About Sheraz


Sheraz is a Direct Access Barrister with a background in civil engineering, uniquely placing him as a versatile practitioner with expertise in diverse areas of law such as Construction, Oil & Gas and Energy and Power.

He is a multi-jurisdictional lawyer possessing the rights of audience for the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), and Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) in Kazakhstan.

He operates as an international tenant at No.5 Barristers Chambers in their Business and Property Division, leveraging his expertise as a seasoned litigator and boasting a rich experience in the arena of dispute resolution for over two decades. Sheraz has considerable experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, including advising, drafting, pleadings, and representing parties in a broad range of commercial and chancery disputes. He acts on behalf of parties in applications and trials in the County Courts and the Technology and Construction Court (TCC). Sheraz channels his engrained knowledge and skills to seamlessly cater to disputes referred to him by clients who rely on Sheraz as a trusted business advisor with a thorough understanding of the fields in which he operates. Additionally, Sheraz is also an excellent dispute resolution practitioner with a strong track record in avoiding and resolving an array of disputes.

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Sheraz is the founder and Managing Partner at MK Consultus LLP, a boutique law firm dealing with the niche in practice areas of Energy, Construction and Oil and Gas. MKC primarily provides tailored services to private and public sector entities alongside the flexibility and efficiency of a full-service law firm, emerging as one of the pioneering firms in Pakistan.

Sheraz is fronting the evolution of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) landscape in Pakistan as the Founding Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Ciarb) Pakistan Branch. He aims to establish a local pool of experts in Pakistan who may self-sustain the disputes that erupt domestically and help Pakistan establish a firm footing in the international dispute resolution market.

Sheraz enjoys the distinguished honor of serving on the approved faculty list for Ciarb, by virtue of which he is able to provide Ciarb gold-standard training worldwide on Arbitration, Mediation and Adjudication to a broad spectrum of professionals from around the globe, particularly barristers, engineers, solicitors and adjudicators. Sheraz’s unique teaching style has ensured a steady grasp on the subject matter for his pupils who now advance their career in dispute resolution.

Sheraz has received much praise and recognition pertaining to his contributions towards the promotion of dispute resolution in Pakistan. He has produced a Model Law-compliant first draft of the Domestic Arbitration 2023 which once ratified, will elevate the eco-system of dispute resolution in Pakistan and bring it on par with the rest of the world.

Sheraz devised and chairs the annual series of Pakistan International Disputes Weekend: A premiere legal convention in South Asia committed to the prospects of reviewing, reflecting and reviving the global legal landscape. PIDW promotes a unified platform to host experts, dispute resolution practitioners, esteemed members of the Judiciary such as Judges from the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Judges from the High Court of all four provinces, Legal 500, International ADR Centers Business sectors, and Energy, Oil & Gas representatives from different parts of the world to explore opportunities, expand their connections, indulge in insightful debate with the best in practice. He welcomes everyone to join him at PIDW’24.

Sheraz is also the Founding Chair of the TCC ADR Centre in Pakistan, a dynamic international platform for dispute resolution with concentrated expertise in technology, construction and commercial matters. TCC ADR Center empanels and trains practitioners along an array of dispute resolution areas, facilitating access to speedy resolve for many.

Trainings

Sheraz serves on the Approved Faculty List for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a uniquely distinguished honor. This honor, coupled with his enriched experienced as a practitioner, establishes him as a master conveyer of trainings allowing him to globally impart training on arbitration, mediation and adjudication to barristers, engineers, solicitors and adjudicators, who now contribute to the advancement of the ADR in their own capacities.

Sheraz has elevated the ecosystem of dispute resolution by training practitioners along Ciarb gold standards. These practitioners combine to form a pool of experts who will forefront of the face of dispute resolution in the coming future.

Sheraz is also committed to continuous professional development and provides as a versatile trainer, Sheraz’s training ambit extends to Expert Witness, FIDIC, Standard Forms of Contract, Construction & Energy Arbitration trainings and is often sought by organizations for the provision of mentorship and training of their employees.

International Arbitration


Mediation


Adjudication


Expert Wintess


FIDIC


Standard Forms of Contract


Construction & Energy Arbitration Courses

Pledges Signed

Green Pledge

I am a supporter of and signatory to the World Mediators Alliance on Climate Change (WoMACC) Green Pledge. I have committed to minimizing the environmental impact of each mediation in which I am involved with, in the ways outlined in the Pledge, including avoiding unnecessary travel and using electronic technology wherever possible. I am also committed to encouraging those with whom I mediate similarly to minimize their carbon emissions. I invite the parties to give consideration to the Pledge.


Conflict Avoidance Pledge

I believe in collaborative working and the use of early intervention techniques throughout the supply chain, to try to resolve differences of opinion before they escalate into disputes. It is important to embed conflict avoidance mechanisms into projects with the aim of identifying, controlling and managing potential conflict, whilst preventing the need for formal, adversarial dispute resolution procedures. I also strive to commit my resources to embed conflict avoidance techniques into my operations and projects. I commit to working proactively to avoid conflict and to facilitate early resolution of potential disputes by simultaneously developing my capability in the early identification of potential disputes and in the use of conflict avoidance measures. I proactively promote the value of collaborative working to prevent issues developing into disputes by committing to work with my industry partners to identify, promote and utilize conflict avoidance mechanisms. I also invite parties to give consideration to the Pledge.


CAI Civility Pledge

I am a supporter of the CAI Civility Pledge, whereby I consider it as my responsibility to embrace principles that establish a framework for effective community conversations. I strive to hold myself accountable for my own actions and words, and engaging in civil discussions about issues important to me. I vow to respect all points of view and strive to provide a reasonable opportunity for all to express their views openly—without attacks and antagonization. I believe all of the above commitments to civility are a vital part of my goal of being a functional member of a thriving community. I invite parties to give consideration to the Pledge.


Women's Empowerment Principles Pledge

I am a supporter of and signatory to the Women's Empowerment Principles Pledge. I have committed to high level corporate leadership by treating all men and women fairly at work without discrimination. I am dedicated to employee health, well-being and safety, whilst also providing education and training for career advancement. I support the seven principles of the pledge, recognizing my responsibility for gender equality and women's empowerment. I support their agenda by incorporating practices in our business such as equal pay for work of equal value, gender-responsive supply chain practices and zero tolerance against sexual harassment in the workplace. I invite the parties to give consideration to the Pledge.


United Nations Global Compact

I am a supporter and signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, whereby I strive to create a culture of integrity across my business from strategy to operations by; aligning all operations with universal sustainability principles, taking accountability for all required four areas of responsibility (human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption), report annually on our ongoing efforts, supporting the society around me, and making an annual financial commitment to support the work of the UN Global Compact Office to enable them in transforming our world.

Lectures & Trainings

  • 2023 | Training | Islamabad (2nd Batch) | Module 1 International Arbitration (Law, Practice & Procedure of International Arbitration) leading to MCiarb
  • 2023 | Training | Lahore | Module 1 International Arbitration (Law, Practice & Procedure of International Arbitration) leading to MCiarb
  • 2023 | Training |RICS| Introduction to expert determination | Familiarity with expert determination principles | Evaluate your progress in expert determination
  • 2023 | Training | RICS| Learn key principles and procedures. | Improved skills in resolving construction disputes through expert determination. | Discuss challenges and solutions in expert determination.
  • 2023 | Training | RICS| Develop practical expertise in expert determination | Advanced understanding of expert determination | Reflect on the determination process.
  • 2023 | Training| RICS| How to determine effectively as an expert | Advanced understanding of expert determination | Reflect on the determination process.
  • 2023 | Training | RICS| Review case studies and practical application | Enhanced ability to analyze and apply expert determination | Analyze case studies and share insights.
  • 2023 | Training | RICS| Clarify any doubts and reinforce knowledge of expert determination
  • 2023 | Training | Islamabad | Module 1 International Arbitration (Law, Practice & Procedure of International Arbitration) leading to MCiarb
  • 2023 | Moderation | Pakistan Engineering Council | Moderated Panel on Dispute Avoidance or Dispute Resolution, what is the winning strategy?
  • 2023 | Training | Ciarb HQ | Accelerated Route to Membership International Arbitration leading to MCiarb
  • 2023 | Training | Islamabad | Module 1 International Arbitration (Law, Practice & Procedure of International Arbitration) leading to MCiarb
  • 2023 | Moderation | Pakistan International Disputes Weekend (PIDW) | Lahore | Moderated Panel on Introduction to the Domestic Arbitration Act 2023.
  • 2023 | Panelist | Pakistan International Disputes Weekend (PIDW) | Lahore | Participated as a panelist in the Panel titled Construction Disputes in Pakistan: How should Pakistan deals with CPEC disputes?
  • 2023 | Opening Speech | Pakistan International Disputes Weekend (PIDW) | Lahore | Opened the premier convention Pakistan International Disputes Weekend as the Chief Organizer.
  • 2022 | Training | Ciarb HQ | Module 1 International Arbitration (Law, Practice & Procedure of International Arbitration) leading to MCiarb
  • 2022 | Training | Ciarb HQ | Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF) International Arbitration leading to FCiarb
  • 2022 | Training | Ciarb HQ | Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF) Construction Adjudication leading to FCiarb
  • 2022 | Training | Ciarb HQ | Module 1 Mediation | Ciarb Accredited Mediator Training leading to MCiarb
  • 2022 | CPD Lecture | Islamabad | Introduction to ADR CPD program organized by Islamabad Bar Council at the Bar Council.
  • 2022 | Ciarb Accredited Mediator Training | Islamabad | Module 1 Mediation | Cohort of fifty lawyers and Judges leading to MCiarb.
  • 2022 | Moderation | Ciarb Accredited Mediator Training | Islamabad | Moderated the opening ceremony of Ciarb Accredited Mediation Training for Judges and Lawyers at the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA)
  • 2022 | Speech | 9th Judicial Conference at Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan | Islamabad | Speech on Emerging Business (CPEC, E-Commerce, BRI, FDI’s, SEZ’s etc) environment in the region, need for expert, efficient and enforceable dispute resolution settlement mechanisms at the 9th Judicial Conference on the invitation of the Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan, hosted by the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP).
  • 2022 | Speech | No 5 Barristers Chambers | Birmingham | Speech on Pakistan as an Emerging market for International Arbitration after the development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at No.5 Barristers Chambers, Birmingham.
  • 2022 | Speech | Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn | London | Speech on Access of Justice & Human Rights at Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn organized by International Lawyers forum.
  • 2022 | Speech | House of Lords | London | Speech on the Role of Judiciary in Investor Confidence at House of Lords.
  • 2022 | Moderation | Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn | London | Conference on the Role of Judiciary in Promoting Investor Confidence through ADR in Pakistan at Honorable Society of Grays Inn organized by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Pakistan Branch.
  • 2022 | Moderation | Conference on Judicial Perspectives on Domestic & international Arbitration in Pakistan | Lahore | Moderated Launch ceremony of Charted Institute of Arbitrators Pakistan Branch.
  • 2022 | Opening Speech | Inauguration of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Pakistan Branch | Lahore | Commenced the inauguration ceremony of the Inauguration of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Pakistan Branch as its founding Chair.
  • 2021 | Training | Ciarb HQ | Module 1 International Arbitration (Law, Practice & Procedure of International Arbitration) leading to MCiarb
  • 2021 | Lecture | Lahore | Introduction to Construction Arbitration at National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK).
  • 2021 | Lecture | Lahore | Introduction to Energy Sector Arbitration at Institution of Engineers Pakistan (IEP).
  • 2021 | Speech | Soft Launch of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Pakistan Branch at Karachi Bar Association.
  • 2018 | Speech | 8th Judicial Conference at Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan | Islamabad | Speech on China Pakistan Economic Corridor – Dispute Resolution Mechanism at 8th Judicial Conference on the invitation of the Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan hosted by the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP).

Publications

  • A New Mediation Act? The Way Forward for Pakistan, Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business - Volume 43, 2021 · Nov 9, 2021
  • Innovation in Construction Technology in the UK, influenced by accidents reduces legal risks, Construction Law International · Jul 1, 2018
  • China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) - Dispute Resolution Mechanism Transnational Dispute Management · Jun 1, 2017

Area OF EXPERTISE

Construction & Engineering Law
Power & Energy Law
Property real Estate Law
Oil & Gas

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

With his extensive knowledge and expertise in civil engineering, Sheraz provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the construction and engineering industries, such as architects, contractors, engineers and developers. Sheraz offers a comprehensive contraction law practice with array of corporate and transactional support, advocacy and dispute resolution services.


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POWER & ENERGY

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The scope of Sheraz’s practice involves the legal regulation of the production, distribution, and use of electricity and other forms of energy in both conventional power projects and renewable sources. He provides legal advice and representation to companies and organizations involved in the power and energy industry, such as utilities, energy developers, and government agencies.


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OIL & GAS

The specialized area of Oil and Gas law deals with the legal and regulatory issues related to the exploration, production, transportation, and sale of oil and natural gas. Exploration and production companies, oilfield services companies, and pipeline and transportation companies often require legal advice and representation.


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PROPERTY & REAL ESTATE

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Sheraz is a highly respected and accomplished property lawyer, known for his expertise in real estate law and his dedication to helping clients navigate the complexities of the property market. With many years of experience in the field, Sheraz has a deep understanding of the legal and financial aspects of buying, selling, and leasing property, and has a proven track record of success in representing clients in a wide range of real estate transactions. He is well-versed in the laws and regulations governing property ownership and has a reputation for providing clients with clear, practical advice and guidance, while always working tirelessly to protect their interests and secure the best possible outcomes.


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  • Anti-Suit Injunctions
  • Wills and Probate
  • Rent Disputes
  • Possession hearings
  • Property Disputes
  • Contract Drafting and Review
  • Construction Claim Consultancy
  • Tendering Procedures
  • Eviction Claims
  • Shareholder disputes in Companies
  • Partner and Director and partnership claims
  • Construction Disputes concerning delays, defects, variations and non-payments
  • Breach of contract disputes between commercial parties
  • Civil fraud
  • Landlord and Tenancy disputes
  • Insolvency including Winding up Petitions
  • Constitution Petitions
  • International Domestic Arbitration

Sheraz takes instructions to appear before the courts in Pakistan, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Dubai, Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Kazakhstan, and Singapore International Commercial Centre (SICC), Singapore.

Sheraz can also be instructed directly as a direct access barrister to appear before the courts in the United Kingdom.

Language Capability

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi

Legal Services

Commercial Litigator
DISPUTE RESOLUTION ADVISOR
DISPUTE RESOLUTION APPOINTMENTS
TRAININGS

Sheraz's Philosophy

“Law, to me, is a responsibility of great magnitude and intensity. My goal is to always ensure that the best interests of my clients are met with, even in the face of insurmountable odds.”

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