Professional Profile

Dr Tariq Mahmood has substantial experience as a commercial/chancery/arbitration barrister. He leads 33 Bedford Row’s Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution group.

Dr Mahmood has multi jurisdictional experience as counsel, arbitrator and mediator in significant and complex disputes. He has a specific interest in the MENA region and Pakistan, and has acted as counsel, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in arbitration cases seated in the United Arab Emirates and London.

Dr Mahmood maintains a key interest in resolution of disputes through ADR methods. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) since 2016, a Fellow of the ‘Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) and a Fellow of the Arbitrator and Mediation Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ).

His legal expertise has been recognized by invitations from the likes of the Council of Europe to conduct training. He has recently been appointed as an Honorary Lecturer’ in ADR by the University of Keele and teaches on the post graduate programme. He has published extensively in leading journals and lectured internationally.


London, United Kingdom


United Kingdom

Proficient Language(s)


Main Profession


Current Ocupation

33 Bedford Row Chambers
Head of Dispute Resolution

Gender Identity


Date of Birth

November 15, 1976

Employer and/or Professional Affiliation(s)

33 Bedford Row

Bar admissions

Punjab Bar Council
Azad Jammu & Kashmir Bar Council
Abu Dhabi Global Market
Astana International Financial Center

Degrees / Certificates / Education


Professional Training

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Accredited Commercial Mediator

Relevant memberships in professional organizations

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
Sports Resolution
Hunt ADR
Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration
Centre for International Alternative Dispute Resolution
Thailand Arbitration Center
Asian International Arbitration Centre

Arbitral institutes that they are listed as an arbitrator with

Law Society (UK)
Bar Council (UK)

Arbitral institutes that they have experience with

Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration)
DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre)

Date of first appointment as arbitrator

October 01, 2017

Date of most recent appointment as arbitrator

March 04, 2021

Number of appointments as arbitrator

Circa 10

Number of arbitral awards issued


Jurisdictions they have experience in

United Arab Emirates
London, United Kingdom

Applicable jurisdictional laws to arbitration that they have experience in

United Arab Emirates
London, United Kingdom

Value of arbitrator liability insurance