Mr. Osman A. Hadi is a practicing Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and currently Partner & Head of Litigation at "Akhund Forbes Hadi".
After obtaining his undergraduate law degree at the University of Nottingham, England, Osman subsequently pursued higher studies and went on to complete his Master of Laws (LL.M) degree at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England.
Upon returning to Pakistan, on 1st December 2004, he joined the law offices of Mr. Khalid Anwer, a prominent & highly respected Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan & former Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights of Pakistan (particularly esteemed for successfully arguing a landmark case before the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the year 1996 which validated [then] President Farooq Leghari’s decision and powers vide which he dismissed the [then] government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto), as an associate lawyer, working closely with Mr. Anwer for several years.
In the year 2008, Osman was asked by Mr. Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (and former Minister of State best renowned for his part in the written 1973 Constitution of Pakistan) to join his Law Chambers, where he closely assisted Mr. Pirzada in several complex and high profile litigation disputes. Osman also became a partner at Karachi based renowned law Firm Usmani & Iqbal working alongside Mr. Shaiq Usmani (a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan who previously served as a Judge of the Honourable High Court in Pakistan), from where Osman later resigned to establish Akhund Forbes Hadi.
In May 2016 (at the relatively young age of 37 years) Osman was enrolled and granted a license to appear before the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Having worked closely with highly prominent lawyers of Pakistan, Osman has been actively involved in several high profile and complex litigation cases. He currently handles litigation & dispute resolution primarily in the High Courts and Supreme Court of Pakistan, arising from constitutional, civil, corporate, taxation, banking, financial, commercial, intellectual property, admiralty, maritime and land disputes, as well as certain white-collar crime cases.
In addition to representing/advising clients (which have included foreign banks, energy sector companies, private and listed corporations, private individuals and governmental and non-governmental organizations) in complex litigation as well as corporate matters, Osman has also worked on matters pertaining to Pakistan’s compliance on various Directives issued by the United Nations and the World Health Organization.
Osman is also fortunate to already have eleven (11) of his High Court cases reported in various Pakistani law journals (PLD 2016 Sindh 398; 2014 PTD 824; 2014 SBLR 1260; 2013 CLD 1568; 2013 CLD 558; 2012 CLD 1611; 2011 YLR 2413; PLD 2010 Karachi 261; 2009 MLD 1145; 2009 MLD 982 & PLD 2009 Karachi 227).
While at Nottingham Osman was a member of the Law Society, served on the University Senate, was elected Hall President and as an Officer of the Students’ Union. He has previously taught law, & has served as an Ambassador of Kent Law School.