Our Name

Translated from Latin the word AMICUS means “Friend”, however, in legal lexicon it is an integral part of the term “AMICUS CURIAE” which literally means “FRIEND of the COURT” and technically means
(i) A Counsel who assists a Court by putting arguments in support of an interest that might not be adequately represented by the parties to the proceedings or by arguing on behalf of a party who is otherwise unrepresented or

(ii) One that is not a party to a particular litigation but that is permitted by the Court to advise it in respect of some matter of law that directly affects the case in question. It is in the former context that inspires us to pick it as our name.


Our History

AMICUS is a logical corollary of 40 years of accumulative broad-spectrum professional expertise of its associates in litigation, drafting, arbitration, vetting, documentation, corporate legal advice, legislative drafting and policy formulation, and legal consultancy.

AMICUS provides comprehensive legal service for domestic and international individuals, professionals and companies in diversified areas of legal knowledge such as Corporate, Banking and Insurance Laws, Civil & Criminal Laws, Business and Commercial Laws, Energy Laws, Oil and Gas Laws, Governance and Legal Framework, International Law, Conflict of Laws, Immigration Laws, Labor Laws, Family Laws, Tax Laws, Consumer Protection, Environmental Law, Arbitration, Construction & Engineering Laws, Property Laws, Intellectual Property Laws, etc. Our focus on anticipating client-needs eliminates the need to manage expectations later as we endeavor to come up with tailor-made solutions for intricate legal issues.

Our Team

color-blocks-8 JAVAID IQBAL BANDAY

Mr. Javaid Iqbal Banday has earned M.Sc., LLB and LLM degrees. He is the founding member and lead attorney of the Firm and has an extensive experience of both contentious and non-contentious legal matters. He provides legal advice and consultancy and litigation services covering a wide range of laws such as Corporate Governance and legal framework, Corporate Laws, Commercial Laws, Labor Laws, Banking Laws, Tax and Customs Laws, Oil & Gas and Energy Laws and Agreements, Information Technology, NGO Laws, Intellectual Property, Foreigners Laws, Diplomatic and Consular Immunities, Criminal Laws, Real Estate, Corporate Financing, Corporate Restructuring, Public Private Partnership, Construction and Engineering, Telecommunication Laws, Legal Audit and Compliance, Legal Due Diligence, Opinion Writing, Conflict of laws, International Trade Law, Drafting and Vetting of Pleadings, Legal Research, Drafting and Vetting of Agreements and other Legal Docs, Arbitration, etc.

Mr. Banday has also been serving as litigation counsel to the Firm's various clients over the years in a variety of litigation matters including complex contractual, labor/service, commercial, corporate, regulatory, civil and criminal, tax matters, etc. Mr. Banday has been an adjunct faculty member of Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad and Center for Advance Studies for Engineering (CASE).

color-blocks-4 AHMED HASSAN

Mr. Ahmed Hassan earned his LLB degree from University of the Punjab, Pakistan. During his professional career he has represented clients in public and private sector with emphasis on employment and labor laws, real estate transactions, contracts and agreements, commercial transactions, tax and customs laws, corporate laws and related litigation.

Mr. Hassan is well versed in writing legal opinions involving intricate issues, conducting extensive legal research involving relevant laws, regulations, procedures, and citations for both litigation and advisory clients of the firm. He is a good resource person for advising clients on Contractual matters, commercial litigation, regulatory matters and Arbitration.

color-blocks-4 MUHAMMAD ATIF

Mr. Muhammad Atif obtained his LLB degrees from University of the Punjab. He has significant legal experience in tax, real estate, contracts, guardianship, family, inheritance, and banking matters.

Mr. Atif assists the senior counsels of the Firm in specific legal matters and also takes up independent legal assignments in the area of tax and banking laws, corporate laws, NGO laws and registration of corporate entities and their legal compliance. He has excellent legal research abilities and has demonstrated skill of finding solutions of complex legal matters.

color-blocks-4 MISS NADIA ASLAM

Miss Nadia Aslam joined the firm in 2009 and has been assisting the senior associates in Court litigation and Advisory Services to the Clients of the Firm. She left the firm in 2015 to join a private airline as law officer and has rejoined the firm from Sept. 2021. She has developed expertise in corporate and labor laws, regulatory matters, aviation laws, family laws, and conducts online research on legal prepositions related to specific areas of interest of the Firm.

Miss Nadia obtained her bachelors and LLB degrees from the University of the Punjab and is on the rolls of the Punjab Bar Council since 2009 and is a member of Islamabad Bar Association (IBA) and Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA).


Mr. Muhammad Anees Islam has earned his LLB degree from International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan and joined our law firm as Trainee Law Associate. He has keen interest in civil laws, corporate legal consultancy and legal due diligence.

He has hands on skill in taking briefs from the clients and shadowing the experienced attorneys of the firm. He also conducts extensive legal research involving relevant laws, regulations, procedures, and citations for both litigation and advisory clients of the firm. We bank on his career growth impinged on diligence, dexterity and professionalism.