Muhammad Saqlain Arshad

LL.M, Queen Mary, University of London)

Senior Partner

Mr. Muhammad Saqlain Arshad, born 1979, is an Advocate of the High Court and practices in the area of corporate, energy and public procurement laws. Mr. Saqlain has 15 years of experience and has spent more than 10 years with the legal departments of National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC), Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Pvt Limited (QASPPL), where he was lead counsel/advisor for these institution in all regulatory, legal, compliance and corporate matters. Mr. Saqlain also remained Senior Associate with Mr. Salman Akram Raja, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, where he assisted the senior Partner in handling corporate and banking litigation especially in presentation of major cases pertaining to recovery of advances through filing recovery suits and winding up petitions in Lahore High Court, Lahore. Mr. Saqlain started his private practice in Lahore in 2002 by starting his law Firm, Saqlain, Husnain & Co. and represented clients in civil and criminal matters.

During his legal career, Mr. Saqlain has gained diverse experience in the Energy, Commercial and Corporate Sectors. His areas of relevant experience include implementation of power projects, regulations of corporations, commercial and civil litigation, public procurement, drafting of project agreements, commercial contracts, energy laws, banking laws, municipal laws, and land acquisitions proceedings. (Please see list of assignments below).

Mr. Saqlain began his career as a trial attorney and later on joined law firm of Mr. Salman Akram Raja, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, where he assisted the senior Partner in handling corporate litigation especially in presentation of major cases pertaining to recovery of advances through filing recovery suits and winding up petitions in Lahore High Court, Lahore. Mr Saqlain remained involved in drafting a wide variety of commercial documents including agency, franchise and joint venture agreements. Mr. Saqlain also worked on Electricity laws and regulations practice included drafting applications for generation, transmission and distribution licenses, advising clients on tariff structures and duties and representing clients in pre-grant hearings before NEPRA.

Since 2005, Mr. Saqlain has taught various commercial law subjects at Quaid-e-Azam Law College, Punjab Law College, Toppers Law College and Post Graduate Institute of Law, University of Lahore.

Mr. Saqlain is a 2001 graduate from Quaid-e-Azam Law College, Lahore and holds Master’s degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from Queen Mary, University of London (2005).