Firms To Watch: Tax

RIAA BARKER GILLETTE is well-equipped to provide advice on a wide range of tax-related issues that extend to dispute resolution and nuanced regulatory and legislative advice. Karachi-based Mayhar Kazi heads the practice.
Boasting a dedicated tax division in both Islamabad and Karachi, Yousaf Amanat & Associates advises international clients on local and national tax regimes. Yousaf Amanat leads the practice alongside Noman Zahid, who operates from the Karachi office.

Tax in Pakistan

Khalid Anwer & Co.

A well-established practice that sits at the forefront of tax litigation, Khalid Anwer & Co. profits from a strong relationship with the country’s major industrial and financial services conglomerates. The department is also experienced at handling high-profile cases before the superior courts. The team is co-led by Karachi-based Raashid Anwer, a distinguished practitioner highly regarded for his cross-sector expertise, alongside Jawad Qureshi, who leverages his substantive experience of tax-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Raashid Anwer; Jawad Qureshi

Other key lawyers:

Habib Kazi


‘When it comes to tax matters, Khalid Anwer & Co. is one of, if not the, best law firm to handle the same. The team, under the guidance of Raashid Anwer, not only offers practical and run-of-the-mill solutions to tax issues, but it also excels at devising creative arguments when it comes to the interpretation of the law.’

‘The practice of Khalid Anwer & Co. is unique with respect to their capabilities of interpreting the sales tax matters being faced by the insurance industry in Pakistan. Their advisory on replies to the taxation authorities covering all legal aspects is unmatched as we have experienced.’

“Khalid Anwer & Co. is a leading law firm of Pakistan. The senior partner, Mr Khalid Anwer, is one of the senior most advocates of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He has been appearing before the Superior Courts of Pakistan for over five decades now.’

‘This law firm stands out due to its unparalleled commitment to personalised, top-tier legal solutions. The team’s diverse expertise, collaborative approach, and innovative use of technology ensure efficient, effective, and client-centric services. With transparent billing structures and a strong emphasis on diversity, Khalid Anwar & Co sets an exceptional standard within the legal sector.’

‘Their blend of legal prowess, teamwork, innovation, and dedication to client satisfaction positions them as a true leader. I wholeheartedly recommend Khalid Anwar & Co to potential clients seeking exceptional legal support that consistently exceeds expectations.’

‘Raashid Anwar and Jawad Qureshi are driving forces of excellence. Anwar’s visionary leadership blends legal expertise with strategic thinking, while Qureshi’s precision and communication skills simplify complexities. Their commitment to client success, innovation, and technology sets them apart.’

‘Associates’ passion for learning and collaboration adds value. Integrity, client-centricity, and deep legal knowledge are qualities I admire. Together, they create an exceptional team that consistently delivers outstanding legal support and fosters strong client relationships.’

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

Key clients

Pakistan Telecommunication Employees Trust

Pepsi Cola International

Gul Ahmed Textile Mills Ltd

Procter and Gamble Pakistan Ltd

Fatima Fertilizer Company Ltd

Indus Motor Company

Sapphire Textile Mills

Work highlights

  • Represented high-net-worth individuals in challenging a tax levy on constitutional grounds and secured an interim relief whilst the matter is pending before the Supreme Court.
  • Represented Gul Ahmed Textile Mills in contesting a super tax imposed on them before the High Court of Sindh.