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Mohammad Fazil Bharucha heads Bharucha & Co.'s IP practice which includes IT-related work and advises on all aspects of patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, domain names, licensing and franchising matters. Clients include a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Previous work for the team at Ali & Associates includes advising a leading clothing retailer on anti-counterfeiting matters and on intellectual property litigation. In another highlight, it advised a multinational media conglomerate on various aspects of the media laws in Pakistan. The firm has a particular specialism in IP, media, telecoms and internet laws. Ali Kabir Shah is recommended.

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain has an excellent reputation for its work in the TMT space. The team advised international television news and sports channels in relation to landing and broadcasting rights. It has also acted for various international publications, as well as some of Pakistan's most prominent actors and musicians, in defamation claims. The group continues to advise a number of banks including Bank Al Habib on a range of hardware and software licensing and maintenance agreements. Darakhshan Sheikh Vohra has a reputation for information technology and software contracts. Shabnam Noorali is also a name to note.

ABS & Co. Advocates and Corporate Counsels has a ‘dedicated team of individuals who work around the clock so they can meet deadlines’. Muhammad Majid Bashir, who is the national consultant for WIPO in Pakistan, is praised for providing a ‘personalised service’. ‘Given his vast experience in this field, as well as his good knowledge of foreign IP laws, he is able to provide us with effective and practical solutions’ says one client. Performance Automotive and the Collective Organization for Music Rights Pakistan clients.

Ahmed & Qazi acts for some of the largest media houses in the country. It has represented the Pakistan Broadcasters’ Association in a number of court cases and has also advised it on various regulatory matters. The team is adept at advising on matters including literary option agreements, home distribution agreements as well as music clearances. The group is also skilled at advising on business agreements between media partners.

In a recent highlight, acting for Edotco Group SDN Berhad, Akhund Forbes conducted due diligence on a portfolio of approximately 1,300 telecom towers across Pakistan. This instruction included reviewing title to the land, advice on local regulatory issues as well as on a myriad of licensing matters. Rabel Akhund is the main contact in the team.

Axis Law Chambers routinely advises local and foreign TMT sector clients across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Sameer Khosa and Haroon Baryalay are the key contacts in the practice. In a recent highlight, Baryalay advised one of Pakistan's leading internet providers on various local compliance issues. Meanwhile, Khosa recently advised on a number of transactions in the telecoms sector and regularly advises clients in the IT and travel sectors.

The team at HaidermotaBNR is known for representing local and international companies in the telecoms sector. In a significant matter, the team acted for a syndicate of international lenders in connection with a large financing to Pakistan Mobile Communication (Mobilink). It also advised Telenor Pakistan on a wide range of issues relating to its setting up of ‘EasyPaisa’ – a product aimed at establishing branchless banking services in Pakistan. Islamabad-based Owais Aziz is highly rated by clients.

Rana Ijaz & Partners' ‘accessible’ team head Rana Muhammad Ahmad ‘explains matters in a clear and logical way’, according to clients. Recent highlights for the practice included advising a US-based IT company on a cross-border matter involving the entering into an agreement with consultants in Pakistan. Other highlights included advising a leading telecoms and technology company on the terms of a broadband internet services agreement and on various regulatory issues.

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