AHMED & QAZI is a leading commercial law firm in Pakistan, with a full time staff of 57 with 27 lawyers and law associates who make it possible for us to offer prompt legal services suited to a broad range of commercial and corporate clients.
With our prime focus being on corporate laws and commercial litigation, over time, we have offered legal services in a whole range of fields such as company laws, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, mortgage finance, shipping laws, infrastructure project finance, securitization, transactions based on Islamic modes of finance, laws relating to the field of oil and gas, power generation, telecommunication and insurance.
In addition, members of our firm have handled litigation and transactions involving conflict of laws, construction and engineering contracts, maritime laws, information technology laws, intellectual property laws, civil and commercial contracts, and laws relating to real estate. We have also represented clients in arbitration and other alternate dispute resolution modes. Our lawyers have also handled family laws, divorce and custody matters.
As for offering services to banks and other financial institutions, Ahmed and Qazi is now the leading firm, handling more than half of all the legal services that almost all of the top fifteen banks in Pakistan need every year. These services range from offering thousands of opinions to drafting agreements and security creating documents for extending finance facilities. Our firm also enjoys the leading position in representing financial institutions in courts for recovering their loans, handling almost half of all suits for recovery of money that are being filed by banks before the High Court of Sindh at Karachi.
In the field of commercial transactions also, we have drafted basic documents, and our firm has been transaction lawyer, for some of the most innovative transactions in Pakistan, including securitizations, commercial paper, sukuk, asset financing, derivatives and infrastructure project finance. Just to give one instance, of a total of eight securitization transactions that have been duly approved todate by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, our firm has been transaction lawyer in seven of them.
Our firm has also represented multinational corporations (operating within and outside Pakistan) in a number of cross border transactions and has worked with international law firms such as Baker & Botts, White & Case, Olswang and Denton Wilde Sapte. We have also handled the Pakistani legal side of certain legally challenging cross-border securitization transactions in which both originator and the assets being securitized were located in Pakistan while the instruments were being issued in London.
The firm has a number of domestic and multinational clients in all fields including power generation, oil and gas, telecommunications, transportation, cement, water, fertilizer, shipping, real estate and construction, infrastructure projects, information technology, and textiles.