We provide legal consultancy services to local and international clientele, for example, provision of legal advice & opinions, contractual & legislative drafting, vetting of legal documentation, conducting legal and commercial negotiations, due diligence, legal verifications and other similar legal services.
As specialist barristers and advocates, we also handle a multiplicity of civil litigation, ranging from large-scale corporate litigation to cases affecting the rights of individuals. Alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration, also form a strong area of practice for us.
Some of the practice areas that we work in are given below:
The team at Khan & Muezzin has expertise of drafting and vetting all kinds of commercial and business related agreements / legal documentation and regularly assists clients in this regard. In particular, we have drafted and/or reviewed Sale/Purchase Agreements, Turnkey Contracts, Joint Venture/Partnership Agreements, Engineering Procurement Contracts, Supply and Services Agreements, Distribution and Licensing Agreements, Shareholders Agreements, Islamic Financing Agreements, Implementation / Power Purchase Agreements and Corporate Restructuring contracts.
We also have legislative drafting experience and have assisted the Federal Government in the drafting of rules for the implementation of their supervision and control of a number of statutory bodies, including the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the National Highway Authority (NHA).
We have comprehensive knowledge and experience of project-oriented legal practice i.e. assisting clients in undertaking projects by providing professional legal support at the tender / bidding stage, negotiating the commercial and legal issues, drafting / vetting all the requisite legal documentation and providing ongoing legal support during project implementation. In particular, we have substantial experience of handling infrastructure projects in the construction and telecommunication sectors.
Khan & Muezzin is one of the few law firms in Pakistan capable of handling both litigation and non-litigation work. With our dedicated team of Barristers and Advocates, the Firm has represented many public and private sector clients at all levels of civil jurisdiction throughout Pakistan, including tribunals and quasi-judicial bodies. In addition, we have substantial experience of successfully handling a number of arbitrations (local and international), especially in relation to disputes arising out of the FIDIC form of construction contracts.
Our partners have extensive experience in representing local and foreign companies in arbitration proceedings in Pakistan, as well as abroad. We have successfully handled many arbitrations pertaining to disputes arising out of the FIDIC form of construction contracts and have represented both the Contractor and the Employer in diverse matters. Our firm has also represented several telecommunication companies in arbitral proceedings and successfully obtained awards in their favour. In the recent past, we acted for a UAE based oil company in arbitration proceedings held under the Rules of Arbitration of the ICC, Paris. Our firm’s managing partner, Mr. Faisal Khan, has also been appointed and acted as an arbitrator in several arbitrations pertaining to commercial disputes, under the Arbitration Act, 1940.
We possess a sound knowledge base of general civil law. Based on our diverse experience, we are capable of providing legal advice on practically any type of legal issue and cater to individuals as well as institutional clients such as statutory corporate bodies, partnerships, NGOs, governmental institutions and multinational companies. We have rendered legal opinions on a plethora of legal issues pertaining inter alia to the interpretation of laws, rules, regulations and/or the applicability thereof in specific instances.
Developments in the Law:
We believe that it is essential for any good law firm to keep itself abreast of the latest developments in the law. Keeping this in mind, our firm has subscribed to leading law journals and newsletters, which, combined with online legal sources, keep us informed of any changes in our legal system. Periodically, our team also prepares summaries of the latest laws and their impact on various sectors and we endeavor to share these with our clients to keep them fully updated and informed at all times.
In providing any type of advisory services to our clients, whether pertaining to a review of legal documentation or provision of legal opinions / advice, we endeavor to comply with all applicable laws. Hence, in reviewing a client’s agreements, rules, regulations and other documentation, we ensure full compliance with the relevant laws and, in the event of any conflict or inconsistency, promptly advise and update our clients accordingly.