AZIZ NISHTAR  (QAU), LLB, ITP (Harvard), LLM (Harvard)

Aziz is a business law attorney representing some of Pakistan’s top conglomerates. Before joining the legal profession he was a senior officer with the Inland Revenue Service, with 15 years of handling mostly corporate taxpayers at Pakistan business hub Karachi. Earlier he has worked with different companies in Pakistan and abroad including Tax Analysts,  a Virginia, USA based tax law publishing company; Engro Corporation (formerly Exxon Pakistan); Pakistan International Airlines; Agricultural Bank and a brief stint at the World Bank in Washington, DC.

Aziz is on the boards of Privatization Commission and Board of Investment, two prestigious federal government organizations, where he is known to have played very active role in the organizations as an independent member.

.Aziz did his twin LLM/ITP degree programs at Harvard Law School and participated in three extensive workshops on financial derivatives, international transfer pricing and legislative development. His earlier education in law and management enables him to understand the business organizations’ perspective and commercial motives advance their interest in both contentious and non-contentious proceedings.

Aziz has advised both businesses and governments on wide array of law matters including developing institutional frameworks, legislative development, investment promotion and protection, and privatization of government enterprises.

Aziz is a regular contributor and correspondent to the weekly Tax Notes International, and Worldwide tax Daily, USA based publications of global acclaim. He has extensively written on the legal issues for the prestigious international professional journals.

Aziz is also a professionally trained mediator accredited internationally by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, UK. He is part of an IFC-managed small core group of mediators to pilot modern commercial mediations in Pakistan.

His areas of interest in practice, writing, and teaching include public policy research and advisory, fiscal laws, corporate taxation, value-added taxation, contracts, and other corporate law matters.