The Firm recently advised the Berlin based international food delivery giant Hero Delivery and their subsidiary in Pakistan Food Panda. The work involved advising Hero Delivery and Food Panda on any liabilities or risk that the companies may encounter in the future while operating through freelancers as opposed to employees.

The Freelancer model is not regulated in Pakistan and nor is there any case law on the subject. The work involved a detailed assessment of the existing systems of Food Panda in dealing with Freelancers and the option to convert the Freelancers into third party or direct employees. This is a unique set up where at times the algorithm may in fact be considered the employer. It is safe to say that contributing to this work has put us on the map with international law firms advising on the use of artificial intelligence and the regulatory regime for the same.

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