We handle all sorts of litigation, including but not limited to civil, criminal, taxation, commercial, and corporate matters in courts ranging from the District Courts to the High Courts and Supreme Court of Pakistan; as well as specialized tribunals such as the National Industrial Relations Commission, Service Tribunal, Banking Tribunal, Anti-Dumping Tribunal, ITAT etc.
Alternative Dispute Resolution:
We offer services relating to all methods of dispute resolution, including alternative dispute resolution methods such as Arbitration and Mediation.
Corporate & Taxation:
We handle corporate transactions and provide advisory services to a wide array of corporate clients. Our services relate to, albeit not limited to, negotiation and drafting of Contracts; filings with the SECP (Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan); Acquisitions, and Mergers, Corporate Governance, Franchise, Domestic and Foreign Licensing Agreements, and Director and Officer Liability and taxation litigation.
Banking and Finance Laws:
Our clientele in this area, which includes the leading financial institutions of Pakistan such as HBL, UBL, SBFC (SME Bank) and the Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan alone is testament to our expertise.
Employment/Service and Labour Law:
We assist corporations with all aspects of labour and employment law, such as day-to-day labour law issues, hirings, terminations/dismissals and layoffs, compensation arrangements, wages and stock option schemes, pensions, gratutity and provident funds, and negotiations with trade unions. Our expertise extends to assisting our transactional counterparts with the labour aspects of M&A, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. We are regularly involved in contentious proceedings before national labour courts, labour appellate tribunals, service Tribunal and High Court and other forums.
We are regularly engaged in several constitutional matters across the High Courts and the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Some of our major cases before the Supreme Court include the Military Takeover case, the Hisba Bill case, the NRO cases, Appointment of Supreme Court Judges case, and the Referendum case.
Trade Remedy Laws:
Our team has carried out numerous investigations under Pakistan’s anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard laws, and has availed incentives for exports and protection through tariffs within the allowed parameters of the multilateral trading system. We are well versed in the technical procedures applicable to trade remedy investigations (including the NTC National Tariff Commission) and the opportunities available to exporters and producers under the laws of Pakistan to defend their interests.
Property and Construction Law:
We have advised on a wide range of energy and infrastructure projects, including commercial buildings, highways and telecommunication projects; one of our major clients is the National Highways Authority (NHA) of Pakistan. We are well equipped to advise on the full spectrum of issues affecting the construction industry, from bidding documents and all forms of construction contracts, to contract management and dispute resolution (ADR) including arbitrations (domestic and international).
Intellectual Property Law:
We have lawyers who specialize in intellectual property law including trademarks, patent, and copyright law; and who have represented clients in contentious litigation related to IP law.