30 November 2005

Azam & Rai obtains decree for MCB Bank Ltd. in Recovery Suit

Sector: Banking Law & Finance
Azam & Rai won a financial recovery suit filed by it on behalf MCB Bank Ltd. against a loan defaulter in the Federal Banking Courts, Lahore.

Azam & Rai participates in three conferences in November 2005

Sector: Arbitration & International Trade Law
As part of the Firm's continuing commitment to keep abreast of the latest legal developments, the Partners of Azam & Rai were invited to and participated in the following Conferences held in Pakistan in the month of November 2005:

(i) ICC Arbitration Conference 'The Right Formula: International Arbitration' held under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce Pakistan at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Karachi on 23 November 2005.

(ii) Conference on Arbitration 'Privatization of Justice' held at the Marriott Hotel, Islamabad on 15 November 2005.

(iii) Conference on GATS 'Trade in Services: Challenges and Opportunities for Pakistan' held under the auspices of the Planning & Development Department, Government of the Punjab at the Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore on 14 November 2005.

19 November 2005

Azam & Rai advises Holland's Stahl Holdings BV

Sector: Employment & Labour Laws
Azam & Rai advised Stahl Holdings BV- a leading Dutch company - on Pakistan's labour and employment laws.

01 November 2005

Partner Maliha Azam rejoins Azam & Rai after successfully completing LL.M. in International Business Law from London University

Maliha Azam, Partner, who was on an academic leave of absence from the Firm since September 2004, rejoined Azam & Rai in November 2005 after successfully completing her LL.M. (with Merit) in International Business Law and International Commercial Arbitration from the University College London (UCL), University of London.

At UCL, Ms. Azam specialized in International Business Law under Prof. C.G.J. Morse and International Commercial Arbitration under Prof. Martin Hunter and Toby Landau.

Whilst in London, she also qualified as a Gray's Inn Advocacy Trainer.With her back in the Azam & Rai team, the Firm's capabilities and expertise in the fields of arbitration (domestic and international), corporate and commercial laws and international trade laws have been further augmented and reinforced.