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About the Firm

With over 40 years of experience and a team comprising of 6 Partners and 15 associate lawyers, LMA is one of the most experienced law firms in the country. With three associated offices in Pakistan, we provide legal services throughout the country as well as internationally. We have been continuously recognized as one of the leading law firms in Pakistan by international publications which include Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

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Corporate Commercial

LMA was recently engaged to act on behalf of Pakistan LNG Terminals Limited in the matter of the amalgamation of the company with its affiliate, Pakistan LNG Limited. The matter is significant because it is one of the first (if not the first) instance of amalgamation under Section 284(2) of the Companies Act, 2017, which provides for the amalgamation of affiliated companies by way of a scheme of amalgamation approved by the companys’ boards of directors.

Employment Law

The Firm was engaged by DLA Piper UK to act for its client, Uber, to advise the client on labour issues in light of the labour law regime in Pakistan with specific emphasis on restrictive covenants, working time/ overtime, maternity/ paternity leave, record retention policies and tracking of disabled employees. DLA Piper, UK LLP had clients based in Pakistan that were affected by the changing legal and regulatory requirements for businesses in Pakistan due to the Covid-19 crisis and required legal opinions and corresponding documents in this regard specifically with respect to termination of employees, both clerical and managerial.

Announcements

Effective from May 15th, 2020, LMA (Liaquat Merchant Associates) is pleased to announce induction of two new partners, Syed Shayan Ahmed and Hassan Arif.

During this unprecedented impact of the Coronavirus (COVID–19) pandemic we wanted to reassure you of our continued service. We understand that you will be dealing with your own organisational challenges in facing the realities of COVID-19, but please be assured that we will be available to render all legal assistance to you without disruption. We endeavour to post regular legal and industry updates on our website to keep you informed. We, at LMA, hope and pray for everyone’s continued safety.

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