Doing Business in Pakistan

Khan & Associates’ commercial litigation team convinces the court to set-aside the award of a multimillion dollar contract to a competitor of Thales.  In a very significant development, the Islamabad High Court ruled the law that bans a foreign company from commencing any legal proceedings in Pakistan unless registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan not applicable to the constitutional proceedings as “a sub-constitutional legislation cannot impose a disability on a person from invoking the constitutional jurisdiction …”.

In this landmark case, the Islamabad High Court cancelled an awarded contract – an impressive accomplishment of Khan & Associates as courts in Pakistan rarely interfere after the award of a contract.

While setting the standard for international competitive bidding the Islamabad High Court concurred that international bidding, being highly competitive,is expected to be extremely precise and a high degree of care and a meticulous adherence to the requirement of the bid was inherent in such bidding.

  1. Foreign Investment Regime:
    • Bilateral Investment Treaties
    • Sectors Open to Foreign Investments
      • Manufacturing
      • Other
      • Services
      • Infrastructure
      • Social
      • Agriculture
  2. Business Entities
    • Sole ProprietorshipPartnership
    • Company
    • Branch and Liaison Offices
  3. The Corporate Sector:
  4. Finance
    • Public Offers
    • Share Purchase
    • Share Capital with different Classes: A Move Away From the “Islamized Economy” Model?
    • Bank Financings.
    • Foreign Exchange Controls.
  5. Insolvency:
    • Insolvency of Individuals.
    • Corporate Insolvency.
  6. Intellectual Property:
    • Patents Regime.
    • Trademark Regime.
    • Copyright Regime.
      • Term.
      • International Copyrights.
      • Infringement: Civil Penalties.
      • Infringement: Criminal Penalties.
    • Proposed Computer Software Law.
  7. Employment Permits and Labour Laws:
    • Employment Visas and Permits.
    • Labour Laws.
  8. The Banking Sector
  9. The Telecommunication Sector
  10. Taxation:
    • Income Tax.
    • Corporate Tax.
  11. Dispute Resolution

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