The firm's members are well experienced in diverse areas of practice including but not limited to;
banking and finance
constitutional and administrative law
corporate and commercial law
customs and excise
energy and power
media and information technology
mergers and acquisitions
oil and gas
HPLA's Barristers and Advocates regularly appear before and practice in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the High Courts of Pakistan, as well as across various legal forums across Pakistan. Before the Superior Courts of Pakistan (which are vested with extraordinary constitutional jurisdiction), members of HPLA are renowned as specialists in respect of judicial review of legislative instruments as well as executive and administrative action.
Amongst its vast clientele, HPLA advises and represents a number of trade associations, including the Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (the representative body of local pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan) and the Pharma Bureau (the representative body of multinational pharmaceuticals in Pakistan) and a majority of their member concerns in a wide variety of legal disputes as well as regulatory issues.
The firm also regularly represent and advises the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association and its members sugar mills. HPLA has also represented a number of government departments and bodies, both at the Federal and Provincial level before the superior courts, including recently having successfully defended the privatisation of K-Electric on behalf of the Privatisation Commission of Pakistan.
Members of the firm regularly appear before a plethora of legal forums in Pakistan and handle a variety of litigation and dispute resolution related matters. The firm regularly accepts instructions pertaining to constitutional and administrative law, tax matters, intellectual property disputes, commercial disputes, company matters, banking disputes, ordinary civil disputes as well as a variety of criminal law. HPLA, since its inception, has carried a reputation as a leading constitutional law firm in Pakistan and till this day, the said reputation survives and flourishes with members of the firm appearing in a variety of constitutional and judicial review matters, both on behalf of the public en masse and various government departments. HPLA is renowned for the diversity in its practice areas and for the expertise of its members.
Members of the Firm have also successfully acted in arbitration matters both domestically as well as internationally, ranging from domestic arbitration to the International Court of Arbitration at venues including Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and the European Union. HPLA's members regularly represent and advise its clients in respect of various alternate dispute resolution measures.
In non-contentious (transactional) matters, HPLA regularly advises and acts for a diverse array of clients, including leading multinational consumer industries, pharmaceuticals, food chains, tobacco manufacturers, telecommunication companies, construction companies, cement manufacturers, media and publishing houses, financial institutions, oil and gas refineries and educational institutions. Members of the Firm regularly advise local and international companies and individuals in respect of regulatory, company, contract, employment and tax related issues.
The Firm is renowned for providing swift and effective services to its clientele. HPLA's dedication to securing the best outcome for its clients in the shortest time-frame possible offers its clientele high value and expeditious legal services.