Hall Of Fame

Leading Individuals

Dispute resolution in Pakistan

Haidermota & Co Advocates

With a network of offices in Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore, Haidermota & Co Advocates enjoys a strong reputation for its ability to represent clients in complex, commercial disputes. Experienced at handling a vast manner of disputes and contentious matters, the team regularly represents large multinationals and conglomerates from a number of key industries. Jahanzeb Awan leads the practice as a noted litigator who frequently appears before Pakistan’s Supreme Court. He is supported by Shahan Karimi, who focuses on civil, commercial, constitutional, and banking matters. Rashid Mahar leverages 10 years of experience in disputes before a number of courts and tribunals, and Uzair Shafie is the key contact for the Islamabad office.

Practice head(s):

Jahanzeb Awan


Other key lawyers:

Shahan Karimi; Rashid Mahar; Uzair Shafie


Testimonials

‘Haidermota is very approachable, they listen to your issues in detail until they can create a firm understanding of the issue and business environment of the client. I have experienced that on sensitive matters.’

‘Through a robust consultative forum, a strategy is finalised where clients’ input is always given importance. It is always a learning experience working with Haidermota & Co.’

‘While rendering the professional services, we find the team of Haidermota responsive, competent, and well-skilled with a deep approach towards law. Their services are transparent and has always tendered fair opinion to any legal query asked to them. We think these are the traits which potential clients would wish to know, and these are the characteristics which distinguishes Haidermota & Co. from other firms.’

‘Ee always find Jahanzeb Awan a thorough professional with audacity of convincing arguments. He is always equipped with latest trends in law. He presents his client before the courts with having full grip over the brief as well as law. He knows the concerned industry well and addresses every concern satisfactorily.’

Key clients

Oil and Gas Development Company


Pakistan Petroleum Limited


Government Holdings (Private) Limited


K-Electric Limited


Cargill International Trading PTD. LTD


Cargill Pakistan Agri Foods (PVT.) LTD


Hub Power Company


Pakistan LNG Limited


Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited


Pakistan Telecommunication Limited


Ernst & Young, Pakistan


Summit Bank Limited


Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Limited


Emaar Pakistan


Global Haly Development Company


Work highlights


  • Represented three State Owned Entities, OGDCL, PPL & GHPL, before the Supreme Court in relation to the reconstituted Reko Diq Project.
  • Acted for K-Electric Limited, the largest vertically integrated power utility company supplying electricity to Karachi, in a dispute between two major shareholders of the company.
  • Acted for Hub Power Company Limited before the Supreme Court of Pakistan in a matter pertaining to sales tax.

Khalid Anwer & Co.

A leading boutique dispute resolution law firm, Khalid Anwer & Co. is renowned in the arena for being at the fore of some of the country’s most well-known constitutional and commercial disputes. The 'very experienced and senior lawyer' Khalid Anwer co-heads the team, bringing over five decades of experience at the superior courts to the practice, and he has been involved in several cases critical to the country’s political and constitutional foundation. Leading alongside Anwer is managing partner Raashid Anwer, who maintains strong relationships with major industrial and financial conglomerates. They are supported by Syed Mustafa Ali, who specialises in employment disputes and regularly advises leading international and domestic banks on a range of issues. Jawad Qureshi and Yousuf Nasim are also practitioners of note.

Practice head(s):

Khalid Anwer; Rashid Anwer


Other key lawyers:

Syed Mustafa Ali; Jawad Qureshi; Yousuf Nasim


Testimonials

‘Khalid Anwer & Co. does not insist on taking a hardline view; rather, they are open to taking a softer stand and consider mutual settlement.’

‘The team at Khalid Anwer & Co. is very professional, and they have an advanced understanding of the law. They keep themselves updated with regard to changes made in law and relevant court decisions. Their communication skills are excellent.’

‘We worked with Raashid Anwer for dispute resolution matters. He is a very experienced and senior lawyer and of course has excellent jurisprudence, research and analytical skills.’

‘Khalid Anwer & Co. is one of, if not the, best law firm with which we have worked with. We have a longstanding relationship with the firm and its partners, and in the many years we have worked with them we have always been completely satisfied with the service we have received. The quality of work has been stellar and the results have rarely failed to deliver.’

‘The team, under the guidance of Raashid Anwer, is well-informed about not just the relevant law, but also of the recent updates in the field.’

‘Three points to note in particular as to where the firm excels are firstly, its approach of offering not just the standard, run-of-the-mill solutions to issues, but also out-of-the-box and innovative solutions to resolve any disputes which arise. Secondly, the speedy response which we get from the team. Thirdly, the connections which the team has with other law firms and industry leaders which are of great assistance in resolving our issues.’

‘Our experience with the team at Khalid Anwer & Co has been that each and every individual who we have worked with has been very responsive and accessible whenever we have needed to get in touch with them and has provided us with a quick turnaround in relation to our queries and issues.’

‘Raashid Anwer, Jawad Qureshi, and Khalid Anwer have been exceptional. Moreover, we greatly appreciate the knowledge, reputation, and creative thinking which the team offer, and this is what truly makes Khalid Anwer & Co stand out amongst the various law firms in Pakistan.’

Key clients

Pfizer Pakistan Ltd


Lucky Energy (Pvt.) Ltd


Sindh Education Department


Pakistan International Bulk Terminal


Arif Habib Group


Teradata Pakistan


Teradata Ireland


Sapphire Textile Mills Limited


Gul Ahmed Textiles Mills Limited


Umer Group of Companies


Naveena Exports Limited


Naveena Industries Limited


Ismail Industries Limited


National Foods Limited


ATC Technology Consultants


Lucky Tex Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited


Continental Biscuits Limited


Mashreq Bank UAE


Gasco Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd


Meezan Bank Limited


FieldCore Service Pakistan Company (Pvt.) Ltd


Soneri Bank Limited


Telenor Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd


MCB Islamic Bank Limited


Makro Habib Pakistan Limited


The Hub Power Company Limited


Work highlights


  • Representing over two hundred high-net individuals in a major tax dispute before the Supreme Court.
     
  • Acted for Hub Power Company Limited in a dispute that arose in the context of a joint-venture entity formed for the establishment and operation of two coal-powered electricity generation plants.
     
     
  • Acted for the State Bank of Pakistan in relation to the acquisition of Bank Islami by JS Bank as its subsidiary.

RIAA BARKER GILLETTE

At the core of its litigation practice, RIAA BARKER GILLETTE adeptly handles complex cases before the Supreme Court, tribunals, and regulatory bodies. With four offices across the country, the firm leverages its expertise and 'profound depth of legal knowledge' to represent clients from a wide range of industries. The team is led by Omer Soomro from the Karachi office, whose particular focus is on energy-related litigation and new power producers. Meanwhile, Islamabad-based practitioner, Yousaf Khosa, is a noted expert in the telecoms, oil and gas, and construction sectors. Mayhar Mustafa Kazi is experienced in both foreign and domestic arbitration and has particular expertise in pre-arbitral determination proceedings, and Mazhar Bangash is another key figure.

Practice head(s):

Omer Soomro


Other key lawyers:

Yousaf Khosa; Mayhar Mustafa Kazi; Mazhar Bangash


Testimonials

‘Very professional firm, able to provide clear, concise and constructive advice. Proven very astute in formulating overall strategies of engagement.’

‘Advise claimants on whether they have a valid claim, and defendants on whether to settle or fight a claim made against them.’

‘The team is very commercial and responsive, which makes them reliable and easy to use.’

‘Mayhar Mustafa Kazi is a pleasure to worth with. He clearly explains the issues and makes recommendations.’

‘We feel extremely fortunate to receive the services of RIAA Barker Gillette to attend all the legal needs of our company. The team has profound depth of legal knowledge with a strategic agility and superior skills of crafting customised strategies. The firm has, and is, representing us in international arbitration matters before the London Court of International Arbitration and have so far brought positive results.’

Key clients

Naya Jeevan Health Quest (Pvt.) Limited and Docthers (Pvt.) Limited


Sindh Nooriabad Power Company Phase -1 (Pvt.) Ltd


Sindh Nooriabad Power Company Phase – II (Pvt.) Ltd


Star Hydro Power Limited


Siddiqsons Energy Limited


National Transmission and Despatch Commission


Central Power Purchasing Agency


Sino Hydro Corporation Limited


Halliburton Worldwide Limited


McKinsey & Company Pakistan (Private) Limited


Alhaushabi Stevedores (Pvt) Limited


South Asia Pakistan Terminals Limited


RG Pharmaceutical (Pvt.) Ltd.


Pakistan Petroleum Limited


Cargill International Singapore Pte Limited


Grant Thornton Anjum Rahman


Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company


Work highlights


  • Acted for a client in filing a suit seeking to restrain Karachi Port Trust from the encashment of a bank guarantee amounting to USD2m.
     
  • Acted for a client in obtaining a rarely granted Mareva injunction to freeze the proceeds of encashment and place them in a separate interest bearing account.
  • Advised a client on the application of competence-competence principle in Pakistan and the arbitrability of allegations of fraud.
     
     

ABS & Co.

Working across a range of key sectors, ABS & Co. is well-placed to advise on contentious and non-contentious disputes covering commercial, constitutional, tax, and employment-related cases, and is praised for 'an exceptional track record of successes'. The team is co-led by industry veteran Ahmer Bilal Soofi, who has over 30 years of experience representing federal and provincial government departments, and is also an advocate of the Supreme Court, and Usman Jillani, who heads the litigation practice from Islamabad and is an expert in asset recovery, bankruptcy proceedings, and security enforcement actions. Bakhtawar Bilal Soofi is also of note and advises on construction-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Ahmer Bilal Soofi; Usman Jillani


Other key lawyers:

Bakhtawar Bilal Soofi


Testimonials

‘ABS & Co. have a very capable team with a strong legal approach, use of technology and coordination with their clients.’

‘Associates are highly qualified with a diversity of experience which give valuable responses to their clients.’

‘The dispute resolution team has an exceptional track record of successes. Their strengths lie not only in their legal prowess, but also in their proactive communication and responsiveness.’

‘They take a unique and innovative approach to resolving disputes, which sets them apart from other firms, and are dedicated to finding the best possible solution for their clients, leaving no stone unturned in the process.’

‘The Dispute Resolution team at ABS & Co is one of the best in Pakistan and boasts an outstanding history of achieving favourable outcomes.’

‘Their legal prowess is impeccable and their strength lies in their commitment to understanding our business objectives and aligning legal strategies accordingly.’

‘ Ahmer Bilal Soofi is a seasoned lawyer with experience spanning well over three decades in dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration, which in itself sets him apart from other legal practitioners. Apart from his sharp legal acumen, he has refined the art of anticipating opposing counsel’s moves and devising effective counterstrategies, giving us a distinct advantage in negotiations.’

‘What distinguishes Bakhtawar Bilal Soofi from others in the field is his unwavering commitment to client success. Among his standout qualities are his deep industry knowledge and strategic thinking. He goes above and beyond to ensure that our interests are protected and has a remarkable track record of achieving favourable outcomes in the most challenging cases.’

Key clients

Power Construction Corporation of China


Kingcrete Builders


Pakistan State Oil


Habib Construction Services Ltd.


Newpeak Construction Services Pvt. Ltd.


Hunts & Coombs Solicitors


Mughals Pakistan Pvt. Ltd.


ZKB-Reliable JV


Guarantee Engineering


Ch. Abdul Latif & Sons


Maqbool Calsons JV


McDonald’s


Siddiqsons Tinplantes


Mahir Builders & Developers


Work highlights


  • Acted for a private poultry supplier against a specialised agency of the UN seeking a multi-million rupee award before the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
  • Acted for a major Chinese EPC contractor in a $200m dispute with the employer arising from the construction of major power plant in Punjab.
  • Acted for Pakistan Customs in relation to tax cases before the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Bhandari Naqvi Riaz

Operating from Lahore and Islamabad, Bhandari Naqvi Riaz boasts a full-service disputes offering, spanning complex commercial disputes and domestic and international arbitration matters, as well as high court and supreme court level litigation. The team has handled several landmark cases with multi-jurisdictional elements, and key figures within the team are consulting with the Government and Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan to reform the country’s arbitration laws. Uzair Karamat Bhandari and the ‘eminently qualified‘ Feisal Hussain Naqvi jointly lead the team alongside Iftikharuddin Riaz, who specialises in high-value disputes in the energy, infrastructure, and real estate sectors. Lahore-based Mian Muhammad Kashif is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Uzair Karamat Bhandari; Feisal Hussain Naqvi; Iftikharuddin Riaz


Other key lawyers:

Mian Muhammad Kashif; Mian Sami Ud Din


Testimonials

‘Mian Sami Ud Din is excellent, very sharp and well-informed, and definitely a future leader of the profession in Pakistan.’

‘BNR have a great Lahore-based team, well equipped to act on commercial litigation and international arbitration matters.’

‘Feisal Hussain Naqvi is eminently qualified and has assembled a great team.’

Key clients

Sindh Revenue Board


Federal Government Employees Housing Authority


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf


Makarwal Collieries Limited


Pakistan Television Corporation Limited


Barrick Gold Corporation


Gunvor International B. V.


Agha Siraj Durrani


BNP (Pvt) Limited


Tradhol Internacional SA Sociedad Unipersonal


Variant Architecture


Essem Hotels Limited and its directors


A.M. Construction Company Limited


Getz Pharma (Pvt.) Limited


Millat Tractors Limited


Mughis A. Sheikh


Mohtaram (Pvt) Ltd


Punjab Power Management Unit


LAWGIC LLP


POSCO International Corporation


Work highlights


  • Represented POSCO International Corporation in the Daewoo Pakistan case, the successful outcome of which reaffirms the pro-enforcement stance of Pakistani courts regarding the New York Convention.
  • Acted for Tradhol in a tribunal case regarding the fact that the signatories of the agreement were found to have ostensible authority to enter into the agreement as they took certain steps in the arbitration, which were inconsistent with challenging the tribunal’s jurisdiction to determine the substantive dispute between the parties.
  • Represented Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd. in an ICSID case against the Government of Pakistan regarding the Reko Diq copper project.

Orr, Dignam & Co.

With considerable expertise in arbitration and mediation, Orr, Dignam & Co. advises clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Taking advantage of the seamless interface with the corporate practice, the team is particularly well-equipped to advise on complex disputes with a commercial aspect. Industry veteran Sajid Zahid brings over 48 years of experience to the practice and co-leads the team alongside Taha Alizai. Syed Hassan Ali Raza heads the dispute resolution practice from the Islamabad office. Jawad Raja is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Sajid Zahid; Taha Alizai


Other key lawyers:

Syed Hassan Ali Raza; Jawad Raja


Testimonials

‘Jawad Raja has been very responsive and displays good case management.’

Key clients

Emirates International Bank


United Insurance Broker


Pakistan Refinery Limited


Sui Southern Gas Company Limited


Phoenix Global DMCC


The Porsche Group


Societies General SA, Swiss Company


Engro Fertilizer Limited


R&R Co. Singapore


Britannia (P&I) Club


Pakistan LNG Limited


Ericsson Pakistan (Private) Limited


Emaar Properties PJSC and its six subsidiaries


Government of the Azad State of Jammu & Kashmir


Islamabad Electric Supply Company Limited


BBC Pakistan (Private) Limited


EFFEF Industries Limited


Thai Airways Limited


Oil Companies Advisory Council


Aon Insurance Limited


Pakistan LNG Limited


Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited


Citi Bank N.V.


Standard Chartered Bank of Pakistan


CBRE Group Inc


Work highlights


  • Assisted R&R Co. Singapore with filing a suit for declaration and injunction along with recovery of certain amounts pertaining to unpaid cargo.
  • Represented Pakistan Petroleum Limited domestic enquiries against some of its employees for violation of rules and policies of the client’s organisation.
  • Acted for Inter State Gas Systems (Private) Limited in a dispute relating to the encashment of the standby letters of credit.

Faiz, Sharif and Shinwari LLP

Boasting a successful track record in major civil trials, Faiz, Sharif and Shinwari LLP possess both arbitration expertise and in-depth knowledge of the energy sector. Riswan Faiz Muhammad, a noted litigator with key specialisms in engineering, energy and power, and aviation, co-leads the practice alongside Afzal Khan Shinwari, who is the principle contact for the Islamabad office.

Practice head(s):

Rizwan Faiz Muhammad; Afzal Khan Shinwari


Testimonials

‘A team of professionals with diversified experience ranging from corporate law to civil and criminal law.’

‘Services of the team, specifically in the power sector and other stake holders, are commendable. The team has succeeded in establishing its name in the market with the core values of competence, honesty, dedication and enthusiasm. Service matters dealing is an extra feather in their cap.’

‘The team is technology friendly, managing change very effectively.’

Key clients

Pakistan Accumulators (Pvt.) Ltd


Air Sial


Serene Air


Heavy Mechanical Complex through their subcontractors, Al-Tariq Construction Ltd.


Al-Tariq Construction Ltd.


Bank of Punjab


Faisal Zia, Yazdani family, and other related minority shareholders of AGE Cables


Shahbaz Gul Shinwari


National Highway Authority


Jamshoro Power Company Ltd


Central Power Generation Company Ltd


Northern Power Generation Company Ltd


GENCO Holding Company Ltd


Elite Estates (Pvt.) Ltd


Pakistan International Airlines


National Transmission and Dispatch Company


Army Welfare Trust Investments


Work highlights


  • Represented Peshawar Electric Supply Company and the Federal Ministry of Energy in defending their policy decision to bifurcate into another spin-off company.
  • Advising Pakistan International Airlines in their claims, and defending counter claims, against their international cargo supplier Leisure Cargo FZCO in an international ICC arbitration matter.
     
  • Represented GENCO Holding Company, Jamshoro Power Company, Central Power Generation Company, and Northern Power Generation Company in various employee-related disputes before the Sindh High Court as well as the Lahore High Court.

Kilam Law

Comprising a distinguished team of litigators, Kilam Law is well-equipped to handle complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes across a wide range of sectors. The department is jointly chaired by founding partner Ali Ibrahim and Haris Azmat, the youngest advocate in Pakistan’s Supreme Court and a leading litigator in rail state matters. Ali Naveed Arshad leads on arbitration matters, and co-head Taimur Malik joined the firm from Clyde & Co. in February 2023, leveraging his international experience representing illegally detailed former ministers and politicians in high-profile civil litigation cases.

Practice head(s):

Haris Azmat; Ali Ibrahim; Ali Naveed Arshad; Taimur Malik


Key clients

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority


Federal Board of Revenue


Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design


Interloop Limited


Punjab Revenue Authority


National Radio Telecommunications


Water & Power Development Authority


Red Bull Pakistan


Lahore Garment City Company


Sidus Healthcare Pvt Ltd


National School of Public Policy


New Era Technologies Pvt Ltd


Diocese of Raiwind, Church


SPI Insurance Company Limited


National Highway Authority


Servaid Pharmacy (Pvt) Limited


EFU General Insurance Company Limited


United Insurance Company of Pakistan Limited


Republic Women’s Wear


Export Trading Commodities Pte Ltd


ANZ Partners

ANZ Partners 'distinguishes itself with a skilled team' and handles an array of disputes for clients, representing a cross-section of industries. The team is overseen by a leadership trio comprising corporate lawyer Nabeel Rehmam, Aqeel Malik, who has represented federal employees and government officials, and international arbitration expert Usama Jamshaid, all of whom are based in Islamabad.

Practice head(s):

Nabel Rehman; Aqeel Malik; Usama Jamshaid


Testimonials

‘ANZ Partners’ dispute resolution practice distinguishes itself with a skilled team, proactive problem-solving, and a strong commitment to client success.’

‘Their use of technology and a collaborative approach enhance efficiency, while a commitment to diversity ensures varied perspectives in dispute resolution.’

‘They are a top choice for effective dispute resolution services.’

‘ANZ Partners’ individuals stand out with deep expertise, proactive problem-solving, and a strong commitment to client success. Notably, Nabeel Rehman, has consistently demonstrated exceptional legal acumen, innovation, and responsiveness, making them valuable assets in the field of dispute resolution.’

Key clients

Save the Children Pakistan


Pakistan Humanitarian Forum


Pakistan China Institute


Can Asian Synergies (Private) Limited


PCI Holding (Private) Limited


Al Noor Trust


Sochain Zara


AR Foods (Private) Limited


AR Horeca


Ascendia (Private) Limited


The Educators, Rawalpindi


Elahi Cotton Mills Limited


Gymstique


Kohistan Developers & Builders


Embassy Of Austria


Intek Corporation


La Montana Restaurant, Islamabad


Tianjin China Petroleum Drilling Company Limited


Farooq, Khan & Mirza (Advocates & Corporate Counsel)

Well-regarded in the field of corporate and commercial disputes, Farooq, Khan & Mirza (Advocates & Corporate Counsel) represents some of the largest civil contractors. Leveraging its expertise in engineering, the firm specialises in related contentious matters, dispute adjudications, and arbitration tribunals. The 'strong and agile team with deep knowledge of the local market' is overseen by experienced litigator Babbar Ali Khan, whose 'competence and integrity is unmatched.'

Practice head(s):

Babbar Ali Khan


Testimonials

‘Strong and agile team with deep knowledge of the local market.’

‘Babbar Ali Khan is a future star.’

‘The quality of work, advice and diligence of research are the main factors that stand out when working with Farooq, Khan & Mirza. Their response time is one of the fastest in the legal fraternity.’

‘Babbar Ali Khan’s quality of research and advice is always the best. His assessment of how to approach the case is always above par.’

‘Very professional with a highly qualified team. Babbar Ali Khan, who recently also became a Supreme Court Lawyer, has been exceptional. He has helped our company in recent arbitration and recovered our heavy payments.’

‘Extremely thorough and reliable advice. High levels of professionalism set them a head and shoulders above their competition.’

‘Babbar Ali Khan’s competence and integrity is unmatched.’

‘The team make sure that individual attention is given to each case.’

Key clients

Matracon Private Limited


Sino Hydro China Private Limited


Sardar Mohammad Ashraf D. Baloch Private Limited


Sultan Mahmood and Company


Usmani International Associates Private Limited


Frontier Works Organization


Lilley International Private Limited


Pakistan Petroleum Limited


HAKAS Private Limited


Zahir Khan and Brothers


Saadullah Khan and Brothers


Constructor’s Association of Pakistan


RMS Private Limited


Resource Linked Private Limited


Guarantee Engineers Private Limited


Soulfit


Public Private Partnership Authority


Rana Sajjad


Tamerid Consultants


Cornelius, Lane and Mufti


Raja Mohammad Akram and Company


Trading Resource Linked Private Limited


Samar Abbas


Work highlights


  • Acted for Sardar Mohammad Ashraf D. Baloch. in successfully recovering Rs2bn.

Kabraji & Talibuddin

Distinguished for representing some of the world’s leading brands, such as Virgin Atlantic and TGI Fridays, Kabraji & Talibuddin is experienced in both complex litigation and international arbitration and is notable for its expertise in the aviation sector. The team also excels in alternative dispute resolution. Industry veteran Salman Talibuddin co-leads the practice alongside Maria Ahmad, who has significant experience in large-scale commercial disputes. The third practice head is Alizeh Bashir, who focuses on suits, petitions and arbitration proceedings for declarations and injunctions.

Practice head(s):

Salman Talibuddin; Maria Ahmad; Alizeh Bashir


Testimonials

‘Excellent litigation advice and support.’

‘Alizeh Bashir has exceptional English and communication skills, in addition to her command of laws and practices applicable to dispute resolution. Moreover, her responsiveness is exemplary.’

Key clients

Hascol Petroleum Limited


Royal Jordanian Airlines PLC


Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited


National Bank of Pakistan


Eaton Phoenixtec MMPL Limited


Thai Airways International Public Company Limited


Pegasus Consultancy Private Limited


Work highlights


  • Acting for Hascol Petroleum Limited in multiple complex banking recovery suits with claims over hundreds of billions of Pakistani rupees each, which have been filed in respect of defaults alleged to arise out of various financing credit facilities granted to the client.
  • Represented Eaton Phoenixtec MMPL Limited in obtaining a preliminary decree based on an application seeking judgment on admissions valuing USD100k.
  • Acting for the International Air Transport Association, successfully defending two suits for recovery, filed by a leading insurance provider.

Legal Oracles

Legal Oracles' dispute resolution team is well-placed to handle the full gamut of contentious mandates before courts of all levels. Alternative dispute resolution is another area of focus for the firm. The team is co-led by Saad Shuaib Wyne, a specialist in contentious matters, and Mustafa Munir Ahmed, who focuses on corporate and commercial matters from the Islamabad office. Qasim Wadud and Babar Khan Yousafzai are other key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Saad Shuaib Wyne; Mustafa Munir Ahmed; Qasim Wadud; Babar Khan Yousafzai


Testimonials

‘We are truly impressed by the professionalism, expertise, and exceptional results delivered by the team. Throughout the entire dispute resolution process, Legal Oracles demonstrated extraordinary negotiation skills and an unwavering dedication to securing the most favourable outcome. Their team of experienced lawyers exhibited a deep understanding of the intricate legal complexities, allowing them to navigate the case with precision and expertise.’

‘Both Saad Shuaib Wyne and Mustafa Munir Ahmed possess in-depth knowledge of the relevant law and demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and ethical conduct. Their ability to identify potential challenges and offer innovative solutions is highly commendable and have been critical in the resolution of disputes.’

‘The team is highly impressive in terms of their quality, efficiency, and resourcefulness. Legal Oracles has always exceeded our expectations in terms of their ability to handle and deliver on complex and sophisticated matters. We have been able to navigate through extremely challenging litigation situations with Legal Oracles at our side. I believe that the effective advocacy skills of lawyers at Legal Oracles sets them apart.’

‘Qasim Wadud and Mustafa Mustafa Munir Ahmed are outstanding lawyers who have always offered us balanced and reasoned advice and solutions. Both are fantastic team players that work well with other colleagues to ensure that we receive the best possible services and expertise.’

‘Legal Oracles has always provided us with detailed advise that carefully considers the commercial sides of the transaction. We believe this is a capability unique to Legal Oracles since it allows us to analyse areas that are generally not highlighted by typical law firms.’

‘Mustafa Munir Ahmed is our go-to lawyer for all legal and business consulting work. He is extremely knowledgeable and has direct insight into the current industry trends and practices. Legal Oracles has consistently been able to provide us with a desired outcome.’

‘When our company faced complex legal challenges, their team of skilled attorneys stepped in with the expertise, dedication, and professionalism that exceeded our expectations. Throughout the entire process, the team at Legal Oracles demonstrated unwavering support and clear communication.’

‘Saad Shuaib Wyne and Mustafa Munir Ahmed both demonstrated a deep understanding of the intricacies of our case. They took the time to listen attentively to my concerns and meticulously examined the details of the situation. Their ability to grasp the nuances of the matter set the foundation for a robust and well-prepared dispute resolution strategy.’

Key clients

Novatex Limited


Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited


Pak Telecom Mobile Limited


U Bank Limited


Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited


Alcatel Lucent Pakistan Limited


Alfalah Insurance Limited


Dr. A. Q. Khan Schools and Colleges (Private) Limited


K-Electric Limited


International Business Management


Oil & Gas Development Company Limited


Trade International


Bikiya Industries (Private) Limited


Pakistan MNP Database (Guarantee) Limited


All Pakistan Paper Merchants Association


AKD Securities Limited


Xiaomi Pakistan (Private) Limited


Metro Pakistan (Private) Limited


Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Bayer Pakistan (Private) Limited


Monsanto Pakistan (Private) Limited


Federal Board of Revenue


ANM Trading Co.


National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited


Federal Board of Revenue


A&B Productions


Central Power Purchasing Agency (Guarantee) Limited


VAVA Cars Pakistan (Private) Limited


COSMOS Productions (Private) Limited


Al-Baraka Bank Limited


Bank of Khyber


Evercare Group Management Limited


Indus Breeze Roller Flour Mills (Private) Limited


Samsons Group of Companies


Margalla Honda (Private) Limited


Honda Downtown (Private) Limited


Shah Zaman (Private) Limited


Work highlights


  • Acted for Central Power Purchasing Agency Limited in a PKR4.5bn dispute, raised by Lucky Electric Power Company Limited under the power purchase agreement entered into between them, in expert mediation.
  • Represented the Federal Board of Revenue successfully in litigation matters before the High Court at Islamabad in relation to the deployment of the Track & Trace Systems Project of the FBR.
  • Represented A&B Productions in successfully seeking the declaration of an arbitral award of PKR2.25bn against one of Pakistan’s largest media houses, as a rule of court from the courts.

Liaquat Merchant Associates

Headquartered in Karachi, Liaquat Merchant Associates' dispute resolution practice enjoys a strong reputation in the fields of medical negligence and civil and administrative transactions, and the group frequently represents leading energy companies, banks, and hospitals. Industry veteran Liaquat Merchant heads the practice and is supported by Shayan Ahmed, who is well-regarded for obtaining interim injunctions from the high court and the resolution of complex litigation.

Practice head(s):

Liaquat Merchant


Other key lawyers:

Syed Shayan Ahmed


Testimonials

‘Team is responsive with excellent communication skills and prompt service.’

‘Professional knowledge, dealing with their clients in a fair and transparent way.’

Key clients

Pakistan Oxygen Limited


Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Limited


Pakistan Stock Exchange


Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited


Karachi Hydrocarbon Terminal Limited


Pak Brunei Investment Company Limited


The Aga Khan University Hospital


Sindlab (Private) Limited


Bank AL Habib Limited


Work highlights


  • Acted for Karachi Hydrocarbon Terminal Limited in defending the recovery proceedings filed by National Bank of Pakistan before the High Court at Karachi in its jurisdiction as the Banking Court for a recovery amount of PKR8bn.
  • Acting for Standard Chartered Bank Limited in a Suit and a Constitutional Petition in a matter wherein the plaintiff has alleged unauthorised transfer of funds.
  • Representing Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College Foundation in a medical/clinical negligence claim wherein the Plaintiff instituted a suit in the High Court of Sindh at Karachi claiming general and special damages with a total claim of over PKR70m.

Nawaz Hussain Sikander

Nawaz Hussain Sikander handles a broad range of commercial disputes, criminal, NAB and FIA matters. The team represents major clients and corporations at the highest courts and has significant experience in complex trial litigation. Tax litigation is also a strength of the team. Ahmed Ali Hussain co-leads the practice alongside Shamail Sikander, who also handles white-collar crime litigation. Zaeem Hyder‘s recent caseload included handling disputes arising concerning PPP projects.

Practice head(s):

Shamail Sikander; Ahmed Ali Hussain


Other key lawyers:

Zaeem Hyder


Testimonials

‘The practice can provide the most pragmatic resolutions in cases of disputes between parties, creating a win-win situation.’

‘One of the most professional teams in Pakistan….they do the homework and work hard for the clients.’

The strategic approach of Shamail Sikander and Ahmed Ali Hussain, to resolve complex legal matters differentiates them from other lawyers. They ensure that the client\’s concerns are addressed and always strive for the most favorable outcomes.’

I am impressed by Shamail Sikander’s ability to effortlessly resolve complex matters. He always ensures that his clients are satisfied with his services. I highly recommend this firm.’

‘Hardworking, committed and honest.’

Key clients

Sardar Muhammad Ashraf D. Baluch (Private) Limited


Cantonment Board Clifton


Karachi Port Trust


Pakistan Refinery Limited


Defence Housing Authority


Sindh Industrial Trading Estate


Ansari Textile Industries


Huffaz Seamless Pipe Industries Limited


Zahir Khan and Brothers


Ahsanabad Cooperative Housing Society


Dolmen Real Estate Management (Private) Limited


Falcon-i (Private) Limited


Principal Builders