Tariq Ahmed graduated from law school at UBC’s LLB program in 2008. In recognition of his dedication and involvement during law school, the Faculty of Law at UBC granted Ahmed with the Raymond G Herbert Award which annually honours the best all-round graduating student in reference to academic excellence, athletic involvement, leadership, and moral force of character. In addition to his stellar academic performance and involvement in student governance, Ahmed also acted as a Real Estate Law Tutor with the Sauder School of Business from 2006-2008.
Prior to attending law school, Ahmed received a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Victoria in 2005. His engineering and science background directly corresponds with his legal career as his practice primarily focuses on energy regulation and construction disputes. Upon graduation from law school, Ahmed joined Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP (“Fasken”) as an articling student before joining the firm as an associate in 2009. In 2019, Fasken named Ahmed as a Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.
Ahmed’s legal work frequently involves appearances before a variety of courts, regulatory bodies, and tribunals and also involves private arbitration and mediation. His client work has ranged from representing clients in relation to the regulation of electric vehicle charging services in British Columbia to providing legal advice for the acquisition of a natural gas storage facility. Ahmed also frequently contributes to Fasken’s Bulletin, for which he has published articles on a diverse scope of topics such as anti-SLAPP legislation and amendments to the National Energy Board Act.