Commercial litigation and cross-border enforcement in Pakistan

There should be an awareness in the international investor community about variations in the court procedures of the four provinces and the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) of Pakistan.

Our senior partner Mansoor Khan has contributed the chapter on Pakistan in Global Legal Post’s “Commercial Litigation and Cross-Border Enforcement” Law Over Borders Comparative Guide 2023. Claudia Salomon, the President of ICC International Court of Arbitration wrote the foreword to this guide while Ben Bruton from Winston & Strawn LLP and James Nobel from Carey Olsen authored the preface.

Mansoor Khan’s article seeks to provide a comprehensive synopsis of all aspects of commercial dispute resolution in Pakistan. He has, inter alia, argued that the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards under the New York Convention is not uniform in Pakistan as each High Court has the authority to lay-down its own procedures. Subsequently, although each High Court is bound to enforce a foreign award under the New York Convention, it may adopt different procedures.

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