Dr. Hamid has an extensive teaching experience at various higher education establishments in the United Kingdom, Bulgaria and within Pakistan. He earned his PhD from the University of Warwick (UK) with specialization in Corporate Governance, Financial regulation and Islamic finance.
Before joining LUMS, he was working as an Assistant Professor at The University of Warwick where he was also nominated twice for the Warwick awards of teaching excellence (WATC), the law school’s highest teaching honor. Prior to that between 2012-2019, he has held Visiting Assistant Professorial and Lecturer positions at various institutions including Birkbeck College, University of London (UK) and Brunel University (UK), American University of Bulgaria (Europe), Forman Christian College as well as University College London both in Pakistan.
His focus is on teaching and researching primarily in the areas of business law, Islamic finance, corporate finance law and commercial law. Dr Hamid is recognized as a legal academic and researcher with an adaptive teaching philosophy, contextual scholarly approach as well as diverse experiences and expertise in the fields of law, finance and management across different geographic jurisdictions.
Other than teaching, Dr Hamid has served as a Programme Director of Islamic Financial Management Development Programme, (a partnership with Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance), remained an active associate member of Centre of Financial and Corporate Integrity and convener of Board of studies at the Coventry University (UK). In addition, he was the Director Legal Clinics (LLM) and Director International Economic Law of the Global Research Centre at International College of Legal Studies (ICLS) in Pakistan.
Currently, Dr Hamid is teaching Commercial Law in relation to its theoretical, developmental, and historical settings to BA.LLB first year students. Also, servicing as a member of internal school committees.
Areas of teaching and research interests: Business Law, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Commercial and Trade Laws, Islamic Law, Islamic Finance, Company Law, Law of Trusts, Jurisprudence, Business Ethics, Corporate Finance and Financial Regulation
- ‘A rereading of the fundamentals of Islamic finance: principles of Contract law, Riba and Gharrar in light of the Maqasid Al Sharia and Maslaha principle’ (Journal of Islamic Practices in Islamic Law, vol11 issue 2, 2015).
- ‘The Islamic Financial Intermediation model and the Stakeholder Paradigm of Governance: A Theoretical Analysis’ (Kuwait International Law School Journal, Vol 4, issue 15, Sept 2016).
- ‘Drawing a synergy between theory and practice - a move towards a more stakeholder-oriented regulatory framework for modern Islamic finance institutions: a comparative analysis’ (2nd Volume of The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law)
- ‘Re-interpreting the Islamic economic model in light of the Maqasid-Al-Sharia doctrine: the ‘form’ versus ‘substance’ debate’ (work in progress, under review in the Oxford Journal for Law and Religion).
- Specific corporate governance issues in Islamic banking and their effects on the regulatory framework: the three layer of governance issues’, presented at the 2nd Global Forum for Islamic Finance, Lahore, Pakistan, 11-12 April 2014.
- 'Drawing a synergy between theory and practice: moving towards a more stakeholders’ approach for designing a regulatory framework for modern IFI’s’, presented at the 10th International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance (ICIEF), Doha, Qatar, 25-16 May 2015.
- ‘Interpreting the ‘Social’ in the Socio-Economics of Islamic Finance: The Role of Islamic Law’, presented at the Second Conference for Junior Researchers, Stanford Law School, Stanford CA, USA, 15- 16 May 2015.
- ‘Drawing a Synergy between Theory and Practice: A Move towards a More Stakeholder-Oriented Regulatory Framework for Modern Islamic Finance Institutions’, presented at the SLSA Annual conference, 31 March - 2 April 2015.
- ‘A doctrinal analysis of Minority shareholder protection laws in Pakistan and UK: a comparative analysis’, presented at the British Academy of Management Conference on Corporate Governance, 24-25 June 2019
- Forthcoming Journal Papers
- ‘Corporate governance theories and the expropriation of minority shareholders: a case study of Pakistan and English company law’ (work in progress)
- The current banking practice of examining documents under UCP 600 in international and domestic trade by ‘issuing’ and ‘advising’ banks: are they free from legal uncertainty? (work in progress)
- ‘Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Sharia Supervisory Board in Islamic financial Institutions: Employing the Articles of Association for internal Sharia governance.’ (work in progress)