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Ijaz Ahmed & Associates

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What the team is known for

Ijaz Ahmed & Associates maintains a solid reputation for advising mostly international banks on complex, cross-border transactions from its Karachi office. Varied slate of finance expertise covers debt restructuring, real estate finance and microfinance transactions. Particularly active on project finance matters. Additionally noted for its expertise advising on regulatory and legislative issues and litigation relating to capital markets. Frequently represents the Stock and Commodity Exchange on regulations and other parties on debt issuances. Numbers National Bank of Pakistan and Barclays among clients.

Strengths

An interviewee says that a lawyer at Ijaz Ahmed & Associates is "skilful in suggesting a way forward every time the deal appears to be in limbo."

One client notes team members' knowledge on developing areas of capital markets, commenting: "It’s a frontier market jurisdiction and derivatives transactions are a relatively nascent business," adding that the team was "very responsive and knowledgeable."

Work highlights

Ijaz Ahmed & Associates acted for Allied Bank in the restructuring of Descon's facilities.

The team advised Pakistan Mortgage Refinancing Company and Pak Kuwait Investment Company on the issuance of a secured fixed-rate mortgage refinance bond.

Notable practitioners

Ijaz Ahmed receives recognition from sources for his enduring reputation as a leading name in the banking and finance market. He is best known for his expertise in financing work, is particularly active in the project finance space and also handles matters relating to recovery of debt and reorganisations. One client comments: "He is very smart and can bring unique insights thanks to his litigation experience. He is well respected and thorough."

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Overview

The Banking Department at Ijaz Ahmed & Associates is most well known for advising and resolving complex matters of Pakistani law (given the firm’s significant weight in litigation matters) while undertaking all manner of financing transactions ranging from retail templates to large bespoke financings to top tier local corporate and including restructurings. 

Equally, the firm’s specific emphasis on foreign clients, cross border and international work as well as broader exposure to a variety of transactions, enhanced through the addition of Altaf Qureshi’s practice, compliments the firm’s reputation for quality legal advice and insight that surpasses other firms in Pakistan.

Members

Ahmed, Ijaz (Head of Department)

Qureshi, Altaf

Clients

Allied Bank Limited

Asian Development Bank

Bank Alfalah Limited

Barclays Bank plc

JCR VIS Credit Rating Company Limited

National Bank of Pakistan

Pak Oman Investment Company Limited

Pakistan Kuwait Investment Company (Private) Limited

PwC A.F. Ferguson & Company

Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Limited

State Bank of Pakistan

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Ijaz Ahmed & Associates

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Location

No. 7, Eleventh Zamzama Street

Phase 5, Defence Housing Authority

Karachi

Sindh

Pakistan

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Pakistan

Banking & Finance


Ijaz Ahmed
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