Dr. Ilyas Zafar


Founder & Sr. Partner

South Asia

Rana Munir Hussain


Senior Partner

Lahore, Pakistan

Shagufta Jabeen


Business Law Consultant

Durban, South Africa

Verda Hussain


Business Law Consultant

Karachi, Pakistan

Waseem Akram Bhatti


Business Law Consultant

Manchester, UK

Imran-ul-Haq Khan


Senior Litigator

Quetta, Pakistan

M. Ilyas Mian


Senior Litigator

Rawalpindi, Pakistan

M. Nadeem Qureshi


Senior Litigator

Karachi, Pakistan

Zafar-ullah Khan Khakhwani


Senior Litigator

Multan, Pakistan

Waseem Ashfaq


Chartered Accountant

Lahore, Pakistan

Muneeb Zafar


Business Law Consultant

Lahore, Pakistan

Syed Nasir Ali Gilani


Business Law Associate

Lahore, Pakistan

Iram Fatima


Business Law Associate

Lahore, Pakistan

Sana Hassan Tariq


Business Law Associate

Lahore, Pakistan

:: Core Competencies

  • Business Formation
  • Choice of Entity
  • Tax Advice
  • Drafting Contracts
  • Buy-sell Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Commercial Financing
  • Business Negligence
  • Business Dissolution or Liquidation
  • Commercial Collections
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Purchase of Commercial Real Estate
  • Collection Matters

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:: Commercial Law in Pakistan

Commercial Law

Here you may find information about commercial law firms in Pakistan. Our dedicated team of professional lawyers best assists their clients as to commercial law and litigation in Pakistan.

ZA-LLP has a strong and broadly based international commercial law practice. We have a team of lawyers who specialise in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements. These range from strategic alliances to substantial one-off contracts (e.g. outsourcing, systems management and project development agreements) to repeat contracts and umbrella contracts with sub contractors and suppliers. The commercial law team has a particular focus on the way in which products and services are brought to market and promoted and has considerable expertise in the fields of marketing, advertising and sponsorship.

Our aim is to always to add value to our clients' businesses by assisting them to achieve their commercial objectives in the most practical way using our expertise and commercial awareness. We are particularly conscious of the need to protect and promote clients' legal interests effectively in the context of urgent and sensitive commercial situations. Our team is familiar with the range of specialist issues which can arise in day-to-day commercial dealings, such as competition law issues and the need to protect intellectual property rights. We work closely with other experts in the firm and are used to drawing together a number of specialist issues to provide the effective overall legal solutions which deliver the commercial objectives.

Our expertise in commercial law also gives our clients a significant advantage in more complex corporate transactions and de-mergers as, increasingly, there is a need for advice on strategic business contracts in the context of a corporate deal, for example to deal with transitional services issues or on-going supply arrangements. Specialist commercial law expertise combined with sectoral experience results in an in-depth understanding of the key business issues which need to be managed from a legal perspective which can be particularly helpful to private equity houses and investment banks.

The Commercial Law Counseling Group provides a complete range of commercial law services to ZA-LLPs' local, national and international clients. The Group handles a variety of complex transactions, including mergers, asset acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, leasing transactions and financing, bankruptcy related transactions, and business startups, as well as the preparation of contracts of all types. In addition, because companies law is often selected as the governing law for major national and international transactions, the Group works with both in-house and regular outside counsel in the structuring and documenting of such transactions and provides legal opinions required at closing.

:: Featured Domains Associated With Commercial Law Practice

Commercial Law

Company Law

Contract Enforcement

Commercial Law Company Law Contract Enforcement

Our aim is to always to add value to our clients' businesses by assisting them to achieve their commercial objectives in the most practical way. Click here to find more.

Our clients include companies of all sizes in many industries and the institutions that finance their operations and growth. Click here to find more.

We focus on helping clients maintain their current and long-term competitive positions, by advising them at every step in contracting process. Click here to find more.

Corporate Governance

Corporate Law


Corporate Governance Corporate Law E-Commerce

Corporate governance is a term that refers broadly to the rules, processes, or laws by which businesses are operated, regulated, and controlled. Click here to find more.

Our range of corporate legal services will enable you to safely implement a variety of corporate law transactions in a cost-effective manner. Click here to find more.

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


Investment Law

Joint Ventures

Franchising Investment Law Joint Ventures

We've gained substantial expertise in helping companies with strong unit economics use franchising as a means of exploiting market opportunities. Click here to find more.

The investors who want to make study for unforeseen problems may contact us for our reports on any project of their choice. Click here to find more.

A Joint Venture is a legal organization that takes the form of a short term partnership in which the persons jointly undertake a transaction for mutual profit. Click here to find more.

Any three or more persons associated for any lawful purpose may, by subscribing their names to the Memorandum of Association and complying with the requirements of the Ordinance form a public company and any one or more persons so associated may, in like manner, form a private company. If only one member form a private company it is called a single member company and if it is formed by more than one member, it is termed as a private company.

Prior approval of the Ministries / Departments etc. noted against each category of the following companies is required to be obtained before incorporations of companies:

Our Approach

When companies enter into relationships with lenders and other business partners, the terms of those agreements are critical and often complex. ZA-LLPs' Commercial Lending, Banking, Bond, Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group provides guidance that produces mutually beneficial relationships across the entire spectrum of commercial relationships.

Our Attorneys

We are a multi-disciplinary team with more than 20 attorneys which prides itself on achieving client goals on time and within budget.

Our Clients

Our clients include companies of all sizes in many industries and the institutions that finance their operations and growth, such as banks, finance companies and insurance companies. We also serve bond issuers and underwriters.

Our Practice

We represent nationally and locally prominent commercial banks, finance companies, insurance companies and other lenders, as well as borrowers in connection with all aspects of secured and unsecured financing arrangements of all sizes. Those arrangements include:

  • Revolving and term loans;

  • Secured transactions (including asset based lending, chattel paper financing, floor plan financing and aircraft and vessel financing);

  • Commercial mortgage loans;

  • Intercreditor agreements and loan syndications and participations;

  • Seller-financed transactions;

  • Leveraged buy-outs;

  • Venture capital financing;

  • Letters of credit and reimbursement agreements;

  • Foreign exchange transactions;

  • Commercial leasing and equipment financing;

  • Leveraged leases;

  • Agriculture finance;

  • Purchase of individual loans and loan portfolios;

  • Interest rate swaps and other derivative transactions; and

  • Sales of accounts and other off-balance sheet financing.

Our focus on strategic issues and our familiarity with various industries allows us to assist our clients in negotiating terms that protect them throughout the lending relationship.

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