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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, whetting, 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 earned his M.Sc. degree from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, LLB from University of the Punjab and LLM from S.M. Law College Karachi Pakistan. He is the founding member of the Firm. 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, Oil & Gas and Energy Laws and Agreements, Information Technology, NGO Laws, Intellectual Property, Diplomatic and Consular Immunities, Criminal Laws, Real Estate, Public/Private Sector Financing, Construction and Engineering, Telecommunication Laws, 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, civil and criminal, matters. Mr. Banday is and has been also 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-7 ASIM SHAHBAZ MALIK

Mr. Asim Shahbaz Malik earned his B.A and LLB degrees from the University of the Punjab. He has been providing legal services in the areas of Civil Litigation, Services Matters, Commercial Laws, Company and Banking laws, Civil Procedure, Real Estate laws, Arbitration, NGOs Registration and legal compliance, Contracts, Family Matters, NGOs, Public Sector Organizations, etc.

Mr. Malik has an outstanding expertise in drafting of pleadings of civil cases and has a keen aptitude of legal research. Mr. Malik besides proving legal advice and documentation services to individuals, businesses and organizations.

color-blocks-4 ADEEL PETER

Mr. Adeel Peter earned his LLM from University of Queen Marry UK and LLB and B.Com from University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan. During his professional career he has represented public authorities like Customs, National Housing Authority, Local Development Authority, and Electricity Distribution Company 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. Peter 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. After his LLM he is now Firm’s chief resource person for advising clients on International Trade Law, Constructions Agreements and International Arbitration.

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Miss Nadia obtained her bachelors and LLB degrees from the University of the Punjab. She 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 has developed expertise in family, corporate and labor laws and civil litigation and conducts online research on legal prepositions related to specific areas of interest of the Firm.

color-blocks-4 SHER ALAM HUNZAI

Mr. Sher Alam obtained his LLB and LLM degrees from International Islamic University Islamabad. He has significant legal experience in real estate, contracts, guardianship, family, inheritance, NGO and corporate matters. During his LLM studies Mr. Alam worked on NGO Laws and wrote a dissertation on the same topic.

Mr. Alam assists the senior counsels of the Firm in specific legal matters and also takes up independent legal assignments in the area of 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.