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Mohsin Tayebaly & Co

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 1PakistanAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Deep bench with an impressive reputation for tackling complex transactions for prominent lender clients. Offers expertise in Islamic finance, restructuring, syndicated financing and regulatory issues, among other matters. Notable activity in the capital markets space, particularly advising on sukuk issuances.

Strengths

"They are my preferred law firm for debt capital market transactions," affirms a client, going on to praise the firm's particular strengths as "their turnaround time on legal documents, as well as their ability to provide a variety of solutions for complicated and difficult-to-structure transactions."

Another client notes that "the firm is among the top in Pakistan," going on to praise its "commercial sense" and "diversified experience."

Work highlights

Advised The Hub Power Company on a sukuk issue of PKR7 billion extended to a syndicate of banks and financial institutions by way of private placement.

Notable practitioners

Irfan Tayebaly draws on over three decades of experience leading advice to clients on banking and finance matters.  Interviewees find him to be a "solution-oriented" and "well versed" partner who "cuts to the chase" in transactions.

Mehreen Manto wins praise from both clients and market sources for her work on finance and capital markets transactions. She is particularly well versed in handling syndicated lending and Islamic finance transactions.

Vaseeq Khalid receives praise from sources for his flexibility, timeliness and commercial awareness. He offers expertise across a wide range of mandates, including capital markets and Islamic finance transactions, in addition to acquisition and project financing.

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Overview

Mohsin Tayebaly & Co., lead by Mr. Irfan Tayebaly who has been practicing for 40 years, is one of the most experienced law firms in Pakistan for banking and finance matters and provides specialist advice in relation to the full spectrum of financial transactions, including syndicate financing, cross border financing, leveraged and acquisition finance, bond/TFC issues, derivative products, project finance and restructurings.


Our firm has been involved in the first Creditors' restructuring of a large industrial group in Pakistan through Scheme of Arrangement under the provisions of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 (Pakland Cement Limited and Saadi Cement Limited), acting on behalf of over 40 banks and financial institutions. 


Our firm also enjoys the privileged position of being one of the most experienced firms in Pakistan as far as structuring of Islamic/Shariah-compliant financing transactions are concerned and has regularly undertaken ijara, istisna’a, murabaha, musharaka and diminishing musharaka transactions and sukuk issues backed by underlying Shariah compliant transactions. The firm’s expertise also extends to Shariah compliant acquisition and real estate financing transactions, which often involves merging conventional and Shariah-compliant financing modes.

Clients

Bank Al Habib Limited

Faysal Bank Limited

Habib Bank Limited

MCB Bank Limited

National Bank of Pakistan

Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Limited

Summit Bank Limited

The Bank of Punjab

TPL Trakker Limited

United Bank Limited

Banking & Finance Department

Mohsin Tayebaly & Co

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Department location

1st Floor, Dime Centre

BC-4 Block 9

KDA Scheme 5

Clifton

Karachi

Sindh

Pakistan

75600

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Pakistan

Banking & Finance


Irfan Tayebaly
Band 1
Mehreen Manto
Band 3
Vaseeq Khalid
Band 2