Firm Profile > Orr, Dignam & Co. > Karachi , Pakistan

Orr, Dignam & Co.

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Orr, Dignam & Co. has a strong and diverse corporate and commercial offering and advises a wide range of clients on a variety of complex transactions and reorganisations. It also has considerable niche expertise in technology, media and telecoms matters and advises a number of social media platforms on  corporate and regulatory issues. In addition, the team is skilled at advising on labour and employment matters for its corporate clients and works closely with a number of foreign law firms. Aliya Yusuf is a highly respected member of the team.

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Orr, Dignam & Co. covers the full array of contentious matters from mediation and arbitration through to civil litigation. The dedicated team advises major domestic and overseas clients and works closely in collaboration with a number of overseas counsel in international arbitrations. It is skilled at advising on a diverse range of matters from constitutional challenges to trade mark appeals and corporate disputes. The group acts for a broad range of clients including multinational companies, banks, multilateral agencies and public sector corporations. Sajid Zahid and Taha Aliz are leading figures in the market.

Projects and energy Tier 1

Orr, Dignam & Co.'s strong energy practice is adept at advising upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas companies. The active team continues to be involved in a number of projects and acquisitions in the energy sector and has acted for a variety of clients in the power sector, including power companies, fuel suppliers, lenders and contractors, as well as insurers and consultants. In the midstream energy sector, the firm has advised on contracts relating to long-distance pipeline projects and acts for a number of refineries. Its work includes advice on transnational oil and gas projects and it has advised on several coal and wind power generation projects as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Zahir Riaz and Aliya Yusuf are among the names to note.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Orr, Dignam & Co. advises property developers, hotel owners and infrastructure providers on a frequent basis. The team is also well equipped to advise on construction and infrastructure projects under FIDIC contracts and has advised several domestic and international clients on onshore and offshore projects. In addition, the group regularly advises both public and private sector clients on major construction projects. Aliya Yusuf is one of the primary contacts.

Banking and finance Tier 2

With fully operational offices in Karachi and Islamabad, the team at Orr, Dignam & Co. is particularly recommended for its work on Islamic finance transactions, project finance and acquisition finance matters. The firm routinely handles a wide range of banking and finance matters, including asset financing, securitisation and export credit transactions. It has recently advised on several complex financial transactions involving banks, multilateral institutions and government agencies. Asim Nasim is among the primary contacts at the firm.

Capital markets Tier 2

Orr, Dignam & Co. has considerable experience in IPOs, company restructurings and due diligence reports. It has advised various entities on all aspects of capital markets-related matters, with a particular focus on assisting companies with any further issue of capital. It is also skilled at advising foreign companies on the legal and regulatory framework for investment in the country. Aliya Yusuf and Zahir Riaz are among the names to note.

Insurance Tier 3

Orr, Dignam & Co. advises on various insurance and regulatory matters. It routinely advises clients on insurance contracts and on litigation stemming from these insurance contracts. The team is also skilled at advising clients on the implications of terrorism-related claims.