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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Acting for a major French pharmaceutical and chemical company (Roussel Uclaf S A) in the acquisition of the Pakistan business of a division of a major British pharmaceutical company (Wellcome) as part of a global asset sale, including negotiations, drafting, and advice;
  • Acting for Cadbury Schweppes Plc in the restructuring of and acquisition of further equity in their Pakistan subsidiary;
  • Acting for National Power of the UK (now International Power) in connection with its acquisition of the Kot Addu Power Station from the Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority following its privatisation;
  • Acting for Broken Hill Propietary (BHP) of Australia in relation to their acquisition of various interests in Pakistan;
  • Acting for Exxon Mobil in relation to their business interests in Pakistan consisting of various energy related projects and, in particular, the acquisition of a lubricant manufacturing company from a local group including due diligence, drafting, negotiation and preparation of documents;
  • Acting for a premier American Bank in connection with the acquisition of the business in Pakistan of another major international bank, including extensive and concentrated due diligence; advice on regulatory issues and review of and comment on transaction documentation;
  • Advising a major listed U.K.-based financial services group in connection with the acquisition of the Pakistan life and general insurance interests of a leading U.K. insurer, including due diligence; preparation and negotiation of contracts and regulatory approvals; and advice on the formation of a new company;
  • advising EMI Group on the acquisition of certain recording assets from Pakistan including drafting of contracts and related advice;
  • Acting for the Pakistani partner in relation to a joint venture with a major international logistics company;
  • Advising a local insurance company and its foreign shareholder in connection with the acquisition of the Pakistan life and general insurance interests of a leading U.K. insurer, including due diligence; preparation and negotiation of contracts and regulatory approvals;
  • Acting for Temasek Holdings (the investment arm of the Government of Singapore), and its subsidiaries in relation to acquisitions and joint ventures in Pakistan, including the acquisition of a majority stake in a local listed bank; and an investment in a joint venture to carry on asset management activities;
  • Acting for Agility Logistics in relation to a proposed joint venture with a public sector logistics enterprise in Pakistan;
  • Acting for International Finance Corporation in connection with its acquisition of an equity stake in Saudi Pak Commercial Bank (now Silkbank) in concert with Bank Muscat, Nomura and others;
  • Acting for and advising The Royal Bank of Scotland in Pakistan in connection with its global purchase of ABN AMRO Bank group, in collaboration with its partners;
  • Acting for an international telecommunications company in relation to the legal due diligence of a target mobile operator in Pakistan; advising in relation to various aspects of the related M&A transaction;
  • Advising Shell Exploration Company B.V. in connection with the acquisition of petroleum assets in Pakistan;
  • Acting for China Development Bank, Hong Kong in relation to the acquisition finance by United Energy Group of BP’s assets in Pakistan.