Bakhtawar is a Senior Associate at the firm’s office in Lahore where he works as part of the Dispute Resolution practice. He has over seven years of experience as a litigator and handles contentious matters related to constitutional, employment and tax issues in the High Courts. His interest in political theory, law & economics, property law and constitutionalism allows him to bring a diverse range of perspectives to bear on the propositions he handles.
In the past year, he has advised a number of government entities such as the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination, Pakistan Railways, the Water and Sanitation Agency and the National Transmission & Despatch Company on constitutional issues related to devolution, legislative competence and property law. He has also advised on several construction-related disputes involving the Orange Line Metro Project, Serena Hotel Project, EOBI Mall/Mixed Used Development Project, UCH-II Gas Field Project and the NHA-Magic River dispute on the M-2.
Prior to joining ABS & Co, Bakhtawar worked at Saad Rasool Law Associates and at Haidermota & Co in Karachi where he worked as a corporate attorney on several transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
He frequently writes in some of Pakistan’s leading English newspapers including Dawn and The News. He has co-authored the In-House Lawyer’s country guide to Commercial Litigation in Pakistan. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the Sheikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law at LUMS and has also previously taught at the Nadira Hasan Law Department at Kinnaird.
Bakhtawar completed his LLB from SOAS, University of London where he served as the Managing Editor of the SOAS Law Journal. He did his LLM from the University of Chicago where he topped in Jurisprudence.
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