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Zahid Ebrahim, Shabnam Noorali and associate-partner Ali Ebrahim are key names at LMA|Ebrahim Hosain’s established tax practice. The team has expertise across an array of areas including property tax and corporate taxation. In recent work, Ebrahim advised Chubb Insurance Pakistan regarding the applicability of sales tax on reinsurance services within and outside Pakistan; and Noorali assisted a leading charitable trust with the maintenance of its not-for-profit status and respective tax exemptions.

RIAA Barker Gillette is well known for handling contentious tax matters. Recent mandates saw Mayhar Kazi, who was promoted to the partnership in July 2016, represent pharmaceutical company Searle IV Solutions in a dispute over the sales tax exemption status of an imported material before the Sindh High Court. Other clients include GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan. Haroon Dugal left the firm in late 2016.

Senior partner Khalid Rehman is the key name for tax matters at Surridge & Beecheno, which is noted for its expertise across the full spectrum of tax work, including sales, excise and income tax.

Tax consultant Mohammad Ali leads the tax department at Mumtaz Ghazi & Magsi. The team, which also includes Ali Mumtaz Shaikh, handles the full range of contentious tax matters; and both income tax and tax returns are notable areas of strength. Partner Gazain Magsi is a key practitioner.

Clients of Tanveer Ahmed & Associates praise its ‚Äėvery committed‚Äô team, which demonstrates expertise across a range of tax matters, including income tax, sales tax and tax returns. Senior partner Tanveer Ahmed is noted for his ‚Äėvast legal experience‚Äô. Managing partner Moiz Ahmed and senior associate Faiz Ahmed are also recommended.

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