Fatima has been a foreign qualified advocate based in the Addleshaw Goddard's Disputes team, London, since January 2019. She has a broad range of constitutional and commercial litigation experience. She has acted for and advised private companies, state-owned entities, a sitting judge of the Lahore High Court and the Government of Punjab. At Addleshaw's she is focused on commercial and investments disputes and is involved in pro-bono work initiatives. She primarily focuses on representing a sovereign state in an on-going ad-hoc UNCITRAL arbitration, along with private investor and commercial disputes related to a multinational oil and gas company. As a result of her arbitration expertise and her prior position as research assistant for the publication, "The Iran-UAE Gulf Disputes", she also has extensive knowledge of public international law. 

Fatima is currently undertaking the QLTS examinations to become qualified and admitted to the roll in England & Wales. She holds a Master's Degree in International Disputes Resolutions from King's College London and LLB (Hons) from University of London. 

Fatima's recent experience includes:  

  • Acted for the respondent sovereign state in a confidential arbitration brought under a multilateral investment treaty and UNCITRAL Rules relating to gas tariffs applicable to a steel production facility. 
  • Assisted on an ICC arbitration defending a global oil & gas company in a contractual dispute, relating to breach of contract and failure to pay.
  • Advised a South Asian investor in relation to the commencement of an investment claim against an African State for breach of a concession agreement and parallel settlement negotiations. 
  • English 
  • Urdu (native)
  • Hindi


Professional Memberships
  • The Young International Arbitration Group (of the LCIA) 
  • The Young Arbitrators Forum (of the ICC) 
  • Mentee and Member, Young ICCA (of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration)
  • Young Arbitrators Group (of the Centre for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration)