Supreme Court of Pakistan throws out presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa, terms it 'invalid'.

June 19, 2020

The Supreme Court of Pakistan in its latest judgment has observed that the reference against Justice Faiz Esa is declared to be of no legal effect whatsoever and stands quashed.

Pakistan Court Sentences Former Military Dictator to Death

December 04, 2019

A Special court in Pakistan sentenced former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf to death on December 17, 2019.

Spain Supreme Court finds Workers Entitled to Christmas Hamper

December 04, 2019

The Supreme Court of Spain found Monday that workers are entitled to a Christmas hamper as a condition of their employment. The case arose from a labor dispute against Fujitsu Technology Spain. The company had eliminated gifting the Christmas hamper from the budget back in 2013. A Christmas hamper is a packaged assortment of wine, cheese, oils, and meats. It is often gifted to employees in Spain. The court reasoned that employees gained the right to the Christmas hamper from longstanding tradition. Because Fujitsu Technology Spain had provided the Christmas hamper to employees for many decades, it became an expectation within the employment contract. In essence, the court stated that employees acquired the right to the item.


December 04, 2019

The tenure of Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) was scheduled to end on November 28, 2019, however, his tenure was extended for another three year by the Government of Pakistan. This action of the government was challenged as being unconstitutional by an entity through a constitutional petition before the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The court took cognizance of the case and notices were issued to the Federal government as well as to the COAS.


November 05, 2019

It is to inform to all that Mr. Hamid Khawer working with M/s Azimuddin Law Associate as administrator has left the organization at his own with effect from Oct 07, 2019. We wish him success in life.


September 18, 2019

Today’s business clients can be subject to extensive requirements of many government agencies. There are highly detailed regulations, particularly in the areas of Energy, Petroleum, Pharmaceuticals, building and development, banking, health care, insurance, tax and the environment, all of which impact on business. On their behalf, ADLA’s Government Affairs attorneys interact with these administrative agencies.


JULY 17, 2019

Jadhav case was decided by the international Court of Justice (ICJ) on July 17, 2019. The court observed:


JULY 12, 2019

Antofagasta plc (the “Company”) announces that an international arbitration tribunal of the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”) has today awarded $5.84 billion in damages to Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited (“TCC”), a joint venture held equally by the Company and Barrick Gold Corporation,

State aid: European Commission opens in-depth investigation into tax treatment of Nike in the Netherlands

JANUARY 10, 2019

European Commission opens in-depth investigation into tax treatment of Nike in the Netherland. The investigation will examine whether tax rulings granted by the Netherlands to Nike may have given the company an unfair advantage over its competitors, in breach of EU State aid rules.

Pakistan files dispute against EU over imports of polyethylene terephthalate

Augest 23, 2015

Pakistan has notified the WTO Secretariat of a request for consultations with the European Union regarding the imposition of countervailing measures by the EU on imports of certain polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from Pakistan and regarding certain aspects of the investigation underlying those measures.

ICC endorses UNCITRAL Convention

Augest 23, 2015

The International Chamber of Commerce has announced its endorsement of the United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade. The ICC Executive Board endorsed the Convention at its 146th World Council Session held in New York on 19-20 November 2014, upon recommendation by the ICC Banking Commission’s Executive Committee and the Legal Committee. ...

Foreign Decision: ECT on VAT

Augest 23, 2015

This decision of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) could have significant consequences for international groups who provide services to each other cross-border. The decision will have particular consequences for all VAT exempt or partly exempt businesses; such as those operating in the financial services sector....