Farooq Amjad Meer

Farooq Amjad Meer is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Pakistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Farooq directly using the contact details listed above.

A precursor to Meer & Hasan (M&H), was established in 1984 to provide legal services on both civil and criminal side.

Later, responding to the growing needs of businesses / corporations due to an influx of foreign investment, the firm was repositioned to focus mainly on business laws.

Diversity and keen understanding of legal concepts have been the hallmarks of the firm and are characteristics of its partners and associates

Be it fundamental civil or criminal law or evolving corporate or intellectual property law, people, at M&H, have toiled day and night to provide quality legal services to its esteemed clients

Owing to strong grip on basics, a vivid vision of evolving legal concepts and concerted efforts of its associates in providing personalised service, M&H is one of the most reputed law firms in the country.

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In present times not only the consumers themselves have become savvier but the laws have also been promulgated for their protection.

This awareness and regulation requires a manufacturer or service provider to be mindful of its duties under the law to avoid exposure from actions by its consumers.

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Saifullah Khan

Saifullah Khan is our exclusively recommended Data Protection and Privacy Law expert in Pakistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Saifullah directly using the contact details listed above.

Mr. Khan, an international trade, technology and policy lawyer, has more than twenty years of practical experience in the areas of international trade policy and law advisory. He carries expertise in WTO Laws, which includes Agreement on Antidumping, Agreement on Subsidies & Countervailing Measures, Agreement on Safeguards, General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and TRIPS. He also practices Anti-Trust and Competition Law, Data Protection & Cyber Security, IT & E-Commerce, Trade Agreements, issues relating to Customs, Para-tariff & non-tariff barriers and Alternate Dispute Resolution mechanisms like Mediation & Arbitration etc. He is a Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Pakistan Commission on Alternate Dispute Resolution & Mediation.

He has closely worked with the Pakistan’s National Tax Administration (Federal Board of Revenue) as head of Working Group on “Laws & Regulations” concerning implementation of Single Window Trade Facilitation platform for synchronization of Import/Export processes and systems. Mr. Khan has also been engaged with the International Trade Centre, Geneva, Switzerland in various projects. Mr. Khan has also worked as member of Ministry of Commerce team for the revision of Trade Defence Laws in Pakistan in the Year 2014, which were revamped after critical review keeping in view issues faced in implementation of these laws during more than 10 years of their promulgation. Mr. Khan has been awarded with the prestigious “Top 100-Lex Falcon Awards” at the Lex Talk Global Hybrid Conference in Dubai, April 2021.

Mr. Khan has extensive experience of dealing with trade defense laws and procedures in Pakistan and abroad. He has been engaged in more than 90% of the antidumping investigations initiated by the Pakistani Antidumping Authority (National Tariff Commission, Ministry of Commerce) till date. He has been providing trade remedial consultancy services to the domestic industry in Pakistan as well as to large number of foreign producers / exporters in various countries in several antidumping investigations initiated by Pakistan, in compliance with the provisions of WTO Agreement on Antidumping and Domestic Legislation. He has also defended antidumping cases of several Pakistani exporting companies, which were facing antidumping allegations from foreign antidumping authorities. Furthermore, Mr. Khan has been advising clients/ trade associations in Pakistan and abroad on customs tariff related issues, including but not limited to, tariff setting, removal of tariff anomalies and tariff protection for their specific products and seeking concessional tariffs as well. Mr. Khan has been representing clients before the Appellate forum under different laws.

Mr. Khan has developed expertise and engaged in the advisory activities in the legal, policy and regulatory framework for e-commerce. He has been advising key stakeholders in Pakistan and international clients on the implication of draft Personal Data Protection Law in Pakistan. Mr. Khan participated in the 50th session of UNCITRAL held at Vienna in July 2017 as “Alternate Pakistan’s Representative and attended several interactive sessions. He also assists online businesses to maintain a compliant online business by offering legal services concerning contract drafting, developing privacy statements, privacy and data protection compliance, consumer protection, intellectual property and advertising etc.

Mr. Khan attended 4th E-Commerce Week (April 2018) at Geneva organized by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Firm co-organized a session with UNCTAD in 4th E-Commerce Week with the title “Public-Private dialogue to drive ecommerce”. Mr. Khan moderated this session with high profile panelists from public and private sectors of various countries who brought with them their success stories of public-private dialogue for the promotion of ecommerce and offering solutions to ecommerce problems. He also had the opportunity to speak as panelist in three other sessions wherein he highlighted the upcoming trends of ecommerce relating to online platforms, women’s empowerment through digitalization, finding common ways to promote financial inclusion via e-commerce in different cultures around the world.

International Trade Center, Geneva, Switzerland has engaged Mr. Khan, as a subject matter specialist, to deliver training lectures to mid-career officers of Commerce and Trade Group (Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan). These lectures (delivered at Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development, an attached department of Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan), on Trade Remedy Law & Dispute Settle Mechanism.

Mr. Khan has authored number of articles on professional subjects/topics, published in renowned publications in the areas of international trade laws including Trade Defence Laws of WTO, Competition law, Dispute Settlement, Preferential Trade Agreements, E-Commerce, Privacy & Data Protection, Anti-Money Laundering etc. His authored articles are published by International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG), Mondaq, Lexology, OneTrust, Thomson Reuters and the Law Reviews.

He has also been pleading and defending his clients in cases of appeals/suites/petitions before the superior courts (High Courts) of Pakistan.

Mr. Khan is a practicing lawyer (Advocate High Court) and Member of Islamabad Bar Council, Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), United Kingdom, Member International Association of Privacy Professionals USA, Management Accountant and Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors – USA, Fellow Member of the Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (PIPFA) and Member Rawalpindi-Islamabad Tax Bar Association (RITBA). Mr. Khan has participated in an Executive Education Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School, hosted by the Global Business School in Dubai. Mr. Khan did an Executive Education program on “Mastering Trade Policy” from Harvard Kennedy School, Boston, USA. Mr. Khan has done a course from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on “Data: Law, Policy and Regulation”.

Firm Overview:

We, S.U.Khan Associates were established with the aim of providing distinctive range of services to our clients in Pakistan as well as globally. With soaring aspirations and the zeal to succeed, we endeavour to be a recognised and reputed as global professional service provider.

We have been synthesising the learning from a vast experience-base and converting that into advantage for our clients. We offer expert services to public and private sectors. We are one of the firms that can offer innovative solutions to problems that our clients face.

We are a firm of professionals, pursuing the highest levels of integrity, quality and professionalism to provide our clients with a broad array of services relating to International Trade Consultancy, Anti-Trust Law Consultancy, Sustainability Reporting, International Trade Development, Foreign Investment Advisory Services, International Trade Agreements Advisory, International Trade Management, Industry & Market Research etc.

Our purpose is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our prestigious clients. We aim to provide clients with a consistent set of multidisciplinary services, based on profound industry knowledge.

We have acquired extensive experience in following areas related to international and national trade:

  • Assistance in the area of trade defence laws including antidumping duty, countervailing duty, safeguard measures as well as tariff and trade agreement.
  • Assistance in cases of merger & acquisition, monopolies, dominant undertakings, restrictive agreements & cartels and deceptive marketing practices.
  • Assistance in responding to sustainability requirements and reporting.
  • Assistance in exploring export market and promotion of foreign trade.

We provided services to various industries including Iron & Steel, Chemical, Paper & Paperboard, Textile, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical, Poultry, Cement, Tiles, Bicycles, Packaging Film, Tin plates etc. We have strong long term business relationship with our prestigious clients that are mostly top companies in Pakistan and abroad. The most relevant and unique experience and professional qualification of our team members have made us one of the most successful professional consultants in Pakistan.

Here, we acknowledge that all our achievements are only because of the trust and support of our clients without which it would have not been possible for us to become one of the leading consultancy firm especially in the field of international trade.

Mohammad Akram Sheikh

Akram Sheikh is our exclusively recommended Human Rights Law expert in Pakistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Akram directly using the contact details listed above.

Akram is a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and is well renowned, in Pakistan and abroad, as an outstanding jurist.

  • Graduated in law from Punjab University in 1970 and commenced post-graduate studies at Queen Mary University of London in 1972.
  • Started legal practice in 1973.
  • Conferred status of Senior Advocate by full Supreme Court for exceptional services towards development of constitutional and criminal law.

Has advocated numerous ground-breaking cases, reported in national and international law journals, such as:

  • 1983 case of Safia Bibi, a blind girl and rape victim, charged and convicted for giving birth to an illegitimate child and sentenced to imprisonment and flogging (reported as PLD 1985 FSC 120) revolutionising Muslim law on rape and criminal evidence, Is taught in universities of Pakistan and abroad.
  • 1990 spearheaded introduction of Provincial Banking freeing the sector from Federal regulatory control.
  • 1999 case of Sheikh Liaquat Hussain (reported as PLD 1999 SC 504) laying down principles regarding role of the Army as agent of Federal Government;
  • 2001 case of Asfandyar Wali Khan (reported as PLD 2001 SC 607) regarding extra territorial nature of anti-corruption law;
  • Prosecuted Military Dictator Gen. Pervaiz Musharraf for Abrogating Constitution under the guise of Emergency Plus in 2007;
  • In 2007 led the movement for restoration of over 60 judges of Superior Courts in Pakistan and beyond, activating the American, Canadian, English and European Bar Associations. Activated American Bar Association (ABA) which led a procession in Washington for the restoration judiciary of Pakistan;
  • Argued against Emergency Rule in Pakistan (November 2007), before the Supreme Court.
  • Made efforts for restoration of Superior Judiciary which resulted in ouster of the Dictator.
  • Held prestigious offices of Secretary General, Vice Chairman and President of Bar Councils including the Pakistan Bar Council.
  • Has held important positions at national and international level such as Ambassador at Large with status of Federal Minister, Roving Ambassador of Pakistan.
  • Elected Council member of the Commonwealth Lawyer’s Association (CLA), active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and LawAsia and Union International des Advocates (UIA).
  • Contributed over 500 articles on various subjects including Disarmament, Human Rights, Criminal Laws and Eradication of Corruption.

Firm Overview:

Akram Sheikh Law Associates is one of the most prominent and prestigious law firm in Pakistan.

The firm was formed in 1974 by its founding member Mohammad Akram Sheikh. Mr. Sheikh was bestowed the title of Senior Advocate in 1993 for his services to the legal fraternity and an outstanding assistance to Supreme Court of Pakistan. He has also been the former President of Supreme Court Bar Association. In the book titled “Encyclopedia of Commercial Litigation” published by Kluwer, he scribed chapter of Pakistan.

Akram Sheikh Law Associates has a long established reputation as the corporate and commercial litigation law firm, offering extensive range of services to diverse clientele including multinationals, financial institutions, public and private sector bodies, entrepreneurs and individuals.

Ehtisham Qadir

Ehtisham Qadir is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Pakistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ehtisham directly using the contact details listed above.

Ehtisham is Partner of the Firm and co-heads the corporate and commercial department of the Firm.

His chief area of focus includes transaction advisory, energy, oil and gas and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly advises companies on matters relating to investment, project finance, construction, mergers & acquisitions, corporate & regulatory compliance, contract, anti-competitive action, tax, labour, telecommunication, property, foreign exchange regulation and intellectual property. His clients include government institutions, listed companies and industrial conglomerates.

Mr. Qadir is enrolled as an Advocate of High Courts of Pakistan. He has previously worked with RIAA Barker Gillette and Mandviwalla and Zafar during which he has advised various clients on energy (renewable and non-renewable) and infrastructure projects exceeding USD 2.7 Billion and mergers and acquisitions exceeding USD 1.9 Billion.

Mr. Ehtisham Qadir is presently serving as the Deputy Convener of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Standing Committee on “Law and Justice” and is a member of Finance and Tax Sub-Committee of Karachi Tax Bar Association.

Firm Overview:

A.Qadir & Company is a leading law firm offering breadth of services including tax advisory, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, competition and anti-trust, projects and financing, intellectual property and real estate to the leading companies and financial institutions. Our firm prides itself with a rich experience of four (4) decades having been founded in 1980 by our founder Mr. Abdul Qadir Memon.

A very dedicated team of highly skilled professionals helped the firm to progress successfully and today its clients range from entrepreneurs to government institutions, from retailers to listed companies and industrial conglomerates. We concentrate immensely on the requirements of our clients and nature of their businesses.

Our practice is to build on its reputation of exceptional service delivery along with appropriate and outstanding skills, expertise and advice tailored specifically for our client’s businesses. We believe in following a holistic attitude to ensure that our clients always receive professionally researched and best advice. It is our aim to provide full assistance to our clients in succeeding towards their objectives and goals as effortlessly and professionally as possible.

Shabbir Harianawala

Shabbir Harianawala is a specialist M&A lawyer with a focus on telecom, oil & gas (upstream and downstream), banking and pharmaceutical sectors. Shabbir is also routinely sought by clients to advise on private equity and joint venture transactions and is well versed with complex shareholder arrangements, corporate re-organisations, foreign exchange & takeover laws, corporate governance, payment systems and general disclosures and compliances concerning listed companies. As Pakistan has a robust and well developed regulatory regime, Shabbir is routinely engaged to advise on various regulatory issues involving Competition Commission, State Bank of Pakistan, Securities Exchange Commission and other sector specific regulatory authorities.

Before moving to Karachi, Shabbir was heading the Islamabad office and was instrumental in developing the Islamabad office into a full-service practice and amongst the leading legal service providers in the region. According to Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, clients have praised Shabbir as “he has proved himself to be really, really competent, he’s good at his work and managing relationships” and “one of the sharpest lawyers I have dealt with in a long time.” Shabbir has also been consistently ranked by leading publications as amongst the leading lawyers in the country.

Due to Shabbir’s diverse exposure in several sectors, he commands a strong commercial grip on every step of the transaction and the underlying commercial sensitivities which helps him render effective and practical advice. Shabbir prefers to remain personally involved from kick-off until completion and is lauded for his accessibility and quick turn-arounds.

Outside work, Shabbir enjoys traveling. Additionally, he also likes to teach and has been a visiting lecturer to a leading business school in Pakistan on topics of business law and its practical application. Shabbir likes to read and write and has contributed editorials to leading newspapers of Pakistan (such as Dawn and Daily Times) on issues of socio-political significance.

Firm Overview:

At HaidermotaBNR, we are committed to providing practical solutions to complex issues faced by clients and establishing market standards for others to follow. We strive to challenge conventions and push existing boundaries.

Between our transactional, advisory and dispute resolution services the firm provides clients with a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution. Admired for its dynamism, our team has executed countless first-of-the-kind transactions across key sectors including Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Commercial Advisory, Project Finance, Privatisation, and Public-Private Partnerships. Equipped with a deep market perspective and topnotch negotiation skills, we anticipate risks, and leverage opportunities. In tandem, our highly qualified and experienced litigation team, consisting of distinguished practitioners of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, offers clients an exhaustive service in the field of dispute resolution.

With a dedicated team of over 40 lawyers and offices in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and an affiliated office in Dubai we are always available to assist our clients in overcoming any legal challenge. Anjarwala, Collins and Haidermota (AC&H), our affiliated firm in Dubai, provides a broad range of corporate, commercial and property related legal services. AC&H has significant experience of handling transactions for clients in the Middle East, Pakistan, UK and Canada and benefits from being part of the Africa Legal Network (ALN).

At all times, we honour and value our clients’ goals, strive to exceed their expectations, and ensure “timely service delivery.”