While primarily a research institution, RSIL’s close collaboration with President RSIL, Ahmer Bilal Soofi’s law firm – ABS&Co., lends unique depth to the range of services offered to clients. In this regard RSIL’s Specialized Advisory Division operates as a more traditional law firm for our governmental and international clients rendering legal services in the form of legal opinions, negotiations support, drafting of agreements, and representing clients at various domestic and international fora. RSIL has supported the Government of Pakistan at the United Nations in Geneva, before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and arbitrations at the International Chamber of Commerce.
Our international outlook and expertise in domestic affairs, allows us to offer our clients situational reports on specific developments. These can be event specific reports assessing the impact of these developments at the domestic level as well as more regular reports outlining the evolution of particular phenomena and their influence in Pakistan.
In particular, RSIL supports international donor driven programs by advising on the Constitutionality and otherwise legal viability of interventions and proposals. This has become especially significant since the passing of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan and the subsequent devolution of numerous competencies to the Provinces.
In relation to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its ever-growing significance, RSIL is uniquely placed to offer investors and businesspersons advice in the area of investment law and Pakistan’s regulatory framework.