Our Clients

The Firm regularly receives instructions from foreign clients including but not limited to instructions from foreign firms on matters regarding cross border transactions and disputes. In addition to pure legal services the Firm also provides its clients services in areas of tax and government relations. General Counsels and Law Firms alike trust the Firm to provide timely and accurate legal advice. The Firm is regarded as a problem solver for clients owing to the firm’s expertise in dispute resolution. In a short span of time the Firm has had the privilege of working on significant projects in Pakistan such as the RekoDiq Project, M4 motorway, hydel power projects in KPK.

Some foreign client examples along with their nature of work are provided below.

Tethyan Copper Company Pakistan-Barrick Gold Corporation Canada-Antofagasta Minerals Chile

Mr. Yousaf Amanat from the year 2008 to the year 2016 regularly rendered advice to the company. Legal advice was rendered during the Pre-feasibility and feasibility stages. The Firm worked extensively with the company on advising ..

The Hashoo Group of Hotels and Businesses-Pakistan

The Hashoo Group of companies has in its fold, as owner and operators, the Pearl Continental Hotels and Marriott Hotels brands with presence in all major cities of Pakistan and Ocean Pakistan Limited,

International Food Policy Research Institute-USA

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more

Voluntary Services Oversees-UK

The Firm advised VSO on a issue of sexual harassment at the workplace in Pakistan. The issue involved the senior management and the Firm was required to take cognizance of local laws pertaining to Employment law

Shipping Lines

The Karachi office of the Firm represents the top five shipping lines of the world. The Firm is involved in various maritime disputes for these shipping lines including but not limited to arrest of vessels, demurrage payments, charter party


As recently as last month, the Firm has started advising Agility Logistics Singapore on their operations in Pakistan in the Covid-19 scenario.


Last year the Firm entered the industry of wireless telecoms technology when we started advising AdvaComm Saudi Arabia. The Firm successfully advised the Firm in resolving a potential defamation and employment matter which threatened to hurt its business in Pakistan and abroad.


The Firm acts as exclusive legal counsel for HMD Global (Nokia Phones) operations in Pakistan.

MOL International Group Oil and Gas B.V-Hungary

For the past 6 years now we have been on a retainer bythe Mol Group to advise HR department on EmploymentLaw for their activities in Pakistan. We have reviewed andupdated theiremployee handbook, drafted and reviewedpolicies and procedures regarding employee hiring andtermination.

Shan Dong Hi Speed Group Company Ltd-China

The Firm has recently adviced the Shan Dong Group on the formation of a Non Banking Finance company under Pakistan laws and assisted the Group in obtaining their WeBoC license (Customs), enrolment with the Chamber of Commerce.

Oxfam GB Pakistan- Oxfam International Oxford and Oxfam Novib Netherlands

The Firm has recently successfully represented the organizations in a multiple jurisdiction employment litigation in Pakistan. We are happy to report that the litigation which involved senior directors

Power China-Pakistan

The Firm has advised the Organization on ongoing litigations in Pakistan. The Firm also represents the company in arbitrations and procurement matters. The Company frequently consults with the Firm when bidding for projects in Pakistan.

Alternate Power Technologies LLC-USA

We have been advising the company on their Hydel Projects in KPK since 2013. The involvement of the Firm includes advice regarding employment matters, tax matters and representation in litigations.


Last year the China Railway and Construction Company’s Pakistan branch entered their bid for the O & M contract for the USD 435 million Orange Train Line Project in Lahore. The Firm acted as transaction advisor for the company and assisted the company in its negotiations with the Government of Punjab. The Firm was responsible for spear heading the over all strategy for the negotiations. In addition to the assistance in negotiations the Firm also rendered advice on registration, employment law, tax and operative clauses of the contract.

China International Electric and Water Corp. -China

The firm has acted as legal advisors to the Projects of raising of Mangla Dam and the M4 Motorway Project. We have advised on employment, contractual issues and government related matters. The Firm negotiated the concession documents for both Projects with the Federal and Provincial Governments.


The Firm has provided legal advice to CIMMYT since 2013 in the fields of employment law, corporate governance and tax. Instructions to the Firm have been provided by successive General Counsels based in Mexico.CIMMYT is the global leader in publicly-funded maize and wheat research and related farming systems.

International Business and Technical Consultants-Washington D.C

Incorporated in 1987, International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) is an international development consulting company providing high quality Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL),

Sino Hydro-China

The Firm has advised the Organization on ongoing litigations in Pakistan. The Firm also advices the company on contractual issues and tax matters. The Firm is currently representing the Company in a matter for a value of USD120,000

The Law Firms of Hudson McKenzie (London) and STA (UAE)

The Firm has worked with the Law Firms of Hudson Mckenzie and STA on various cross border disputes and represented their clients before Pakistani Courts.


The Firm this year also started advising China Ghezouba Corporation on the tax aspects of the Suki Kinari Hydel Power Project and the USD 2.9 billion Mohmand Dam Project.


Clifford Chance is one of the premier law firms internationally. Yousaf Amanat & Associates was elated to receive instructions from Clifford Chance to assist them in a sensitive employment matter for Pakistan. We are happy to state that our advice was found by Clifford Chance to be professional and prompt. The Firm’s advice ranged from matters concerning employment law, to law of Evidence and he Electronic Transaction law in Pakistan.

Local Clients


  • On the local scene the Firm regularly works with various banks such as HBL, Habib Metro, Bank Alfalah, SCB and ZTBL. The Firm also represents these banks in litigations before banking courts and labour courts.

  • The Firm also represents National Highway Authority before district and high courts in Pakistan.

  • The Firm also renders advice to various organisations in social sector in Pakistan, embassies and local businesses.


Client Testimonials

Yousaf is not only an excellent lawyer with a deep understanding in both, Pakistani and international law, but also a great team player that engages with professionals of all backgrounds and works towards a joint outcome.

Yousaf is a very thorough and competent legal advisor who always had our organization's best interests in mind. He has been always prompt and available for a quick advice and calls. He not only gives a detailed view on the pros and cons of the case with his great analytical skills but also helped us understanding the probable liabilities and risks associated with the case. He is always professional and courteous and an excellent Corporate Lawyer. I wish him all the very best for his future endeavors.

Yousaf is a top professional. As a colleague he was a pleasure to work alongside. Yousaf always knew the legal details of the the issues at hand, was easy to work with, talk with and discuss various aspects of the issues that the company faced. Yousaf always seemed to be at ease talking either in front of a group or one on one, but he never spoke "out of turn", meaning he was very careful with what he said and did not divulge any more or less than was appropriate. I would give Yousaf the highest recommendation and I would jump on any opportunity to hire Yousaf.

I have known Yousaf for over 5 years in is professional capacity of Legal Counsel. During this period Yousaf has conducted himself in a very diligent professional manner. He is talented and resourceful with excellent people skills. He is a competent communicator which is enhanced by his deep knowledge of the legal system. Yousaf has been an extremely helpful and resourceful team player. Yousaf would be a great asset to any company in the role of Legal Counsel

Yousaf is quite capable person with good knowledge of legal issues especially relating to Oil & Mining Sector, Contracts preparation and administration, Review of various legal documents of the company, dealing with Corporate laws of Pakistan, etc. He has charming personality with good interpersonal skills. He is detailed oriented lawyer and always ready to learn from others.

"We are presently working with the law firm of Mr. Yousaf Amanat. We have found thier response to our requirements as very prompt. Thier knowledge of labour law matters is especially to be reckoned with. Mr. Yousaf in particular watches the interest of the client very closely and tends to cover each and every legal loop hole."