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RIAA Barker Gillette

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What the team is known for

RIAA Barker Gillette is a leading project finance firm with offices in Lahore and Karachi. Offers a good deal of experience with clients in the energy sector and acts for an array of domestic and international financial institutions, including Chinese lenders. Often acts on major term and syndicated loan transactions. Capabilities in Shari'a-compliant banking, including sukuk, and restructuring. Well placed to handle cross-border work due to its network of international offices in the USA, the UK, China, Afghanistan and the UAE. Demonstrates further expertise in shipping finance matters. MCB Bank, Bank of Punjab and Habib Bank are clients of the team.

Strengths

A client states about the team at RIAA: "We find them to be extremely professional and responsive. They are meticulous in raising all the right legal points but at the same time are very solution-oriented in helping to structure the transactions in the right way to fully protect our legal rights."

Work highlights

RIAA advised Lakeside Energy on a USD33 million foreign facility and a PKR6 billion local facility for the development of a 50 MW wind-power project in Jhimpir, Sindh.

Notable practitioners

Bilal Shaukat receives praise for the depth of his knowledge and his ability to handle both the legal and commercial aspects of transactions. He maintains a highly active practice representing energy companies in their project finance deals. One client observes: "Bilal is a very capable lawyer with a good project financing documentation skill set. He has clarity on the requirements and a problem-solving approach."

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Overview

RIAA Barker Gillette maintains a leading banking and finance practice and its finance capabilities are universally recommended. We are regularly involved in major local and cross border financing and have pioneered the use of new financial instruments and structures. Over the last thirty years our partners have successfully worked with over eighty different multinational, domestic and Islamic banks and financial institutions including the Export-Import Bank of China, Citibank, IFC, ADB and the World Bank.


The Firm regularly advises sponsors, developers and lenders of projects in the full range of sectors, including energy, power, mining, transport, logistics and infrastructure. We handle a range of bank and capital market financings, as well as projects that combine different forms of complex financing models.


With a comprehensive understanding of financing and security arrangements (including enforcement), debt to equity conversions and syndicated and substantial loan transactions we have the capability of drafting, negotiating and advising on extensive suites of documentation.


The Firm also offers dedicated Sharia’h law expertise and actively drafts and provides advice with respect to all kinds of Islamic modes of finance, including Murabaha, Musharika, Sukuk and other structures.

Members

Shaukat, Bilal (Head of Department)

Rehman, Shafaq

Tirmizey, Adil

Clients

ACT Wind (Pvt) Limited

Agricultural Bank of China

Allied Bank Limited

Asian Development Bank

Askari Bank

Bank Alfalah Limited

Bank Al-Habib Limited

Bank of China

China Construction Bank

EFG International

Elite Estates (Private) Limited

Export-Import Bank of China

Faysal Bank Limited

Habib Bank Limited

Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited

HSBC Bank

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

International Finance Corporation

Master Wind Energy Limited

Meezan Bank Limited

Metro Power Company Limited

Morgan Stanley

NIB Bank

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Pak Brunel Investment Company Limited

Pakistan National Shipping Corporation

Punjab Thermal (Private) Limited

Rousch Pakistan (Power) Limited

Shajar Roads Limited

The Bank of Punjab

The Hub Power Company Limited

The National Bank of Pakistan

United Bank Limited

Industries

Banking

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Banking & Finance

RIAA Barker Gillette

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Location

D-67, Block 4

Clifton

Karachi

Sindh

Pakistan

75600

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Pakistan

Banking & Finance


Bilal Shaukat
Band 2