Scotland is home to a large and vibrant Pakistani community and there are strong links between the two countries. There are particular relationships and opportunities in areas including financial services, food & drink, healthcare, retail and renewable energy.
We regularly advise clients in the UK in relation to undertaking business in Pakistan and have introduced them to law firms in Pakistan to provide legal services on joint venture agreements, corporate and property matters.
We have advised extensively on the acquisition and maintenance of IP rights. Our work has also involved clarifying and addressing clients' rights and obligations in the context of trade restrictions, particularly multi-jurisdictional flows of technical information, across multi-party arrangements.
Key contact - Omar Ali
Although born and raised in Scotland, Omar's family roots are in Pakistan and he has relatives in Lahore and Faisalabad, the two largest cities in the province of Punjab. He has travelled extensively throughout the northern regions of Pakistan including Gilgit, Chalat and Karimabad where historical forts and some of the most magnificent glaciers in the world can be found.