Dr. Nudrat E. Piracha is a partner at Septentrio Global Consulting (formerly known as Samdani & Qureshi) and Chief Executive Officer of the International Centre for Appropriate Dispute Resolution and Prevention (Pvt) Limited, Islamabad.
She is a Fulbright scholar, a Weinstein JAMS International Fellow for 2018, and the first lawyer from Pakistan to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (FCIArb). She is the first woman in Pakistan to have qualified as an S.J.D. She is an alumna of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
In a career stretching over seventeen years, she worked as counsel in ADR in arbitrations before ICSID, ICC, SCC, DFIC-LCIA, Ad Hoc tribunals, and rose to partnership at the leading Pakistani firm, Samdani & Qureshi, before leaving for an S.J.D. at George Washington. She is a Solicitor of England and Wales besides being a Member of the High Court Bar of Pakistan.
She was nominated to the panel of arbitrators of ICSID by Pakistan in 2018 and is presently serving as a member of an Ad Hoc Committee of ICSID in relation to annulment proceedings in a dispute between a British national and State of Sri Lanka. She is part of the Prime Minister's 12 member committee advising on the improvement of the current investment regime and reforms to dispute resolution mechanisms in Pakistan.
She has extensive experience and training in ADR, mediation, negotiation, and arbitrations from most prestigious universities and organizations.
As a senior fellow of JAMs, she has been trained by them and has attended mediations at JAMS with their panelists commercial and employment disputes.