WTO Disputes

The Lawyers at the firm provide comprehensive guidelines to its clients on the new rules of global trade and the overseeing organization introduced. The issues before the GATT Dispute Settlement Tribunal are not only complex and intricate but also require deeper understanding of the jurisprudence of WTO Law. Firm’s attorneys very ably handle all such disputes and issues.

Income Tax and Corporate Law

The firm’s tax attorneys have extensive experience in representing its clients before the Taxation Authorities of Pakistan and its local inspection offices. The firm covers the full range of tax conflicts. Firm represents its clients before adjudication officers and right up to Appellate Tribunals level. The firm has handled a broad range of income, sales, user’s charges and other tax issues.

Banking & Finance

A major component of the Firm’s banking practice consists of advising lending institutions in financing domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and equity investments. Azim ud Din Law Associates has extensive experience in hostile takeovers as well as in negotiated public and private acquisitions and recapitalizations. The firm’s services include assistance to clients with all aspects of the deal structure, negotiation, and documentation, including issues of fraudulent conveyance, collateral, compliance with margin and other regulations, the relationships between senior and subordinated lenders, and all other issues particular to the syndicated loan market.

Commercial Lending

The firm has unparalleled experience advising banking and clients of financial services around the world on a wide range of domestic and international extensions of credit, such as secured and unsecured credit facilities, syndicated and nonsyndicated, and single and multicurrency-denominated facilities. These include acceptance and letter of credit facilities, receivable and other asset-based financings, and project loans of all types.

Project Finance

In the field of project finance and equipment finance (including leasing), the firm’s lawyers represent a broad range of commercial banks, insurance companies, credit companies, leasing companies, investment banks, multinational lending organizations, as well as project sponsors and developers. Firm’s experience covers diverse industries including electric generation, transmission and distribution; oil and gas; petrochemicals; chemicals; mining; steel and other metals; airlines; rail companies; construction equipment; and manufacturing equipment. Firm also represent a wide variety of real estate projects including multi-use projects, retail mall projects, commercial projects, residential housing projects, theme parks, and restaurants.

The firm responds to the increasing complexity and internationalization of the project and equipment finance practice, and to the needs of our clients in these areas. Firm achieves this by expanding its knowledge and the size of its practice group, by refining multi-disciplinary approach to the practice, and by increasing its international focus, including the establishment of cooperative arrangements with foreign law firms.

ADR / Mediation

The firm has a pre-eminent reputation for ADR practice. It has represented clients in mediations, expert determinations and arbitrations involving several hundred cases and amongst its lawyers are some of the Pakistani and international leading mediators and experts in this area. The firm’s Mediation provides both contentious and non-contentious lawyers with mediation training and offers clients:

• The opportunity to set up effective internal dispute resolution schemes

• Review of dispute resolution mechanisms in contracts

• Hands on assistance in preparation for mediation (including in those cases where clients may wish to attend a mediation without legal representation)

Licensing Law

The firm’s lawyers assist its clients with the exploitation of intellectual property assets and the acquisition and disposition of a project or system. The firm’s lawyers also assist clients with a variety of legal services ranging from outsourcing to the exploitation of intellectual property to the acquisition or disposition of a project or system. The firm’s clients utilize a wide array of outsourcing service contracts relating to information technology services including applications development and data processing operations, network operations and systems and business process management. The firm represents service providers in the creation of strategic alliances to provide outsourcing services and in the utilization of applications or systems developed as a result of these alliances. In addition, when outsourcing disputes arise, firm is well prepared to defend our clients' interests.


Clients entrust us with their must-win matters – disputes in which huge sums, invaluable patents and brands, closely guarded market strategies, and even out-and-out company survival are at stake. With over 15 lawyers, our Litigation and Arbitration group is ready to respond. Operating in a closely knit network of 3 offices in Pakistan, firm is prepared to do whatever it takes – strategically and decisively – to assure that your best business interests are well served in Pakistan.

The bankruptcy and insolvency litigation practice area represents both corporate and individual clients, including financially troubled companies in bankruptcy and corporate reorganization matters. Secured creditors, unsecured creditors, trustees, landlords and creditors' committees are also represented in bankruptcy proceedings, including claims negotiations, replevins, reclamations, foreclosures, defense and prosecution of preference and fraudulent conveyance actions and bankruptcy litigation.

Wrongful Discharge

Since its founding in 1958, the firm has concentrated and excelled in employment litigation. With the potential of multiple claims, pain and suffering and other damages, the firm counsels clients on the best strategies to minimize the risk of litigation and, when litigation does occur, defends retaliatory discharge, breach of contract, fraud and other claims falling within the wrongful discharge rubric. The firm’s attorneys closely follow the ever-changing developments in this complex area through hands-on counseling and litigation experience.

Estate & Financial Planning

Estate and financial planning are a highly complex and sophisticated area of practice whose importance to individuals and businesses is widely recognized. Virtually every personal and financial transaction in which individuals engage, and many common business transactions, involves estate and financial planning ramifications. Given the continuing changes in the tax laws, the increasing complexity of financial products and the unprecedented growth of personal wealth, the firm believes that this area of the law will continue to be an important part of our lives.

Corporate Taxation

The corporate tax team provides an unmatched breadth of direct and indirect tax expertise, ranging from corporate finance, real estate, structured finance to funds. The firm works closely with its clients and grow with them, becoming trusted business advisers in what firm views as a long term relationship, not merely a one-off transaction.

Firm delivers the full range of corporate tax services, including stand alone tax advisory tax advantage structuring and tax advice on transactions. Firm works closely with the Firm’s other practice groups to provide a seamless transactional experience. Examples of clients that value our tax services include businesses in the sectors like: property, retail, asset management, private equity; non-resident entities and private individuals.

The corporate tax team has practical and detailed knowledge of the workings of the Pakistan tax authorities and legislative framework. This, together with a pro-active approach to tax planning and extensive experience of tax-based products, secures the corporate tax team a prominent position in this field.

Mergers and Acquisitions

For most businesses, public or private, a significant acquisition or divestiture represents one of the most challenging undertakings that a purchaser or seller will ever encounter. These transactions are inevitably complicated, and the team of advisors chosen will directly impact the success of the transaction through their due diligence, business guidance, creative structuring, and execution.

The firm provides a full range of services for private equity firms and strategic buyers, as well as sellers of businesses seeking to maximize value. In both domestic and international transactions, our clients have immediate access to a wide range of legal experience. We provide creative solutions to the regulatory, tax, accounting and competition law problems inherent in today’s corporate transactions.