LEGAL SERVICES FOR CONTRACTORS

  • Prior to performing a Contract in Pakistan, Foreign Contractors are expected to qualify to do business in Pakistan. This means licensing a Branch Office through the Government of Pakistan.
  • The second stage of Branch Licensing would involve Corporate Filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (‘SECP’).
  • The Contractor would also require Multiple Entry Work Visas for their expat technicians and staff.
  • Setting-up the Bank Account.
  • Residential, Office, Staff House and Warehouse Leases.
  • Temporary Import of Plant and Machinery.
  • Contracts for Hiring Local Contractors and other Service Providers.
  • Employment Contracts for hiring local staff and labor.
  • National Tax Registration Number.
  • HR Registrations with Payroll Agencies such as Old Age Institution (EOBI), Education Tax (Education Cess), Shops and Establishment Organization, Social Security, Professional Tax etc.
  • Representation before any Government Agencies, Rights of Way and general public relationing.
  • Tax Consultations in relation to Branch Office, and tax withholding advice and assistance vis-à-vis local subcontractors and direct-hire staff.
  • Day-to-day consultations, advice and opinions in relation to Customs, Labor, Foreign Exchange, Contracts, Engineering, Environmental, Town-Planning and other laws of Pakistan.