Saamir K. Nizam


  • George Washington University (B.A.)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (LL.B.)
  • University of Edinburgh (M.Sc.)
  • University of Edinburgh Law School (Dip. Legal Practice)


  • Advanced Civil/Commercial Litigation (Law Society of Scotland)
  • Advanced Legislative Drafting (United States Congress)
  • Financial Crimes and Investigation Techniques (U.S. FBI)


  • Law Society of Scotland ( Scotland/UK)


  • English


Saamir is a Solicitor and Notary Public in Scotland and Foreign legal counsel at Đukić Novaković Law firm advising the firm in a variety of litigation matters including contract disputes, debt recovery, corporate due diligence, UK/EU competition, white-collar regulatory investigations, and international law.

He is a lawyer with a general commercial litigation background with experience over a broad range of areas such as high value contractual and regulatory disputes, professional indemnity cases, competition, fraud, and construction litigation matters in the UK, the Middle East, and the United States. He has regularly appeared in the Sheriff Courts and worked on cases in the Court of Session in Scotland. Saamir has also appeared in high-value cases before the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration in London.

Prior to qualifying as a solicitor in Scotland, Saamir spent almost 30 years with the United States government and private law firms working on legislative and investigative matters with a special focus on appropriations, finance, securities, and banking regulation. Saamir assisted with numerous Congressional investigations, including the BCCI/First American prosecution, the savings and loan crisis, and the inquiry into Big Tobacco (resulting in the Master Settlement Agreement). He also participated in certain national and international investigative efforts including secondments to the Securities and Exchange Commission (for the Enron collapse), International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (for the Bosnian genocide investigation and prosecution) and the Congress’ Democracy Project in Africa (training emerging legislatures to develop robust legislative practices).

Currently, Saamir is working for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry and assisting the Public International Law and Policy Group in its amicus curiae Memorial in the case of The Gambia -v- Myanmar (Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide).

Saamir also volunteers with the University of Edinburgh Law School’s Free Legal Advice Center as a supervising lawyer and lectures at the Law School on the American Constitutional Law, especially the law and history of Impeachments.

Away from the law, Saamir is an avid squash player and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife and two children.

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