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 five 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 Lahore Development Authority, the Water and Sanitation Agency and the National Transmission & Despatch Company on constitutional issues related to devolution, legislative competence and property law.
Prior to joining ABS & Co, Bakhtawar worked at Saad Rasool Law Associates and at Haidermota & Co in Karachi where he was involved in a number of 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 also 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. He has previously taught a course on the Constitutional Development of Pakistan at the Nadira Hasan Law Department at Kinnaird.
He completed his LLB from SOAS, University of London where he served as the Managing Editor of the SOAS Law Journal and graduated with an LLM from the University of Chicago where he topped in Jurisprudence.
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