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Waleed Iqbal

Waleed Iqbal
 
 
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Profile
Waleed Iqbal is a Pakistani politician, lawyer and law professor. He is the grandson of poet and politician Muhammad Iqbal, and the son of philosopher and former judge Javid Iqbal and judge Nasira Iqbal.

He was the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party's candidate for the National Assembly from the NA-124 (Lahore-VII) district in the 2013 election, but was defeated by Sheikh Rohail Asghar of the PMLN party.

Education
After completing high school at Aitchison College in Lahore, Iqbal went to the United States and received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1988. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Punjab in 1994 and a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1997. He also has a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge.

Legal career
Iqbal specialises in mergers and acquisitions, privatisation, corporate and project finance (particularly in the power sector), financial institutions, investment management, joint ventures, energy and petroleum, asset finance, information technology, telecommunications and software development, and corporate restructuring.

Between 1997 and 2004, he worked for two international law firms, Sullivan & Cromwell and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In January 2005, he returned to Pakistan and started his own law practice. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of business law at the Suleman Dawood School of Business, part of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

He is a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), and is on the board of directors of the Lahore Stock Exchange.

Bar memberships
Advocate, Pakistan (1994)
Advocate, High Courts of Pakistan (1996)
State of New York (1998)
Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales (2004; currently non-practicing)
 
 
 
 
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