Firm Profile > Liaquat Merchant Associates > Karachi, Pakistan

Liaquat Merchant Associates
JURIS PK
4C
9TH ZAMZAMA COMMERCIAL LANE, PHASE V, DHA, KARACHI
Pakistan

Banking and finance Tier 2

Liaquat Merchant Associates has considerable expertise in corporate and consumer financing, project financing in addition to leveraged and acquisition financing. Other strengths lie in electronic banking and in all areas of Islamic financing and Sharia compliant modes of financing. Under the leadership of Faresa Jafarey Ahsan the team is regularly engaged by both local and foreign banks and other non-banking institutions throughout Pakistan. Hira  Ahmad is another prominent member of the team along with senior partner Liaquat Merchant. There have been changes to the team at a senior level. Darakhsan Vohra left the firm while Shayan Ahmed joined the team.  Hassan Arif has been promoted to the partnership.

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Testimonials

LMA is our key law firm. We find the team to be  good – exceptional‘.

Key clients

JS Bank Limited

Pak Brunei Investment Company Limited

Bank AL Habib Limited

Faysal Bank Limited

Allied Bank Limited

Capital markets Tier 3

Mustafa Mumtaz is a key contact for capital markets work at Liaquat Merchant Associates.

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Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Liaquat Merchant Associates fields a strong team that is regularly involved in major M&A deals as well as having vast experience in other areas such as corporate governance, project documentation, corporate restructuring and joint venture arrangements.  Under the leadership of Faresa Jafarey Ahsan it is also adept at obtaining approvals and consents from the Competition Commission of Pakistan. The group has particular expertise too in other areas such as the pharmaceutical sector and is recommended for its work at representing bidders in various privatisations and for its advice on public procurement laws. Darakhshan Sheikh Vohra left the firm while Shayan Ahmed joined the team.  Hassan Arif  was promoted to the partnership.

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‘The team is very thorough in its work, especially in performing due diligence. Very well versed with applicable laws. Ability to understand the requirements and advise accordingly. Thinking out of the box to review all possible solutions. Detail oriented‘.

Key clients

Unity Foods Limited

MasterCard

Syngenta Pakistan Limited

Pi Pakistan (Private) Limited

Aman Foundation

JS Bank Limited

Labour and employment Tier 3

Under the leadership of Faresa Jafarey Ahsan at Liaquat Merchant Associates  the department is well-equipped to advise domestic and international clients on all employment, labour law and human resource matters. It frequently advises on local  regulatory requirements and continues to represent companies, employees and civil servants before the High Courts, Labour Courts and Service Tribunals. It counts many local and international companies as clients and receives a steady flow of instructions from some international law firms.

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FINCA Microfinance Global Services LLC

Puma Energy Pakistan Limited

Aman Foundation

Engro Corporation

Mckinsey and Co. – Dubai

Projects and energy Tier 3

Liaquat Merchant Associates has vast experience of advising on major power projects such as hydel power projects, coal-based power projects, LNG-based power projects and wind power projects. Under the leadership of Faresa Jafarey Ahsan the skilled team has been working with a number of foreign law firms on major projects. Hira  Ahmad is renowned for her work on LNG projects in particular.  Mustafa Mumtaz is recommended for his work on numerous projects as well as his experience in the oil and gas sectors and power projects including alternative energy  projects.

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Key clients

Puma Energy Pakistan

Sui Southern Gas Company Limited

Karachi Infrastructure Development Company Limited

TMT Tier 3

Liaquat Merchant Associates regularly advises various companies on issues such as the acquisition of software applications and software license agreements as well as outsourcing agreements and software and hardware maintenance contracts. In addition the team frequently advises on service level contracts and escrow agreements. In the past the group has advised various banks on software applications with leading IT companies. Head of department Faresa Jafarey Ahsan has provided extensive advice on software contracts and on electronic payment systems.

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‘The team provides professional advice that is in the best interest of the client. It has good business acumen and the team is professional, motivated, and trustworthy‘.

Key clients

Allied Bank Limited

Covalent (Private) Limited

Faysal Bank Limited

Soneri Bank Limited