Syed Ali Naveed Arshad, MCIArb Barrister-at-Law


Mr. Arshad is a Chartered Arbitrator and an Advocate of the High Court of Pakistan. He has been awarded a degree in law from the University of London, United Kingdom and has also studied at the University of Boston Law School, USA.  Mr. Arshad has substantial experience in the legal profession and has formerly worked in various leading firms of Pakistan, before joining ARC as one of its partners. He is a member of the visiting faculty at the Federal Judicial Academy, Directorate of Training and Research (Government of Pakistan – Federal Board of Revenue) and is involved with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in respect of training members of the Pakistan Foreign Service at the Foreign Services Academy Islamabad. In addition to this Mr. Arshad is also member of the examination panel Foreign Service Academy.

Mr. Arshad has significant expertise in arbitration, banking, real estatesector, telecommunication, energy and environmental sector. He has been advising and acting for various multinational consortiums and companies in this regard, including Zong. Mr. Arshad is also acting for the National Highway Authority, Government of Pakistan in respect of their various disputes. He is also leading the ADRand deal making negotiations team of the firm.

He is acting for DHAI Amaris International Medical Centre Limited in respect of their various issues involving advising its stakeholder companies i.e. Western Capital Developments USA LLC, Western Capital Developments Mauritius and DHA.

Mr. Arshad is acting for PTCL in respect of their various arbitrations, litigations and disputes including LDI operation. He has also advised and acted for Telemedia Pakistan (Private) Limited in respect of formulation of its technical agreements and technology licensing contracts.

Mr. Arshad is acting for various banks in respect of their various legal matters and recovery suits. Mr. Arshad is also involved in advising, negotiating and formulating international joint venture agreements and consortiums in respect of various engineering, energy and petroleumsector companies.