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FGE Ebrahim Hosain

156 - 1, SCOTCH CORNER, UPPER MALL, LAHORE, PAKISTAN
Tel:
Work +92 42 3587 1081
Fax:
Fax +92 42 3587 1083
Email:
Web:
www.lma-eh.com
Karachi, Karachi, Lahore

Pakistan

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain

The strong team at LMA|Ebrahim Hosain is adept at advising on corporate and consumer financing, project financing, leveraged and acquisition financing, as well as on electronic-banking. The group also advises on the full range of Islamic and Sharia-compliant structures. The practice counts JS Bank, the State Bank of Pakistan and Pak Brunei Investment as clients. The names to note are Faresa Jafarey Ahsan and Darakhshan Sheikh Vohra.

Leading individuals

Faresa Jafarey Ahsan - LMA|Ebrahim Hosain

Liaquat Merchant - LMA|Ebrahim Hosain

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain advised Absolute Holdings on its acquisition of the shareholding of a publicly listed company. The matter was complicated by the fact that the target company had been suspended following allegations of trading violations. Mazars SCRL is another active client. Mustafa Mumtaz and Darakhsan Vohra are noted practitioners. 

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain

The ‚Äėresponsive and commercially aware team‚Äô at LMA|Ebrahim Hosain¬†provides ‚Äėrobust advice‚Äô to multinational companies and foreign clients. Its key strengths lie in due diligence, joint ventures, M&A and corporate restructuring. It was appointed by Pak Oman Asset Management Company to advise on all aspects of the corporate and regulatory approvals for its outright acquisition of Askari Investment Management. Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan, Tranasia Refinery, Hemani Pakistan and Chubb Insurance Pakistan are also clients. Hira Ahmad¬†is ‚Äėexperienced in energy-related transactions‚Äô. Senior associate Ali Qaisar¬†is lauded for his ‚Äėdepth of legal knowledge and for his ability to handle matters efficiently‚Äô. Khwaja Hosain¬†and Darakhsan Vohra¬†are other names to note.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain represents multinationals and local corporates on a range of matters before the Supreme Court, the High Courts of Pakistan and the District Courts. Recently, the team was engaged by Hashwani Hotels in six cases brought against New Jubilee Insurance related to the recovery of loss and damage caused by fire to the Islamabad Marriott Hotel. The Aga Khan University Hospital, Mercury Garments Industries and Quality Steel Re-Rolling Mill are also clients. Zahid Ebrahim and Shabnam Noorali are the names to note.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain is skilled at advising local and international companies on insurance and reinsurance policies. The group routinely represents companies in the Superior Courts of Pakistan and before the Securities and Exchange Commission on various insurance issues and regulatory matters. Clients include Chubb Insurance and Bank Al Habib. Recently, the team provided extensive advice to an international insurance business group on establishing a conventional insurance company and a takaful company in Pakistan. Senior partner Faresa Jafarey Ahsan is the name to note.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain is well known for its work on major power projects including coal, LNG and wind power projects. China Gezhoubai Group Investment, Sui Southern Gas and Pakistan LNG Terminals are key clients. The team assisted a foreign law firm with its advice to a Chinese client on the acquisition of a 20% shareholding in a hydel power project in Pakistan. Senior partners Faresa Jafarey Ahsan and Khawaja Hosain are the primary contacts.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain

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.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain has an excellent reputation for its work in the TMT space. The team advised international television news and sports channels in relation to landing and broadcasting rights. It has also acted for various international publications, as well as some of Pakistan's most prominent actors and musicians, in defamation claims. The group continues to advise a number of banks including Bank Al Habib on a range of hardware and software licensing and maintenance agreements. Darakhshan Sheikh Vohra has a reputation for information technology and software contracts. Shabnam Noorali is also a name to note.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain has an established tax practice that represents clients on contentious and customs-related matters before government authorities and the Superior Courts of Pakistan. The team advises on the full gamut of tax issues including corporation, sales and property taxes. Group M Pakistan and Chubb Insurance are clients. Zahid Ebrahim, Shabnam Noorali and Ali Ebrahim are the primary contacts.

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