Pakistan

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate
Kabraji & Talibuddin

Active since 1997, Kabraji & Talibuddin is among the market-leading firms in Pakistan and excels in financial and corporate work.

 

Focusses / specialisms 

The firm has a particular focus on M&A and projects work and significant experience in aviation financing. The firm maintains an office in Karachi.

Sectors of focus include aviation, entertainment and media, logistics, retail, healthcare, and energy.

 

Key clients  

The firm counts International Finance Corporation, TPG Global, China Development Bank, Commercial Bank of China and Bank of Communications among its clients.

 

Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021) 

Banking and finance

"Experienced, responsive, excellent analysis of black-letter law as applied to the transaction."

Orr Dignam & Co

Active since 1952, Orr Dignam & Co is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Pakistan. The firm maintains offices in Karachi and Islamabad.

 

Focusses / specialisms 

The firm is active in the financial and corporate space and is ranked among the market leaders in the jurisdiction. The firm’s offering covers a wide range of matters, including asset financing, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, derivatives, and corporate restructuring.

 

Key clients  

Notable clients include The Bestway Group, United Bank, Magnus Investment Advisors, and Credit Suisse.

 

Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021) 

Project development

"Their practice areas are quite diverse. Have a well-qualified team. Have a great market reputation as a top-notch law firm. Very responsive. Strictly meet deadlines. Provide comfort to the clients to the extent that they establish confidence in the efforts of the law firm."

RIAA Barker Gillette

RIAA Barker Gillette is one of the largest full-service law firms in Pakistan, with offices in Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Peshawar. The firm also notably represents Pakistan in Lex Mundi.

 

Focusses / specialisms 

The firm is ranked among the market leaders for its high quality financial and corporate offering. The firm is experienced in advising on matters such as debt and equity offerings, inbound investments, Islamic and conventional finance, and project development.

 

Key clients  

Clients include Din Energy, Lakeside Energy, Indus Wind Energy, MCB Bank, Allied Bank, Vinci, and VentureDrive.

 

Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021) 

M&A

"Very quick turnaround and well-drafted legal opinions highlighting the pros and cons. Always available to provide support as and when needed. "

Vellani & Vellani

Full-service law firm Vellani & Vellani can trace back its roots to 1937. The firm has offices in Islamabad and Karachi. Key figures at the firm include senior partner Badaruddin Vellani.

 

Focusses / specialisms 

Ranked among the top tier firms in Pakistan, Vellani & Vellani is known for banking, M&A and projects work.

While the firm’s banking team advises on matters such as syndicated loans, credit facilities and project financings, it also has expertise in Shariah-compliant structures including murabaha (cost-plus financing), istisna’a (Islamic project financing), ijara (capital leasing), musharakah (partnership finance) financings, and takaful (Islamic insurance) deals.

In M&A the firm advises on matters including joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, demergers, spin-offs, divestments and franchises.

In the projects space, the firm has a particular focus on the oil and gas sector.

 

Key clients  

Key clients include National Bank of Pakistan, The Bank of Punjab, Askari Cement, Pakistan Gas Port Consortium, and the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation.