Waqqas Mir is an Advocate of the High Court and a partner at Axis Law Chambers. He regularly appears in courts across Pakistan on behalf of major corporations as well as public sector organizations in cases relating to lending disputes, enforcement of security, investigation of companies, shareholders’ disputes and challenges to the constitutionality of various laws. He also litigates regularly regarding environmental law as well as animal rights.
In 2015-2016, Waqqas was appointed as amicus curiae on four different occasions by the Lahore High Court in matters relating to taxation, energy, interpretation of the Constitution of Pakistan and environment and local government. Waqqas routinely advises local and foreign clients on regulatory compliance relating to doing business in Pakistan, capital markets, merger control, public procurement as well as public-private partnerships. From 2009 to 2010 he also served as a Joint Director (Legal Division) at the Competition Commission of Pakistan. For the past three years Waqqas has contributed the annual Pakistan Chapter to Getting the Deal Through Merger Control guide (published by Law Business Research Limited, UK, in collaboration with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer).
Waqqas writes a weekly column for one of Pakistan’s leading English language newspapers and is regularly invited to speak about digital rights, Internet law and policy, online surveillance and privacy.
He is a graduate of the University of London and Harvard Law School. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2007. Waqqas feels that cricket is the most cerebral and beautiful sport imaginable. Regardless of what his friends think, he is an ardent admirer of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Specialisation: Moot Court; Jurisprudence
|Spring Semester 2017-18||Moot Court||1702|
|Spring Semester 2016-17||Moot Court||1602|
|Fall Semester 2015-16||Jurisprudence||1501|
|Fall Semester 2013-14||Jurisprudence||1301|
|Fall Semester 2012-13||Jurisprudence||1201|