Our Pakistan practice

We have a more than 40-year history of representing regional and international clients with interests in Pakistan, acting for corporates, developers, financial institutions and governments on projects, financings, M&A transactions and disputes.

A number of our lawyers have attained a deep understanding of Pakistan by closely following the changing nature of industry, the current trends in the market and other legal and non-legal developments in Pakistan. We also regularly share our legal know-how, market intelligence and resources to service our clients undertaking transactions in the region.

In recent years, we have acted for the Government of Pakistan on debt capital market issuances including Shariah-compliant Sukuk. We have also developed particularly strong experience in all aspects relating to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, including acting for corporates and lenders engaged in outward investment in the power and infrastructure sectors on transactions and disputes. Likewise, our internationally Chambers-lauded global mining group is able to provide skilled legal advice to clients conducting business in this copper- and gold-rich country, helping Pakistani investors realize the huge potential in the mining sector, particularly in Chagai.

Our lawyers, many of whom are fluent or native Urdu speakers, have a grasp of the regional languages of Pakistan including Punjabi and Saraiki. We also work closely with a number of leading Pakistani law firms with whom we have formed longstanding relationships over the years.

Our areas of work include

  • Banking and finance, including Islamic finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate, M&A and securities
  • Energy, infrastructure and resources, including mining, power and utilities and renewables
  • Financial institutions
  • Litigation and disputes, including international arbitration
  • Projects
  • Public and government finance
  • Technology
  • Transport