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RIAA BARKER GILLETTE

D67/1, BLOCK 4, CLIFTON, KARACHI 75600, PAKISTAN
Tel:
Work +92 21 3587 2879
Fax:
Fax +92 21 3587 0014
Email:
Web:
www.riaabarkergillette.com
Dubai, Islamabad, Kabul, Karachi, Lahore

Pakistan

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette’s recent highlights include acting as local counsel for the Export-Import Bank of China on its $1.5bn financing of two 660MW power plants in Port Qasim. Managing partner Ahsan Rizvi and Bilal Shaukat are key names.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette recently advised a client on the establishment of an investment advisory service in Pakistan, intended for the use of investors in the Pakistan Stock Exchange. Managing partner Ahsan Rizvi is the key figure in the department, having previously held the position of director of the Pakistan Stock Exchange.

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

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette’s ‘high-calibre’ practice leverages the firm’s wider international network, making it well placed to handle cross-border matters. The team advised Bhanero Textile Mills on its $4.5m acquisition of Jhimpir Power from Singapore-based company JPL Holding. Key names include the ‘very smart and professionalBilal Shaukat and Shafaq Rehman, who ‘delivers consistently high-quality work’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette’s team, which includes Syed Ali and Yousaf Khosa, represented Atlas Insurance in a successful challenge to an amendment to the 2016 Minimum Wages for Unskilled Workers Act. The practice also undertakes regulatory disputes.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette has a track record of environmental law advice relating to fossil fuel and renewable energy deals.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette is currently representing Ocean Pakistan and EFU General Insurance in an insurance dispute where reinsurers denied liability for losses sustained by the client in its investment in a Punjab oil well. Ahsan Rizvi is leading the litigation team handling the case.

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Legal market overview

HaidermotaBNR, Mohsin Tayebaly & Co, Orr, Dignam & Co. and RIAA Barker Gillette are among Pakistan’s most established law firms. In 2015, Liaquat Merchant and Ebrahim Hosain merged to form LMA|Ebrahim Hosain. Karachi and Lahore are the main hubs for law firms, while a number also field offices in Islamabad and Peshawar.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette advised Hawa Energy on its 50MW wind power project in Sindh, and is assisting Siddiqsons Energy with the establishment of a 350MW coal power plant in Port Qasim. Nadir Altaf and Bilal Shaukat are key names.

Leading individuals

Hasnain Naqvee - RIAA Barker Gillette

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

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette has particular expertise in contentious and non-contentious construction cases for a broad roster of local and international clients. Yousaf Khosa specialises in petroleum and mining construction cases, and several partners have experience in handling construction projects in the natural gas and renewable energy sectors.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

RIAA Barker Gillette

Yousaf Khosa and associate partner Mustafa Munir Ahmed are the key IP contacts at RIAA Barker Gillette, which regularly undertakes cases in the telecoms sector as well as copyright, trade marks and patents work. Clients include international conglomerates as well as local companies.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

RIAA Barker Gillette

In an illustration of RIAA Barker Gillette’s contentious tax expertise, Haroon Dugal is acting for the Lahore Cantonment Board in a dispute involving the interpretation of law concerning special tax years, and Mayhar Kazi is representing Uniferoz before the Sindh High Court on the interpretation of exemptions to the 1990 Sales Tax Act. Other clients include the New Hampshire Insurance Company.

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