Global Law Company Business Restructuring and Creditor Rights Practice Area represents debtors and creditors in all aspects of business restructurings, workouts and bankruptcies. Our value proposition for clients lies in providing "East Coast" experience and expertise at "Mid-West" hourly rates. The practice consists of partners and associates spread among the firm's Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad offices. We have extensive experience in the automotive, steel, telecommunications, basic manufacturing, retail and wholesale goods, and distress debt trading industries. Our attorneys regularly appear on behalf of clients in bankruptcy courts in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and pro hac vice in bankruptcy courts across Pakistan


  • Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Creditors Committees
  • Executory Contracts
  • Mortgage Warehouse Financing Workouts


  • SEC Receiverships
  • Workouts & Restructuring
  • Secured Creditors
  • Chapter 11 Debtors

The Business Restructuring and Creditor Rights Practice represents clients in virtually every aspect of complex litigation and transactional matters involving troubled and financially distressed businesses, including the acquisition and sale of assets and claims; the prosecution and defense of preference and fraudulent conveyance claims; the formation and implementation of credit policies and procedures; the structuring of loans and other financing arrangements involving debtor-in-possession financing, letters of credit, leasing and floor-planning; and the negotiation and formulation of out-of-court restructuring arrangements and reorganization plans. As necessary to achieve clients' objectives, our practice regularly draws on attorneys in the firm's Labor and Employment, Litigation and Tax Departments, and its Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Property Practices. We also support ZA-LLP's growing International Practice, having successfully represented businesses and individuals from USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Taking legal action to reclaim debt should be a last resort, and often the threat is enough to make your customers pay you. However, if your usual ways of recovering debt have failed, there are things to consider before beginning the legal process. The court generally offers three processes for settling disputes depending on the amount of money involved. The small claims process - part of the civil court system - is an inexpensive and straightforward way of settling disputes over smaller amounts. Claims over Rs. 200,000 should go through either the fast track process (up to Rs. 500,000) or the multi-track process (above Rs. 1,000,000). However, a High Court judge may also refer cases involving larger sums to the small claims process - or you can request this with your debtor's agreement.

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