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RIAA Barker Gillette

Corporate/Commercial

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What the team is known for

Frequently advises blue-chip clients from the power, energy and infrastructure sectors, drawing upon the firm's extensive expertise in projects work. Routinely handles M&A, private equity, corporate restructuring and tax advisory mandates. Increasingly active in competition and anti-dumping matters. Sought after by clients in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors.

Notable practitioners

Ahsan Zahir Rizvi is acknowledged for his precise legal work and local expertise, with interviewees labelling him one of Pakistan's top corporate lawyers. He offers clients extensive experience on major M&A transactions.

Bilal Shaukat is a distinguished practitioner with substantial experience on energy sector M&A. One client comments: "Bilal generally advises us on all areas of corporate laws and restructuring. He is competent and thorough with a vast amount of knowledge."

Mazhar Bangash specialises in international trade and trade remedies. One interviewee notes: "He is legally competent and disciplined." He is also highly active on matters relating to Afghanistan.

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Overview

RIAA Barker Gillette is a firm well placed to advise on cross-border commercial arrangements such as competition, employment and IP. We have expertise in assisting clients making greenfield or brownfield investments into Pakistan. We advise on all types of local and international commercial agreements including financial contracts vital to a corporate’s business needs. Our clients range from entrepreneurs, to well-established companies to non-profit entities. Recently we have been engaged in numerous complex transactions as a Counsel to:

·        the Government of Sindh in the development of the first Special Economic Zone in the province.

·         the Privatisation Commission in respect of the privatisation of SME Bank Ltd.

·         a Saudi group of companies in their proposed acquisition of a majority stake in a listed Pakistani company engaged in the oil and gas sector

·         the Government of Sindh in the development of a tourist resort in Sukkur.

We also possess invaluable experience in complex debt and equity capital market transactions and legislation. We handle IPOs, private placements, secondary & debt offerings, derivatives securities, sukuk offerings and asset-backed offerings.



Members

Rizvi, Ahsan Zahir (Head of Department)

Bangash, Mazhar

Khosa, Yousaf

Rehman, Shafaq

Shaukat, Bilal

Tirmizey, Adil

Clients

Abu Dhabi Group, UAE

Aga Khan Development Network

Amazon Inc.

Archoma Pakistan Limited

Attock Cement Pakistan Limited

Chevron Pakistan Lubricants Private Limited

China Chamber of Commerce for Metals, Minerals & Chemicals

China Telecom Pakistan (Private) Limited

Clariant Chemical Pakistan (Private) Limited

Eltek Pakistan Pvt. Ltd

Google

Government of Sindh

Gul Ahmed Wind Power Limited

Halliburton Worldwide Limited

International Finance Corporation

Karachi International Container Terminal Limited

KCA Deutag

K-Electric Limited

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Limited

Laraib Energy Limited

MATCO Foods Limited

McKinsey & Company Pakistan (Private) Limited

Mirpur Hospital Project

Nokia Corporation

Oxford Policy Management Ltd.

Pak- China Investment Company Limited

Pash Global

Power Construction Corporation of China

Reliable Engineering Services (Private) Limited

Roomy Hotels (Private) Limited

Sapphire Textile Mills Limited

Shaheen Foundation, PAF

Shajar Roads Limited

Shearman & Sterling LLP Beijing

Sinohydro Corporation Limited

South Asia Pakistan Terminals Limited

Star Hydro Power Limited

Tbea Xinjiang Sunoasis Company Limited

The Hub Power Company Limited

Yunus Energy Limited

Zameen Media (Private Limited)

Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd.

Industries

Banking

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Corporate/Commercial

RIAA Barker Gillette

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Location

D-67, Block 4

Clifton

Karachi

Sindh

Pakistan

75600

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Pakistan

Corporate/Commercial


Ahsan Zahir Rizvi
Senior Statespeople
Bilal Shaukat
Band 2
Mazhar Bangash
Band 4, Foreign expert for Afghanistan