Qureshi has been involved in international arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”), Washington and is presently engaged in ICC and ICSID arbitrations. Mr. Qureshi has acted as counsel to the Government of Pakistan in the transactions pertaining to the issuance of Floating Rate Notes and the securitization of receivables by the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited.