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Panel Appointment – World Trade Organization

Our partner Mr. Mazhar Bangash, Head of RIAA Barker Gillette’s Trade Law Department, has been appointed as an arbitrator by the Dispute Settlement Body, World Trade Organization in a trade dispute between the USA and South Korea.

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Fresh guidance on L-1 visa petitions

USCIS clarifies proxy vote use for certain intra-company transferee L-1 visa petitions

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Proposed Amendment to Securities Brokers (Licensing and Operations) Regulations 2016

The SECP has issued a notification for a proposed amendment to Regulation 4 of the Securities Brokers (Licensing and Operations) Regulations, 2016 in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 169 of the Securities Act, 2015.

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FBR issues changes in the Income Tax Rules 2002

The FBR has issued a notification for including a new Chapter in the Income Tax Rules, 2002 in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 237 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.  

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Insurance Rules 2017 notified by SECP

Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has notified the Insurance Rules, 2017 pursuant to the Insurance Ordinance, 2000 read with the S.R.O. 708(I)/2009, dated 27.07.2009.

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Competition Regulations 2016

Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has promulgated the Competition (Merger Control) Regulations, 2016 on 28 December 2016, and the Competition (Merger Control) Regulations, 2007 have been repealed.

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Insight

The Scope and Salient Features of Pakistan Tax Amnesty Ordinances 2018

Ordinances Promulgated To Effect a Tax Amnesty Scheme For 2018

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Getting the Deal Through: Country Focus 2017

Pakistan – The Legal Landscape

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LexisNexis Mergers and Acquisitions Law Guide 2018

The fifth annual complimentary guide to understand M&A practices around the world with an Asia-Pacific focus.

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The Insurance Rules 2017 – Comparison with Insurance Rules 2002 and the Securities and Exchange Commission (Insurance) Rules 2002

The Insurance Rules, 2017 (“2017 Rules”) were promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan on 9 February 2017, which repealed the Insurance Rules, 2002 (“2002 Rules”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (Insurance) Rules, 2002 (“SEC Rules”).

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Companies (Appointment of Legal Advisers) (Amendment) Act, 2017 – Comparison with 1974 Act

Companies (Appointment of Legal Advisers) (Amendment) Act, 2017 has been promulgated which amends the Companies (Appointment of Legal Advisers) Act, 1974.

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Competition Regulations 2016 – Comparison with 2007 Regulations

Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has promulgated the Competition (Merger Control) Regulations, 2016 on 28 December 2016, and the Competition (Merger Control) Regulations, 2007 have been repealed.

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