The firm's members are well experienced in diverse areas of practice including but not limited to;


banking and finance

civil litigation

constitutional and administrative law

contract law


corporate and commercial law

corporate advisory

criminal litigation

competition law

customs and excise

dispute resolution

(pharmaceuticals) laws

energy and power

environmental law

family law

foreign investments


intellectual property

international trade

media and information technology

mergers and acquisitions

oil and gas


real estate/property



HPLA's barristers and advocates, regularly appear before and practice in the Superior Courts of Pakistan. In these Superior Courts which are vested with extraordinary constitutional jurisdiction, members of the firm are renowned as specialists in respect of judicial review of legislative instruments as well as executive and administrative action. The head of the firm, Abdul Sattar Pirzada, is presently spearheading litigation instituted by the Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and the Pharma Bureau (the representative body of multinational pharmaceuticals in Pakistan) against the concerned regulatory authority in constitutional and administrative law related matters pertaining to drugs pricing. Mr Pirzada and other members of the firm are also presently representing the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association in a complex matter relating to the regulation of the sugar industry. Recently the firm successfully defended the privatisation of Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited on behalf of the Privatisation Commission in which the proceedings challenging the same were dismissed. Members also regularly appear before the criminal, civil and district courts and tribunals of Pakistan. In the civil courts, the firm is presently representing the concessionaire of a tender awarded for the construction of the new Karachi to Hyderabad M-9 Motorway in civil proceedings.

The firm has 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.

In non-contentious (transactional) matters, the members of HPLA regularly advise and act 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.