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    • Yousaf Amanat - Yousaf Amanat & Associates

Axis Law Chambers frequently advises local and multinational corporations on social security, payroll and workers welfare obligations under the federal and provincial laws of Pakistan. The Center for Economic Research in Pakistan is a key client. Recent instructions include advising a major oil and gas exploration company on various aspects of the Companies (Workers Profit Participation) Act 1968. Ali Zahid Rahim, Mian Tariq Hassan, Sameer Khosa and Waqqas Mir are all recommended.

Yousaf Amanat & Associates is praised for its ‘responsive team that provides great in-depth advice in layman’s terms’. The ‘very committed’ Yousaf Amanat has a ‘great eye for detail and is a great strategic thinker’. Head of the Karachi office Syed Norman Zahid Ali is ‘very professional’ and senior associate Shafique Dub is ‘highly efficient’. The group is engaged mostly by companies headquartered outside of Pakistan on local labour law and policy issues in Pakistan. It has also handled several contentious labour law matters. Clients include Oxfam International, China Water & Electric Group and Colt Resources Middle East.

Akhund Forbes advises a broad range of local and national clients, including MCB-Arif Habib Savings and Investments, on labour issues in Pakistan. The team recently acted alongside DLA Piper Middle East LLP and DeHeng Law Offices to advise clients on various local law issues. Sahar Iqbal is a name to note.

The team at Qureshi Law Associates has particular skill in advising clients on employment policies and practices. As an example, the group assisted a China-based renewable energy company on the drafting of a handbook in compliance with local laws. Other major clients include Askari Bank, National Bank of Pakistan and Industrial Development Bank of Pakistan. Ameena Sohail heads the team.

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