Cornelius, Lane & Mufti (CLM)
Cornelius, Lane & Mufti (CLM)

"They're very reliable. They have a very strong team of litigators as well as transactional lawyers and provide high-quality advice"


– Chambers and Partners
Cornelius, Lane & Mufti (CLM)

"The team is best known for advising clients on capital markets issues, including regulatory matters, as well as listing GDRs/ADRs on local and international markets"


– Legal 500 – Asia Pacific
Cornelius, Lane & Mufti (CLM)

"Cornelius, Lane & Mufti is recommended for its experience in joint ventures and commercial contracts work"


– Legal 500 – Asia Pacific
CLM Office

"Cornelius, Lane & Mufti is well known for representing both international and local clients in litigation before the Supreme and High Courts, as well as having expertise in arbitration"


– Legal 500 – Asia Pacific
Cornelius, Lane & Mufti (CLM)

"Cornelius, Lane & Mufti is well known for representing both international and local clients in litigation before the Supreme and High Courts, as well as having expertise in arbitration"


– Legal 500 – Asia Pacific
CLM
About us

Introduction to Cornelius, Lane & Mufti

Cornelius, Lane & Mufti (CLM) is one of the largest and most well reputed law firms in Pakistan, highly regarded for its expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters. The firm has 12 Partners and over 30 associates operating from the firm's offices in Lahore and Islamabad. The firm is regularly recommended in international industry publications like Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers.

The firm was formed in 1975 as “Lane & Mufti”. The founding partners were Terence M. Lane and Afzal H. Mufti. Lane was a Solicitor and the senior partner of Baker & McKenzie, London until 1974 when he left that firm to form the new firm of Lane & Partners with associated offices in several countries. Mufti was an associate with Baker & McKenzie, London(1972-1975). He returned to Pakistan in 1975 and established Lane & Mufti in collaboration with Lane.

The firm’s name was changed to “Cornelius, Lane & Mufti” in 1979 when new partners joined the firm. These included the former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice (Retd.) A.R. Cornelius, Hamid Khan and Jawwad S. Khawaja... Read More