Mr. Mohammad Qasim Qureshi is a Barrister by profession. He completed his LLB (Honours) from University of London, UK and then undertook the Bar Vocational Course from Inns of Court School of Law (City University), UK.
He recently completed his dissertation titled WTO Laws and Pakistan and obtained the LLM degree from the University of Huddersfield, UK.
Apart from being an Associate at Azam Chaudhry Law Associates, he is also the Chief Executive at Asian Institute of Trade and Development (AITD), a non-governmental organization working on International Trade Rules and WTO laws in Pakistan. He has represented AITD in various conferences in Pakistan, Nepal and Thailand.
In addition to compiling his publication he has also written a few research articles including:
- Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Cutlery sector in Pakistan.
- Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Telecom sector in Pakistan.
- Foreign Direct Investment in South Asian Countries.
Recently he also worked on the customization of the book titled International Trade Centre (ITC): Trade Secrets series, International Trade Rules: An answer book on the WTO Agreements for small and medium sized exporters.
In addition to being a Barrister member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (UK), Punjab Bar Council (Pakistan) and Islamabad Bar Association (Pakistan), he is also a member of Amicus (UK).
In the past he has been involved with the British Council Advocacy Training Programme (Pakistan), the Barristers Forum (Pakistan), the Amnesty International (UK) and the Interact (Rotary) Club (Pakistan).
As a Lawyer he has worked in three jurisdictions including the USA and UK. In Pakistan, he has appeared in Civil District Courts in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Sialkot, Lahore, and Gujrat. He primarily deals with issues relating to contract laws, energy and petroleum laws, corporate and company laws, revenue laws, property laws, family laws, criminal laws, succession laws, WTO rules, intellectual property laws, commercial laws, and environmental laws.
He also teaches Jurisprudence and Legal Theory at Islamabad School of Law (ISL), the school he represented when he participated in the Presidential Classroom (Future World Leaders Summit) at Washington. DC. in June/July 1999.