News & Briefings

November 1, 2018

RMA & Co’s New Office in Karachi

RMA & Co is pleased to announce the establishment of its new office in Karachi, Pakistan. Our new office in Karachi will be headed by Mr Basil Nabi Malik.

Basil is admitted as an Attorney at Law in New York…

July 11, 2018

RMA & Co’s Lawyers Contribute to the Delos Guide to Arbitration Places

Raja Mohammad Akram & Co’s lawyers Umer Akram Chaudhry, Aneesa Agha, and Asad Ladha recently contributed the chapter on Pakistan in the newly published Delos Guide to Arbitration Places (Delos Guide). This chapter offers a detailed analysis on…

June 5, 2018

Enforceability of Take-or-Pay Clauses in Pakistan: Does One Always Have to Pay?

By Umer Akram Chaudhry & Mehrunissa Sajjad

Take-or-pay clauses are widely used in off-take agreements – such as power purchase agreements, gas sales or transportation agreements, and other energy sector contracts in general. A take-or-pay provision, in broad terms, entails…

April 3, 2018

Salman Akram Raja appointed as a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council

The Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has appointed Salman Akram Raja, Senior Partner at Raja Mohammad Akram & Co, as a member of the newly constituted Economic Advisory Council (EAC). The EAC is an advisory body that provides…

March 17, 2018

Nature and Scope of Sales Tax on Services Related to the Construction Industry

By Ahsan Mehmood & Maria Khan Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) and others v. Province of Sindh and others is a landmark recent judgment by the Honourable Sindh High Court (“the Court”), which accepted various constitutional petitions filed by the persons, who…

January 25, 2018

Dispute Escalation Through Multi-Tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses

By Umer Akram Chaudhry & Ahmed Tariq

Pre-arbitral procedures or multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses, which feature in various standard construction contract forms, such as FIDIC, provide for a systematic escalation of disputes from one tier to another before commencement of arbitration. Scholars and practitioners are…

November 28, 2017

Dispute Resolution under the Companies Act, 2017

By Asad Ladha | Partner, Islamabad

The Companies Act, 2017 (“the 2017 Act”), which came into force on 30 May 2017, has introduced a plethora of amendments to the now repealed Companies Ordinance, 1984 (“the 1984 Ordinance”). This briefing focuses on…

September 5, 2017

New Partner: Asad Ladha

We are pleased to announce that Asad Ladha has been promoted as partner at Raja Mohammad Akram & Co (RMA & Co) and will be heading the firm’s Islamabad office. Asad has been an associate at the firm’s Lahore office for over a year….

August 4, 2016

Selection of Arbitral Institutions in Arbitration Agreements

International arbitration has emerged as the mainstream mechanism for resolution of cross-border disputes around the world. Most contracts involving international trade, joint ventures, and foreign investments incorporate international arbitration agreements. A carefully drafted international arbitration agreement specifies a clear and binding obligation to arbitrate…

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