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LMA (Liaquat Merchant Associates)

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Group Chairman: Liaquat H. Merchant
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 32
Languages: English, French, Gujarati, Punjabi, Sindhi, Urdu

Firm Overview:
LMA Ebrahim Hosain brings together the law practices of two of Pakistan’s most successful law firms, Liaquat Merchant Associates and Ebrahim Hosain which provides a platform to offer a full spectrum of legal services of the highest standard.

Practice Areas
Arbitration
Banking & Finance
Civil & Commercial Litigation
Competition
Corporate & Commercial
Employment, Service & Labour
Franchising & Commercial Distribution
Information Technology & Telecommunications
Insurance, Reinsurance & Takaful
Intellectual Property
Media & Entertainment
Mergers & Acquisitions
Pharmaceutical
Power & Energy
Privatisation
Public Procurement
Real Estate, Conveyance & Construction
Shipping & Aviation
Sports
Taxation & Customs
Tort & Clinical Negligence

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:

10 partners, 14 fee earners
Drafted facility documents relating to PKR 10 billion commodity operations facility to Punjab Food Department
Partner: Faresa Ahsan
Conducting legal audit of the finance and security documents of over 600 customers of Bank AL Habib Partners: Faresa Ahsan, Hira Ahmad
Contact: Faresa Ahsan
Tel: +92 21 3583 5101
Email: [email protected]

Civil & Commercial Litigation:
6 partners, 10 fee earners
■ Defended Emirates Airlines in over 150 claims worth more than USD 15 million, filed by various insurance companies
Partners: Zahid Ebrahim, Furkan Ali
■ Representing State Bank of Pakistan in petitions filed by shareholders, employees and depositors of defunct KASB Bank
Partners: Liaquat Merchant, Hira Ahmad
■ Represented Pakistan’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority in numerous petitions challenging the enforcement of PEMRA regulation
Partners: Zahid Ebrahim, Ali Ebrahim
■ Represented Iran’s leading steel manufacturer in an arbitration involving USD 17.4 million claim against Pakistan government owned entity
Partners: Zahid Ebrahim, Furkan Ali
■ Engaged by Government of Pakistan as an expert witness on Pakistan law in an ICSID Arbitration in London involving a multi-billion dollar claim
Partner: Zaki Rahman
■ Acting as counsel for Pakistan Cricket Board in dispute with Board of Control for Cricket in India
Partner: Khwaja Hosain
Contact: Zahid Ebrahim
Tel: +92 21 3587 5957
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
10 partners, 14 fee earners
■ Represented Habib Bank in purchase of Pakistan’s first LEEDS pre-certified, 27 Storey Commercial Building Complex
Partners: Tufail Ebrahim, Shabnam Noorali
■ Advising MasterCard on regulatory issues involving new P2P remittance product
Partner: Hira Ahmad
■ Advised Chubb Insurance Pakistan on regulatory compliance under Bancassurance Regulations, 2015
Partner: Shabnam Noorali
■ Advised Schneider Pakistan on levy of minimum value added sales tax on imports of goods in Pakistan
Partners: Shabnam Noorali, Ali Ebrahim
■ Acting for Pakistan Cricket Board in connection with Pakistan Super League. The value of contracts involved is in excess of USD 100 million
Partner: Zaki Rahman
Contact: Faresa Ahsan
Tel: +92 42 3583 5101
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Khwaja Ahmad Hosain
Tel: +92 42 3587 1081
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Shabnam Noorali
Tel: +92 21 3587 5957
Email: [email protected]

Mergers & Acquisitions:
5 partners, 8 fee earners
■ Advising on a joint venture by Shields with a foreign entity to set up a medical diagnostic centre in Pakistan
Partner: Darakhshan Vohra
■ Appointed by Pak Oman Asset Management in the acquisition of 100% shareholding of Askari Investment Management Ltd.
Partner: Darakhshan Vohra
■ Acted for purchaser in acquisition of Pakistan limited company (Worldcall Telecom Limited) from a foreign buyer
Partner: Khwaja Hosain
■ Acted for Mon Salwa in sale of 100% of its shares to a local investment fund
Partner: Shabnam Noorali
Contact: Khwaja Ahmad Hosain
Tel: +92 42 3587 1081
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Darakhshan Vohra
Tel: +92 21 3583 5101
Email: [email protected]

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy:
10 partners, 15 fee earners
■ Acted on behalf of Inter State Gas Systems on an oil pipeline project on BOOT basis
Partners: Darakhshan Vohra, Hira Ahmad
■ Acted for Engro Polymer & Chemicals Ltd. in establishing a PVC resin plant
Partner: Faresa Ahsan
■ Acted for Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited in connection with its LNG transportation contracts and Gas Supply Agreements
Partner: Zaki Rahman
Contact: Zaki Rahman
Tel: +92 42 3587 1081
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Faresa Ahsan
Tel: +92 21 3583 5101
Email: [email protected]

Contributions

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International Arbitration 2019 Law and Practice in Pakistan

Zahid F. Ebrahim

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