Khawar Qureshi QC

Year of Call: 1990 Year of Silk: 2006

A thought leader in his work”

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Practice Overview

Khawar was called to the Bar in 1990 and specialises in Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration. Khawar has very extensive experience of international and commercial issues for multi-national corporations as well as governmental work both for and against the UK Government and around 50 foreign Governments on high profile matters. In addition, Khawar became an accredited mediator with CEDR in May 2004.

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  • “Barrister Khawar Qureshi of Serle Court is highly respected for his coverage of international arbitration and associated points of PIL. He often acts for the UK government in cases with a PIL angle in the English courts, with recent cases having concerned issues associated with terrorism, torture, sanctions and extradition. He also offers experience of acting for foreign governments and individuals.”

  • “He fights exceptionally hard for his clients”

    Chambers & Partners

Education & Qualifications

LLB, LLM, (Cantab) (First Class)

Visiting Professor in commercial law, SOAS, London (2004-)

Queen Mother's Scholar (Middle Temple) 1990

Taught commercial law part time at Cambridge University (1989-1993)

Visiting lecturer in international law King's College, London (1993-2002)


Commercial Bar Association
International Law Association
Administrative Law Bar Association
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Young International Arbitrators Group

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