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Haider Waheed & Partners Law

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Projects and energy in Pakistan

Akhund Forbes

Distinguished for advising on complex projects with a multi-jurisdictional aspect, Akhund Forbes has been at the helm of many recent, large-scale public sector infrastructure projects in Pakistan and is notable for advising the government of Sindh on landmark sanitation projects in the region. Karachi-based Rabel Akhund leads the team alongside Sahar Iqbal, who is a principal figure in the projects and infrastructure field.

Practice head(s):

Rabel Akhund; Sahar Iqbal


‘Akhund Forbes provided quality feedback that was timely and effective.’

‘Rabel Akhund always provided professional services for us.’

‘The team is very supportive and is present for the client whenever required. They are willing to go above and beyond to offer the best service.’

‘Their proactive attitude, commitment to the project, and availability for the client make them stand out.’

Key clients

Privatisation Commission, Government of Pakistan

China Power Hub Generation Company (Private) Limited

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Government of Sindh

Gemini Office Services UK Limited

edotco Pakistan Pvt Limited

Edotco Group SDN Berhad

Edotco Towers (Private) Limited



Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited

Baker & McKenzie

China Development Bank

FenXun Partners

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

Sindh Solid Waste Management Board

Ghani Builders & Developers

Punjab Central Business District Development Authority

Alpha Beta Core Pvt Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising Sindh Solid Waste Management Board on the legal aspects of the integrated solid waste management project for urban areas of Sindh, as well as waste to energy conversion projects.
  • Advising the Punjab Central Business District Development Authority on the legal aspects of a proposal  from a potential investor for the development of a landmark project in Lahore.
  • Advising Sachal Engineering Works Pvt Ltd on the Ghotki-Khandkot Bridge Project on a key bridge project which is fundamental to the success of the area in an election year for the Province of Sindh.

Haidermota & Co Advocates

Representing major clients across a swathe of sectors and boasting 'broad market knowledge', Haidermota & Co Advocates supports clients on all aspects of project development, from policy and regulatory frameworks, to financing agreements. The team is distinguished for introducing first-of-their-kind projects and its industry expertise in the energy sector, encompassing wind, biomass, bagasse, hydel and waste. The group also advised the Balochistan Government on the implementation of water and mass transit systems. Based in Lahore, the acclaimed Umar Shereef leads the team alongside Owais Aziz, who has a 'deep knowledge of the Pakistani energy sector' and also specialises in public-private partnerships, ESG, and corporate finance matters.

Practice head(s):

Umar Shereef; Owais Aziz


‘HMCO acts for many sponsors across the Pakistani energy sector. As a result, they have broad market knowledge and contacts across the field, including with the authorities.’

‘Owais Aziz is a trusted advisor with deep knowledge of the Pakistani energy sector and a sound commercial acumen.’

‘We have found Haidermota & Co Advocates to be excellent legal advisors for our company. They have worked on a number of projects for us. As a team they have very good domain knowledge and a culture of responding promptly to the clients calls.’

‘Their record keeping is excellent, and any document or reference is ready at hand with them whenever we need such. They are our trustworthy legal partners in many projects.’

“Deep knowledge of legal matters as well as of our projects. They always know how to tackle legal bottlenecks with their in-depth knowledge of laws and regulations with regard to different modalities of our projects. Provide objective advisory and their inputs on our matters are always very objective and supported by relevant references to prevalent rules and regulations.’

‘Haidermota & Co Advocates provides quality and cost efficient services. During our collaboration with them, they are always capable of accommodating the client’s needs and providing deliverables in a timely manner, even within a tight timeframe.’

‘All team members of Haidermota & Co Advocates are diligent and responsible. Their capability of providing feasible solutions under local law within a tight timeline is most impressive.’

Key clients

Pak-Arab Refinery Limited

Governance & Policy Project, Balochistan

Local Government Department, Government of Sindh

Ministry of Railways, Government of Pakistan

Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Limited

NED University of Science and Technology, Government of Sindh

Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, Government of Sindh through the International Finance Corporation

Javedan Corporation Limited

National Bank of Pakistan

Sindh Economic Zone Management Company

Kainatt Enterprises

Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, Government of Sindh through the Asian Development Bank

British International Investment

Act2 Wind (Private) Limited

Gul Ahmed Electric Limited

Metro Wind Power Limited

Liberty Wind Power 1 (Private) Limited

Liberty Wind Power 2 (Private) Limited

NASDA Green Energy (Private) Limited

Artistic Wind Power (Private) Limited

Lucky Renewables (Private) Limited

Din Energy Limited

Amreli Steels Limited

GuarantCo Ltd

United Bank Limited

Habib Bank Limited

Pak Matiari-Lahore Transmission Company (Private) Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Pak-Arab Refinery Limited on all legal matters relating to the establishment of a greenfield Oil Import Terminal in Pakistan in collaboration with national and international partners.
  • Advising the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through the International Finance Corporation on the country’s first large-scale health sector infrastructure project implemented on public private partnership basis.
  • Acting for a consortium of thirteen leading business organisations and individuals on a design, build, develop, finance, operate, market, and transfer model of a 2,000-acre city on a public-private partnership basis with Ravi Urban Development Authority.

Orr, Dignam & Co.

Boasting an established energy practice in the oil and gas sector, Orr, Dignam & Co. has been central to the development of major industrial projects. Of late, the firm has played a leading role in power generation projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and acted on behalf of the Barrick Gold Corporation in one of the largest foreign direct investments in the country’s history. The practice is led by a cohort of Islamabad-based practitioners, Zahir Riaz, Shahid Raza and Umar Shahid, who collectively leverage their vast experience in the project, infrastructure, and energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Zahir Riaz; Aliya Yusuf; Asim Nasim; Shahid Raza; Umar Shahid

Key clients

Barrick Gold Corporation

Inter State Gas Systems (Private) Limited

Eni S.p.A

Pak-Arab Refinery Company Limited

Pakistan Petroleum Limited

Oil Companies Advisory Council

Foundation Wind Energy-I Limited

Foundation Wind Energy-II Limited

The ExxonMobil Group

Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited

Fauji Foundation

FFBL Power Company Limited

Thar Coal Block-I Power Company Limited

Sino Sindh Resources (Private) Limited

Metro Power Company Limited

CIHC Power Company (Private) Limited

Government Holdings (Private) Limited

Foundation Power Company (Daharki) Limited

Fauji Kabirwala Power Company Limited

Pakistan State Oil

Mari Petroleum Company Limited

Fauji Oil Terminal and Distribution Co. Limited

Fauji Akbar Portia Marine Terminals (Private) Limited

Fauji Cement Company Limited

Sachal Energy Development (Private) Limited

Total Parco Pakistan Limited


Pakistan LNG Limited

BB Energy

Louis Dreyfus Company

Tenaga Generasi Limited

BE Energy Limited

Packages Limited

DuPont Pakistan Operation (Pvt.) Ltd

Rousch (Pakistan) Power Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Barrick Gold Corporation in relation to the Reconstituted Reko Diq Project in Balochistan, the largest foreign direct investment ever made in Pakistan.
  • Advised ENI, a major oil company, on its divestment from various companies operating in the upstream oil and gas sector.
  • Acting on behalf of Inter State Gas Systems (Pvt.) Limited, the state-nominated entity, in the USD10bn Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India gas pipeline project.

Qureshi Law Associates

At the forefront of several groundbreaking power sector deals and acquisitions, Qureshi Law Associates specialises in the power, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors, and is the go-to firm for complicated cases that involve government approval. The practice is headed by Adnan Aslam Qureshi, who has advised on over twenty private power plants and large commercial mining leases.

Practice head(s):

Adnan Aslam Qureshi


‘Very professional team.’

‘Qureshi Law Associates responded to us in a timely and effective manner.’

‘Available, responsive, hands on and great client service. Former regulator experience is the perfect addition to the incredible technical expertise and commercial approach. Presented insightful solutions to all the challenges we faced.’

Key clients

M/s Solution de Energy (Pvt) Ltd

M/s Red Sea Petroleum (Private) Limited

M/s IPS Solar Park-IPS 22 (Pvt) Ltd

M/s IPS Solar Park- JA 23 (Pvt) Ltd

M/s IPS Solar Park- SB 24 (Pvt) Ltd

M/s Gugera Hydel Power (Pvt) Ltd

M/s Hydrochina Dawood (Pvt) Ltd

Zhong Lun Law Firm (China) for Tianjin Energy Investment Group Co. Ltd

Deheng Law Firm LLP (China) for Sichuan Investment Group Ltd

M/s Soan River Hydel Power Project

M/s Muree Hydropower


RIAA BARKER GILLETTE has played a leading role in Pakistan’s era-defining projects, namely the development of the first independent power project, international airport, and motorway. Boasting ‘in-depth understanding of the energy sector' the team provides clients with wide ranging advice, including on project structuring, EPC contracts, and shareholder agreements. The practice is headed by Hasnain Naqvee, who brings a wealth of experience in power projects and Pakistan’s private power sector. He is aided by Bilal Shaukat, currently advising the Government of Sindh on public private partnership agreements and the development of Dhabeji Special Economic Zone. They are supported by Ahsan Z Rizvi, who specialises in project development and financing documentation in connection with infrastructure and power projects. Yousaf Khosa is another key litigator and leverages his considerable expertise in the telecommunication, oil and gas, and construction sectors.

Practice head(s):

Hasnain Naqvee

Other key lawyers:

Ahsan Zahir Rizvi; Bilal Shaukat; Yousaf Khosa


‘RIAA has always fostered a good relationship between clients, in-house counsel, and external lawyers by maintaining a prompt and efficient communication channel and a collaborative relationship to reach better levels of trust.’

‘They have a strong commercial knowledge and in-depth understanding of the energy sector and have drafted and negotiated some crucial energy deals with us.’

‘I recommend working with Bilal Shaukat due to his commercial knowledge and in-depth understanding of the energy sector. Further, what is most appreciable is his prompt responses and availability, regardless of whether he is in the country or not. This immediate accessibility has been key in strengthening my relationship and trust with him as the same is considered pivotal for in-house legal department.’

‘Bilal Shaukat’s positive attitude, work commitment and understanding of the company culture and its business needs has played an important role in maintaining and growing our relation together.’

‘Ability to find out-of-the-box solutions, dispute resolution through amicable settlement, carry good repute amongst the stakeholder, and excellent grip on the subject.’

‘The team is well-educated, coordinated, thorough and focused on the objective.’

‘I have a long working relationship with RIAA Barker Gillette and I unhesitatingly say that this is a par excellence team of professionals who provide high-quality professional services to their clients. I have found them to be solution oriented, very thorough in their approach and team players. RIAABG as one of the best firms in Pakistan to provide high-quality services.’

‘Hasnain Naqvi is one of the finest lawyers and corporate counsellors in Pakistan. He has an excellent ability to unravel complex legal question so as to fit them in the solutions required for their clients.’

Key clients

KOAK Power Limited

Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited

Engro Energy Limited

Mira Power Limited

Government of Sindh

Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd.

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

China Road and Bridge Corporation

Etihad Power Generation Limited

National Transmission and Despatch Commission

Techno Engineering Services (Private) Limited

Zahir Khan and Brothers

Government of Balochistan

Azad Pattan Power (Private) Limited

S K Hydro (Private) Limited

Nepal Water and Energy Development Company Private Limited

GH2 Industries (Private) Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting for Nepal Water and Energy Development Company Private Limited in relation to the development of a hydropower project.
  • Assisted China Road and Bridge Corporation, China’s leading state-owned company, in successfully obtaining licenses to distribute and supply electricity in designated territories from the national regulator of electric power.
  • Assisting Techno Engineering Services (Private) Limited with drafting project documents.

Farooq, Khan & Mirza (Advocates & Corporate Counsel)

A rapidly growing firm with a particular focus on infrastructure, Farooq, Khan & Mirza (Advocates & Corporate Counsel) specialises in public private partnership projects. The practice is led by founder of the firm Omer Farooq, who leverages his extensive experience in structuring PPP’s in Pakistan’s infrastructure sector, advising on mandates regarding highways, expressways, motorways, toll roads, and bridges; Farooq is praised as ‘the best PPP lawyer in Pakistan‘. He is supported by the ‘fantastic‘ Waleed Arshad, an expert in renewable energy projects involving local and cross-border financing.

Practice head(s):

Omer Farooq

Other key lawyers:

Waleed Arshad


‘One of the major strengths of the firm is the availability and involvement of the partners as well as other team members in projects. Timely deliverables are also another strength. They work with you as a partner in the respective project which provides comfort and reassurance.’

‘The experience of the partner in certain sectors, for example, the infrastructure development sector, stands out from competitors. Qualities include timely delivery of tasks as per commitment, involvement in structure and negotiations with clients, and above all, the availability of the partner and team.’ 

‘Well-versed with the regulatory milieu and intricacies involved with the greenfield infrastructure projects, which enables it to provide solutions acceptable to all parties associated with the deal.’

‘Team at FKM, particularly Waleed Arshad and Omer Farooq, have excellent knowledge and experience working on greenfield projects relating to road,  highway, and motorway infrastructure projects. Their ability to draft the commercial terms in legal draft is also commendable.’

‘They are certainly the best projects and PPP law firm in Pakistan. Their expertise in PPPs, responsiveness and industry recognition is remarkable. Above all, what we value most about FKM is dependability and availability.’

‘Omer Farooq is, in my opinion, the best PPP lawyer in Pakistan. His amiable nature, knowledge, promptness and expertise is brilliant. Also, Waleed Arshad is excellent. He has very quickly become a respected name in projects and PPP industry.’

‘FKM is the number one law firm in Pakistan for PPPs and projects. Their knowledge and expertise in the PPP space is exceptional. Their attention to detail, proactiveness, and sector knowledge is stellar.’

‘Omer Farooq, the founding partner of the firm, is the best PPP lawyer in Pakistan. His presence of mind, commercial acumen and availability is exceptional. In addition, Waleed Arshad, Associate Partner, is also a fantastic lawyer and will be a top projects lawyer in future.’

Key clients

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority

The Bank of Punjab

Sialkot Kharian Infrastructure Management (Private) Limited

Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, Government of Sindh

Lyari Development Authority, Government of Sindh

Mauripur Expressway Road Concessionaire (Private) Limited

Kainatt Enterprises (Private) Limited

Maqbool Associates (Private) Limited

Hasas Construction (Private) Limited

Swat Motorway and Related Tourism Infrastructure Development (Private) Limited

Zahir Khan & Brothers

The World Bank

Local Government & Housing Town Planning Department, Government of Sindh

International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

Government of Sindh, Public Private Partnership Unit

Punjab Ring Road Authority

Punjab Ring Road Infrastructure Management and Engineering (Private) Limited

Frontier Works Organization

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Motorway Operation and Rehabilitation Engineering (Private) Limited

Swat Expressway Planning Construction and Operations (Private) Limited

Lahore Sialkot Motorway Infrastructure Management (Private) Limited

Planning & Development Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Habibabad Operation and Management Engineering Company (Private) Limited

Superhighway Construction Operation and Rehabilitation Engineering Company (Private) Limited

National Logistics Cell

Work highlights

  • Advising the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank Group on rehabilitation, expansion, operation and maintenance of airports of Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore under a suitable public private partnership model.
  • Advising a syndicate of financial institutions in relation to a financing transaction of a motorway project being implemented on a build-operate-transfer basis under a public private partnership mode.
  • Advising a consortium of companies and bidders on a project to rehabilitate the Hub Water Canal in Karachi.

Kabraji & Talibuddin

Kabraji & Talibuddin regularly acts for local and foreign financiers, project companies, and stakeholders on hydroelectric, wind, coal, and fuel-based projects. The firm has further assisted government bodies on drafting legislation in relation to Pakistan’s power sector. The practice is co-led by industry veteran Kairas Kabraji and Syed Ali Bin Maaz, who is noted for his expertise in aviation financing, fuel supply agreements, and power purchase contracts. Maheen Faruqui is the third head and has spearheaded landmark wind, gas and hydroelectric power transactions.

Practice head(s):

Kairas Kabraji; Syed Ali Bin Maaz; Maheen Faruqui


‘Stands out for its unique combination of expertise, client-centred approach, and innovative practices.’

‘One of the practice’s key strengths lies in its holistic understanding of legal complexities. Their ability to communicate effectively with clients ensures a more approachable legal process, a quality potential clients would greatly appreciate.’

‘In comparison to other firms, K&T Law’s personalised approach and emphasis on accessibility stand out. The practice’s focus on tailoring solutions to each client’s unique needs sets it apart from firms that might take a more one-size-fits-all approach. This individualised attention ensures that clients receive tailored guidance aligned with their specific circumstances.’

Key clients

K-Solar (Private) Limited

Global Industry Suppliers (Private) Limited

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Export and Import Bank of China

China Development Bank

Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Limited

China Minsheng Bank Corporation Limited

Postal Savings Bank Of China Co. Limited

Agricultural Bank Of China

Work highlights

  • Advised the lenders of the Suki Kinari hydropower project in relation to the successful financial close and commercial operations of an 870mw hydroelectric generation power project located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • Advising China Development Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, China Minsheng Bank Corporation Limited, Postal Savings Bank of China Co. Limited, and Agricultural Bank of China on the financing of a 2x660mw coal-based power generation project being developed by Sino Sindh Resources (Private) Limited.
  • Acting for K-Solar (Private) Limited in relation to its financing from Faysal Bank Limited and drafting and negotiating the documentation and assisting with all Pakistan law related matters.

Liaquat Merchant Associates

Headquartered in Karachi, Liaquat Merchant Associates is experienced in handling major power, hydroelectric, and liquified natural gas projects. The practice is led by Faresa Jafarey Ahsan, who regularly advises companies on Pakistan’s laws and regulations in relation to the power and energy sector. She is aided by UK-based Hira Ahmad, who brings over 12 years of experience in the area and is able to assist clients in making submissions to regulatory bodies. Meanwhile, Mustafa Mumtaz advises on pipeline projects and mining projects, as well as divestment and privatisation within the sector.

Practice head(s):

Faresa Jafarey Ahsan

Other key lawyers:

Hira Ahmad; Mustafa Mumtaz


‘Knowledgeable of laws of various jurisdictions with professional ethics.’

‘Good diversity and collaboration.’

Key clients

Sui Southern Gas Company Limited

Karachi Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited

Sui Southern Gas Company Alternate Energy

Al Ghurair Investment LLC

Pakistan LNG Limited

Bahria Foundation

Work highlights

  • Advised Sui Southern Gas Company Alternate Energy (Pvt.) Ltd. on the laws, rules, regulations, and policies of Pakistan which govern off specification gas and on how it can purchase the off specification gas, convert the same to specification gas, ship, sell and distribute the same.
  • Represented Al Ghurair Investments in the sale of TransAsia Refinery Limited for USD4.5m.
  • Advised Sui Southern Gas Company Limited on the payment of sale proceeds of sellers working interest under the Gas Supply and Purchase Agreement entered between the client and sellers of gas in the Badin-IV South region.

Nawaz Hussain Sikander

Nawaz Hussain Sikander's client roster features a diverse array of clients from the banking, real estate, infrastructure and energy sectors, regularly representing explorers, producers, electric power generation companies and distribution companies, public procuring agencies, and EPC constructors. The team advises on project structuring, drafting and negotiating concession agreements, project and finance documents, engineering, procurement and construction contracts, and PPP projects. Co-leading the practice is Imran Nawaz Memon, a well-known PPP specialist, and corporate lawyer, Mir Nasar Ahmad. Memon is supported by Mehrunnissa Katpar who has recently advised on a number of large-scale motorway projects. Usman Siddiqui and Umed Ali are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

Imran Nawaz Memon; Mir Nasar Ahmad

Other key lawyers:

Mehrunnissa Katpar; Usman Siddiqui; Umed Ali


‘The experience in PPP projects, particularly in structuring projects from the feasibility stage, makes NHS a go-to firm for clients in infrastructure and real estate sectors.’

Projects are one of the practice areas that this firm manages and handles extremely well. Their legal expertise extends to the commercial understanding of these projects and their ability to identify legal risks and advise the client on all the risks involved makes their practice unique.’

‘Imran Nawaz is now a well-known legal expert in the PPP projects market in Pakistan.’

‘The team at this practice is truly exceptional and stands head and shoulders above many others in the industry. What sets them apart is their commitment to not only deliver but also innovate. Potential clients should be aware of the team’s unparalleled analytical skills, adaptability, and client-focused approach, ensuring tailor-made solutions for every unique challenge.’

‘Compared to other firms, this practice has a more holistic approach. They not only consider the immediate problem but also think several steps ahead to provide sustainable and efficient solutions. One of the most commendable innovations they have introduced is their technology-driven approach to collaboration. It streamlines communication, making it easier for clients to stay in the loop and for team members to work synergistically.’

‘Working with the individuals in our team has truly been a rewarding experience. Their dedication and passion consistently make them stand out from any competitors I’ve interacted with in the past. What particularly differentiates them is their unique approach to problem-solving and their unwavering commitment to excellence. I’ve valued their proactive nature, effective communication skills, and ability to adapt to evolving situations.’

Imran Memon is one of the few lawyers who understands the complex nature of projects and offers legal services, innovative solutions, and timely responses to meet the specific needs and objectives of his clients.’

The whole team at this place works hard and is very professional. They always show a deep understanding of the law and are determined to achieve favorable results. I was impressed by their personalized approach, ensuring that I was made aware of every risk involved in the transaction and could make the right decision.’

Key clients

Sardar Muhammad Ashraf D. Baluch (Private) Limited

Sachal Engineering (Private) Limited

LRC (Private) Limited

Management and Development Centre (Private) Limited

PPP Unit Sindh

Indus Estate (Private) Limited

Shahrukh Engineering (Private) Limited

MBC & Sons Builders and Developers

Fazal Brothers

Sapna Construction (Private) Limited

Quality Builders Limited

Balochistan Public-Private Partnership Authority

Javedan Corporation Limited

Arif Habib Dolmen REIT Management Limited

Techno Engineering Services (Private) Limited

Karachi Development Authority

Lyari Development Authority

Balochistan Public-Private Partnership Authority

Transport Department, Government of Balochistan

Work highlights

  • Acting as project counsel to the Concessionaire in Hyderabad – Sukkur (M6) Motorway Project.
  • Providing legal advisory services to the successful bidder for Kharian-Rawalpindi Motorway Project.
  • Acting as project counsel to the Concessionaire in M9-N5 Link Road Project.

ABS & Co.

Representing globally recognised companies, multinationals, and financial institutions, ABS & Co. has 'expertise in navigating complex energy projects'. Spearheading a number of significant projects, the firm has advised on the construction, development, and financing of power projects, housing societies, industrial estates, 5-star hotels, resorts, shopping malls, golf clubs, apartment complexes, dams, and other high-rise buildings. Lahore based practitioners Amna Warsi and Ayasha Warsi lead the team. In addition, Ahmed Reza Mirza has established himself as a leading expert in energy law.

Practice head(s):

Amna Warsi; Ayasha Warsi; Ahmed Reza Mirza


‘ABS & Co. have a very capable team to tackle legal matters.’

‘Highly recommended, particularly Ahmed Reza Mirza.’ 

‘A highly-skilled and reputable force in the industry. Their expertise in navigating complex energy projects, in-depth knowledge of the industry and strategic thinking sets them apart, making them an invaluable partner for our energy projects.’

‘The team is committed to providing top-quality deliverables within efficient timelines.’

‘Ahmed Reza Mirza’s exceptional leadership and business acumen have been instrumental in navigating complex regulatory challenges, particularly his ability to delve deep into matters and find solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems.’

‘Ahmed Reza Mirza’s foresight in anticipating potential roadblocks ahead of time has given us a competitive advantage and his dedication to our success is immensely valued.’ 

‘ABS & Co’s projects and energy team stands out as a distinguished player within the power and energy industry in Pakistan. They possess exceptional proficiency in finding solutions to intricate energy matters and profound industry insights.’

‘Ahmed Reza Mirza’s in-depth knowledge of the projects and energy sector is remarkable and it is evident that he is passionate about what he does. He possesses a knack for identifying creative solutions to complex challenges and his responsiveness and accessibility have been greatly appreciated, as they reflect his genuine commitment to our projects.’

Key clients

Power Construction Corporation of China

Quaid-e-Azam Thermal Power Ltd

National Transmission and Despatch Company

Petroleum Exploration Pvt Limited

Special Technologies Zones Authority

Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission

China Ghezhouba Group Company Limited

Engro Elengy Terminal Pakistan Limited

Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited

Saif Energy Limited


Work highlights

  • Assisted Power Construction Corporation of China with preparing claims and negotiated terms of settlement in an EPC power project worth PKR34.89bn.
  • Advising Quaid-e-Azam Thermal Power Limited on issues arising under their EPC Agreement for the engineering, procurement and construction of an 1180 MW RLNG-based Power Plant at Bhikki.
  • Advised Pakistan’s largest privately owned Exploration & Production (E&P) company, Petroleum Exploration Pvt Limited, on issues related to sale of gas from an active gas producing field.

Vellani & Vellani

Boasting a comprehensive understanding of Pakistan’s oil and gas sector, Vellani & Vellani is well-equipped to provide legal counsel to domestic and foreign financial institutions looking to finance projects in the sector. Meanwhile, the firm’s Islamabad office focuses on renewable energy. The practice is co-led by experienced litigator Badaruddin Vellani and Tariq Nasir, a specialist on infrastructure projects relating to power and LNG import terminals. Javaid Akhtar is another notable figure in the team.

Practice head(s):

Badaruddin Vellani; Tariq Nasir; Javaid Akhtar

Work highlights

  • Advising Foundation Solar Energy Limited on the negotiation and finalisation of a power purchase agreement in relation to a solar power project to be developed for the Pakistan Army.
  • Advised Engro Eximp FZE on their proposed venture of importing and selling RLNG.
  • Acted for the Guarantor (Infrazamin) in relation to the Kashf Foundation’s Gender Bond issue estimated at PKR2500m.