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Previous mandates for the team at Ali & Associates included advising Multi Screen Media, a subsidiary of Sony Television, on acquiring exclusive global television rights for all Pakistan cricket matches broadcast in the country. The firm has offices in Karachi and Lahore, as well as in Dubai, Afghanistan and the US. Ali Kabir Shah is the name to note.

Mohammad Fazil Bharucha heads up the ten-lawyer team at Bharucha & Co.. The firm’s strong IP practice includes IT-related work, predominantly in the area of domain name matters.

Past mandates for the team at Abraham & Sarwana included advising Microsoft on IT-related issues such as e-commerce and cybercrime in Pakistan, as well as advising Telenor Norway on data protection, privacy and surveillance matters. Ashraf Ali heads up the team.

Zahid Jamil is the key name at Jamil & Jamil Barristers-at-Law for IT-related matters, including Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) mandates. The client base includes the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.

IT-related matters are a predominant area of instruction for the team at Khursheed Khan & Associates; the group’s workload includes data protection, domain name, e-commerce and cybercrime cases.

The team at LMA|Ebrahim Hosain has experience across a range of IT, telecoms and media-related instructions; the group’s workload includes advising international television sports and news channels on broadcasting rights and assisting a variety of industries with outsourcing agreements, among other mandates. Previous cases include assisting a software development company with its merger with a UAE-based technology conglomerate to expand operations within and outside Pakistan; Shabnam Noorali led on this matter.

Meer & Hasan Law Associates has a strong reputation for contentious and non-contentious telecoms work. Farooq Amjad Meer is the key contact.

Vellani & Vellani’s practice specialises in internet domain name registration disputes, as well as other IT-related matters. Badaruddin F Vellani and Ameen M Vellani are the names to note.

The team at Ahmed & Qazi handles a variety of media-related instructions, including advising clients on co-production agreements and joint venture agreements between media partners. The firm’s client base includes the Pakistan Broadcasters Association and Geo Entertainment.

Daudpota International’s IT and telecoms practice handles domain name disputes, privacy and data security matters. Faisal Daudpota is the name to note.

The team at HaidermotaBNR is known for representing local and international companies in the telecoms industry. Owais Aziz, based in Islamabad, was promoted to partner.

Irfan Mir Halepota is the key name at Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates. The team’s areas of expertise include assisting clients with data protection, domain name and cybercrime matters.

RIAA Barker Gillette is frequently instructed in technology and telecoms matters; areas of expertise include communication providers’ disputes, data protection matters and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) cases. The client roster includes local and international companies. Yousaf Khosa is noted for telecoms work.

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