Our Work


Established in 1985 as a litigation firm, Ashtar Ali & Co. is recognised as among Pakistan’s premier law practices today, having since expanded to handle issues across the legal spectrum. The firm leads the field in commercial litigation, dispute resolution, excise and taxation, governmental advisory and constitutional matters. It also focuses on accountability, energy, and labour laws, as well as crime and election matters.

The firm additionally provides quality legal services in multiple jurisdictions, with international affiliates in the United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland, Qatar, Oman and the Philippines. Ashtar Ali & Co.’s international work has ranged from advising various African states on mergers and acquisitions, to conducting negotiations with South Korea on complex commercial transactions.

Domestically, the firm has been involved in constitutional litigation that has shaped the country’s legal history, including the successful restoration of Pakistan’s parliament in 1993, as well as cross-border arbitration and commercial transactions. Our advocates appear before all courts, tribunals, and regulatory authorities in Pakistan, with offices in Lahore and Islamabad.

Our Values

  • Clients first: Our work is geared entirely toward the best interest of our client. We seek to understand each one of our client’s goals, provide quality legal advice, and yield superior returns on our relationship.
  • Ethics always: We make a strong effort at recruiting the best talent, but expect each of our firm’s members to maintain the highest ethical standards, and to create an atmosphere of transparency, honesty and mutual respect in the legal field.
  • Commitment and creativity: Our firm emphasises uncompromising commitment to the client, but also at finding innovative and out-of-the-box legal solutions to their problems.