Legal Issues and Compliance for Software / App Development Companies in PakistanSoftware & App Development

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In Pakistan, IT companies such as Cloud Computing, Fintech and Web Applications or SaaS registration and their legal compliance are the main factors in consideration by the Government.
Presently, guidelines are weak as there are no other professional legal services providers in Pakistan which bring the facts into the notice of the tech companies.

Introduction

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In order to continue a protective business of software and app development
in Pakistan you have to comply with the rules and regulations of the
country.
A software house must have to comply with the following works;
Incorporation of the Company
Registration of the company with other government departments
Owning Intellectual Property rights
Submission of Tax etc.
We have analyzed the business structure of the software and app
development companies working in Pakistan and then framed the entire
business structure into the following sectors:
Development Sector:
This is a pillar department of a software house which develops
software and applications for their clients but the work should be done in
accordance with the laws of the state and bylaws of the company as well.

Development Sector

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This is a pillar department of a software house which develops
software and applications for their clients but the work should be done in
accordance with the laws of the state and bylaws of the company as well.
The Software or app development company have to comply with the
following legal aspects.

Developer’s Agreement
In a developer’s agreement also known as Master Service Agreement

Developer’s Agreement

In a developer’s agreement also known as Master Service Agreement,
you are signing a contract with your client wherein you have to protect
yourself from unexpected claims by your client arising due to the negligence
of the developers. So you have to sign a proper developer’s agreement
according to your capacity and ability. Following key terms in an agreement

Term – when agreement to be considered as operative
Services and System Development
Developer Responsibilities
Customer Responsibilities
Fees and Payment
Change of Scope
Warranty and Warranty Disclaimer
Termination and Effect of Termination
Covenants of Non-Competition, Confidentiality, Non-Solicitation

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Introduction:

In order to continue a protective business of software and app development
in Pakistan you have to comply with the rules and regulations of the
country.
A software house must have to comply with the following works;
Incorporation of the Company
Registration of the company with other government departments
Owning Intellectual Property rights
Submission of Tax etc.
We have analyzed the business structure of the software and app
development companies working in Pakistan and then framed the entire
business structure into the following sectors:

Development Sector

This is a pillar department of a software house which develops
software and applications for their clients but the work should be done in
accordance with the laws of the state and bylaws of the company as well.
The Software or app development company have to comply with the
following legal aspects

Developer’s Agreement

In a developer’s agreement also known as Master Service Agreement,
you are signing a contract with your client wherein you have to protect
yourself from unexpected claims by your client arising due to the negligence
of the developers. So you have to sign a proper developer’s agreement
according to your capacity and ability. Following key terms in an agreement
may secure your liability.
Term – when agreement to be considered as operative
Services and System Development
Developer Responsibilities
Customer Responsibilities
Fees and Payment
Change of Scope
Warranty and Warranty Disclaimer
Termination and Effect of Termination
Covenants of Non-Competition, Confidentiality, Non-Solicitation
Deliverables or Completion
Involvement of Client
Rights in Work
Indemnity
Intellectual Property Indemnification
Time
Compliance with State Laws
Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Modification of Agreement
Force Majeure
Purchase of Equipment (Optional)
Equitable Relief
Conclusion of Entire Agreement
Schedules

Non-Disclosure Agreement - Protection of Idea

The developer’s agreement stated above is a public document so in order to
protect confidential information of your client you may have to sign another
Non-Disclosure Agreement.
Following are the key terms:
The Parties
Purpose of the Agreement
Definitions
Consideration
Scope of Permitted Use
Protection of Confidential Information
Consequence thereof;

Admin Sector

Administration department of the software / app development
company is responsible to manage all administrative tasks which include
the following:
Compliance with the State laws and company rules
Enforcement of the laws
Company’s internal affairs

Human Resource Sector

The Human Resource sector of the company is liable to perform the
duties related with the employment and interaction with the clients as
human resources compliance are so important.
There are several legal issues in Human Resources but some of common
issues which may arise are;
● Understand the labor laws in HR
● HR and compliance
● State laws affecting human resource management
● HRIS compliance issues
○ Confidentiality policies
○ Harassment
○ Employee’s rights and obligations
○ Recruitment policies
● Common Lawsuits

Accounts Sector

Accounts department of your company deals with the financial
resources and transactions. There are certain legal issues which may arise
instituting criminal as well as civil liabilities including tax matters

Services We Provide

Developer’s Agreement drafting and reviewing
Non-Disclosure Agreement drafting
Software Licensing Agreements
Software Integration and Implementation Agreements
Software Customisation Agreements
Software Support and Maintenance Agreements
Cache Services Agreements
Penetration Testing Agreements
Mobile Application Terms of Use
Online Marketplace Terms of Use
Other contract preparation
Advice on compliance of I.T and Company’s laws
Advice on Data Protection and Privacy regulations
License and registration matters
Intellectual Property Rights
Representation before government department
Dispute Resolution / Arbitration
Litigation in courts of law

Why Choose Us

The Case Lawyer law firm attains expertise in the era of information
technology law. We are well familiar with the State laws relating to the I.T
industry and telecommunication.

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