We are a full service law firm serving clients across all areas of law except conventional debt finance.
We are involved with our clients at every step of the way regardless of whether our engagement is to advise them on the compliance of their regulatory requirements, to ensure the successful culmination of a commercial transaction or to represent them in formal or informal modes of dispute resolution.
As far as Dispute Resolution is concerned, our lawyers have the capacity and the experience to successfully represent clients before all judicial forums of Pakistan ranging from the first stage of appeal all the way to the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Depending upon the requirements of each case; our lawyers have ensured that our clients obtain a favourable outcome in every situation. Till date, we have successfully represented clients in matters relating to real estate; tax; commercial disputes, infringement of IP rights, corporate matters, labour, family and employment.
We have, at various instances, successfully filed civil suits and petitions to obtain interim and permanent injunctions against the coercive orders passed by different regulatory authorities of Pakistan and/or to provide relief to our clients against a prejudicial acts committed by a third party.
The aforementioned examples are some of the recent instances where the lawyers of our firm have successfully obtained relief for our clients. This list is by no means exhaustive.
Recently, we played a crucial role in effecting a suitable settlement of a decade long dispute before the Supreme Court involving a group of multinational companies and their employees. This was largely achieved by our ability to understand the risks involved in prolonging the matter before the adjudicating forums.
The lawyers of our firm have also demonstrated grit and competence in resolving disputes before more informal forums whereby successful negotiations have been undertaken:
Towards the non-contentious side of things, the firm has been engaged by various businesses to come up with creative solutions to the problems being faced by them either in relation to a regulatory agency or an unrelated third party with whom they are entering into an agreement.
At other times, we have been hired to comment upon the legal implications of a proposed transaction and by placing relying upon the decades of experience in gaining familiarity with the legal landscape of Pakistan; we were able to successfully advise them on the most time and cost efficient method of achieving their intended aims.
Over the years, we have been engaged to advise multinationals and other leading businesses on matters relating to the utilization of a corporate structure to realize investments and acquisitions in a manner that: 1) fulfills their commercial objectives; and 2) is tax efficient.
In addition to the above, we are routinely instructed by clients to advice them at varying stages of a transaction to conduct a legal audit to ensure that it is compliant with various laws to ensure that it doesn’t run a risk of a violation which would create problems at the later stage of a transaction.
We are frequently hired to comment on the impact of a change in law or policy to suggest the best possible course of action to either minimize or altogether avoid the transaction from getting into a legal trouble. Furthermore, we are often instructed to advise on the best method of complying with a regulatory requirement such that it is in alignment with the profitability of an enterprise. At present, we are on a retainer arrangement with multinational corporations and other leading businesses to review commercial agreements to ensure that they do not unwillingly enter into onerous obligations.
We have also been hired by numerous clients on retainer basis to ensure the timely and routine filings of various returns with the regulatory Authorities. Such obligations include advise on the filing of Corporate Returns with the SECP and the PSX; the filing of the Sales Tax and the Income Tax Return with the FBR (and the provincial equivalents); and the filing of the declarations before the labour authorities all over Pakistan.