Established in 1974 by its founding partners Senator Iqbal Haider (1945-2012) and Mr. Tajammul Hussain (1925-2011), today Hussain & Haider Barristers-at-Law and Corporate Counsellors is a full service law firm that specializes in a broad range of practice areas, for both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Our Managing Partner, Mr. Ravi R. Pinjani is a Barrister-at-Law (Gray’s Inn, UK), who is also an alumnus of the Columbia University (New York), where he was awarded the Justice Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar award in consideration of his achievements during the course of his Master of Laws (LL. M). He is also a recognized Fulbright Scholar through the Department of State, USA. Mr. Pinjani was called to the Bar of England and Wales through the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn and is also on the Sindh Bar Council's roll of Advocates, where he is admitted to practice in the High Courts of Pakistan; and is also, now an Attorney-at-Law, with practice rights in the state of New York, USA.
Mr. Pinjani has substantive experience in litigation and corporate consultancy involving oil and gas projects, Securities and Exchange laws, educational institutions, civil services, banking and financial institutions, print and electronic media, construction contracts, property issues, companies’ jurisdiction, guardian and wards, foreigners’ laws, admiralty jurisdiction, insurance laws, contract, tort and inheritance. He is also involved in the establishment of a wind-based power project alongside having rendered consultancy services to a vast array of corporate clients and governmental institutions.
The tradition of excellence on which the founding partners of Hussain & Haider established the firm, is continued today by an energetic team of lawyers. Our highly skilled attorney teams aim to provide a profound understanding of our clients' businesses and perspective, sound judgment, efficiency and responsiveness to every matter.Alongside legal practice, Mr. Pinjani is also an Assistant Professor of Jurisprudence at SZABIST, Karachi.
The corporate practice of our firm is headed by the firm’s Partner, Mr. Umair R. Vadria, B.A., LL.B (Hons.). Mr. Vadria has vast experience in corporate, company and commercial law consultancy and legal advisory including corporate structuring, advising on regulatory regime and affairs, public sector and infrastructure development projects, corporate financing, project financing, acquisitions, term finance certificate (bond) issues, energy sector, oil and gas sector, mergers and acquisitions, environmental law, taxation and intellectual property related transactions and other miscellaneous corporate services such as rendering of opinions, drafting of agreements and other documents of a legal nature.
Mr. Vadria has been actively involved with the Government of Sindh in relation to various projects being undertaken under the head of Public Private Partnerships and has concluded various transactions in this respect and has experience in the setting up of financing of power projects based on both conventional forms of energy and alternate renewable energy sources (wind, biogas, bio-waste to energy and hydel).
Mr. Vadria has been involved in multiple arbitration proceedings both within Pakistan and internationally.