Ms. Sara Seerat, Barrister at law, is an expert in electricity and petroleum laws and represents multiple power generation and oil marketing companies in matters before the High Courts and regulatory authorities including Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority and National Electric Power Regulatory Authority. She is recognized by the Firm’s clients as a dependable litigation lawyer who would accept challenging cases of first impression or of daunting complexity.
Ms. Seerat qualified with an LLB (Hons.) degree from Queen Mary, University of London in 2009. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Hon’ble Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 2010 before joining Orr, Dignam & Co. the same year. During her four years at Orr, Dignam & Co. she assisted partners on major transactions in the power and oil & gas sectors, besides structuring various transactions including those relating to banking, fertilizer, cement, telecommunications, and competition.
In July 2014, she joined the predecessor firm of Mahmood Awan & Partners where she handled litigation matters before the civil courts and the high courts for OGDCL and Tez Gas (Pvt.) Limited among other clients of the firm. She also assisted a partner in arbitration proceedings before the London Court of International Arbitration.
Ms. Seerat was given the role of a Partner in July 2015 and appointed the Managing Partner of Mahmood Awan & Partners in 2019. She has been representing clients in various areas including the power sector, oil and gas, competition, regulatory affairs, property and employment.
She is currently handling litigation for corporate clients before the High Courts in Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi and also conducts trials before the Courts in Islamabad.
Ms. Seerat has gained considerable experience as an arbitration lawyer and is currently acting as counsel for Oil & Gas Development Company Limited and other clients of the Firm in multiple arbitrations of high-value commercial disputes.