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Mazhar Bangash is the head of Pakistan’s Trade Law Department and also heads our Kabul office. His international trade expertise includes WTO trade remedy instruments; tariff related matters; customs; trade policy incentives; WTO dispute settlement; and free and preferential trade agreements. Mr. Bangash has successfully defends exporters facing anti-dumping investigations at various international forums. He has represented the government of Pakistan in trade disputes at the WTO Dispute Settlement Body. He is also a panelist at the WTO for trade disputes as has been part of a major trade dispute between the US and Korea. Mr. Bangash has made significant contributions towards the Afghanistan jurisdiction where he advises multinational companies and NGO’s on their corporate matters in the country, including registrations/incorporations; good governance and compliance with regulatory requirements.


Mr. Bangash is the co-author of “Domestic Judicial Review of Trade Remedies” as part of Cambridge International Trade and Economic Law, published by Cambridge University Press. He has also authored a number of articles published in international journals including “Protection of Domestic Industry under the WTO” published in Blue Chip Magazine and “Legal Pluralism in Afghanistan, a study of Alternative Dispute Resolution” published in Journal of International Trade and Arbitration Law, Turkey.