Mr. Jahanzaib Durrani


Mr. Jahanzaib Durrani is a practising lawyer and an Advocate of the High Court. He holds LLM degrees in International Financial Law from King's College London and Oil, Gas, and Mining Law from Nottingham Law School, UK.

In addition to civil and corporate commercial matters, Mr. Durrani has extensive experience in taxation and construction matters involving FIDIC agreements. He represents various clients before various forums regarding antidumping laws, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate crimes.

He has been appointed by the Government of Pakistan to serve as an Independent Director on the boards of Saindak Metals Limited (SML) and Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), the national Oil & Gas Company of Pakistan and the flagship of the country’s E&P sector. He is also a member of the Human Resource Committee of OGDCL and the Chairman of the Risk Management and Security Committee.
Besides this, he also serves as the Chairman of the SML Audit and Risk Management Committee and is a member of SML's Procurement and Technical Committee.

Mr. Durrani began his legal career with ABS & Co., an internationally renowned law firm. He has been extensively involved in the preparation of claims, counter-claims and communication of documents in relation to a significant ICSID arbitration involving the Government of Balochistan and an Australian mining company. The case ranks as one of the largest mining disputes brought before an arbitral tribunal in recent memory.
Mr. Durrani then joined the Conflict Law Centre (CLC) at the Research Society of International Law (RSIL), Pakistan's leading think tank on international law. During his career, he was crucial in developing critical documents on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for the Pakistani Government and Armed Forces. Additionally, he has been involved in training public prosecutors and has drafted a toolkit on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism laws.
He has also served as a visiting faculty member at the National Defence University, Islamabad. During his time in the United Kingdom, he worked as a legal assistant in the House of Lords.
Mr. Jahanzaib Durrani hails from Quetta, Balochistan. He contributes to national newspapers as an opinion writer. He is a certified director by IBA as per SECP requirements.