Mr. Rana Sajjad Ahmad
PartnerRana Ijaz & Partners
7-A Turner Road
+ 92 42 37312828
+ 92 42 37321664
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Lawyer's ProfileMr. Sajjad 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, labor, tax and foreign exchange controls.
During the past two and a half years, Mr. Sajjad has advised and represented International Turnkey Systems (ITS), 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.
During the past four years, Mr. Sajjad has also worked with Mr. Khan, Managing Partner of the firm, on a banking fraud/white collar crime matter involving assets worth 120 million GBP. In this matter, KPMG (UK) is acting as administrator of a UK-based company that is connected to the illegal transactions and the company’s creditors include a consortium of three of the largest banking groups in the UK. As a co-counsel in this matter, Mr. Sajjad has advised and represented the client in connection with a wide range of issues related to enforcement of a foreign decree in Pakistan.
Mr. Sajjad has also advised Morgan Stanley, one of the world's largest financial services companies, 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.
Bar Admission1. New York
2. Lahore High Court Bar Association, Pakistan
Affiliations1. American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Centre for Dispute Resolution, (Young & International Group)
2. International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Court of Arbitration
3. London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), (Young International Arbitration Group)
Languages English & Urdu
Joined the Law Firm in 2008
Lawyer's Areas of Practice
Publications1. “Reko Diq: the other side” (Dawn, Feb 2013)
2. Do lawyers really want to resolve disputes?”(Tribune, Oct 2012)
3. “Freedom ofexpression: where can we draw the line?” (Tribune, Sep 2012)
4. “Was the PM’s ‘sentence’ enough?” (Tribune, May 2012)
5. Reko Diq muddle” (Tribune, Feb 2012)
6. “The law for a bicycle and millions of dollars” (Tribune, Jan 2012)
7. “The lawyers’ movement” (The Nation; Aug 09)
8. “Mediation” (The Nation; Aug 07)
9. “The Tide is Turning” (The Nation; July 07)
10. “Check the Imbalance” (The News; Apr 07)
11. “Legal Education” (The Nation; Feb 07)
12. “International Law on Warfare” (The News; July 03)
13. “International Commercial Arbitration” (The News; June 03)
Past Employment PositionsBefore joining the firm in September, 2008, Mr. Sajjad worked for around 5 years in the U.S. and had the opportunity to work with some large law firms including Fulbright & Jaworski. He is admitted to practise as an attorney in New York. In terms of his practice areas in the U.S., he worked in the areas of international commercial arbitration, securities & capital markets, antitrust law and mergers & acquisitions.
EducationColumbia University School of Law, New York, NY
LL.M. - Master of Laws
Coursework: corporations, securities and capital markets, corporate reorganization & bankruptcy, international commercial contracts, mergers & acquisitions
Pakistan College of Law, Lahore
LL.B. - Bachelor of Laws
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Lahore
BSc. (Hons.) Bachelor of Sciences, Economics
Government College, Lahore
B.A. Bachelor of Arts (Economics; Political Science)