Altaf started his career with a US law firm in London then moved to litigation practice as a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn. Following his time at Linklaters, he became Senior Legal Counsel at the Royal Bank of Scotland and subsequently Deputy General Counsel of the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.
As a partner at Ijaz Ahmed & Associates (recommended by Legal500 and Chambers & Partners) he maintains relations and works with leading international law firms such as Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Freshfields, Dentons, Clyde & Co, HFW, White & Case, Latham & Watkins, Milkbank, Linklaters, Cleary Gottlieb, Watson Farley & Williams and Quinn Emanuel amongst others.
Altaf is also an Associate Member of Hardwicke Building, Lincoln's Inn in his capacity as an English law barrister.
Altaf speaks fluent Urdu/Hindi, intermediate German and beginner Mandarin.
LOCATION: Karachi, Pakistan
LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: Barrister (England & Wales), Solicitor (England & Wales), Advocate, High Court (Pakistan)
Accredited Mediator and Negotiator, ADR-ODR International
Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member of INSOL International (the first for Pakistan)
CURRENT FIRM: Ijaz Ahmed & Associates
LAW SCHOOL: Columbia University
ADVANCED DEGREES: LL.M
HONORS AND AWARDS: Jules Thorn Scholar by the Honourable Society at Middle Temple
Corporate and Securities
(Capital Markets, Commercial Contracts, Corporate Governance, Cross-Border Transactions, Debt Finance, Derivatives and Asset Securitization, M&A, Nonprofit Law, Partnerships and Joint Ventures, Project Finance, Securities Offerings, Securities Reporting and Regulation)
Energy and Infrastructure Projects
(M&A, Oil & Gas, Project Finance, Regulation and Litigation, Renewable and Alternative Energy, Tax)
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
(Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation | Agricultural and Food | Antitrust | Appellate — Appeals and Writs | Arbitration and Mediation | Bankruptcy | Commercial/Contract Disputes | Constitutional | Construction | Defamation | Energy | Energy and Infrastructure | Financial Services | Intellectual Property | Securities | Telecommunications)