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Ahmed & Qazi predominantly acts for banks and financial institutions on a myriad of real estate matters. Recent instructions include advising various construction and engineering companies on the development of several large housing projects. In other highlights, the group advised a foreign investment company seeking to invest in mining projects in Pakistan. Naveed Zafar is the main contact.

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain has extensive experience in advising clients on real estate development, construction and conveyancing matters. Highlights included advising Dolmen Group on the sale of units in its Sky Powers project to foreigners. Tourism Pakistan is another key client. In addition, the group is skilled on the contentious side and routinely advises clients on property ownership, rent and construction disputes. Shabnam Noorali and Ali Ebrahim are the main contacts.

Orr, Dignam & Co. advises property developers, infrastructure providers and hotel owners on a regular basis and has advised both national and international clients on numerous onshore and offshore projects. The team is well placed to advise on construction and infrastructure projects under FIDIC and other forms of contract. Aliya Yusuf is a primary contact.

RIAA BARKER GILLETTE has considerable skill in construction contracts and particular expertise in the renewable energy sector. Highlights included advising China State Construction Engineering Corporation on the development of the M6 Hyderabad-Sukkur motorway; the team advised the client on the bidding process for the project and is now advising on the concession agreement to be entered into with the government.

HaidermotaBNR frequently advises clients on large and medium-sized real estate projects. The team’s client base includes buyers, sellers, investors, developers, public and private funds as well as financial institutions. Past work includes acting for Siza Foods and GAM Corp on the establishment of McDonald’s restaurants in Pakistan.

Clients of Mandviwalla & Zafar include major institutional investors, banks, as well as privately and publicly-owned developers. The group has particular expertise in advising on the development of luxury hotels and high-end residential and commercial buildings. The practice is also recommended for its work in real estate financings as well as land acquisition and development.

The real estate and construction team at Axis Law Chambers benefits from the firm’s strength in projects and corporate practice. Recognised sector expert Mian Tariq Hassan is currently advising on the construction of two commercial retail complexes in Peshawar and Karachi and is also advising on the development of a private housing scheme in Lahore.

The team’s recent engagements at Cornelius, Lane & Mufti include advising the project developers on a large housing scheme as well as advising several developers on three mega-shopping malls in Lahore and Karachi. Salman Butt is the name to note.

Advocate Ali Thaheem at Surridge & Beecheno is recommended for his work in real estate and construction matters. Clients include Guy F. Atkinson Construction and Sante Fe Relocation Services.

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