Mr. Ali Naveed is a partner in the firm and heads up the firm’s Islamabad office. Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior lawyer in the Middle East offices of the international law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle. He has broad base multidisciplinary experience of working both in Pakistan and regionally in the GCC countries.Mr. Ali Naveed advises on contentious and non-contentious matters.
He advises clients on full lifecycle of major projects. His experience on corporate, financing transactions and joint ventures includes acting for procurers, developers and lenders (comprising commercial banks, international financial institutions, developmental banks and Islamic financial institutions) on major projects including public-private partnership (PPP) projects in transportation, power and water such as independent power (IPP) and water projects and electricity interconnects, oil and gas, telecommunication and industrial sectors. He has substantial experience acting on projects relating to the upstream, mid and downstream energy and mining sectors.In corporate transactions he has advised clients on business and asset acquisition and divestments, their due diligence and structuring joint ventures.
His litigation experience comprises of acting on disputes pertaining to banking, joint ventures, corporate tax, EPC and construction.He acts on international institutional arbitration such as International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) as well as local ad-hoc arbitrations. Mr. Ali Naveed has represented listed and privately held companies and government clients on some of the most significant matters. He was part of the team that advised the Government on an ICSID dispute. He has assisted regulated entities on compliance and regulatory investigations.
His relationship with his clients is of true partnership and he helps clients address risks upfront and find mitigating solutions. He has contributed several chapters on areas relating to his practice in various international publications and remains a regular contributor to the World Bank “Doing Business” guide. He is regularly featured in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for his regional work and is also named in the Who’s Who Legal Construction. He was a visiting faculty member at the Foreign Service Academy.He was named as one of the top Pakistani business leaders in a publication issued by the Times of Oman in 2016.He is a member of Courting The Law's Advisory Board.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), UK. He holds a LL.B., with honours from the University of London. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from City University of London and a Certificate of Legislative Drafting from University of Boston School of Law. He attended the Oxford Fintech Programme at Saïd Business School and is an alumnus of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar. He has a professional certificate in corporate finance from Columbia Business School.