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I.T & Telecommunications

Our team of lawyers at LMA regularly advises and drafts various documentation pertaining to the acquisition of software applications as well as various software license agreements, outsourcing agreements, Islamic software agreements, software and hardware maintenance contracts, service level contracts and escrow agreements pertaining to software acquisition. We have advised banks on software applications and licensing with companies, including IBM, Oracle, HP, Microsoft and SunGard.

Major work highlights include advising a leading Pakistani Bank on the acquisition of its core banking application from Fidelity USA and various third party service providers, including Siemens. The services provided included all negotiations and review, advice and drafting in respect of all contracts such as maintenance, service levels and escrow contracts, as well performance and advance payment guarantees.

We also have in-depth knowledge of the telecom regime operating in Pakistan, and our lawyers have represented the majority of telecommunication companies in relation to their local loop, wireless and long distance and international, and mobile and class value added licenses, which include the provision and transmission of broadband services through various mediums. Recently with the advent and growth of companies and entrepreneurial activities in the tech space, we have advised various startups ventures in setting up and funding business activities in Pakistan, including Keenu, Karlo Compare and others.