Akhund Forbes Hadi

Corporate/Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Notable practice, active on a number of big-ticket corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions and venture capital investments. Also active in advisory work in relation to shareholders' agreements and licensing issues. Clients range from multinational private equity firms to leading domestic corporates.

Strengths The firm is recognised for its responsiveness and commercial awareness, with one client reporting: "The firm and especially its response time impressed me," and adding: "The firm's strength is that it is solution-oriented and understands the practical and commercial nuances of matters."

One interviewee states: "They are reputed and committed to serving the interests of clients, including their response time. The quality of legal advice, the partner-level attention to our needs and the high value of the service we received confirm the wisdom of our attention."

Work highlights Assisted Edotco with several matters in relation to its Malaysian group's shareholders' agreement with a Pakistani corporation, including the new shareholders' subscription and further equity injections in the target company.

Advised Gemini Office on restructuring its joint venture with a leading Pakistani group.

Notable practitioners

Rabel Akhund is identified as "a sound commercial lawyer who is very thorough in drafting and review" and is "very hands-on." He regularly assists multinational corporations as well as domestic entities with complex mergers and acquisitions.