Mian Sheraz Javaid is a Door Tenant with the Business and Property team and accepts instructions in all areas of commercial, construction, property, and chancery disputes, and specializes in Construction and Energy Law.
With over two decades of experience, Sheraz has emerged as a leader in Construction and Energy Law. As a civil engineer turned barrister, Sheraz incorporates his invaluable civil engineering experience into his practice.
As a mediator, he pays special attention to facilitating collaboration and managing the emotional needs of the parties, while concurrently prioritizing neutrality and transparency throughout the process. Sheraz actively incorporates the newest techniques of intellectual challenge and emphatic support into his approach to ensure high-quality decision-making. He has the rare distinction of combining tenacious perseverance with insightful intervention and creative flair.
Sheraz has successfully acted as an independent mediator in numerous domestic and international disputes in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Pakistan. His mediation practice includes extensive experience in family disputes, construction disputes, community disputes, property disputes, and high value settlement agreements commercial disputes. Sheraz assisted parties in smoothly transitioning from in-person mediations to Online Mediation during Covid-19.
Sheraz maintains a versatile and adaptive practice, with the privilege of mediating in multiple jurisdictions and on different platforms. He is available to act as counsel in mediations, and as a neutral third-party assessor successfully steering parties towards shared goals.
Sheraz has a thriving ADR practice and currently serves as the Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Pakistan Branch. He is available for appointments as arbitrator, adjudicator, and/or mediator by party agreement and from various institutes. As a CIArb Fellow, a major part of his ADR practice focuses on Arbitration.
Construction and Energy Law
Sheraz has extensive transactional and contentious commercial law experience within the construction and energy sectors. His dual qualifications make him uniquely placed to advise on complex energy and construction law matters. He advises international clients and governments on all aspects of construction law, ranging from litigation to alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Mediation, Adjudication, Neutral Evaluation, Expert Determination, Arbitration, licensing, regulatory issues, etc.
Legal Advice & Representation
Sheraz is available for pro bono legal advice and representation to assist litigants in person.
Sheraz regularly provides ADR lectures at prestigious institutions around the globe. He also enjoys the honor of serving on CIArb’s Approved Faculty List (AFL), through which he provides International Arbitration Mediation, and Adjudication training to engineers, barristers, solicitors, and public sector organization employees across the globe.
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors
Fellow of Prime Dispute
Punjab Bar Council Pakistan
Lahore Bar Association
Lahore High Court Bar Association
Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
Institute of Engineer’s Pakistan (IEP)
Society of Construction Law (SCL)
Bar Transfer Test (BTT), BPP
King’s College London, MSc (Construction Law & Dispute Resolution)
University of the Punjab, LLB
University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, BSc (Civil Engineering)
University of the Punjab, BA
A New Mediation Act? The Way Forward for Pakistan Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business - Volume 43, 2021 · Nov 9, 2021
A detailed review of the benefits of ADR and the need for a bespoke mediation act for Pakistan.
Innovation in Construction Technology in the UK, influenced by accidents reduces legal risks - Construction Law International · Jul 1, 2018
Reviewing the roles construction failures and accident investigations have played in leading to technological innovations reducing the overall legal risks and costs deriving from those failures either by (1) reducing the failures and risks or (2) making the definition of legal liabilities more effective as a result of a more efficient collection of relevant data and information.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) - Dispute Resolution Mechanism Transnational Dispute Management · Jun 1, 2017
Reviewing the significance of CPEC and its impact Pakistan and the surrounding region and a discussion on the methodologies and routes to efficacious dispute resolution during the life cycle of the project.