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Daudpota International

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Senior Partner: Faisal Daudpota
Managing Partner: Junaid Daudpota
Number of lawyers and support staff: 20+
Languages:English, Urdu, Arabic

Firm Overview
Daudpota International is a niche commercial law firm that provides legal services in various practice areas, including that of: intellectual property, franchising, information technology, M&A, dispute resolution, competition, fintech, and estate planning. The firm’s reach also includes offices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and has regional desks focusing on the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as, the Near East Asia. The firm is able to offer clients access to legal support in over 43 countries in the aforesaid regions.

Practice Areas:
Intellectual Property
•Trademarks, Copyrights, Designs
•Patents, Plant Varieties
•Domain Name Disputes
•Media & Entertainment
•Portfolio Management, Oppositions
•Clearances, Investigations, Enforcement
Franchising & Distribution
•International Franchise Agreements
•International Distribution Agreements
•Non-Disclosure & Confidentiality
•Taxes & Royalties Payments
•Franchise Litigation & Arbitration
Information Technology
•Data Protection
•Data Breach
•Electronic Commerce
Corporate Advisory & M&AS
•Legal Due Diligence
•Company Setting-up & Structuring
•Shareholders & Management Disputes
•Corporate Regulations Compliance
Dispute Resolution
•Commercial Arbitration
•Investor Arbitration
•Commercial Litigation
•Enforcement of Judgments/Awards
•International Trade Litigation 
•Merger Clearance
•Dawn Raids Strategy
•Abuse of Dominance
•Compliance Programs
•Regional Coordination
•Competition Litigation
•Software Licenses
•Hardware Procurement
•Tender Preparation & Evaluation
•Service Level Agreements
•Non-Disclosure Agreements
Banking & Fintech
•Anti-Money Laundering
•Financial Services Regulations
•Banking & Finance Litigation
•Structuring of Funds
•Electronic Payments
Wills Probate & Trusts
•Drafting of Wills
•Registration Wills
•Formation of Trusts
•Securing Succession Certificates
•Inheritance Disputes Litigation

What is Daudpota International famous for?

Intellectual Property:
The most active work stream includes: managing trademark portfolios, oppositions, enforcement actions, infringement investigations, and trademark clearances in multiple countries in the aforesaid regions.

The most active work stream includes: providing end-to-end legal solutions covering all phases of a cross-border franchising deal, and local compliance thereto.

Information Technology:
 The most active work stream includes: Data protection, and data transfer, compliance advice, data security breach advice, fintech regulations advice and compliance, and review of the technology and telecommunications agreements.

The most active work stream includes: Merger clearance, dawn raids strategy, compliance and clearance of vertical and horizontal agreements as to distribution and sales, and litigation as to abuse of dominance and defense thereto.

Dispute Resolution:
The most active work stream includes: representing client ins cases before various superior courts, such as: Supreme Court (Pakistan), High Courts (Pakistan), DIFC Courts (Dubai), and WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (Geneva), and managing litigation in the countries listed below.

Middle East and North Africa – Geographical Focus
The firm’s Middle East and North Africa Desk, is based out of Dubai, and handles the matters in: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine (West Bank, and Gaza), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen.

Near East– Geographical Focus
The firm’s Near East Desk, is based out of Karachi, and handles the matters in: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Awards & Accolades
■ 2019 (as well as since 2016) - Who’s Who Legal: Franchising – Pakistan – Recognized Lawyers
■ 2019 (as well as since 2014) - Who’s Who Legal: Franchising – UAE – Recognized Lawyers
■ 2018 (as well as since 2015) - Legal 500: Corporate, and M&A – Pakistan – Recommended Firm
■ 2018 (as well as since 2015) - Legal 500: Dispute Resolution – Pakistan – Recommended Firm
■ 2018 (as well as since 2015) - Legal 500: Technology, Media, and Telecoms (TMT) – Pakistan – Recommended Firm
■ 2015 (as well as since 2012) - Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks – UAE – Recognized Lawyers