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9 FANE ROAD, LAHORE 54000, PAKISTAN
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Work +92 42 3724 6461
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Fax +92 42 3724 6393
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www.absco.pk

The firm

Established in 1992, ABS & Co. is a well-reputed law firm with a city smart outlook. The main office is located in the vicinity of the Lahore High Court in a stand-alone building close to the Punjab Bar Council. The firm also has offices in Islamabad to accommodate the increasing workload of the office. In its administrative and professional set-up, ABS & Co is comparable to international corporate and commercial law firms. The firm has an excellent team of professionals, supported by a number of paralegals and clerks, full-time managers for finance and administration and litigation.

The firm provides a diverse range of services for multinational companies, industry associations, Government bodies, statutory bodies, diplomatic missions, regulatory agencies, and other entities. These services include; litigation, consultancy, alternate dispute resolution, advisory, institutional capacity building, case research and expert opinion.

Areas of practice

Litigation in civil court, high court and supreme court: The firm has extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation at all levels including the tribunals, civil court, the high courts and the supreme court of Pakistan. The firm has handled more than 2,500 cases (excluding bulk litigation). Not only does the firm have the capacity to handle matters in the demanding environment of the civil courts but also three of its lawyers are members of supreme court Bar and appear before the of the supreme court regularly.

Arbitration and alternate dispute resolution: the firm provides a full range of services in respect of arbitration including formulating arbitration clauses, preparing claims and conducting of arbitration proceedings. The firm is linked with the leading arbitration forums of the world including Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom and also United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in Vienna. The firm has also provided advice to the Federal Government, as well as representing the Governments of Pakistan and Balochista.

Investment agreements: ABS & Co offer specific expertise in consultative advice, drafting, and policy advocacy related to Free Trade Agreements, and Preferential Trade Agreements etc. In this respect the firm has developed a network of national and international experts who are available to the firm on major economic and trade sectors including domestic regulation, international dispute settlement, and offshore litigation.

Corporate and governance: the firm provides advice on the legal issues which most regularly impact upon its clients businesses, advising on all elements of company law. The firm in-house legal teams work tirelessly to provide reliable expert advice in matters relating to corporate law, listing rules, liability and risks of directors and other corporate governance issues.

Regulatory: the firm provides legal and regulatory advice to companies, partnerships, funds, banks, insurers and other financial institutions. The senior partner’s practical industry experience ensures the firm’s provision of commercially driven legal advice in respect of matters pending before the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Competition Commission and Environmental Tribunals etc.

Oil and gas: the firm has represented clients in the oil and gas industry in a number of transactions ranging from drafting and finalising of concession agreements, joint operating agreements, farm out/in agreements, leases, title work, representation before regulatory bodies, and litigation. It has advised on a wide range of matters and its lawyers are fully familiar with contracts used in the licensing, exploration and production, development, transportation and abandonment of oil and gas fields, and associated agreements.

Telecommunications: the firm is widely recognised for its expertise in telecommunications and technology issues and for its ability to apply creative approaches to complex legal issues. The firm is representing both providers and users of telecommunications services and has represented wired and wireless carriers,. The firm has also handled a broad range of telecommunications transactions, including sales and acquisitions, carrier agreements and telecommunications outsourcing contracts.

Intellectual property laws: ABS & Co, understand the new challenges in intellectual property protection and provide unique and global solutions. The firm’s legal services include brand selection, availability, search and clearance in trade marks, copyright licensing, logos, patents and other related matters.

Contact Naveed Ahmad (naveed.ahmad@absco.pk)

LanguagesEnglish
Pashto
Punjabi
Urdu

Other offices Islamabad

Number of lawyers 35

at this office 22

Above material supplied by ABS & Co. Advocates and Corporate Counsels.

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