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

Sign up to continue reading

My LS gives you exclusive access to the latest news, events, books and resources to help you excel within your practice.

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up