Kilam Law > Lahore, Pakistan > Firm Profile

Kilam Law
134/A Upper Mall Scheme Scotch Corner
Street #2 Lahore
Lahore 54000
Pakistan

Pakistan > Insurance Tier 2

The insurance practice at Kilam Law is led by Ali Ibrahim , who advises on a whole host of contentious and non-contentious insurance related issues. Ibraham regularly advises insurance companies on the regulatory framework as well as also advising insurance companies on issues such as show cause notices or appeals before Pakistan's Securities and Exchange Commission. The team is skilled at advising on conventional insurance as well as takaful.

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Testimonials

‘The firm has evolved as our go-to firm in the recent years, in particular for matters in the Punjab province, given their partner availability, responsiveness and ability to provide out of the box solutions. Their fee structure is more flexible compared to other law firms and they continue to consistently exceed expectations and gain our and the clients’ confidence’.

‘In relation to insurance work, they are one of only two firms in Pakistan that we, as a leading international firm in this sector, would currently recommend to our clients.

‘Ali Ibrahim is a leading practitioner in relation to the Insurance sector and has deep knowledge of the legal issues related to Insurance sector in Pakistan. He has advised our international clients on a number of insurance matters, including many with cross-border aspects. His associates are also better versed with insurance matters compared to other firms’.

‘The team comprises of energetic and professional lawyers who have a sound knowledge of local laws and practice. We work with Ali Ibrahim on an insurance claim dispute.  Ali not only has sound knowledge of insurance law but also he has an ability to understand insurance contract terms. He did a very careful review and thorough reflection on the facts of the case and advised on a reasonable road map to proceed with the case‘.

 

Key clients

Towers & Hamlins LLP (London)

EFU General Insurance Company Limited

United Insurance Company of Pakistan Limited

Century Insurance Company Limited

SPI Insurance Limited

Interloop Limited

SPI Window Takaful

United Insurance Company of Pakistan Window Takaful Operations

Clyde & Co.

Work highlights

  • Ali Ibrahim is currently representing the United Insurance Company of Pakistan Limited in a Rs.200m insurance guarantee dispute before the Islamabad High Court, Islamabad and the National Accountability Bureau in Quetta.
  • Ali Ibrahim is currently representing the United Insurance Company of Pakistan Limited in a Rs.5bn insurance guarantee dispute.
  • Ali Ibrahim is currently representing EFU General Insurance Company Limited in an appeal that is pending before the Lahore High Court, filed against an order of the Insurance Tribunal concerning a fire insurance claim.

Pakistan > Labour and employment Tier 3

Kilam Law fields a ‘professional and reliable team’ that is jointly headed by Ali Ibrahim  and Haris Azmat  who are both based in Lahore. It receives a steady flow of instructions from major international law firms and also counts numerous multinational companies as clients. It routinely advises public sector entities, government owned companies, private entities and individuals on all aspects of labour law in Pakistan, from drafting employment contracts to advising on industrial disputes.

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Testimonials

‘To me or to us the team at Kilam law is dedicated and credible with strengths like, focused lawyers with knowledge of law, good in time management, prompt in responses by using digital technology and legal research and analysis. We have worked very closely with Ali Ibrahim and found him highly credible, trustworthy and dedicated with extraordinary good judgement which makes him stand out in the market. His personal knowledge of labour laws and conceptual clarity is highly remarkable‘.

‘We usually work with Ali Ibrahim and due to his great communication skills, willingness to listen, specific knowledge about the relevant issues,  strong writing ability  and most importantly his strong sense of judgment –  that makes us stick with this firm‘.

The firm has evolved as our go-to firm in the recent years, in particular for matters in the Punjab province, given their partner availability, responsiveness and ability to provide out of the box solutions. Their fee structure is more flexible compared to other law firms and they continue to consistently exceed expectations and gain our and the clients’ confidence. They have assisted us with a number of employment related matters this year, including termination of key staff for an international client’s subsidiary, appointment of foreign individuals in key positions for Pakistani companies and implementation of new group HR policies‘.

The firm has consistently provided practical advice and assisted with required follow-up with local parties and authorities in a timely and effective manner. Our international clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, have been very satisfied with the support received from the team. The are willing to do most of the employment related work on a fixed or capped fee basis and that is appreciated by us and the clients. Ali Ibrahim, Haris Azmat and Maryam Hayat are recommended’.

‘KILAM Barristers and Legal Consultants provides its clients with a tailor-made approach to cater to their needs, with hands on support to provide complete legal solutions. Kilam through its team of highly qualified legal practitioners, offers a broad range of professional legal services and consultancy services. Haris Azmat is always hands on with providing solutions to his clients‘.

‘Kilam Barristers and Legal Consultants provides the highest level of expertise and skills. They have the requisite enthusiasm and commitment to legal work and possess extraordinary client handling skills’.

‘The Kilam team is a competent , efficient and professional one. Work is always delivered on or earlier than the allotted time. Their research and advice is thorough and precise‘.

‘We have used the services of Kilam Law on a range of labour and employment matters such as termination, dismissal, hiring etc. The firm has also drafted and vetted many agreements for us to be signed with our employees. They have also drafted our employment policy. The use of technology while billing is of immense advantage in this day and age. We are particularly impressed by their timely responses. The senior partner is extremely pleasant to work with. He comes up with extremely innovative and tailor made solutions to all our legal problems‘.

Key clients

Clyde & Co. LLP (Dubai)

National School of Public Policy

Lahore Garment City Company

Sidus Healthcare Pvt Ltd

Regalis Healthcare

New Era Technologies Pvt Ltd

Diocese of Raiwind

Vital Care Medical Systems

Shahraj Textiles

Dairy Land Pvt Ltd

Rizwan Textile

PASCONS Construction Company

Methodist Church of Pakistan

Red Bull FZE Dubai

United Insurance Company of Pakistan Limited

MCB Bank Limited

Multan Sultans (Pakistan Super League Franchise)

Art of Heritage KSA

Punjab Social Security Health Management Company

Ali Murtaza Associates

AlphaBold USA

Evernex

Trowers & Hamlins LLP (London)

Oil & Gas Development Company Limited

Interloop Limited

Federal Board of Revenue

Punjab Revenue Authority

National Radio Telecommunication Corporation

Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA)

Red Bull Pakistan

SPI Insurance Company Limited

National Highway Authority

Kips Group of Colleges

Work highlights

  • Advised Red Bull on the establishment of a provident fund for its employees who are based in Pakistan.
  • Advised Evernex on a host of  local law labour and employment law matters.
  • Advised Clyde & Co LLP (Dubai)’s client on various labour law issues arising as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown and economic downturn and completed the country questionnaire for Pakistan.

Pakistan > Dispute resolution Tier 4

The experienced team at Kilam Law is led by Haris Azmat. The versatile practice is adept at handling a wide variety of trial and appellate work in civil, commercial, intellectual property and banking matters. It also boasts considerable expertise in international arbitration matters. Ali Ibrahim  is another known name who has particular strength in corporate matters and is vastly experienced at representing clients before various regulatory authorities.

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Testimonials

‘The firm has evolved as our ‘go-to’ firm in the recent years, in particular for matters in the Punjab province, given the partner availability, responsiveness and ability to provide out of the box solutions. The fee structure is more flexible compared to other law firms and they continue to consistently exceed expectations and gain ours and clients’ confidence’.

‘Haris Azmat and Maryam Hayat are excellent. They have been involved in a very significant number of reported judgments in recent years. They are currently helping us with the enforcement of a foreign arbitration award and a number of other matters‘.

Kilam Barristers and Legal Consultants has provided us with the finest legal services through zealous and aggressive representation. Kilam has always provided us with comprehensive, cost effective, workable, permanent solutions, putting our interests as paramount‘.

‘Barrister Haris Azmat has over a decade of experience in corporate, commercial and constitutional litigation. He is deeply committed to the success of his clients. He is fully equipped, vastly experienced and dedicated towards his clients’ business interests and works in accordance with the highest ethical standards of the legal profession. He has an exceptional team of associates. Maryam Hayat accomplishes the requisite goals and acts promptly in all situations‘.

‘Kilam Barristers and Legal Consultants provides the highest level of substantive expertise and skills. They have the requisite enthusiasm and commitment to legal work and possess extraordinary client handling skills. They have a creative approach and provide solutions to legal problems. Haris Azmat has been providing wide ranging legal advisory, corporate, transactional and litigation services to a broad spectrum of companies and high-profile individual clients for more than a decade. KILAM Barristers and Legal Consultants is a team of highly motivated and dedicated lawyers,  Kilam is our go to when dealing in dispute resolution and the settlement of claims‘.

‘Kilam has expertise when handling all our dispute resolution cases. They are highly skilled. Their approach to dispute resolution strategy has always impressed me and they are quick in coming up with the right game plan in all of our cases‘.

‘We like how the lawyers at Kilam Law Barristers and Legal Consultants have exceptional negotiation skills. Haris Azmat’s in-depth knowledge coupled with his pragmatic approach is what makes the firm stand out. He has great passion, deep knowledge of the industry and a great ability to successfully  conclude negotiations. Overall the firm has highly capable individuals with a great strategic approach to alternative dispute mechanism‘.

We usually work with Ali Ibrahim and due to his great communication skills, willingness to listen, specific knowledge about the pertaining issues, having strong writing ability with creativity and most importantly a strong sense of judgment that makes us stick with this firm‘.

Key clients

Clyde & Co. LLP (Dubai)

Trowers & Hamlins LLP (London)

National School of Public Policy

Lahore Garment City Company

Sidus Healthcare Pvt Ltd

Regalis Healthcare

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority

New Era Technologies Pvt Ltd

Diocese of Raiwind

Republic Women’s Wear

Vital Care Medical Systems

Shahraj Textiles

Dairy Land Pvt Ltd

Rizwan Textile

PASCONS Construction Company

Methodist Church of Pakistan

Descon Engineering Limited

EFU General Insurance Company Limited

Servaid Pharmacy Pvt Limited

United Insurance Company of Pakistan Limited

MCB Bank Limited

Multan Sultans (Pakistan Super League Franchise)

Art of Heritage KSA

National Highways Authority

Oil & Gas Development Company Limited

Interloop Limited

Federal Board of Revenue

Punjab Revenue Authority

National Radio Telecommunication Corporation

Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA)

Red Bull Pakistan

SPI Insurance Company Limited

National Highway Authority

Kips Group of Colleges

Work highlights

  • Instructed as an expert on Pakistani law on a matter before the Commercial Court in London regarding insurance, contract and aviation.
  • Represented the Federal Board of Revenue in a tax dispute worth PKR358m.
  • Advising the Pakistan Electronic Media Authority in a high profile dispute with Pakistan Broadcaster’s Association worth $10m, and separately representing PEMRA in a dispute worth $5m with different radio stations.

Pakistan > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

The Lahore-based practice at Kilam Law is well-equipped to advise large companies, banks and insurance companies on a wide variety of compliance and contractual matters. It combines international experience with local knowledge to advise on joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments.

KILAM Law is a leading full-service law firm in Pakistan with expertise in matters related to corporate and commercial law, projects, and litigation and arbitration. The firm services clients out of its offices in Islamabad and Lahore.

KILAM was established as a result of the merger of a number of independent law firms in 2011. Our objective was to set up an international standard national law firm in Pakistan which understands the needs of the clients and can provide clear, concise and cost-effective advice without compromising quality. Since then, the firm has steadily expanded and has a busy practice servicing clients in Islamabad and Karachi in addition to Lahore.

Our lawyers have extensive experience and have worked on some of the most significant corporate, finance, litigation and arbitration matters in the country’s recent history.

Our extensive client base includes banks, insurance companies, international and domestic financial institutions, manufacturing and industrial entities, real estate and construction companies, family business offices, high-net-worth and prominent individuals including a former Prime Minister.

We routinely act for international law firms as Pakistan local counsel on complex disputes, sophisticated transactions and project mandates to provide practical local law advice on complex issues of Pakistani law.

As a responsible firm adopting international standards, we also understand the importance of working for marginalized communities in Pakistan. As part of our pro bono practice, our lawyers regularly advise differently-abled persons, individuals facing discrimination, social enterprises, and various charities.

Our key areas of practice are:

  • banking and finance law
  • corporate and commercial law and M&As
  • foreign direct investment (FDI)
  • insurance law
  • labour law
  • large scale infrastructure projects and privatisation
  • litigation and arbitration
  • real estate and construction
  • technology, media and telecommunications law
  • general advisory and outsourced general counsel services.
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Foreign Direct Investment, Corporate M&A, Commercial, Labour and Insurance Ali Ibrahimali.ibrahim@kilamlaw.com+92 300 400 6874
Litigation and Arbitration, TMT (Technology Media & Telecommunications), Commercial Haris Azmatharis.azmat@kilamlaw.com+92 322 422 8655
Construction, Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Projects and International Arbitration Ali Naveed Arshadali.naveed@kilamlaw.com+92 321 556 1068
International Law, Human Rights, Aviation and Sports Law Maheen Gul Malikmaheen.gul@kilamlaw.com+92 301 8486 030
Foreign Direct Investment, Corporate and commercial, Projects and Employment Alessandra Zingalesalessandra.zingales@kilamlaw.com+92 51 2723 137
Corporate, Commercial, M&A, Arbitration, Government Affairs and Regulatory Maleeka Bokharimaleeka.bokhari@kilamlaw.com+92 335 6444 408
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