Mahmood Azam Awan

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Awan Seerat Tirmizi Islamabad | Lahore | Karachi
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Mahmood Awan is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and a leading asset recovery lawyer based in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Mahmood founded a boutique law firm specializing exclusively in civil fraud and private international law after receiving his LL.M in Banking and Finance at King"s College London in 2001. He has co-founded four law firms focusing primarily on white collar crimes, asset recovery and cybercrimes in Pakistan. He is currently the senior partner at Mahmood Awan & Partners in Islamabad and Awan Seerat Tirmizi in Lahore and Karachi, Pakistan.

Mahmood has extensive experience in enforcement of foreign judgments and has acted as primary Counsel for the liquidators of Bank of Credit and Commerce International in multi-jurisdictional legal proceedings to recover misappropriated funds. He has advised Stock Exchanges or investors on several cases of fraud by brokerage firms since 2001. He has advised the country’s largest E&P company among other clients including Pakistan LNG Terminals Limited.

Mahmood has been advising energy sector clients since 2002 and has represented Oil and Gas Development Company Limited as its primary Counsel in several highly complex litigated matters before all five High Courts in Pakistan. He acts as an arbitrator and has also advised and represented clients on matters before regulatory authorities.

Leading teams of lawyers in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, Mahmood is recognized for his expertise in design and delivery of efficient solutions to complex litigation in a jurisdiction popularly perceived as highly unpredictable in matters of scheduling trials and other proceedings.

Mahmood has appeared as an expert witness before Senate Standing Committee on Finance, advised the Board of Islamabad Stock Exchange, been a Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan nominee on the Governing Board of the then Lahore Stock Exchange and has worked extensively on prevention of fraud in capital market operations since 1995.