ABOUT

AKAZIM, AZAM & RAI is a Pakistan-based, full-service, general-practice law firm and a UAE-based and Türkiye-based consultancy firm with multiple areas of expertise and particular emphases, strengths, specialist capabilities, and domain competence in a number of legal sectors. The Firm’s combination of experience, expertise, resourcefulness, professionalism, and its unrelenting pursuit of excellence enable it to deliver seamless and high-quality legal services, which marks it out as one of the foremost law firms of Pakistan. AKAZIM, AZAM & RAI is a dynamic and progressive law firm looking optimistically towards the future and at the cutting edge of legal developments and the legal profession. The Firm’s lawyers draw on their collective experience of having served previously in some of the leading law firms of Pakistan. An ambition to become Pakistan’s premier law firm underpins our strategy. We aim to achieve this goal through a sustained investment in intelligent and competent human resources and in efficiently managing local and international legal knowledge and by creating a work ethic and professional culture that enables our team of professionals to offer consistently high standards of legal service. 

History

AZAM & RAI was established at Lahore, Pakistan on 1 February 2004. AZAM & RAI’s Deed of Partnership was signed at Lahore on 18 September 2004. On 3 October 2005, AZAM & RAI was registered as a Partnership Firm with the Registrar of Firms, Lahore, under the Partnership Act, 1932. On 2 October 2020, AZAM & RAI was registered as a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2017. In 2023, AZAM & RAI merged with AKAZIM (Advocates & Legal Consultants), Islamabad to form AKAZIM, AZAM & RAI. 

Scope of Services

Applying international standards to local knowledge, AKAZIM, AZAM & RAI conducts a broad-based practice with integrated specialist skills applied across a wide spectrum of legal services. The Firm encourages its lawyers to be familiar with both contentious and non-contentious aspects of law practice since most legal problems are best addressed by lawyers who understand both the transactional and litigation aspects of legal issues. Being able to approach a problem from all angles and deliver incisive advice enables the Firm to provide superior and cost-effective legal services to its clients. The Firm possesses the capacity and capability to effectively undertake complex legal matters and address critical legal issues encompassing legal research, consultancy, formulating strategies, negotiations, drafting, representation, and dispute resolution. On the dispute resolution side, the Firm handles mediation, arbitration, and litigation. The Firm conducts cases at all judicial tiers: from the lower courts at the District level, the High Courts at the Provincial level, to the Supreme Court of Pakistan at the Federal level, as well as semi-judicial tribunals and quasi-judicial arms of regulatory authorities. All lawyers of the Firm are licensed to practice law in Pakistan. The Firm also offers all the services of an in-house legal department to entrepreneurs, businesses, institutions, and organizations that cannot afford (or do not want) to maintain a legal department. Additionally, the Firm acts as an additional resource to those entrepreneurs, businesses, institutions, and organizations that do employ in-house lawyers. 

Office Locations

AKAZIM, AZAM & RAI has lawyers and offices in Pakistan (Islamabad and Lahore), the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), and Türkiye (Istanbul). Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan and seat of the Federal Government where the head offices of most federal regulatory authorities are headquartered. Lahore is the second-largest city and commercial hub of Pakistan, and also the capital of the Punjab province, Pakistan’s second largest province by size and the largest by population. Dubai is the largest city of the UAE and a global business and commerce hub. Istanbul is the largest city of Türkiye and a regional business and commerce hub.

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