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Haidermota & Co Advocates

D-79, BLOCK 5, KDA SCHEME NO 5, CLIFTON, KARACHI 75600, PAKISTAN
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Work +92 21 111 520 000
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Web:
www.hmcobnr.com
Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore

Pakistan

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

HaidermotaBNR

HaidermotaBNR has a proven track record of acting in major cross-border deals. The team advises on a broad spectrum of banking and finance work including syndicated lending and convertible loans in addition to leveraged and acquisition financing. The practice also advises on all aspects of Islamic financing. Clients include Standard Chartered Bank, Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company, Credit Suisse and the Central Directorate of National Savings. Senior partner Khozem Haidermota and Mohammad Anwer are the names to note.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

HaidermotaBNR

The skilled team at HaidermotaBNR routinely acts for banks, corporate entities and other financial institutions on the full array of capital market issues including debt, IPOs and bond issues. The team acted for Dalda Foods in relation to its IPO and rights issue and its listing on the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The department also advised Citibank on the issuance of a large securities bond by an international corporation. Ali Vasi is the name to note.

Leading individuals

Ali Vasi - HaidermotaBNR

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

HaidermotaBNR

HaidermotaBNR has an active team that has developed considerable expertise in complex restructuring and reorganisation mandates. Khozem Haidermota heads the department that routinely advises clients such as Nissan Motor Company and Dawood Hercules Corporation. In one standout instruction, Karachi-based Ali Vasi led the advice to Fullerton Financial Holding (which is part of the investment arm of the Singaporean government and the majority shareholder of NIB Bank) on the merger of NIB Bank with MCB Bank.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

HaidermotaBNR

Acting from its offices in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi, HaidermotaBNR handles the full range of complex commercial disputes, including in the real estate, construction, banking and telecoms sectors. Fraud and white-collar crime are other core areas of expertise. The team is advising a group of private investors in relation to an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Pakistan. The SEC has issued notices to the investors as part of an investigation into market manipulation of shares of publicly listed companies. Other clients include Educational Systems, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines, the Salvation Army Pakistan and Emirates Bank. Key contacts are Uzair Karamat Bhandari and Kazim Hasan, along with Mian Muhammad Kashif.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

HaidermotaBNR

Senior associate Imran Iqbal is a key contact in HaidermotaBNR's environmental law practice. The team has considerable expertise in environmental mandates and routinely advises companies on energy and natural resource matters including wind, solar, thermal power and coal mining projects.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

HaidermotaBNR

HaidermotaBNR has experience in structuring and restructuring insurance products and services, as well as in reinsurance arrangements. IGI Life Insurance is a key client.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

HaidermotaBNR

HaidermotaBNR is often instructed on the most significant projects in Pakistan. Highlights included advising Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company on the expansion of the open-pit coal mine from a capacity of 3.8MTPA to over 7.5MTPA. In another key matter, it is advising a local government department on various aspects of the construction and commissioning of the Malir Expressway, which will have six interchanges and be the main road connecting the outskirts of the city of Karachi with its centre. Act 2 Wind Power, Eco Trade and Development Bank and Bank Punjab Health Initiative Management Company are also clients. Ali Khan and Umar Shereef are recommended.

Leading individuals

Umar Shereef - HaidermotaBNR

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

HaidermotaBNR

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.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

HaidermotaBNR

The team at HaidermotaBNR is known for representing local and international companies in the telecoms sector. In a significant matter, the team acted for a syndicate of international lenders in connection with a large financing to Pakistan Mobile Communication (Mobilink). It also advised Telenor Pakistan on a wide range of issues relating to its setting up of ‘EasyPaisa’ – a product aimed at establishing branchless banking services in Pakistan. Islamabad-based Owais Aziz is highly rated by clients.

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