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- Abraham & Sarwana
Meer & Hasan Law Associates
Qazi & Qazi Law Offices
Sattar & Sattar
Haidermota & Co ‘always delivers and exceeds our expectations’. The firm frequently addresses the real estate needs of its banking, energy and food sector clients, including issues such as due diligence on title documents, physical title verification, and advising on the acquisition of immovable properties by foreigners, and other transactions. The firm acted for Siza Foods Ltd on its acquisitions of several properties for the purpose of establishing McDonald’s restaurants. Mohammed Anwer heads the team, which also includes Khozem Haidermota, who ‘always understands our business and legal needs’.
Mandviwalla & Zafar has broad real estate expertise, and advises on divestitures, acquisitions, finance, leasing and joint ventures, primarily for banking, corporate and commercial clients. The firm is also experienced in the development of hotels and commercial buildings.
Aliya Yusuf leads the team at Orr, Dignam & Co, which advises property developers, infrastructure providers and hotel owners on real estate and construction matters, including FIDIC and other contracts.
RIAA Law has recently been advising clients on construction matters pertaining to project and energy-related transactions. For example, the firm advised China National Precision Machinery I/E Corp and Marathon Construction Ltd on the construction of a new jetty in Pakistan for handling petroleum product imports and exports.
Bhandari, Naqvi and Riaz has a strong contentious real estate department acting for individuals and co-operatives in disputes over possession, land entitlements and lease agreements. The firm also acted for AM Construction Company in a contractual dispute with a Japanese construction company, which proceeded to arbitration and is now in Supreme Court litigation. Feisal Hussain Naqvi is the key contact.
Cornelius, Lane & Mufti, which has offices in Lahore and Islamabad, provides general real estate and construction advice, particularly in the retail and hotel sectors. Salman Aslam Butt is the key contact.
Darakhshan Vohra heads the real estate and construction team at Liaquat Merchant Associates, which routinely receives instructions from local and foreign banks to provide large-scale property portfolio reviews, as well as to draft financing and security documents. The firm has been working on a major mixed-use construction project including the sale and lease of commercial and residential units.
Surridge & Beecheno’s real estate team is based in Lahore, and advises companies on leasing, joint ventures and acquisitions. Construction work, which is handled from the Karachi office, includes advising multinational contractors on contracts with the government.