Asma Hamid

Advocate Supreme Court

Ms. Asma Hamid has received her LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and is the Founder and Head of Litigation at Asma Hamid Associates, Lahore. Asma regularly advises clients in corporate and commercial laws by reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts, general advice, opinions, due diligence, structuring and leading complex and high value transactions. She has carried out extensive work in the areas of public and private sector projects, tax laws, procurement laws, contracts, joint ventures, banking and finance laws, capital markets and securities laws, intellectual property laws, foreign investment, insurance laws, construction and real estate laws, employment and labour laws, energy, water and environmental laws. Asma’s extensive litigation portfolio includes representing individuals, multinationals and corporates before the Supreme Court, Federal Shariat Court, Lahore High Court, Islamabad High Court, Tribunals and governmental departments. .

“Asma stays on top of matters and gives personal attention to cases.” ( … Legal 500)

As an advocate she has been described as “tenacious and articulate.”

Prior to her independent practice, Asma served as an Equity Partner in one of the largest law firms in Pakistan and as Advocate General for the Province of Punjab – she holds the unique distinction of being the first woman to hold the post of Advocate General in Pakistan’s history. Asma also currently serves as the Consul General designate for the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lahore. Asma provided advice to the Government of Punjab on an extensive range of policy matters including energy, education, health, criminal matters, prosecution reforms, security, State land resumption, agricultural laws reforms, and service matters.