Doing legal business in Pakistan

Pakistan sits at the crossroads of China, India, Iran, Central Asia and the Middle East. It’s at the focal point of a growing regional market for trade, consumer growth and infrastructure projects.

The country presents great potential business opportunities for English and Welsh law firms involved in cross-border international deals.

Practising in Pakistan

A qualified foreign lawyer may advise on foreign law (given they are qualified in that jurisdiction) and international law in Pakistan.

Foreign lawyers cannot advise on Pakistani law unless they become a licensed Pakistani advocate.

In order to qualify as an advocate an individual must be above the age of 21 and either:

  • a citizen of Pakistan, or
  • a national of any other country that allows qualified Pakistani citizens to practise law who has lived in Pakistan for at least one year

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