The corporate and commercial practice of SgC provides the foundation of the firm’s collective transactional experience. The work includes a myriad of services, such as standard corporate housekeeping requirements from simple contract drafting to structuring foreign investments, registration of local businesses to obtaining governmental permits, and qualifying clients for government incentives and economic zone accreditations.

The firm has represented numerous national and international corporations.

Entity Governance and Compliance

For entity governance and compliance, we provide:

  • Advice on legal structure for operating in Pakistan.
  • Ongoing legal oversight to ensure adoption of a practical approach to governance of your business.
  • Suggestions regarding legal solutions for your international operations.
  • Advice on compliance with regulatory incorporation requirements for companies.
  • Advice to ensure on-going legal compliance with domestic law.

White Collar and Corporate Crime

SgC is a flourishing firm providing individual and official clientele with premium representation in prominent white – collar investigations and litigation. With stellar

reputation, as efficient and experienced lawyers, the firm has national practitioners in every key substantive area of government regulation in Pakistan. Compliance plans and internal inquiries should have lives of their own; they should assist the broader framework of a business and its role as a good corporate citizen. Transnational entities face escalating legal challenges on a global scale. Penalties imposed against companies by multifarious national regulatory bodies are on the rise, and implementation activity is mounting. Crimes varying from money laundering, fraud, and bribery to sanctions and securities violations are gaining momentum and focus simultaneously. As states strive to regulate actions on a cross-border platform, information sharing, and collaboration by international law enforcement authorities is increasing.

Therefore, our corporate fraud lawyers foster an all-embracing experience of dealing with a variety of concerns arising from intricate criminal scenarios in the commercial domain, including disclosure orders, tracing and freezing of assets, internal investigations, insurance, audit, and public relations matters, civil recovery actions, regulator interface and safeguarding third party litigation. At SgC, the fraud and white-collar crime team is a crucial part of the legal network, also advising on business crime issues.

Being a member of the International Fraud Group and working with the corporate and public sector, our experts ensure that the client does not become a victim of white-collar crime, frequently handling complex, high-stakes, and multi-jurisdictional legal issues. With a global footprint, experience coupled with skill and innovation, SgC delivers comprehensive and cost-effective representation and advice to clients exposed to business fraud and civil and criminal liability across numerous jurisdictions.

At SgC, we assist in issues pertaining to corruption, fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, theft of trade secrets, insider trading, and corporate malfeasance:

  • Carrying out internal forensic investigations
  • Providing legal representation
  • Coping with the consequences of white-collar crime
  • To safeguard you against criminal sanctions and injurious conduct of employees, developing preventive measures and guidelines
  • Representing and advising you concerning issues raised by regulatory authorities, National Accountability Bureau and courts.
  • Advising on voluntary self-disclosures and amended returns.

With particular regard to Legal Investigation Services pertaining to white-collar crime, regulatory defense lawyers, dedicated investigative lawyers, and our multidisciplinary team can deal with investigations, particularly related to audit inquiries, bribery, corruption, fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, labor law issues, and anti-competitive behavior. We can manage complex cross-border investigations and asset recovery exercises. We respond to challenges tailoring individual teams to our clients’ needs, committing to provide services of the highest quality, and this is done efficiently and cost-effectively.

Our investigatory services include:

  • Risk reviews,
  • Regulatory risk gap analysis;
  • Proactive compliance strategy audits;
  • Crisis management;
  • Keeping you informed of the everchanging regulatory requirements and enforcement trends;
  • Response to contentious and non-contentious regulatory and contractual issues.

We deal with technically challenging and complex multi-jurisdictional matters. We work with you to manage potential risk and implement the most cost effective solutions. We aim to solve complex business disputes swiftly and effectively and provide solutions aligned with your business.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We have worked on complex mergers, acquisitions, and corporate reorganizations. Our clients are operating in multiple industries, jurisdictions, and business sectors. We have grown our expertise in construction, energy, telecommunications, banking, and finance sectors, and our experienced lawyers will perform inventive and groundbreaking work. We act for large corporations, investment banks, private and equity firms, investment funds, management, and shareholder groups covering the full spectrum of negotiated mergers & acquisitions. Our legal team advises owners, boards of directors, and senior management of businesses.

At SgC, we work closely with the parties to move the deal forward. Complex mergers & acquisitions demand an integrative mindset. We further assemble a supporting team of tax, competition, and intellectual property legal advisors to advise on various particulars of the transaction.

We assist with:

  • Acquisitions
  • Mergers
  • Restructuring
  • Corporate finance
  • Purchases
  • Share purchases
  • Private equity
  • Exchangeable share transactions
  • Divestitures
  • Joint ventures

We at SgC realize the importance of accounting for tangible, intangible, and financial assets for those companies undergoing mergers and acquisitions. Our services in this aspect include:

  • Analyses of potential operational and financial synergies
  • Financial modeling and sensitivity analyses
  • Business and asset valuations for financing
  • Advising clients for buying and selling of a business
  • Assessing the proposed capital structures
  • Providing Due Diligence support
  • Analyses for joint ventures, strategic alliances, and recapitalization