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Pakistan

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Ahmed & Qazi

The ‘very responsive and cost-effective’ team at Ahmed & Qazi is a popular choice for both lenders and borrowers in complex financial transactions, and also advises numerous banks on corporate deals. An ‘expert’ in banking law, Ishaq Shah has ‘incredible insight and energy’. Abrar Khan is also recommended; he recently advised a syndicate of banks on a high-value finance facility for a company in the pulp and paper industry. Jam Asif is the key contact for contentious banking matters.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Ahmed & Qazi

Noted for its ‘fast turnaround times’ and ‘solution-oriented advice’, Ahmed & Qazi continued to advise longstanding clients on capital markets-related matters, and also won a number of new clients during 2015. Practice head Ishaq Shah has broad expertise and is highly recommended; he recently advised KASB Modaraba on a rights issue. Praise is also directed at Nadeem Ahmed, Abrar Khan and Jam Naveed.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Ahmed & Qazi

An emerging firm with many young lawyers’, Ahmed & Qazi is praised for its ‘dedication’ and ‘professionalism’. For one longstanding client in the education sector, the team recently handled commercial litigation, procurement and employment matters. Standout transactions included acting for Cinepax in its demerger. Jam Naveed receives plaudits for his ‘quick turnaround times’. Ishaq Shah is also highly recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Ahmed & Qazi

The ‘superb legal team’ at Ahmed & Qazi is ‘capable of providing efficient and professional services in all areas of banking requirements’, and is a popular choice for financial institutions in recovery litigation. Other key areas include copyright and trade mark disputes, where the department is ‘proficient and expert’. It is currently representing an investment firm in High Court litigation concerning a high-value project. Praise is levelled at department head Jam Asif as well as key partners Saim Hashmi and Bahzad Haider.

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Insurance
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Ahmed & Qazi

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Ahmed & Qazi

Ahmed & Qazi receives plaudits for its ‘timeliness, value for money and problem-solving nature’. Infrastructure projects are a particular strength. Jam Naveed is ‘quick to understand the technicalities of a project’. Ishaq Shah is also recommended.

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

Ahmed & Qazi

The ‘very impressive’ team at Ahmed & Qazi receives plaudits for its ‘in-depth industry knowledge’ and ‘cost-competitive services’. Its reputation in banking and finance ensures a regular flow of work from financial institutions, both domestic and international, as well as corporates and building companies. Jam Naveed recently advised a pharmaceutical company on the purchase of a new head office; he is highly recommended, as is Ishaq Shah. Praise is also levelled at associates Tauqeer Ahmed, Iftikhar Khan and Jam Waheed.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Ahmed & Qazi

The team at Ahmed & Qazi, which is praised for its ‘availability’ and ‘in-depth understanding of legal matters’, recently handled the registration of over 40 trade marks for a client in the technology sector. Media is another area of focus; highlights in this space included a complicated merger and restructuring, and advising on defamation issues. Associate Tauqeer Ahmed is highly recommended.

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