Mr. Raashid Anwer is a Partner of Abraham & Sarwana w.e.f. 3.4.2023. He has graduated from Cornell University and his experience of appearing before the Superior Courts of Pakistan spans almost two and a half decades. He deals, inter alia, in civil, banking & commercial, constitutional & administrative, tax, labour and employment matters.
He regularly appears before the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the High Courts in a number of constitutional and commercial matters on behalf of clients from a wide range on industries such as banking & finance, insurance, fertilizer, textile, food & beverages, telecommunication, automobile, pharmaceutical, steel, cement, information technology, oil & gas, etc. He is co-counsel in what are perhaps the two biggest tax cases in the history of the Supreme Court (in relation to the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess and the Sindh Infrastructure Development Cess).
He has also represented various international clients in a number of arbitrations. He has advised both the Government of Pakistan and the Prime Minister of Pakistan on international trade issues. He has also represented domestic clients in anti-dumping proceedings before the European Commission. He has advised clients on a wide range of corporate issues including privatisation projects, joint venture agreements, mergers/acquisitions, corporate restructuring and other complex commercial transactions as well.
Clients whom he has advised and/or represented in Court include, inter alia, Procter and Gamble, Gillette, Pepsi-Cola, Toyota, Rolls Royce, Pfizer, Novartis, Dell, IBM, Teradata, Schlumberger, AIG/New Hampshire Insurance Company, the Central Bank of Pakistan, the Pakistan Stock Exchange, the Central Depository Company, National Bank, MCB Bank, Allied Bank, Nishat Mills, Gul Ahmed Textile Mills, Sapphire Textile Mills, Fatima Fertilizer, Engro Fertilizer, Lucky Cement and D.G. Khan Cement, PTCL, Telenor, Mobilink and Ufone.
He has been a Partner in Khalid Anwer & Co. for more than twenty years.