Prof. Asif Qureshi

Called: 1978

Practice Overview

Asif H Qureshi is Professor of International Economic Law, at the School of Law, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, since 2012; and Law School, University of Manchester, UK since 1985.

He was called to the Bar in 1978 and has been attached to Quadrant Chambers in London, UK since 1998. He is registered as a Public Access practitioner. Since 2008 he has also been an Advocate member of the Sindh High Court Bar Association, Pakistan. His specialisms include Public International Law, International Economic Law in particular WTO law, Investment Law, Monetary Law and International Taxation. He also has experience in conducting discrimination cases in employment tribunals and judicial review proceedings in High Court in UK.

In 2002, he was appointed by the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to be a member of the Roster of WTO Non-Governmental Panellists eligible for Panel service. He is also on the list of arbitrators at the Korea Commercial Arbitration Board. He has acted as a consultant to and for various governments and international organizations on WTO law including Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, Cambodia, Korea, the Commonwealth Secretariat; the European Commission; and the WTO.

He was a long-standing member of the International Law Association Committee on International Trade. Asif Qureshi is the founding Editor-in-Chief: Manchester Journal of International Economic Law; and a member of the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE). In addition, he serves on the editorial boards of several international law journals. He has held various Visiting Professorships including at Osaka University, Japan; University of Malaya, Malaysia; Fudan Law School, Fudan University, Shanghai; and Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing, China; University of Lausanne in Switzerland; and the Université Paris1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. In 1992, he was a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School, Yale University, USA; and in 2016 he was a Visiting Professor in the Legal Department of the IMF in Washington, USA.  Since 2015 he is the founding Director of the Northeast Asia International Law Forum. 

He has published over sixty articles/chapters in international journals and ten books including Interpreting WTO Agreements (Cambridge University Press: 2006 and 2015); International Economic Law (Sweet and Maxwell: 1999, 2007, 2011); and The Public International Law of Taxation, (Kluwer: 1994). His works are regularly cited and used globally.

Asif Qureshi graduated from the University of London, with an LL.M and PhD from the London School of Economics, UK.

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