Khawar Qureshi QC specialises in Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration and International Law. He is consistently identified as a leader in his fields of practice and has undertaken arbitrations and litigation for and against commercial and State parties from more than 70 States. From 1999-2006 he was one of around 20 "A" Panel UK Govt Treasury Counsel advising as well as representing UK Government Ministers and institutions on hundreds of matters.
In addition to his practice from Serle Court London, in 2008 together with senior members of the English Bar and the retired Law Lord the late Lord Slynn of Hadley, he established McNair Chambers, the first ever Barristers' chambers outside the UK in the Qatar Financial Centre. Khawar was appointed a Visiting Professor in Commercial Law at London University in 2006, a Deputy High Court Judge (civil) in 2013, a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2014 and was Chairman of TheCityUK Legal Services Group from 2010-2015. He has advised many States and foreign authorities on legislation and procedural reform relating to arbitration and commercial litigation matters.
In the past two years alone, he has been Lead Counsel in high value disputes involving African States as well as GCC States and parties in the Oil and Gas Sector. Since 2018, he is the first English QC since 1963 to have been authorised to appear in the Courts of Kenya (for the DPP of Kenya) in the corruption cases against the Deputy Chief Justice Mwilu.