The writer is a Partner at Bhandari Naqvi Riaz. He is an Arbitrator on the SARCO Panel (nominated by Pakistan). He has been admitted as an Advocate of the High Courts in Pakistan and has been called to the Bar of England and Wales. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Asian Institute of ADR. He specialises in international arbitration and acts as counsel in arbitration matters under the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitration rules.