Umer Abdullah

Umer Abdullah

Managing Partner

Mr. Abdullah is a partner at Abdullah & Hussain and is an Advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan. He heads the Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Department at the firm. Mr. Abdullah is a proactive, adaptable and conscientious barrister with vast and variegated legal experience of more than twelve years. He focuses his practice on Constitutional, Employment, Commercial, Corporate and complex Civil litigation.

Mr. Abdullah began his legal career in 2007 after being called to the Bar and since then he has gained significant experience in litigating cases in a wide variety of areas, with special emphasis on Constitutional and Employment law. He has been representing clients from banking and financial institutions, charitable foundations, energy, telecommunications, information technology, construction, pharmaceutical and real estate sector.

A few of the many notable cases that Mr. Abdullah has been part of include; litigation that challenged the shifting of Christian graveyards on the basis of the action being discriminatory and violating the rights of minorities;litigation challenging the vires of Parks & Horticulture Authority Regulations by which tax was imposed on display of sign boards; represented Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) in cases filed by employees who were laid off under the Voluntary Severance Scheme.

In addition to this, Mr. Abdullah is an articulate and diplomatic communicator with extensive experience in representing clients in arbitration proceedings. His principal clients are multi-national corporates and global financial institutions. His work with multi-national corporates and their senior executives includes high profile trials and cross – border transaction work.  Mr. Abdullah has also worked as a Lecturer of Land Law, University of London (External Programme) at University College Lahore from September 2007 to May 2012.

Professional  & Academic Qualifications:

LLM, University College London (UCL)

Barrister-at-law, LINCOLN’S INN, London, UK

Bar Vocational Course, University of the West of England

LLB. (Honours), The University of London

MA Int Rels & Cont War (KCL) London

Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan