Full-Service Law Firm in Lahore, Pakistan
Law Firm OverviewRana Ijaz & Partners has given over 45 years of legal expertise to the service of businesses, families, and individuals in need, providing clients in Pakistan and around the world with the tested counsel of lawyers committed to the protection and success of its local and international clientele. The firm's thorough knowledge of Pakistani law and jurisdictions have long been sought by corporations working and investing in the country, and its work with a worldwide network of legal specialists have given local clients the care and guidance needed to expand operations across the globe, each protected with the same diligence that has given Rana Ijaz & Partners an admirable credibility in Pakistani and international business communities.
Lawyer Rana Ijaz and his skilled partners and associates serve clients with the guidance of a wide variety of legal specialists, including investment, intellectual property, and trade law. The firm's office in Lahore has hosted international clients in all manner of industries as well as the local business and families that seek its expertise, providing legal services in both English and Urdu, and with an eye to both cost and the risks associated with each legal strategy. Its compliance services have helped businesses across the globe set up and operate within Pakistan with the very same ease provided to locals investing around the world, a testament to the prominence Rana Ijaz & Partners has earned among those working and investing in the country.
Doing all things well is extremely difficult, particularly where international business is concerned, and requires the skill of experienced lawyers. Rana Ijaz & Partners has successfully helped families, businesses, and individuals for nearly 50 years, giving both local and international clients the aid and counsel required for long-term success.
Year this Office was Established: 1967
Languages: Urdu, English
Areas of Law
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Agricultural Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Appellate Practice
- Aviation Accidents
- Aviation Law
- Banking & Finance
- Banking Law
- Boating Accident
- Business & Industry
- Business Law
- Business Litigation
- Capital Markets
- Child Support
- Civil Litigation
- Civil Rights
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Competition Law
- Computer & Software
- Computer Crime
- Constitutional Law
- Consumer Law
- Corporate Law
- Corporate Litigation
- Credit & Mortgage
- Credit Card Fraud
- Criminal Defense
- Criminal Law
- Debt Relief
- Debtor & Creditor
- Drug Crime
- Eminent Domain
- Environmental & Natural Resources
- Environmental Law
- Family Law
- General Practice
- Human Rights
- Identity Theft
- Import & Export
- Intellectual Property
- International Arbitration
- International Investments
- International Law
- International Trade
- Internet Law
- Investment Law
- Land Use & Zoning
- Landlord & Tenant Law
- Marketing Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Money Laundering
- Natural Resources
- Offshore Services
- Oil & Gas
- Privacy Law
- Project Finance
- Property Law
- Property Management
- Real Estate
- Regulatory Law
- Telecommunications Law
- Tourism & Travel
- Trade Secrets
- Unfair Competition
- White Collar Crime
- Work Permit
Areas of Law Description
At Rana Ijaz & Partners, we provide legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
- Admiralty Law
RI & Partners has specialized knowledge of all areas of maritime commerce including passenger and cargo transportation disputes, vessel collisions and maritime rescues, maritime reparations and maritime insurance.
- Arbitration & ADR
Our lawyers are well trained in alternative dispute resolution methods allowing us to successfully mediate and settle most disputes. However, where arbitration is necessary, the lawyers of RI & Partners have the skills and experience to safeguard the interests of their clients. Our firm is particularly proficient in domestic and foreign commercial arbitration.
- Aviation Law
Our firm is experienced in handling matters relating to civil aviation. We assist our clients in dealing with the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority. Moreover, we have experience with the settlement of both domestic and international disputes regarding personal injury, death, cargo damage and loss, including claims involving international aviation treaties.
- 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, investments banks and non-banking financial institutions such as syndicate financing agreements, documentation for financial derivatives, documentation for term finance certificates, documentation for housing finance, documentation for morabaha, musharika and other Islamic Finance products, lease agreements, hire purchase agreements and consumer finance agreements.
- Bankruptcy, Liquidation & Restructuring
Bankruptcy law is an active area of our practice. Our lawyers assist our clients in their dealings with financially distressed companies including companies that have filed for bankruptcy and/or in liquidation.
- Civil and 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 firmís reputable criminal defense practice extends beyond 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 have considerable experience in assisting 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 services that are required. Our lawyers are particularly experienced in Pakistani project financing, sophisticated financing and leasing in connection with aircraft and shipping transactions. Our lawyers are also experienced in advising on Pakistani exchange control laws and regulations.
- Corporate/Business Immigration
The firm advises and assists international clients in connection with a wide range of corporate immigration matters including obtaining work permits, ensuring compliance with relevant immigration rules and regulations and legalization of documents of Pakistanis relocating to another country. The firm is the local partner/representative of a couple of leading international immigration firms that require immigration support and advice in Pakistan on a regular basis.
- Cyber Laws
Our lawyers are experienced in handling many e-commerce issues including electronic financial transactions, online/internet banking, credit card fraud, privacy, identity theft, consumer protection, web-site development, digital security, encryption, marketing and advertising. Our lawyers also assist clients in protecting and defending their trade marks against infringement in cyber space.
- Family Laws
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 firmís services in this area includes advice in relation to Pakistanís investment policy for the specific sector/industry, company registration and relevant foreign exchange regulations.
- Human Rights & Civil Liberties
Our firm also provides legal services in the area of human rights. Our firmís Managing Partner, Rana Ijaz Ahmed, is the President of the International Commission for Human Rights, an international organization working to prevent human rights abuses around the world.
- 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.
- 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. We also work with our international associates to obtain corresponding protection in countries outside Pakistan.
- Investigation Group
Our firm has a dedicated group of investigators that is actively involved in investigative work related to relevant matters of our clients. Our investigation team has an extensive network of bankers, real estate agents and other relevant officials working with the government and/or in their individual capacity who provide invaluable assistance in unearthing disputed assets/properties. Our investigation arm has been very effective in conducting investigations into bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, internal and external corporate fraud, embezzlement, and identity theft.
- Labor Law
The lawyers at RI & Partners provide their clients legal assistance in matters involving labor contracts, labor insurance and the settlement of labor disputes.
- Mergers, Acquisitions, & Joint Ventures
Our firmís corporate lawyers play a pivotal role in planning and executing mergers and acquisitions. Our lawyers represent both buyers and sellers in M&A transactions and are exceptionally skilled in structuring and negotiating deals ranging from the merger or acquisition of a large multi-national corporation to the acquisition or sale of a small company.
- Mortgage Loans / Refinancing Transactions
We have a growing practice in the area of mortgage loans. Lawyers at our firm are qualified to represent banks in mortgage loan transactions. We also offer assistance in instituting civil and criminal proceedings in the Civil Court and Banking Court. Specifically, our firm specializes in filing suits in civil courts, instituting execution proceedings for enforcing judgments, filing suits for damages against the debtor, suits for foreclosure or sale of debtorís property and applying for bankruptcy of a debtor corporation.
- Real Estate Transactions
RI & Partners has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate transactions and we have successfully guided our clients through the most complicated 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. We 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 firmís 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
Tax implications are an important aspect in structuring commercial transactions. The firm advises clients on tax issues relating to commercial transactions like joint ventures, share purchase agreements and purchase of business as running concerns. Our lawyers 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 firmís experience in the area of criminal law has fully equipped us in the area of white collar crime. Lawyers in our firmís 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 firmís 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 involve multiple jurisdictions. These matters involve money laundering, international banking fraud and illegal property transactions.
- International Court of Arbitration
- London Court of International Arbitration
- International Bar Association
- American Arbitration Association
Mr. Rana Muhammad Ahmad
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Banking Law, Bankruptcy, Business Formation
Mr. Rana Sajjad Ahmed
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Business Formation
Mr. Rana Ijaz Ahmed Khan
Adoption, Appellate Practice, Assault, Bankruptcy, Battery
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