Posted May 10, 2016

Allan Ritchie, Business Law Partner and Head of the Cross Border Practice at Loopstra Nixon, LEI’s member firm in Toronto, had a client, a top tier Canadian bank, requiring urgent legal advice in Karachi, Pakistan.

Allan emailed colleagues in LEI to ask if anyone could assist.

Fred Tannenbaum, a Managing Partner with Gould & Ratner, Chicago, among others, responded immediately, involving Atiq Anjarwalla of LEI member firm Anjarwalla Collins & Haldermota Legal Consultants of Dubai, as ACH are members of African Law Network, which has a member firm in Karachi, Haidermota & Co.

The Lawyers at Haidermota & Co. responded quickly and were able to arrange meetings in Karachi with the clients on very short notice. They delivered the required legal work product within 72 hours of engagement, at a price point which demonstrated a commitment to value consistent with LEI’s member firms.

Allan Ritchie writes “It’s a real testament to LEI that, within 60 minutes of my original email, I had a warm introduction to a firm in Karachi. Once again, LEI has demonstrated its worth in allowing our firm to protect and service a tier one client across the globe”.