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Corporate

We advise in relation to a wide range of corporate compliance issues with particular focus on issues relating to financial crimes, in particular in relation to sanctions and export controls. We can help companies identify risks, assist with due diligence processes and inquiries , draft policies and guidance , document business processes and ensure controls as well as monitor ongoing compliance. We can devise and deliver bespoke training programs for all employees up to board level.

Imam And Associates has advised a range of bodies in the Pakistan and overseas, including governments, major corporations, SMEs and professionals across a variety of sectors and can tailor our advice accordingly. We are able to deal with compliance globally by working with trusted legal partners on international projects.

Immigration

Imam And Associates legal team provides employers, employees, students, temporary and permanent immigrants with the latest and most appropriate immigration strategies. We represent businesses, as well as individuals and families undergoing international immigration process around the world. We take pride in the quality of our work and our attention to detail.

Privatization

We have represented clients in privatizations that have involved every type of state-owned enterprise. Our lawyers have drafted privatization laws, structured deals and negotiated the terms and conditions of numerous privatization transactions. We have a deep understanding of what is at stake for Pakistan as well as businesses and other participants in the privatization process.

Regulatory

The firm has a leading regulatory law practice, advising clients in the energy, textile and banking sectors on regulatory matters. We frequently represent major clients in proceedings challenging regulatory actions under taken by the government and quasi-governmental bodies.

Administrative

The Administrative Law Team frequently is called upon to educate our clients on a wide variety of regulatory requirements and the most effective methods of maintaining compliance. Our lawyers are frequently asked to visit clients facilities compliance policies. Permitting and licensing, policy and procedure development, bid preparation, and land development regulations are but a few of the types of issues on which our Administrative Law Team members regularly offer counsel.

The teams working knowledge of law enforcement and nationwide law enforcement contacts are significant assets in the development of successful compliance programs and defensive strategies to enforcement actions.

Oil and Gas

Our Oil & Gas practice advises governments and NOCs (National Oil Companies), IOCs (International Oil Companies), Independent Oil and Gas Companies, and funders (debt and equity) on all aspects of the oil and gas supply chain, including upstream (exploration and production), midstream (storage and transportation), downstream (fuels and lubricants, marketing and refining, retail and chemicals) as well as the LNG and related productions.

Our integrated practice advises clients on transactions relating to project development, M&A (both public and private), funding (equity, debt and Islamic financing), energy and emissions trading and litigation and arbitration. All of these transactions are supported by our market leading experts in areas such as taxation, antitrust, regulatory, environment and employment, to name but a few.

Telecommunication

Imam And Associates bring the right mix of industry knowledge and experience to your telecom sector transactions. We invest time to understand our clients’ strategic objectives, offering relevant and practical advice.

Transactions in the Telecom sector continue to be primarily country wide, and our seamless integrated legal service spans nearly all telecom services providers of Pakistan. The team provides transactional and regulatory advice in connection with mergers and acquisitions, compliance, anti-trust and competition, financing and capital markets, litigation and tax. We and our partners are also recognized as industry leading advisers.

Public Private Partnerships/Project Financing

Imam And Associates’ public private partnership (PPP) experience adds significant value to the transportation and other infrastructure projects on which we advise based on our proven ability to assess the political landscape, reach out to key decision-makers, advise on regulatory requirements, assist in structuring and securing funding and financing and expedite the project development process, while continually providing general legal and strategic counsel. We deliver a team with knowledge and experience tailored precisely to the needs of the client and the project.

Our PPP practice is led by our global project finance lawyers who team regularly with lawyers and policy advisors throughout the firm to ensure that every discipline required to complete a successful project contributes toward that end. Our global project finance practice has extensive domestic and international experience with governments and regulators and represents clients involved in transportation, construction and other development projects.

Real Estate

With an integrated network of leading individuals, we have the commitment, resources and know-how to get your deals done, whatever and wherever they are.

Forward thinking and commercial in our approach, with a recognised ability to deliver complex deals, we handle the entire property ‘life-cycle’ from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing through to the final exit.

Our scale, geographical reach and seamless, coordinated approach means that we can support any real estate project. Click on the links below to learn more about the areas our multi-disciplinary team can assist you with:

  • Construction
  • Environment
  • Hospitality
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Funds
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Private Equity & Investment
  • Real Estate Securitisation
  • Real Estate Tax

Arbitration

Imam And Associates regularly assist clients, multi-jurisdictional arbitration cases. We are able to advise on and conduct proceeding to arbitration pursuant to Arbitration law and rules.

We advise on all stages of the arbitral process, from the genesis of the dispute to execution of the award, domestically and internationally. We are frequently instructed in relation to complex choice of law and jurisdictional issues and have extensive experience of managing large commercial disputes. We conduct litigation proceedings in support of arbitration or to seek enforcement of arbitral awards hand in hand with our asset recovery expertise.

Our clients are public and private corporations as well as high net worth individuals

Competition

Competition law in Pakistan is enforced under Competition Act 2010. Public enforcement involves investigations by public bodies, principally the Competition Commission of Pakistan. Investigations can be civil or criminal in nature and CCP have the power to levy substantial fines against a company, which infringes competition law.

The criminal cartel offence applies to an individual who agrees to create or participate in arrangements involving price fixing, market/customer sharing, bid-rigging or output limitation (cartel behavior). Individuals found guilty of an offence can face imprisonment, unlimited financial penalties and disqualification as director.

Private enforcement refers to actions for damages taken by companies or individuals who suffer a loss as a result of breaches of competition law. These claims can either follow a decision of the CCP or be independent of such an investigation (“stand-alone” claims).

Imam And Associates boasts one of the Pakistan’s leading competition and cartels teams. We have acted in various cartel investigation in recent years and regularly represent claimants and defendants in either follow-on or stand-alone claims. Our clients include national and multi-national companies, directors and senior executives from across a wide range of sectors including: airlines, construction, technology, food and drink; automotive and manufacturing.