Orr, Dignam & Co

Corporate/Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Accomplished team, spread across Karachi and Islamabad, handling a suite of high-profile M&A, corporate governance and regulatory work. Also attracts mandates on complex cross-border transactions and joint ventures. Clients include blue-chip international and domestic companies in the oil and gas, power and banking industries.

Strengths Clients highlight the team for its expertise and high-quality advice, with one reporting: "They provide sound and detailed advice combined with long experience in handling this type of work."

Work highlights Assisted Linde Pakistan with the EUR38 million divestment of 60% of its shares by its majority shareholder The BOC Group and subsequent public tender offer process.

Advised Weatherford International on a multi-jurisdictional sale of its business, including the related employment issues.

Notable practitioners

Aliya Yusuf is well regarded for her understanding of the energy and infrastructure sectors. She offers extensive expertise in corporate matters, including divestments, acquisitions and drafting of tender documents.

Asim Nasim is highlighted for possessing "a very strong understanding of corporate law." He additionally offers expertise in advising on energy and aviation-related matters.

Maudood Khan is renowned for his experience in commercial agreements and corporate matters. One client enthuses that he is "technically proficient, with a long history of advising on key transactions in Pakistan."

Zahir Riaz is based in the Islamabad office and has a sound knowledge of handling major M&A transactions. He is particularly noted for his work in the power and oil and gas industries.