Business Law & Lawyers in Pakistan

Business Law

Here you may find information on business law firms and lawyers in Pakistan along with their scope of practice. Our dedicated team of professional lawyers best assists their clients as to business law practice in Pakistan.

The Mission of the Business Law Section is to serve the public, the profession and the Section by furthering the development and improvement of business law, educating Section members in business law and related professional responsibilities, and helping Section members to serve their clients competently, efficiently and professionally. Setting a sound strategy is the most important aspect of being successful in business.

The ZA-LLP Business Group is experienced in working closely with our clients to understand their strategic goals. Whether the matter relates to corporate governance, financing, securities law, or the intricacies of deal taxation, our approach begins with strategic listening. As a result, our experience enables us to develop effective plans. With those plans, our attorneys work together with our clients to implement their long-term goals.


Scope of Practice

Whether your business is small or large, at ZA-LLP, we view our role as facilitators to your company's continuing growth and expansion. Our goal is to anticipate and prevent problems before they happen. Having a practice that dates back to 1973, we represent clients in most all industry groups. We don't pigeonhole our attorneys to single industries. Our professionals bring to the table broader experiences from several industries. This broad based experience provides our clients with more cost effective, higher quality services.

Domains Associated With Business Law

Asset Management Companies

Management Companies

Regulation of Businesses

The firm that invests the pooled funds of retail investors in securities in line with the stated investment objectives.

Business Tax Planning

Business Tax Planning

Tax Planning and Solutions

We recognize the anxiety when your tax verdict is unknown, you realise when you unnecessarily paid too much.

Commercial Law

Commercial Law

Commercial Law and Remedies

Our aim is to add value to our clients' businesses by assisting them to achieve their commercial objectives.

Company Law

Company Law

Company Setup and Registration

Our clients include companies of all sizes in many industries that finance their operations and growth.

Contract Law and Enforcement

Contract Enforcement

Law of Contract and Enforcement

We focus on helping clients maintain their competitive positions, by advising them at every step in contracting process.

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Governance and Deployment

Corporate governance refers broadly to the rules or processes by which businesses are regulated, and controlled.

Corporate Law

Corporate Law

Corporate Venture Capital

Our range of services will safely implement a variety of corporate law transactions in a cost-effective manner.

Due Diligence Services

Due Diligence Services

Investigative Due Diligence

From retrieval of information inclusive of directors standing to hidden assets of judgment debtors.

E-Commerce Law

E-Commerce Law

E-Commerce Law and Security

There are a number of E-commerce laws and guidelines to follow when operating in the E-commerce world.

Franchising Law

Franchising Law

Franchising Law and Contracts

We've gained expertise in helping companies use franchising as a means of exploiting market opportunities.

Insolvency Law

Insolvency Law

Insolvency Law and Remedies

Insolvency is the condition of a person who is insolvent; inability to pay or lack of means to pay one's debts.

Investment Law

Investment Law

Investment and Trade Law

The investors who want to make study for unforeseen problems may contact us on any project of their choice.

Joint Ventures

Joint Ventures

Joint Venture Law and Contracts

A Joint Venture is a legal organization that takes the form of a short term partnership for mutual profit.

Litigation

Litigation

Litigation and Remedies

Our Litigation Department recognises that business litigation has become increasingly more complex and expensive.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Merger is a tool used by companies for the purpose of expanding their operations for an increase in their profitability.

Offshore Business

Offshore Business

Offshore Setup and Planning

An Offshore Company does not conduct most of its business in the country where it is officially based.

Business Entity Formation

Deciding how to organize your company -- a Sole Proprietership, a Partnership, a Public Limited Company, a Private Limited Company, a Foreign Company, a Liaison / Branch Office or some other form of entity, can be confusing. The business and tax aspects of your decision vary greatly. We can help you establish the operating structure most beneficial for you.

Commercial Finance

Whether representing a lending institution or a publicly or privately held business, we understand that time is money. Loan documentation is not all the same. The negotiation of such documents poses special considerations affecting your company's future flexibility and rights. We are accustomed to providing this work quickly.

Commercial Paper and Business Transactions

We assist our clients in the sensitive work of forming documents for maintaining relationships with their customers, suppliers and employees. These include employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, manufacturers' representative agreements, joint ventures and other agreements necessary in today's competitive business environment. Sadly, we know much of the ever common litigation that we read about in this area could have been prevented. We take pride in keeping our clients out of this expensive litigation process.

Corporate Governance

We advise clients on rights and responsibilities with respect to members, directors, and shareholders. Whether it's an indemnity clause in one's by-laws, an insurance contract or both, the issues concerning member / director liability can have substantial impact on one's wealth. Advance attention to these concerns can prevent many of these problems.

The Law Offices of ZA-LLP provide a one-stop legal shop for manufacturing, construction and service businesses throughout Afghanistan and Pakistan. We provide business and commercial law services to entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses and established companies in Afghanistan, Pakistan, including Kabul, Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, and everywhere in between. Here are some examples of the business law services we provide:

  • Formation of corporations, limited liability companies, business trusts and partnerships;

  • Licensing actions before regulatory institutions and advising individuals and entities regarding professional regulatory issues;

  • Business financing;

  • Business contract preparation;

  • Shareholder rights;

  • Corporate meetings and minutes;

  • Buy-sell agreements;

  • Employment contracts;

  • Employee relations;

  • Business liability;

  • Real estate services in connection with the purchase or sale of commercial buildings, commercial property, as well as property-related services such as zoning changes and commercial leases;

  • Franchising;

  • Business planning;

  • Protection of trade secrets;

  • Tax preparation services and tax planning;

  • Business succession and estate planning services; and

  • Business dissolutions.

One of our key strengths is our ability to provide a full range of legal services for our business clients. We have become the "legal department" for many businesses in Pakistan that do not have their own in-house legal counsel.

We have worked hard over the past 35 years to earn confidence and respect from our business clients. Whether you are starting a new business from scratch or you want to make your existing business stronger, ZA-LLP will provide a seasoned legal perspective and practical advice to help your business grow. For more information, please refer to our Business Law Practice Center.


Our Core Competencies

1

Collaborative Skillset

Collaborative lawyers trust the wisdom of the group; lone wolves and isolationists do not do any good anymore.

2

Emotional Intelligence

Distant, detached lawyers are relics of the 20th century, the market no longer wants a lawyer who is only half a person.

3

Technological Affinity

If you can not effectively and efficiently use e-communications, and mobile tech, you might as well just stay home.

4

Time Management

Virtually a substantial part of lawyers difficulties in this regard lie with their inability to prioritise their time.


What People Say About Us

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