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