Mr Ahmer Bilal Soofi > ABS & Co. > Lahore, Pakistan > Lawyer Profile

ABS & Co.
LAHORE 54000

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Int'l Arbitration 


Managing Partner


Mr. Soofi is the Founding Partner of ABS & Co. He served as the Federal Minister for Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs in 2013 as part of the interim government. His areas of practice include commercial litigation, constitutional litigation, public and private international law.

Mr. Soofi has represented and advised Pakistan before international courts including the ICC & ICSID, US District Courts, UK commercial courts. He was also appointed as Pakistan’s co-agent before the International Court of Justice in Republic of Marshall Island’s (RMI) case and achieved the only victory for Pakistan in ICJ. He regularly appears before the Supreme Court, the High Courts and other arbitral bodies and forums.

He has been consistently ranked as one of the Leading Individuals in Dispute Resolution by Chambers and Legal 500. He is “highlighted for his long-standing experience in advising on public law, as well as international arbitrations” and is praised for being a “true professional with legal acumen and strength in draftingIn July 2021, he was appointed as a member to the International Court of Arbitration by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

He is also the founding President of Research Society of International Law that has contributed to development of international law in Pakistan. Mr. Soofi was a Member of Panel of Eminent Persons of OIC. He also remained  Chairman of the UN Advisory Committee in Geneva contributing to several detailed UN Reports.


English, Urdu, Punjabi


Member, ICC Int’l Court of Arbitration

Foreign Qualified Lawyer, England  & Wales

Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan

Pakistan Bar Concil

Punjab Bar Council



LLM, University of Cambridge (1988)

Lawyer Rankings

Pakistan > Dispute resolution

ABS & Co. acts on commercial, constitutional, tax and employment disputes. The practice also deals with major construction disputes, encompassing the road, infrastructure, hospitality, energy and power sectors. Ahmer Bilal Soofi, also an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, leads the team. Islamabad-based Usman Jillani represents banks and other financial institutions before various courts, tribunals and administrative bodies with respect to asset recovery, bankruptcy proceedings and enforcement of securities. Associate Bakhtawar Bilal Soofi operates from the Lahore office, offering considerable experience in handling construction disputes under FIDIC.

Pakistan > Labour and employment

ABS & Co. handles the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. The practice deals with disputes related to wages, industrial action and employee benefits. The team also helps draft labour and HR policies. Ahmer Bilal Soofi heads up the practice, alongside Imran Ahmed Malik.