Arbitration & ADR

Our lawyers are well trained in alternative dispute resolution methods. In the area of commercial arbitration, the firm has advised and represented a client in the hospitality industry in arbitration proceedings in connection with a lease agreement that the client entered into with one of Pakistan’s leading hotels.

 

 

Banking and Finance

We offer legal services as advisers and litigators to various local and foreign financial institutions in the areas of financing as well as recoveries of loans and finances. Our services relate to loan documentation for commercial banks, investment banks and non-banking financial institutions.

 

 

Bankruptcy/Liquidation/Restructuring

We offer legal assistance to financially distressed companies including companies that have filed for bankruptcy and/or in liquidation.

 

 

Civil & Criminal Litigation

RI & Partners has represented and assisted both foreign and local clients in litigation spanning two or more national jurisdictions. The firm manages all aspects of such proceedings to ensure a unified, consistent approach. Our lawyers have considerable experience representing both foreign entities that are the subject of suits in Pakistan and corporations and individuals bringing suits against foreign entities in Pakistan. Our lawyers have extensive experience in defending clients in matters involving white collar crime, banking crime, corporate crime, import and export, environmental issues, securities and capital markets and tax cases.

 

 

Corporate/Financial Transactions

Our lawyers offer assistance to foreign lenders and domestic enterprises in international asset-based transactions. The services that we provide include structuring transactions, drafting legal documents, negotiating on behalf of our clients or preparing our clients for direct negotiations, presenting legal opinions, as well as any other related services that are required. Our lawyers are also experienced in advising on Pakistani exchange control laws and regulations.

 

 

Corporate/Global Immigration

The firm advises and assists international clients in connection with a wide range of corporate immigration matters including obtaining Pakistani work permits for foreign nationals, applying for extension of work permits, Pakistani business visas, de-registration of work permit/visa documents and ensuring compliance with relevant immigration rules and regulations. Furthermore, the firm also offers assistance to international corporations whose local (Pakistani) employees are applying for business and work visas of foreign countries. The firm also provides assistance with legalization of documents including educational degrees, birth certificate and marriage certificates of Pakistanis relocating to another country. The firm is the local partner/representative of some international corporate/global immigration firms including Emigra, Berry Appleman & Leiden and Sterling Relocation.

 

 

Cross-border Financial Transactions

The firm continued advises on Pakistani banking and financial laws and foreign exchange regulation in connection with cross-border financial activities and private placement of structured products/investment funds.

 

 

Energy

We offer legal services in the energy sector in connection with oil, gas and electrical power generation. We offer legal advice on legislation and the regulatory and licensing regimes in power and the oil and gas sector. We offer legal advisory services with respect to all aspects of oil and gas matters throughout the lifecycle of the project from inception, tender, investment, structure, exploration and construction/infrastructure to production and extraction. We also offer advisory services in connection with logistics, shipping and trading aspects of oil and gas projects. Some other areas we offer our services in include energy distribution and transmission as well as oil, gas and mineral exploration and renewable power projects.

 

 

Family Law

RI & Partners has a dedicated group of lawyers who specialize in family law. We assist our clients with their legal issues relating to dissolution of marriage and child custody.

 

 

Foreign Investment

The firm offers advice in connection with foreign investment in Pakistan. The range of the firm’s services in this area includes advice in relation to Pakistan’s investment policy for the specific sector/industry, company registration and relevant foreign exchange regulations.

 

 

Intellectual Property

Our firm provides assistance with preparing applications for patents and trademark registrations and pursuing these applications through issuance by the IPO and protection against infringement of clients’ intellectual property.

 

 

International Commercial Transactions

International trade and commerce are active and expanding areas of our practice. Our lawyers have knowledge of domestic and international trade laws and practices. We offer comprehensive advisory and litigation services to our clients in connection with contractual disputes involving non-payment, non-conforming goods and misrepresentation and fraud committed by a party.

 

 

Labor Laws

The lawyers at RI & Partners provide their clients legal assistance in matters involving labor contracts, labor insurance and the settlement of labor disputes.

 

 

Real Estate Transactions

The services we provide include assignment and transfer of land use rights, development and management of tracts of land, commercial and residential sales and purchases, mortgages, property based debt restructuring and rescheduling.

 

 

Securities & Capital Markets

We represent underwriters and initial purchasers in connection with securities offerings and stock exchange listings. We also handle debt and equity securities offerings and represent issuers, officers, directors and shareholders with respect to their legal obligations. We also serve our corporate clients in connection with public merger and acquisition transactions. Our firm’s Securities Group works closely with our Mergers and Acquisitions Group on corporate finance transactions involving initial public offerings, stock consideration, due diligence and other securities-related activities.

 

 

Tax Laws

The firm advises clients on tax issues relating to commercial transactions including joint ventures, share purchase agreements and purchase of business as running concerns. Our lawyers also advise foreign clients regarding tax implications of their investments in the local market.

 

 

White Collar Crime

Our firm has a large practice group in the area of white collar crime. The breadth and depth of our firm’s experience in the area of criminal law has fully equipped us in the area of white collar crime. Lawyers in our firm’s white collar crime group have extensive experience in all aspects of criminal defense from investigation to trial and beyond, as well as advising businesses on compliance issues. Lawyers in our firm’s white collar crime group have advised and assisted international law firms including the law firm of DLA Piper in high-profile white collar crime matters that involves multiple jurisdictions. These matters involve money laundering, international banking fraud and illegal property transactions.