Farooq, Khan & Mirza (Advocates & Corporate Counsel) > Islamabad, Pakistan > Firm Profile

Farooq, Khan & Mirza (Advocates & Corporate Counsel)
993, Street 43

Pakistan > Projects and energy Tier 2

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:


‘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.

Pakistan > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Well-regarded in the field of corporate and commercial disputes, Farooq, Khan & Mirza (Advocates & Corporate Counsel) represents some of the largest civil contractors. Leveraging its expertise in engineering, the firm specialises in related contentious matters, dispute adjudications, and arbitration tribunals. The 'strong and agile team with deep knowledge of the local market' is overseen by experienced litigator Babbar Ali Khan, whose 'competence and integrity is unmatched.'

Practice head(s):

Babbar Ali Khan


‘Strong and agile team with deep knowledge of the local market.’

‘Babbar Ali Khan is a future star.’

‘The quality of work, advice and diligence of research are the main factors that stand out when working with Farooq, Khan & Mirza. Their response time is one of the fastest in the legal fraternity.’

‘Babbar Ali Khan’s quality of research and advice is always the best. His assessment of how to approach the case is always above par.’

‘Very professional with a highly qualified team. Babbar Ali Khan, who recently also became a Supreme Court Lawyer, has been exceptional. He has helped our company in recent arbitration and recovered our heavy payments.’

‘Extremely thorough and reliable advice. High levels of professionalism set them a head and shoulders above their competition.’

‘Babbar Ali Khan’s competence and integrity is unmatched.’

‘The team make sure that individual attention is given to each case.’

Key clients

Matracon Private Limited

Sino Hydro China Private Limited

Sardar Mohammad Ashraf D. Baloch Private Limited

Sultan Mahmood and Company

Usmani International Associates Private Limited

Frontier Works Organization

Lilley International Private Limited

Pakistan Petroleum Limited

HAKAS Private Limited

Zahir Khan and Brothers

Saadullah Khan and Brothers

Constructor’s Association of Pakistan

RMS Private Limited

Resource Linked Private Limited

Guarantee Engineers Private Limited


Public Private Partnership Authority

Rana Sajjad

Tamerid Consultants

Cornelius, Lane and Mufti

Raja Mohammad Akram and Company

Trading Resource Linked Private Limited

Samar Abbas

Work highlights

  • Acted for Sardar Mohammad Ashraf D. Baloch. in successfully recovering Rs2bn.


  • M-2 Motorway PPP Project.
  • M-9 Motorway PPP Project.
  • Lahore-Sialkot Motorway PPP Project.
  • Sialkot-Kharian Motorway PPP Project.
  • Swat Motorway Phase I PPP Project.
  • Swat Motorway Phase II PPP Project.
  • M9-N5 Link Road PPP Project.
  • Lahore Ring Road (SL1&2) PPP Project.
  • Lahore Ring Road (SL3) PPP Project.
  • Karachi-Thatta Dual Carriageway PPP Project.
  • 65 MGD Karachi Bulk Water Supply PPP Project.
  • 5 MGD Seawater Desalination Plant Project in Ibrahim Hyderi, Karachi.
  • 5 MGD Seawater Desalination Plant Project in Lyari, Karachi.
  • 100 MGD Karachi Hub Water Canal PPP Project.
  • Mauripur Expressway PPP Project.
  • Government of Sindh Healthcare PPP Project for ninety-five (95) healthcare facilities.
  • LDA Scheme 42 PPP Project.
  • Governance and Policy Project, KPK, Pakistan.
  • Rani Bagh PPP Project.
  • Three (3) road sector operations and maintenance PPPs in Sindh.
  • Kahna Kacha Flyover PPP Project.
  • Habibabad Flyover PPP Project.
  • Punjab Urban Development Projects (PRF-02) relating to municipal services in 7 intermediate cities in Punjab.
  • Rawalpindi Ring Road Project.
  • Multan Ring Road PPP Project.
  • Sialkot Ring Road PPP Project.
  • Dhabeji Special Economic Zone Project.
  • Faisalabad-Chiniot Road PPP Project.
  • Shahdara Flyover PPP Project.
  • M-1 Motorway Service Areas PPP Project.
  • Malir Expressway PPP Project.
  • The Bus Rapid Transit Infrastructure for Blue Line in Karachi PPP Project.
  • Project proponents in relation to various unsolicited proposals for PPP projects.