Welcome to Nishtar & Zafar
Nishtar & Zafar is a premier business law firm in Pakistan handling legal matters covering corporate, commercial law, company law, tax laws, energy laws, telecom, cross-border investment, international trade including anti-dumping law, mergers & acquisitions, competition law and whole gamut of legal issues, including dealing with regulators, that a modern corporation has to comply with in doing business in the globalized business environment. We also provide a wide array of policy advisory, legislative advisory, and advocacy services to commercial businesses, development sector, NGOs, regulators, and the government authorities.
- News & Events
- FBR Further Extends Income Tax Return Filing Date
- Pakistan seeks Turkey’s help for tax reforms
- Lahore High Court ordered to reinstate the deleted sections of the ATA in the cases of child abuse
A boutique modern business law firm we aim to be trusted partners of the business firms and are focused to provide legal services covering business laws only. Our lawyers have good exposure of management and financial education in addition to law degrees. It helps communicate with business executives to understand the problems and issues that they seek to consult about. Broad areas of our practice are as follows.
We regularly advice on income tax, employee taxation, executive compensation taxation, corporate tax, sales tax (VAT), federal excise, provincial sales taxes and excises, international taxation, international transfer pricing, withholding provisions of taxes including treaties
We handle business transactions including negotiation, drafting, and review of contracts and other agreements formation of business firms, company incorporation, corporate governance, M&A, privatization, spin offs, divestitures, public private partnership (PPP)
Businesses day-to-day have to interact with authorities and regulators seeking administrative facilitation and rights granted by the constitution. Enforcement of those rights, at times, have to sought through administrative or judicial review.
We are proud say that we developed the first legal framework for the Public Private Partnership in the country when we are hired by a key multilateral organization to develop PPP framework for the Province of Sindh in 2009.
For contentious solutions we litigate at Supreme Court, High Courts, Tax Tribunal, Customs Tribunal, Antidumping Tribunal, Federal Services Tribunal, tax appeal forums
Legislative advisory, legislative drafting, advocacy, liaising with federal and provincial legislatures to assist in developing statutory frameworks