Waqqas Ahmad Mir is a lawyer based in Lahore and is a partner at Axis Law Chambers. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2007 (Lincoln’s Inn). The bulk of his practice consists of litigation in the areas of constitutional, commercial, taxation, competition, white-collar crime, anti-corruption, environmental and civil law. He also routinely advises clients on regulatory compliance regarding doing business in Pakistan and is frequently engaged to advise on merger control, labor and employment as well as the electronic crimes legislation.
Waqqas has been appointed amicus curiae on six different occasions by the Lahore High Court, Lahore in matters relating to taxation, environment, local government, the relationship between the Code of Criminal Procedure, and the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, constitutional interpretation, etc. Waqqas served as Joint Director (Legal Division) at Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) from 2009 to 2010. For the past few years, he has contributed the annual Pakistan Chapter to Getting the Deal Through’s Merger Control guide (published by Law Business Research Limited, UK, in collaboration with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer).