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ABS & Co.
LAHORE 54000


Bakhtawar is a Senior Associate at the firm’s office in Lahore where he works as part of the Dispute Resolution practice.

As part of the dispute resolution practice, he has advised on several construction-related disputes involving the Neelum-Jhelum Hydro Power Project, Dasu Hydro Power Project, Suki Kinari Hydro Power Project, Kohala Hydro Power Project, Orange Line Metro Bus Project Lahore, Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Project, Multan Metro Project, Serena Hotel Project, EOBI Mall/Mixed Used Development Project, UCH-II Gas Field Project, Qatar Radio and Television Complex with Asghal and the NHA-Magic River dispute on the M-2. His experience in this sector includes preparation of claims pertaining to extension of time (EOT), prolongation costs, acceleration costs, disruption costs, claims for escalation in unit rates, variations and their pricing and other tax related issues that affect project time-lines and costs.

Bakhtawar is also an integral part of the firm’s Property and Real Estate practice. He has advised on a number of real estate projects which includes Vantage 94 Apartment Buildings by Casa Grande Ventures Private Limited, Capital Smart City Islamabad by Future Development Holdings, Pak Arab Housing Society by Vital Enterprises, River-Ravi Urban Development Project by Habib Rafiq Private Limited and the development of the Central Business District by the Lahore Central Business District Development Authority (LCBDDA).

Prior to joining ABS & Co, Bakhtawar worked at Saad Rasool Law Associates and at Haidermota & Co in Karachi where he worked as a corporate attorney on several transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

He frequently writes in some of Pakistan’s leading English newspapers including Dawn and The News. He has co-authored the In-House Lawyer’s country guide to Commercial Litigation in Pakistan. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the Sheikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law at LUMS and has also previously taught at the Nadira Hasan Law Department at Kinnaird.


ABS & Co (2015 to present)

Haidermota & Co (2015)

Saad Rasool Law Associates (2014 – 2015)


English; Urdu


SOAS, University of London (LLB)

University of Chicago Law School (LLM)

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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 > Dispute resolution

ABS & Co. acts on commercial, constitutional, tax and employment disputes. The practice also deals with major construction disputes, encompassing the road, infrastructure, hospitality, energy and power sectors. Ahmer Bilal Soofi, also an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, leads the team. Islamabad-based Usman Jillani represents banks and other financial institutions before various courts, tribunals and administrative bodies with respect to asset recovery, bankruptcy proceedings and enforcement of securities. Associate Bakhtawar Bilal Soofi operates from the Lahore office, offering considerable experience in handling construction disputes under FIDIC.