About Us

Akhund Forbes is a leading full service corporate and commercial law firm in South Asia which specialises in advising leading financial institutions, corporations and governments on their most challenging transactions, projects and dispute resolution matters. We deliver an exceptional service to our clients, taking a partner-led approach towards client service and relationships. We believe this enhances continuity, communication, efficiency and intelligent cost management.  We have been and continue to be ranked as a Top-Tier and leading firm in Pakistan by independent international legal directories in a range of practice areas.

Our History and Top of Class Approach

Founded in 2009 and based on a legacy of excellence dating back to 1966, we are the only modern Pakistani law firm whose founding partners have worked as senior corporate and finance lawyers in major international financial centers such as London and Sydney. As such, we understand the needs of international clients and deliver the kind of exceptional service that they are accustomed to receive from their international lawyers.

Akhund Forbes has one of the larger dedicated corporate transactional team of lawyers in Karachi which is the commercial hub of Pakistan. We have the singular distinction of having advised on the largest corporate M&A, Privatisation and Capital Markets transactions in Pakistan’s history and we are regularly engaged on Billion Dollar plus transactions involving Pakistan.
One of the firm’s primary areas of focus is inward investment into Pakistan. To this end, the firm’s lawyers have in-depth knowledge, expertise and skill in Pakistan’s foreign investment laws, the burgeoning capital markets sector, the banking and finance industry sector, the private equity industry sector and the power and natural resources industry sector.

In aiming to deliver top of class legal services, our values and focus are client driven. Our clients are our priority and we strive to understand their business and industry sector to provide a value added legal service. We stress the importance of teamwork both within and without the firm in order to give our clients a fast, effective and responsive service.

Our Motto “Mighty Focused”

As a modern and forward-looking firm with a long legacy of excellence we know where we have come from and where we are going.
From the outset, we have been “focused” on the kinds of clients we work with and the nature of work that we do. As such, predominantly all our work is either “focused” on (i) inward investment into Pakistan and exits and disputes from such investments or (ii) ground-breaking advisory and legislative mandates involving domestic clients including Provincial and Federal governments. This “focused” approach has yielded dividends and translated into highly successful and rewarding careers for our lawyers while making a positive difference in the economic and commercial landscape of Pakistan. “Mighty” refers to our market leading clients whom we cherish and include some of the leading international and domestic banks, leading international and domestic fund managers, top of class global technology companies which are household names, sovereign wealth funds, multilateral financial institutions, global telecommunication companies, leading global network payment processors that are also household names, some of the best automakers in the world and many more. “Mighty” also refers to our strengths as market leading lawyers coming together under the umbrella of a market leading law firm. Last but not the least, “mighty” extends to our integrity as people in everything that we do professionally and personally and defines the next generation of lawyers that we train and who have the privilege of working with us.