Head of McNair International
Khawar Qureshi KC is the Head of McNair International and has acted for or against more than 60 states on complex international disputes including the USA, Russian Federation, Argentina, India, Kenya. From 1999 to 2006 he was a UK 'A' Panel Treasury Counsel with the highest level of security clearance advising on and undertaking hundreds of high profile and sensitive cases for the UK Government (including for the Bank of England and HM Treasury on sanctions issues), before being one of the youngest to take Silk in 2006.
He has taught financial services law at Cambridge University, Commercial law at King's College and Public International Law at the LSE/King's College London. He was appointed a Visiting Professor in Commercial law at London University in 2008.
A managing partner of a leading firm who has very recently worked with Khawar on high value International Arbitration matters as well as, Judicial Review, State Immunity and Diplomatic Immunity matters, described him as "an outstanding international lawyer with unique qualities, who deals with complex Public International Law, Commercial Arbitration and Transnational Litigation expertly, effectively and efficiently. He gives practical advice clearly and he is a formidable advocate in any arena. His strategic and tactical inputs, based on his wealth of real litigation experience before judges and arbitrators, pays dividends. Notably, for a barrister, he really is every bit the team player."