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Setting up Business in Pakistan

Barrister Tahseen Butt & Associates is immensely proud to state, as a fact, that we have registered private limited companies and provided other related legal services to a record number of businesses, in the last 6 months.

As per the request of our valued clients, we have compiled a list of legal services you may need if you are desiring to initiate and establish a business in Pakistan. We provide the services listed herein below for setting up business in Pakistan. Also find mentioned against each service our professional charges alongwith any costs, expenses, Government Fees etc.

You do not necessarily require all the services mentioned below so, choose any one or more of the services stated herein below, as per your requirement.

 
 
  A. Modes of Setting up Business in Pakistan
1. Registration of Private Limited Company
  Professional charges for registration= Rs. 30,000 on share capital of
    Rs. 1,00,000/
  Expenses = Rs. 18,000/ on share capital of Rs. 1,00,000/
  Advice on complete procedure for registration (not necessary)=Rs. 7,000
    (US$ 90 only)
2. Registration of Public Limited Company
  Professional charges= Rs. 2,50,000 (US$ 3125 only)
  Costs and expenses according to the authorized share capital of the
    proposed company.
3. Registration of a Partnership
  Professional charges = Rs.12000 (US$150 only)
    Costs and expenses = Rs.2, 500 (US $ 32 only)
  Advice on complete procedure for registration (not necessary)=Rs.
    21,000 (US$ 270 only)
4.   Joint Venture Agreement
  Professional charges = Rs.75, 000 (US$940 only)
5. Establishing a place of business in Pakistan of a foreign Company
  Professional charges = Rs.50, 000 (US$625 only)
  Advice on complete procedure for registration (not necessary)=Rs.
    14,000 (US$ 180 only)
6. Registration of company (NGO) U/s 42 of company registration
  Professional charges = Rs.60,000
  Costs and expenses = Rs. 64,000 (Online)
 
 
 
  B. National Tax Number Certificate (NTN) and Sales Tax Registration
1. NTN Certificate.
  Professional charges = Rs.3000 (US$ 40 only)
2. Sales Tax Registration.
  Professional Charges = Rs. 3000 (US$ 40 only)
 
 
 
  C. Opening a Back Account
1. Board of Directors Resolution (Drafting)
  Professional Charges = Rs.3000 (US$ 40)
 
 
 
  D. Intellectual Property Right (Such as Trademark, Patent. Copyright) Registration
1. TradeMark/ Service Mark Registration (in one class only)
 

Professional charges for registration = Rs. 30,000
Registration costs and expenses are as under:

  • Trade Mark search fee in (one class): Rs. 500
  • Trade Mark application fee in (one class): Rs.1000
  • Trade Mark Certificate fee: Rs. 3000
  • Miscellaneous Expenses: Rs. 1500

Sub total: Rs. 6000

*Total (Professional Fee + Registration Fee) : Rs. 36,000

*(Note: costs and expenses mentioned above do not include costs/expenses &/or professional fee in case of objection(s)

2. Copyright Registration (one work only)
  Professional Charges = Rs.30, 000 (US$ 375 only)
  Expenses = Rs. 10,000 (US$ 125 only)
  Advice on complete procedure for registration (not necessary)=Rs. 7,000
    (US$ 90 only)
3. Patent or Design Registration (one only)
  Professional Charges = Rs.30, 000 (US$ 375 only)
  Expenses = Rs. 10,000 (US$ 125 only)
  Advice on complete procedure for registration (not necessary)=Rs. 7,000
    (US$ 90 only)
     
 
 
 
  E. Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing Agreement(s)
1. Trade Mark Licensing Agreement (Drafting)
  Professional Charges = Rs.50, 000 (US$ 625 only)
2. Franchise Agreement (Drafting)
  Professional Charges = Rs.75, 000 (US$ 940 only)
 
 
 
  F. Purchase / Rent of Office
1. Sale Deed (Drafting only)
  Professional Charges = Rs. 15,000 (US$ 190 only)
  Costs and Expenses according to the value of the property.
2. Lease Agreement (Drafting only)
  Professional Charges =Rs.10, 000 (US$125 only)
 
 
 
  G. Employment Related Meters
1. Employment Contract
  Professional Charges = Rs.35, 000 (US$440 only)
  Any modifications Rs.10, 000 (US$ 125 only)
2. Legal Opinion regarding Employees Old Age Benefit institution (EOBI)
Registration
  Professional Charges =Rs.20, 000 (US$ 250 only)
3. Legal Advice regarding Provincial Employees Social Security Institution (P.E.S.S.I.) Registration
  Professional Charges = Rs. 20,000 (US$ 250 only)
4. Legal Advice regarding Payment under Workmen’s Compensation Act
1923
  Professional Charges = Rs.20, 000 (US$ 250 only)
5. Legal Advice regarding setting up of Provident Fund
  Professional Charges = Rs.20, 000 (US$ 250 only)
6. Registration with EOBI (if advised)
  Professional Charges = Rs.20, 000 (US$ 250 only)
  Costs and Expenses= available on request
7. Registration with Provincial Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI) (if advised)
  Professional Charges =Rs.20, 000 (US$ 250 only)
  Costs and Expenses =available on request
 
 
 
  H. Import / Export / Licenses / Permissions from Government Department
Legal Advice concerning any import export license and or approvals, permissions
NOC’s, licenses, registrations with any government department.
Professional Charges = Rs.35, 000 (US$440 only)
 
 
 
  I. Taxation Related Matters
Legal Advice regarding Custom Duty and Sales Tax vis a vis the rate(s) of levy how
and when payable and income tax implications.
Professional Charges = Rs.30, 000 (US$ 400 only)
 
 
 
  J. Foreign Exchange Repatriation
Legal Advice in respect of repatriation of money abroad
Professional Charges = Rs.30, 000 (US$ 400 only)
 
 
 
  K. Other Miscellaneous Matters
1. Business Sale / Purchase Agreement
  Professional Charges = Rs.35, 000 (US$ 440 only)
2. Sale/ Purchase of Goods Agreement
  Professional Charges =Rs.50, 000 (US $625 only)
3. Provision of Service Agreement
  Professional Charges = Rs.50, 000 (US $ 625 only)
4.   Pakistan Software Export Board Registration
  Professional Charges = Rs.25, 000 (US $320 only)
5. Employment Promoter’s License
  Professional Charges = Rs.35, 000 (US $ 440 only)
6. Licensing of a Security Company
  Professional Charges =Rs.30, 000 (US $ 375 only)
7. Licensing for Restaurants
  Professional Charges = Rs.35, 000 (US $ 440 only)
8. Licensing For Hotels
  Professional Charges = Rs.50, 000 (US $ 625 only)
9. Licensing of Pharmaceutical Company
  Professional Charges = Rs.35, 000 (US $ 440 only)
10. Licensing of Pharmaceutical Company
  Professional charges=Rs.25000 (US $320 only)
  Costs and expenses as per the category of Constructor/Operator
 
 
 
  L. Retainership Services
After setting up of the business enterprise you may avail our retainership services.

Retainership services include complete legal documentation and it is a full legal cover
as far as legal documentation is concerned. However, it does not cover litigation
services or costs and expenses, Government fees etc.
Retainership charges for small sized companies i.e. number of employees between 1 to 12 is Rs.10, 000 per month.
Retainership charges for medium sized Companies i.e. number of employees
between 13 to 50 shall be Rs.15000 to 25000 per month.
Retainership Charges for large sized Companies i.e. number of employees
exceeding 50 is Rs.25, 000 plus, per month.
   
  Yours sincerely,

B arrister Tahseen Butt & Associates
Advocates and Legal Consultants

429-Q, Commercial Area,
D.H.A., Lahore,
Pakistan.

Tel: 0092-42-57 08 237 (38)
Fax: 0092-42-57 08 331

Website: www.tahseenbutt.com
E-mail: tahseen@tahseenbutt.com
 
 
 
 
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