Partners author the Pakistan chapter on Telecoms, Media and Internet Laws

Barrister Shahrukh Iftikhar, head of Commercial and International Arbitration met with Mr. Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim and his team at the Singapore office of Dentons Rodyk LLP with respect to a commercial dispute before Singapore International Arbitration Centre worth 35 million USD. Mr. Zhul is a Member of the Singapore Parliament, representing the Keat Hong ward of Chua Chu […]

Meeting to discuss challenging Arbitral Awards before Singapore High Court

Barrister Shahrukh Iftikhar, head of Commercial and International Arbitration met with Mr. Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim and his team at the Singapore office of Dentons Rodyk LLP with respect to a commercial dispute before Singapore International Arbitration Centre worth 35 million USD. Mr. Zhul is a Member of the Singapore Parliament, representing the Keat Hong ward of Chua Chu […]

International Trade and Arbitration Discussions in Singapore

Barrister Shahrukh Iftikhar, Head of Corporate, Commercial and International Arbitrations met with Ms Dawn Tan at her office in Singapore with respect to International Investment Disputes and the role of Chambers of Commerce in Pakistan. Dawn is a triple qualified in Singapore, England & Wales and New York State. She is a Fellow of the […]

Shamsher Ali receives license to practice in the High Court

It gives the management of ABS & Co great pleasure to announce that Shamsher Ali, our Litigation Manager in the Lahore office, has been enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court. Shamsher joined ABS & Co back in 1996 as a junior clerk. He worked as a clerk for more than two decades and […]

ABS & Co’s six practice groups ranked in Legal500

We are pleased to share that ABS & Co has secured stellar rankings in this Legal500’s 2023 rankings. The rankings represent the strength and depth of the firm’s expertise across different practice areas. As one of Pakistan’s top law firms, ABS & Co has been ranked as a “Leading Firm” in the following categories Corporate […]

Senior Partner elected to IDLO’s Board of Advisors

Senior Partner of ABS & Co, Ahmer Bilal Soofi, has been elected to the International Development Law Organization‘s Board of Advisors. The election took place at the annual meeting of the Assembly of Parties held on 30 November. With Soofi’s election, the Board of Advisors is now complete with ten (10) members. IDLO is a […]

Senior Partner invited for a panel talk by YGA

Our Senior Partner, Ahmer Bilal Soofi, was invited for a panel discussion organized by Youth General Assembly on the issue of judicial activism. Mr. Soofi was joined by eminent legal experts including Hamid Khan, Senator Ali Zafar and Justice (R) Nasira Iqbal. The panel discussion was moderated by Barrister Muhammad Ahmad Pansota. Speakers enlightened the audience about the […]

Partner moderates talk on judicial appointments at LUMS

The LUMS Law & Politics Society organized a panel talk on judicial appointments and the seniority principle at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law, LUMS. The talk was moderated by Bakhtawar Bilal Soofi, a partner at ABS & Co’s Lahore office. The speakers on the panel included Advocate Salahuddin Ahmad, Senator Raza Rabbani, Advocate […]

Meeting on resolving cases of child abduction from Pakistan

Earlier this week, a delegation of US State Department consisting of David Josar, Country Officer for South Central Asia, and Alex David from the Child Abduction Unit, visited ABS & Co’s Islamabad office and met Majid Bashir, Senior Partner, to discuss Pakistan’s judicial and administrative response to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of […]

Meeting on protecting Intellectual Property Rights in Pakistan

Earlier this week, John Cabeca (USA Intellectual Property Attache for South Asia) and Rob Folley (Economic Affairs Officer US Embassy) visited Majid Bashir, Senior Partner at ABS & Co’s Islamabad office, and discussed issues concerning enforcement and implementation of intellectual property rights in Pakistan. The enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights in Pakistan is […]

ABS & Co’s seven practice groups ranked in Legal500

We are pleased to share that ABS & Co has secured stellar rankings in this year’s Legal500. The rankings represent the firm’s growing strength in Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Energy and Project Finance. Corporate and M&A Dispute Resolution Projects and Energy Labour and Employment Real Estate and Construction Telecommunication, Media and Technology Tax  

Seminar on Corruption at SDPI

Majid Bashir, Senior Partner at ABS & Co’s Islamabad office, attended a seminar on corruption held at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in association with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Majid Bashir Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan stressed on developing technical expertise of NAB prosecutors and judiciary on financial cases. He also suggested improving the […]

Masood Khattak delivers a lecture on Civil Litigation

Masood Ahmed Khattak, from our Islamabad office, delivered a lecture at the Punjab Bar Council as part of Bar Vocational Course on “How a civil case moves through the courts”. Masood is an acclaimed litigator whose books on civil litigation have garnered praise from practitioners across the country.  The full video of the lecture is […]

High Court appoints 2 ABS & Co associates as amicus

Aiema Asrar and Fatima Midrar from ABS & Co’s Islamabad office were appointed amicus curiae by the Honourable Mr. Justice Jawad Hassan of the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi Bench in a landmark judgement regarding fixation of maintenance under the Family Courts Act, 1964.  Justice Jawad Hassan has issued guidelines and laid down a detailed procedure […]

Associate publishes article on Liquidated Damages

We are pleased to share that Ahmed Abdul Rehman, an Associate in our Lahore office, has co-authored a paper on liquidated damages under Pakistani law which has been published in “China and WTO Review” by the Yijun Institute of International Law, South Korea.

Three associates promoted to partnership

We are pleased to share that three Senior Associates from the Lahore office have been promoted as Associate Partners. This brings the total number of partners at ABS & Co to 11; three of which are now women. The promotion of Ghulam Ali Raza, Samar Masood and Bakhtawar Bilal Soofi takes effect from 1 July, […]