Judge Charles N. Brower

Patron in Chief

Patron in Chief – ICADRP (an Samdani & Qureshi affiliated company)

Judge Charles Brower is known as one of the most distinguished arbitrators and scholars in the field of Arbitration.

He has handled a wide variety of commercial and public disputes on all six (6) continents, principally, under the rule of ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, AAA, United Nations Compensation Commission, ICSID, International Court of Justice, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Insurance and Reinsurance Arbitration Society and LMAA.

His specialties are in adjudicating international disputes involving States and State entities before international courts, tribunals, and commissions. In addition to his appointments as arbitrator in a large number of cases, he has also served in various public positions, including as Deputy Special Counsellor to the President of the United States and the United States Department of State.”

dr. Nudrat ejaz piracha


Dr Nudrat E. Piracha, Partner, in a career stretching over seventeen years, has worked as counsel in ADR, in arbitrations, before ICSID, ICC, SCC, Ad Hoc tribunals, and rose to partnership at Samdani & Qureshi. She is a Solicitor of England and Wales besides being a Member of the High Court Bar with audience rights in civil matters up to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. She was nominated to the panel of arbitrators of ICSID by Pakistan in 2018 and has served as a member of an Ad Hoc Committee of ICSID. She is presently serving as a member of the twelve-member committee constituted by the Prime Minister for consideration of Pakistan’s investment legal framework.

Dr Piracha is a Fulbright scholar, a Weinstein JAMS International Fellow for 2018, and the first lawyer from Pakistan to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (FCIArb). She is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the first woman from Pakistan to have been awarded a Doctorate in Juridical Sciences (S.J.D.) by the George Washington University, Washington D.C. She has extensive experience and training in ADR, mediation, negotiation, and arbitrations from most prestigious universities and organizations. As a senior fellow of JAMs, she has been trained and has attended mediations at JAMS with their panelists in relation to commercial and employment disputes

Farrukh karim Qureshi

managing director

Mr Qureshi specializes 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 about construction/engineering and public-private partnership disputes and has conducted significant arbitrations in this area of the law. 

Mr Qureshi has been involved in international arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (ICC) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”), Washington, the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and Ad Hoc Tribunals. Mr Qureshi has acted as counsel to, amongst others, the Government of Pakistan, multinational organizations, corporations, banks, diplomatic missions, and individuals.

Zain Ul Abideen Qureshi


Barrister Zain Ul Abideen Qureshi specializes in transactional work. He has rendered advisory services to microfinance banks in Pakistan and specializes also in contentious and non-contentious banking, construction, engineering, infrastructure, project finance, and energy-related matters. 

He also has experience in drafting principal contracts both domestic and international construction contracts, and rendering legal opinions on Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) Contracts, Institute of Civil Engineers (ICT) Contracts, New Engineering Contract (NEC), International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Contracts and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Documentation, and various tailored forms of transnational and domestic contracts, including, Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) & Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) Contracts.

Hamid L. Sharif

Director Operations

Hamid Sharif is experienced in cross-border project finance transactions across different infrastructure sectors in developing Asia. He led Asian Development Bank (ADB) work on legal and  judicial reform in the Asia Pacific region. Apart from project finance,  he has advised on constitutional and corporate matters. He strongly advocates alternate dispute resolution. He is a member of the Expert Committee of the China International Commercial Court functioning under the Supreme People’s Court of China. 
Hamid Sharif has over 30 years experience in international development. He has served in senior positions at the ADB and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.(AIIB). He was the inaugural Managing Director for oversight functions at the AIIB and was Country Director for ADB in China managing a portfolio of over $10 billion.  
As Head of Procurement for ADB Mr. Sharif over sighted procurement of over $8 billion per year across infrastructure sectors in developing countries including China, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan. As a lawyer and Assistant General Counsel at ADB he has experience of both sovereign and non-sovereign international financial transactions as well as law of international organizations.