Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi

LL.B. Hons., University of London
B.B.A. Hons, Lahore School of Economics
MSC Political Science, University of Punjab
Advocate High Court, Pakistan
Chairman Environment Protection and Climate Change Committee Lahore High Court Bar Association

Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi is an Advocate of the High Court in Pakistan. In addition to expertise corporate transactions, he has strong specialization and experience in litigation involving constitutional law, civil law, banking law,environment law, food law, intellectual property law, tax law, service law, company law, custom law and labour law.

Abbuzar is a Partner Raja Muhammad Akram and Co in April, 2018. Presently, he is involved in complex litigation in Civil Courts, Banking Courts, Lahore High Court, Islamabad High Court and Sindh High Court in relation to various disputes. Moreover, he has advised various clients in matters in relation to executions of contracts, mergers, acquisitions, and other instruments. Abuzar is frequently engaged by our Senior Partner Mr Salman Akram Raja, Advocate Supreme Court, for assistance in various complex issues involving litigation in relation to company, banking, tax, customs, energy and constitutional matters. He has assisted Salman Akram Raja in landmark constitutional cases before the Lahore High Court and the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He also represented various clients in regulatory matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and the Competition Commission of Pakistan.

Before joining Raja Muhammad Akram & Co., Abuzar worked at Cornelius, Lane & Mufti and assisted Mr Salman Aslam Butt (ex-Attorney General of Pakistan) in dispute resolution and advisory practice. Amongst other matters, Abuzarwas involved in litigation challenging the suspension of terminals of a Brokerage House/Securities Company by Pakistan Stock Exchange, in litigation before the Supreme Court of Pakistan related to disputes arising out of Section 20 of Financial Institutions Ordinance 2001, in litigation before the Sindh High Court u/s 284 of the Companies Ordinance 1984 for sanctioning of a new Scheme of Arrangement and Compromise, in litigation before various forums relating to disputes arising from enforcement of foreign arbitration awards in Pakistan. Abuzar has advised clients on various issues including, but not limited, to complex queries on Forest Laws, Law of Benami Transactions, Merger and Demerger under the Company Law of Pakistan, limits on powers which can be exercised by Punjab Revenue Authority etc. Abuzar has also drafted, public-private partnership projects and policies, real estate projects, complex opinions on regulatory matters, commercial contracts, various types of agreements, acquisitions in finance sector, lease deeds, sale deeds and various other instruments of conveyance.

Abuzar is involved in constitutional litigation involving matters of public interest before the Lahore High Court. In July 2018, he filed a petition before Lahore High Court regarding preservation of groundwater and absence of law regulating extraction of groundwater in Punjab. The said petition has led to formulation of Punjab Groundwater Policy 2018 by the Government of Punjab. The petition is currently pending adjudication before the Lahore High Court. His public interest services were also recently recognized by United Nations Environment Department.

Abuzar also writes on various legal issues for various newspaper including but not limited to the Daily Dawn, The News and The Daily times. He also appears of prime news channels of Pakistan to give his expert opinion of various constitutional and legal controversies.

Abuzar practices from the Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad offices of Raja Mohammad Akram & Co.