Firm Profile > Haidermota & Co Advocates > Karachi , Pakistan

Haidermota & Co Advocates
D-79, BLOCK 5

Banking and finance Tier 1

Haidermota & Co Advocates has a first-rate banking and finance practice that advises on the full spectrum of financial products, including syndicated lending and debt instruments as well as Islamic financing. It is also skilled at advising on all forms of financing that are backed by export credit agencies. The group has a proven track record of acting in significant cross-border transactions and routinely works with foreign financial institutions and multilateral agencies. It is a team of choice for financing transactions that involve complex security structures, inter-creditor arrangements and financial restructurings. The team’s experience also extends to advising on the establishment of microfinance banks and institutions in Pakistan. Names to note include senior partner Khozem Haidermota and Mohammad Anwer, who is recommended for his corporate finance work. Zahra Abid is another respected member of the team.

Capital markets Tier 1

Haidermota & Co Advocates is experienced in all aspects of debt and equity capital market offerings. It regularly advises on convertible debt offerings, bonds, private placements and accelerated equity offerings as well as IPOs and de-listings. The practice also has significant expertise in listings, real estate investment trusts and other issues such as insider trading and regulatory matters. Clients include domestic and international corporate clients, banks and various financial institutions. Ali Vasi and Mohammad Anwer are key members of the team, which is led by Khozem Haidermota.

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Haidermota & Co Advocates fields a large and experienced team that has particular expertise in complex restructurings and reorganisations. It has been involved in some significant deals for both acquirer and target companies, and has also advised investors and sponsors on landmark private equity deals. The group is also lauded for its advice on shareholder arrangements and on minority rights issues. The practice has particular strength in various sectors, such as oil and gas, payment systems and aviation, as well as infrastructure and energy. Khozem Haidermota heads the active team, which frequently advises listed companies on securities laws, disclosure requirements and other matters such as insider trading laws and confidentiality issues.

Dispute resolution Tier 1

With offices in three different cities manned by two partners and five associates, Haidermota & Co Advocates has one of the leading litigation practices in the country. The group is recognised for its experience in handling complex commercial disputes of all types. It has considerable domestic and international arbitration expertise, as well as sector expertise in banking, telecoms, energy and other diverse areas such as fraud, white-collar crime and regulatory investigations. Kazim Hasan regularly represents banks before all the High Courts of Pakistan and has extensive experience of filing amalgamation and demerger petitions. Hasan also frequently represents clients before the Pakistani regulators. The team was strengthened by the addition of Jahanzeb Awan to its ranks from Khalid Anwer & Co..

Projects and energy Tier 1

Under the leadership of Umar Shereef and Owais Aziz, the first-rate team at Haidermota & Co Advocates regularly advises on the largest projects in Pakistan. Its excellent energy sector practice advises on diverse matters ranging from energy generation and distribution projects through to mining matters. The group also regularly assists with projects relating to urban safety and surveillance, as well as other key areas such as information and technology projects, mass transit systems, and education and healthcare projects. In addition, it has substantial experience in large-scale road and bridge construction projects. Major clients include leading national and international financial institutions, project companies, sponsors, multilateral agencies, construction companies and provincial governments.

Environment Tier 2

Haidermota & Co Advocates has a strong environmental law practice that is fully integrated into its M&A, projects, infrastructure and energy departments. It has an excellent track record of advising companies that are investing in or developing projects, primarily in the energy, manufacturing, transportation and chemical sectors, but also in other areas such as agriculture and telecoms. It routinely advises on compliance issues in the context of environmental impact assessments and other diverse areas such as agricultural land use regulations for project development and protected forest regulations. Other core strengths include advising clients on contractual risks and environmental liabilities as well as on hazardous waste management obligations. The practice is also skilled at negotiating contractual indemnities for environmental liabilities. Khozem Haidermota and Umar Shareef are the names to note.

Insurance Tier 3

Haidermota & Co Advocates is an up-and-coming insurance advisory firm with a dedicated team of insurance lawyers who advise on conventional insurance activities as well as takaful services in Pakistan. The team advises some major insurers on contractual and regulatory matters both locally and internationally. It is also skilled at advising on insurance brokerage and agency relationships and on the structuring of insurance and reinsurance arrangements. Khozem Haidermota, Mohammad Anwer and Jahanzeb Awan are well regarded.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Haidermota & Co Advocates regularly advises clients on large and medium-sized real estate projects. Its client base includes buyers, sellers and developers. It also acts for various public and private funds as well as financial institutions.

TMT Tier 3

Haidermota & Co Advocates routinely advises financial institutions on their payment technology contracts. Other areas of expertise include advising on the issues surrounding the procurement of hardware, software licensing agreements, source code escrow agreements, and customisation and support services. The skilled team also advises a wide range of local and foreign entities on the local regulatory framework surrounding blockchain-powered services, cloud computing and data analytics. Senior partner Khozem Haidermota heads the team.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions
Oil and gas
Project finance
Power generation projects
Structured finance
Islamic modes of finance
Foreign investment
Information technology
Venture capital
Charitable trusts
Real estate/construction
Commercial litigation
Domestic and international
Dispute resolution
Cross-border joint ventures
Number of partners : 15
other lawyers : 38
Contacts : Kazim Hasan
Contacts : Khozem A Haidermota
Contacts : Mohammad Anwer
Contacts : Ali Akber Vasi
Contacts : Ali Asgher Khan
Contacts : Shabbir Harianawala
Contacts : Zahra Abid
: Jahanzeb Awan
Contacts : M Umar Shereef
Contacts : Owais Aziz
Contacts : Uzair Karamat Bhandari
Contacts : Feisal Hussain Naqvi
Contacts : Iftikharuddin Riaz
Contacts : Mian Muhammad Kashif
: Mian Sami ud-Din