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Corporate & Commercial
Barrister Shahrukh Iftikhar is an Associate Partner and heads the Corporate and Commercial Practice of the firm’s Islamabad office.
Barrister Shahrukh Iftikhar has been actively involved in advising different entities in relation to corporate compliances, issues in relation to employee benefits and retention, setting up trusts funds, advising international conglomerates in relation to anti-dumping investigations initiated by the State of Pakistan, advice in relation to registration of forms of intellectual property with the IPO, negotiation of technological and software enhancement agreements on behalf of private clientele, management of non-banking finance companies in relation to portfolio management and advice in relation to CVAS licensing regime under relevant PTA laws.
He is also acclaimed for his work with the Ministry of Commerce with the drafting of the Trade Dispute Resolution Act and framing of the Rules thereunder. Further he has has also been involved in drafting amendment laws for regulatory bodies; corporate governance and compliance relating to the registration and incorporation of companies in Pakistan; procurement and construction contracts for project companies setting up power plants in Pakistan; concession documents pertaining to oil and gas companies; corporate restructuring for transactions and proceedings before the Competition Commission.
He has also been actively involved in advising MNO’s in relation to general and specific authorizations with respect to access and interconnection, allocation of spectrum by FAB, active and passive infrastructure, tariff, cybersecurity, interception, portability, terms and conditions of the license and type approval.
Pakistan > Real estate and construction
ABS & Co.’s real estate team regularly assists major property developers with the development and construction of housing societies, condominiums and apartment buildings. On the construction side, the firm acts for contractors across contentious and non-contentious issues. Clients of the practice include developers, sponsors, local governments and development authorities. The department is overseen by the Lahore-based trio consisting of Salman Hanif Rajput, Sarjeel Mowahid and Bakhtawar Bilal Soofi, as well as Islamabad-based Shahrukh Iftikhar.
Pakistan > Projects and energy
ABS & Co. advises on the construction, development and financing of housing societies, industrial estates, 5-star hotels, resorts, shopping malls, golf clubs, apartment complexes, dams, energy projects and other high-rise buildings. The practice also deals with matters pertaining to international and domestic airports in Pakistan. The Lahore office is led by Ayasha Warsi, Amna Warsi and Sarjeel Mowahid. Shahrukh Iftikhar oversees the Islamabad department.
Pakistan > Corporate and M&A
ABS & Co. focuses on corporate advisory issues and M&A for the Pakistan government and government‐owned entities, public sector organisations, statutory bodies, regulatory agencies, and companies, as well as banks and financial insitutions. The corporate practice is renowned for its work within the fintech, real estate and construction spaces. Practice head Sarjeel Mowahid operates from the Lahore office and advises on a range of matters relating to corporate finance and restructuring, banking and finance, foreign direct investment and labour law. Co-head Samar Masood Soofi was promoted to the partnership in May 2022, and regularly supports start-ups at all stages of investment. Islamabad-based Shahrukh Iftikhar completes the leadership team.