Humzah Q. Yazdani is an associate in our US Private Equity Group in Houston and is part of the firm’s Energy Innovation team.

Humzah was the 2019-2020 MD Anderson Research Fellow at the Institute for Transnational Law, where his research focused on carbon pricing and the role of ancillary policies in curbing GHG emissions. Additionally, in 2019-20, Humzah completed his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Global Energy and Environmental Law at The University of Texas School of Law on a Fulbright scholarship awarded by the U.S. Department of State. In 2020, Humzah was one of 50 Global Shapers from around the world selected by the World Economic Forum to attend its Annual Meeting in Davos.

After earning his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of London in 2011, Humzah pursued the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at BPP Law School, London. In 2012, he was called to the bar at The Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn. Since then, Humzah has practiced law in the areas of commercial and transactional law with a focus on the energy and power sectors.

Humzah’s diverse experiences have ranged from working at top law firms, where he has worked on multiple energy and infrastructure projects, including wind, solar, and natural gas power projects. He has also worked in upstream as well as downstream sectors, and has substantial LNG experience. In 2014, Humzah worked for a USAID project, where he assisted the Government of Pakistan in formulating and amending the policies and regulatory framework of Pakistan's energy sector. His most recent engagement prior to joining Shearman & Sterling was with a state-owned entity tasked to set up the entire LNG infrastructure and value chain in the country.