Quality, not quantity, is the hallmark of the Azam & Rai LLP practice. We are a law firm of choice for clients with the most challenging transactions and cases. We have acquired a reputation for providing superior legal solutions. We are distinguished by our commitment to excellence in representing our clients’ interests and consistently providing high-quality legal services in Pakistan. Our goal is challenging but clear: to persistently maintain our ranking as one of the premier law firms in Pakistan.

LAWYERS

Experience . Competence . Expertise

R.M.S. Azam

Managing Partner

Bar Admissions: High Courts, 2002 (Punjab Bar Council); Lower Courts, 2000 (Punjab Bar Council)

Syed Imad-ud-Din Asad

Partner

Bar Admissions: High Courts, 2009 (Punjab Bar Council); Lower Courts, 2003 (Punjab Bar Council)

Maliha Sarda Azam

Counsel

Bar Admissions: High Courts, 2003 (Punjab Bar Council); Lower Courts, 2001 (Punjab Bar Council)

Hassan Kamran Bashir

Of Counsel

Bar Admissions: High Courts, 1994 (Punjab Bar Council); Lower Courts, 1992 (Punjab Bar Council)

The Firm

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, thus becoming one of the first law firms in Pakistan to be registered as an LLP.

R.M.S. Azam
Managing Partner

Bar Admissions: High Courts, 2002 (Punjab Bar Council); Lower Courts, 2000 (Punjab Bar Council)

Qualifications: LL.B. (Hons) (London); B.A. (Government College, Lahore)

Areas of Expertise: Accountability; Banking; Building and Construction; Civil; Constitutional; Commercial/Business Transactions; Competition /Anti-Trust; Constitutional; Contracts; Corporate /M&A; Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Litigation); Employment and Labour; Energy; Information Technology; Intellectual Property; International Trade/WTO; Investment (Foreign and Domestic); Land, Property, and Real Estate; Legislative Drafting; Telecommunications

Professional Affiliations: Punjab Bar Council; Lahore High Court Bar Association; Lahore Bar Association

Syed Imad-ud-Din Asad
Partner

Bar Admissions: High Courts, 2009 (Punjab Bar Council); Lower Courts, 2003 (Punjab Bar Council)

Qualifications: LL.M. (Harvard); LL.B. (Peshawar); B.A. (Punjab)

Areas of Expertise: Accountability; Arbitration; Companies; Competition; Construction; Contracts; Copyrights; E-commerce; Electricity; Employment; Finance; Foreign Exchange; International Trade; Islamic Finance; Joint ventures; Media; Mergers & Acquisitions; Negotiation; Public-Private Partnerships; Public Procurement; Real Estate; Shariah Governance & Compliance; Taxation; Trademarks

Professional Affiliations: Punjab Bar Council; Lahore High Court Bar Association; Lahore Bar Association

Maliha Sarda Azam
Counsel

Bar Admissions: High Courts, 2003 (Punjab Bar Council); Lower Courts, 2001 (Punjab Bar Council)

Qualifications: LL.M. (London); LL.B. (Punjab); B.A. (Punjab)

Areas of Expertise: Arbitration; Commercial; Corporate; International Business Transactions; Investment

Professional Affiliations: Punjab Bar Council; Lahore High Court Bar Association; Lahore Bar Association

Hassan Kamran Bashir
Of Counsel

Bar Admissions: High Courts, 1994 (Punjab Bar Council); Lower Courts, 1992 (Punjab Bar Council)

Qualifications: LL.M. (Harvard); LL.B. (Punjab); M.Sc. International Relations (Quaid-e-Azam)

Areas of Expertise: Taxation (Income Tax & Sales Tax); Customs

Professional Affiliations: Punjab Bar Council; Lahore High Court Bar Association; Lahore Bar Association