OUR INDUSTRIES

Agriculture

  • Part of the team that represented the farmers in the south of Punjab in the Lahore High Court in a dispute related to the fixation of minimum price of sugarcane. Dispute involved interpretation of the price fixation clause in the Pakistan Sugar Factories Control Act, 1950.

Asset Management

Automotive

  • Used to be part of the team that is defending a major nation-wide authorized manufacturer / assembler of a global vehicle brand in a constitutional challenge to the imposition of a Provincial Sales Tax on Services (Franchise Services) for services that were never rendered in the province.

Aviation

  • Part of the team that advised the principal aviation regulator in Pakistan and the state-owned airline in its ongoing contractual dispute with various foreign vendors in relation to its ticketing software.

Banking

  • Represented Habib Bank Limited in a recovery suit pending in the Lahore High Court, Lahore in relation to a finance facility granted by the Bank in Oman. The suit involved questions related to the jurisdiction of the Lahore High Court, Lahore to hear the matter if the facility was disbursed in Oman.
  • Representing UBL in the Lahore High Court, Lahore to defend an appeal brought by a defaulting customer against an order of the Learned Banking Court declining the customer’s application to set aside an ex parte decree granted to the bank by the Learned Banking Court.

Construction & Infrastructure

Education

Electronics

Fertilizer

FMCGs/Retail

Food and Beverage

  • Represented beverage manufacturers, bottlers and franchisees in a constitutional challenge against the imposition of a Capacity Tax.

Health Care

  • Have provided advice and represented a non-profit company that provides basic minimum statutorily required health care services to workers in the province of Punjab.
  • Part of the team that represented medical testing centers that provide certification for immigrants to the Middle East in proceedings before the Competition Commission of Pakistan. As part of the same litigation, prepared and assisted in bringing a constitutional challenge to the existing competition law in Pakistan before the High Court.

Information Technology

  • Advised a U.S. based technology company in its acquisition of a Pakistani company in Karachi as part of a larger cross border merger between the two entities.
  • Advising a large corporate information technology group of companies in Pakistan that provides enterprise level solutions to its customers.

Insurance

Media & Entertainment

  • Part of a team that represented a leading TV Channel in litigation in the High Courts and the Supreme Court against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) against arbitrary orders affecting its transmission.

Mining & Extraction

Oil & Gas

  • Have advised and represented the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority of Pakistan in various matters in the high court. The issues range from licensing, billing, meter tampering, tariff determinations. Have also represented the Authority in major constitutional litigation involving the determination of the estimated revenue requirements of the two major gas companies i.e. SNGPL and SSC and issues related to unaccounted for gas estimates. Other major constitutional litigation in the sector relates to the safety standards that are applicable to CNG Stations across Pakistan and the regulatory framework applicable to LPG distributors in Pakistan.
  • Represented a Pakistani Company in an international commercial arbitration being conducted under the ICC related to an oil exploration and drilling contract being executed in Iraq by its subsidiary against a major multi-national company in the oil and gas sector.
  • Part of the team that represented the Federal Government to defend the constitutionality of the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) before the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Pharmaceutical & Health Care

Power

  • Has represented and advised in dispute involving procedures for application of generation license, approval of tariff petition, interpretation of Punjab Power Policy.
  • Advising a large Chinese Energy Company specializing in solar power solutions in the establishment of a 100MW solar powered power plant in the province of Punjab.
  • Legal Advisor to the Quaid e Azam Solar (Pvt.) Limited - a private limited company owned by the Government of Punjab, that has established and is operating Pakistan’s first on-grid 100MW solar powered power plant.

Public Sector (Regulatory Authorities; Government)

  • Represent the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority on an ongoing basis in litigation in the High Courts;
  • Represent the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan on an ongoing basis in litigation in the High Courts and lower courts;
  • Legal Advisor to the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) a statutory body established under the Cost and Management Accountants Act, 1966 from 2011 to 2014.
  • Provided advice to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) on issues related to notices issued by the Competition Commission of Pakistan.
  • Legal Advisor to the Punjab Social Security Health Management Company since 2010 up till the present.
  • Legal Advisor to the Quaid e Azam Solar Power (Pvt.) Limited company;
  • Represent the Pakistan Cricket Board on an ongoing basis in litigation in the High Courts and the lower courts.

Real Estate

Sugar

  • Part of the team that represented the farmers in the south of Punjab in the Lahore High Court in a dispute related to the fixation of minimum price of sugarcane. Dispute involved interpretation of the price fixation clause in the Pakistan Sugar Factories Control Act, 1950.

Telecommunications

Textile