28 February 2006

Azam & Rai instructed by Turkey-based law firm on behalf of its Chinese client for recovery of a debt from a Pakistan-based defaulter

Sector: International Trade Law & Cross-Border Debt Recovery
Azam & Rai was instructed by an international law firm based in Istanbul, Turkey – to initiate recovery proceedings against a defaulter based in Karachi, Pakistan for the recovery of US $420,000 outstanding in a trade dispute on behalf of their client, a major Chinese export development corporation based in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

Azam & Rai instructed by Edwards Duthie Solicitors (UK) for service of judicial summons

Sector: Private International Law
Azam & Rai was instructed by Edwards Duthie Solicitors (UK) on behalf of their UK-based client for effecting the service of a summons of a UK County Court on a defendant residing in Pakistan under the 1965 Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters.

Azam & Rai advises China's Guangdong Grand Leeson Law Firm on Pakistan's anti-dumping investigation procedures

Sector: International Trade Law - Anti-Dumping
Azam & Rai represented and advised Guangdong Grand Leeson Law Firm – a major Chinese law firm based in Foshan, China – on the anti-dumping investigation procedure under the laws of Pakistan in response to a Notice issued to Chinese manufacturers and exporters of ceramic tiles by the National Tariff Commission of Pakistan under the Anti-Dumping Ordinance, 2000 for the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation against alleged dumping of ceramic tiles into Pakistan originating in and/or exported from China. Azam & Rai is the first law firm in Pakistan to be engaged by Chinese manufacturers/exporters to contest possible anti-dumping duties imposed by the Government of Pakistan under the WTO regime.

Azam & Rai selected as legal consultant by Advanced Logistics Group (ALG) of Spain

Sector: Commercial Law - BOT Contracts
Azam & Rai was selected as legal consultant by Advanced Logistics Group (Consultores Transporte Logistica) (ALG) – an independent professional services company based in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain – in a bid submitted to the National Highway Authority, Ministry of Communications, Government of Pakistan to provide consultancy services for an Asian Development Bank-funded highway construction project in Pakistan on BOT-basis under the Public-Private Partnership Initiative for National Highway Development.

23 February 2006

Azam & Rai appointed Standing Counsel to Askari Commercial Bank Ltd.

Sector: Banking Law & Finance
Azam & Rai’s banking and finance practice was bolstered by its appointment on the panel of law firms acting as standing counsel to Askari Commercial Bank Limited – one of Pakistan’s largest banks and financial service providers.