Ms Asma Hamid is an advocate of the Supreme Court.
Asma Hamid received her LLM from Harvard Law School, and is the founder and head of litigation at Asma Hamid Associates, Lahore. 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. In 2020, Asma also attained the distinction of being the first woman litigator from Pakistan to be ranked by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific. Asma regularly advises clients in corporate and commercial laws by reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts, general advice, opinions and due diligence, and 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, and 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.