Thursday, August 27, 2015
Abid S. Zuberi
Abid S. Zuberi, “clearly one of the leading lawyers of his generation in Karachi” (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2011) and a “sharp counsel who consistently puts all the pieces together well” (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2010), handles a remarkably wide range of civil, corporate and commercial disputes with an exceptional record of success. He has appeared in over 3000 cases before the High Court of Sindh and Supreme Court of Pakistan and has been appointed as amicus curiae in various cases by the Honorable Courts. His advocacy has led to more than 100 reported judgments that have contributed to significant development in the law. He is a leading member of the Sindh High Court Bar Association, where he was elected as General Secretary in the years 2009-10 and 2010-11 and Joint Secretary in 1996-97. He is now the elected president of Sindh High Court Bar Association for the year 2014-15.
Mr. Zuberi attended Aitchison College in Lahore and completed his schooling at Highgate School, London, UK. He attained a B.Sc (Hons) in Economics at The London School of Economics & Political Science and went on to complete his GDL at The City University, London. Mr. Zuberi then enrolled in The Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and was successfully called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1987. He went on to complete his pupillage at 2 Essex Court, Middle Temple, London, a leading chambers specializing in commercial/corporate and maritime law, led by the then Attorney General of Hong Kong, Sir Michael Thomas.
After completing his pupillage, Mr. Zuberi returned to Karachi, Pakistan and joined the leading litigation chambers of Mr. Khalid M. Ishaque in 1988 where he gained substantial experience in civil, constitutional, commercial and criminal litigation.
In 1993, Mr. Zuberi established his own practice, where he deals primarily with commercial, civil and constitutional matters. Mr. Zuberi specializes in corporate & commercial litigation, tax law, property law, banking disputes, election matters, service matters and power sector disputes. Under his leadership, Abid S. Zuberi & Co., has evolved into one of the leading litigation firms in Pakistan and represents a vast range of private and corporate clients as well as government/semi-government bodies and organizations.