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Firm Profile

RIAA Barker Gillette

Firm Profile

Karachi

  • Profile
  • D-67, Block 4
  • Clifton
  • Karachi
  • Sindh
  • Pakistan
  • 75600

Firm profile submitted by RIAA Barker Gillette

Managing Partner: Ahsan Zahir Rizvi
Number of Partners: 10 Number of Lawyers: 48
Languages: English, Urdu


RIAA Barker Gillette is an alliance of leading international, industry focused law firms. With presence in twelve cities across the United Kingdom, United States of America, Middle East and Asia, the law firms in our alliance provide a broad spectrum of premium legal advisory services for clients including multinational corporations, financial institutions, family business groups and high net worth individuals. Its team of professionals is well versed in advising domestic, regional and international clients and has extensive experience of complex, cross-border work. Law firms in the RIAA Barker Gillette alliance are recognised as leading and top ranked firms in their jurisdictions by major international legal directories.

RIAA Barker Gillette is also the exclusive member firm for Pakistan of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in over a 100 countries worldwide. As part of the Lex Mundi global network, RIAA Barker Gillette can provide its clients with access to more than 21,000 lawyers around the world.


Corporate Advisory:
The firm’s corporate practice is renowned for providing top quality advice on the full range of local and crossborder transactions and investments. The firm handles cross-border transactions of all kinds, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets, spin-offs and restructuring and privatisations. The firm’s corporate advisory work covers comprehensive advice on all day-to-day issues that affect’s clients businesses.
Key Clients:
■ Attock Cement Limited
■ K-Electric Limited
■ The Hub Power Company Limited

Infrastructure, Development & Energy:
The firm regularly advises both local and foreign companies on infrastructure and energy projects. The firm was also involved in the drafting of Pakistan’s Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority Ordinance 2002 and the regulatory framework pertaining to the oil and gas sector. The firm advises on bidding processes, performance of contracts, project finance, contractual claims and project related disputes. Its expertise encompasses the full range of projects including those in the oil & gas, power, mining and infrastructure sectors. The firm has been engaged as project counsel with respect to a number of projects that form part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. The firm has also been appointed as a legal consultant to the Provincial Government for developing highways on a public-private partnership basis.
Key Clients:
■ China Power Hub Generation (Private) Limited
■ Thal Nova Thar Power Company Limited
■ Karachi International Container Terminal

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm focuses on the full range of public and private deals, including high-value, multi-jurisdictional matters. The firm advises household name international clients on M&A deals, as well as major regional entities. The firm ensures that all related aspects of the transaction such as competition, regulatory, IP, labour and tax concerns are properly analysed, and that the transaction is appropriately structured with these considerations in mind. The firm has recently worked with leading foreign law firms such as Clifford Chance, Dentons China and Zhonglun Law Firm (Beijing) with respect to acquisition of both listed and non-listed companies in Pakistan.
Key Clients:
■ Bhanero Textile Mills Limited
■ Yunus Energy limited
■ MetLife Project

Finance:
The firm has long dominated the project finance market in Pakistan, handling the vast majority of the country’s major deals and projects in this space. The firm handles all aspects of local and cross-border project financing and has extensive experience based on its involvement in some of the region’s landmark projects. The firm advises sponsors, developers and lenders of projects in the full range of sectors, including energy, power, mining, transport, logistics and infrastructure.
Key Clients:
■ Asian Development Bank
■ International Finance Corporation
■ Export Import Bank of China

Competition & International Trade:
The firm advises on all competition-related aspects of investment and transactional activity, and are the only law firm in Pakistan to field a dedicated team of trade law experts who assist clients with trade remedy investigations carried out under Pakistan’s antidumping, countervailing and safeguard laws, and advise on the structuring international business transactions effectively utilising international trade agreements.
Key Clients:
■ Hansol Chemical Company (Korea)
■ Hutchinson Port Holdings
■ Illyich Iron & Steel Works Maiupol (Ukraine)

Litigation:
The firm has a regular presence and is the preferred counsel with respect to sensitive, high-stakes disputes. The firm’s dispute resolution practice has broad experience covering the full range of litigation, and local and international arbitration. It handles all forms of civil, commercial and corporate litigation before courts of all levels in Pakistan and has extensive experience representing clients across a diverse range of industry sectors in constitutional petitions, civil suits, labour litigation, family matters, banking suits and tax appeals. The firm’s arbitration experience includes a range of domestic and international proceedings, and it is also adept at alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as mediation and out-of-court settlements.
Key Clients:
■ Chevron (Pakistan) Lubricants (Private) Limited
■ English Biscuit Manufacturers
■ Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Limited

Branches

  • D-67, Block 4,
  • Clifton,
  • Karachi,
  • Sindh
  • Pakistan
  • 75600
  • Tel +92 2135865198
  • Fax +92 2 13 587 0014
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 68 Nazim Uddin Road,
  • Sector F-8/4,
  • Islamabad,
  • Islamabad Capital Territory
  • Pakistan
  • 44000
  • Tel +92 51 285 2427
  • Fax +92 51 285 0444
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 191-A, Cavalry Ground,
  • Shami Road,
  • Lahore,
  • Punjab
  • Pakistan
  • Tel + 92 42 3662 0588
  • Fax +92 42 3662 0577
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Suite Nos.2 and & 4, 2nd Floor Cantonment Plaza,
  • Fakhar-e-Alam Road, Peshawar Cantt,
  • Peshawar,
  • Pakistan
  • Tel +92 91 527 0500
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 3rd Floor,
  • Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI),
  • Complex East,
  • Canada Road, Canal Park,
  • Faisalabad,
  • Punjab
  • Pakistan
  • Tel +92 41 111 LAWYER
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Suite # B24 & 25, 2nd Floor,
  • Muslim Business Center, Haji Yaqob Square,
  • Shahr-e-Naw,
  • Kabul,
  • Kabul Province
  • Afghanistan
  • Tel +93 771 518 876
  • Email : [email protected]