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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

Case highlights for the team at RIAA Barker Gillette include acting as local counsel to NBP on its $106m financing of a gas supply agreement for an electricity generation facility in the Punjab region, and representing a consortium of foreign lenders on its $1.44bn financing of two 660MW coal-fired power plants, also in the Punjab. Managing partner Ahsan Rizvi and Bilal Shaukat are the names to note.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette has expertise across a range of capital markets matters, including IPOs and public and private debt and equity offerings on both domestic and international markets. Managing partner Ahsan Rizvi, a former director of the Pakistan Stock Exchange, is the key contact.

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

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette offers ‘exceptional service’ according to clients, with the team providing a ‘crisp and clean handling of matters’. The team is currently acting as part of a consortium advising the government of Sindh on the establishment of a $1.5bn special economic zone in the province. Bilal Shaukat offers ‘clear timely advice’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

RIAA Barker Gillette

Recent highlights at RIAA Barker Gillette include successfully acting for Attock Cement in a contractual dispute with a Cyprus-based company regarding the importation of steam coal worth $2.7m from South Africa. Key names include Yousaf Khosa and Mayhar Kazi, who was promoted to the partnership in July 2016.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette advises on environmental law issues, especially environmental permits, in relation to coal mining projects.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

RIAA Barker Gillette

Clients at RIAA Barker Gillette include Adamjee Insurance, New Hampshire Insurance and Chubb Insurance Pakistan. The team continues to represent Ocean Pakistan and EFU General Insurance in an ongoing insurance dispute against reinsurers, including Navigators Insurance, over losses sustained by the client after its investment in a Punjab oil well; the reinsurers denied liability for said losses. Mayhar Kazi, who was promoted to the partnership in July 2016, is leading on this matter.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

RIAA Barker Gillette

The team at RIAA Barker Gillette advised Almoiz Industries on its $30m 15 MW bagasse-based power project, and is advising Thalnova Power Thar on the development of a 330MW mine-mouth coal-fired power project. Nadir Altaf, Hasnain Naqvee and Bilal Shaukat are the names to note.

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

Past work for the team at RIAA Barker Gillette includes acting for the governments of Pakistan and Sindh province regarding the Karachi Circular Railway project. Practice members are also known for their expertise in handling construction projects in the renewable energy sector. Yousaf Khosa is a key contact.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette is frequently instructed in technology and telecoms matters; areas of expertise include communication providers’ disputes, data protection matters and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) cases. The client roster includes local and international companies. Yousaf Khosa is noted for telecoms work.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette is well known for handling contentious tax matters. Recent mandates saw Mayhar Kazi, who was promoted to the partnership in July 2016, represent pharmaceutical company Searle IV Solutions in a dispute over the sales tax exemption status of an imported material before the Sindh High Court. Other clients include GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan. Haroon Dugal left the firm in late 2016.

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