Ahmed & Qazi

Corporate/Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Serves an impressive roster of clients, often through a retainership arrangement, from a range of sectors including the banking, steel and pharmaceutical industries. Areas of focus include acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and contractual issues. Regularly instructed by international clients to provide market entry and employment advice.

Strengths Interviewees acknowledge the firm's expertise in the market and responsiveness, with one noting: "They have an efficient team with up-to-date knowledge of ongoing basic changes in laws and market practice, and have a quick response time."

One source says it is: "A great team that make us feel as if we were their only client. We are serviced 24/7 with utmost efficiency," adding: "This team is filled with quick thinkers, accurate advice and very ethical lawyers."

Work highlights Assisted China Construction Installation Engineering with setting up a branch office in Karachi and obtaining approval from the Board of Investment and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.

Advised Transtech Engineering on registering its branch office and setting up a separate subsidiary in Pakistan.

Notable practitioners

Department head Naveed Zafar is a key contact.