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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, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Kabul, Karachi, Lahore

Bilal Shaukat

Tel:
Work +92 21 111 529 937
Email:
RIAA BARKER GILLETTE

Position

Partner

Bilal's chief areas of focus include project finance, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure projects and competition laws. He has extensive experience in developing power projects, including renewable energy projects. Bilal has acted as project counsel for several companies for the financing and development of therman and renewable energy projects. He is presently advising many coal fired power projects including those being developed as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Bilal has  drafted and negotiated finance agreements (including Islamic finance, TFCs, and Sukuks) for over 100 billion. He has also spearheaded acquisitions of listed and unlisted companies. He has worked on transactions with many international firms including Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Dentons and frequently advises offshore lawyers and financiers on matters pertaining to the laws of Pakistan.

Bilal regularly advises listed and unlisted companies and financial institutions in Pakistan.

Career

Partner at RIAA Barker Gillette since 2008
Worked as a Senior Associate at Khalid Anwer & Co from 2003 till 2008

Languages

English, Urdu & Punjabi

Member

Member of The Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Member of Sind High Court Bar Association
Member of Sind Bar Council

Education

University of Wales, Cadiff (Diploma in Bar Vocational Studies) 1999;
London School of Economics and Political Science MSc 1997;
University of Hull, England (LLB Hons);
University of Punjab (BA) 1994.

Leisure

Squash.


Pakistan

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

RIAA BARKER GILLETTE advises sponsors, developers and lenders on the full range of banking and capital markets financing. Case highlights include advising the National Bank of Pakistan on a standby letter of credit facility for a major gas supply agreement. The firm's client roster also includes the Hub Power Company, the Bank of Punjab and Asian Development Bank. Managing partner Ahsan Z Rizvi and Bilal Shaukat are the names to note.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

RIAA BARKER GILLETTE's team recently conducted legal due diligence for Daelim Industrial of Farooq Energy in connection with the acquisition of the 500MW Chakoti Hattian hydropower project. The group also regularly assists Uber on various corporate and regulatory matters, and also counts Sapphire Textile Mills, Chevron Pakistan Lubricants and Nokia Corporation as clients. Bilal Shaukat is a key contact.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

RIAA BARKER GILLETTE has an excellent track record of working on major projects. Lahore-based Hasnain Naqvee is leading the advice to Etihad Power Generation on all aspects of the construction and development of a 74.40MW bagasse/coal-based co-generation power plant. This will be one of the largest bagasse-based projects in Pakistan. In other matters, Bilal Shaukat and Nadir Altaf are advising ThalNova Power Thar on the development of a 330MW nine-mouth coal-fired power plant.

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