Introduction

After earning his BSc (Hons) in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Rana Sajjad Ahmad subsequently graduated in law (LLB) from Pakistan College of Law, Lahore and then went on to earn his LLM from

Rana Sajjad Ahmad


Professional Achievements


After earning his BSc (Hons) in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Rana Sajjad Ahmad subsequently graduated in law (LLB) from Pakistan College of Law, Lahore and then went on to earn his LLM from Columbia University, New York. He is now Advocate High Court, Pakistan and Attorney at Law, New York.

Before joining a Lahore-based law firm in 2008, he worked in the United States in the area of international commercial arbitration, securities & capital markets, antitrust law and mergers & acquisitions. His practice in Pakistan has a special focus on investment structuring, sector-specific compliance issues and dispute resolution.

Rana Sajjad has now years of experience of working both in the United States and Pakistan. Over the years, he has advised international corporations in relation to all aspects of their businesses including business establishment, corporate structuring, foreign exchange controls and resolution of corporations’ local and international commercial disputes with a focus on arbitration.

He advises and represents local and international corporations in connection with their ongoing business operations in and/or related to Pakistan and resolution of their local and international commercial disputes. He also advises prospective foreign investors on a wide range of legal issues including business establishment, licensing, labour, tax and foreign exchange controls.

Following are some selected matters on which he has worked in Pakistan;

Advised and represented a Lahore-based hotel owner in commercial arbitration proceedings in connection with a contractual dispute involving property title, repairs and termination of a lease agreement with one of the largest hotel groups in Pakistan.

Advised a Japanese manufacturer of car navigation systems on Pakistan’s mapping and surveying laws in connection with issues involving regulatory compliance at each stage of the process for selling such systems in Pakistan.

Advised a U.K. law firm on Pakistani law in connection with reciprocal enforcement agreements between Pakistan and the U.K. and legal issues related to enforcement of a foreign judgment in Pakistan.

Advised and represented a Kuwait-based technology company, through its subsidiary in Pakistan, in connection with a payment dispute with a Pakistan-based telecommunications company. The amount of the lawsuit filed by the company is over US $14 million.

Advised a U.S. based financial services firm on a wide range of issues related to derivatives transactions subject to the terms and conditions of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreement.

In the area of securities & capital markets, Rana Sajjad has advised Morgan Stanley, on a wide range of issues related to derivatives transactions subject to the terms and conditions of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreement that were proposed to be conducted by Morgan Stanley with a Pakistani counter-party.

Rana Sajjad is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb); Member, American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Young & International Group; Member, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Young Arbitrators Forum and Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Young International Arbitration Group.

He teaches LL.M students and has designed and taught courses in International Commercial Arbitration and Legal Research & Writing for Commercial Lawyers. He has also taught courses in Pakistani securities laws and the U.S. Constitution.