Partners

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Kairas N Kabraji

Senior Partner

[email protected]

+9221 35838871 - 6
 

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Law Tripos Parts I & II) University of Cambridge (Trinity College), United Kingdom

LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws, now re-designated Master of Laws (LL. M.)), University of Cambridge (Trinity College), United Kingdom

Master of Arts (M.A.), University of Cambridge (Trinity College), United Kingdom

 

Admission

Advocate, High Court of Sindh

 

Kairas N Kabraji heads the firm’s corporate advisory and transactions practice. He has extensive experience in both domestic and transnational corporate and commercial matters, with a strong focus on project finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital market transactions, and debt and equity financing. Kairas brings a wealth of experience from a career spanning over four decades, advising clients most notably in the energy and natural resources, aviation, banking and finance, retail and consumer, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications sectors.

Kairas is recognised as one of the most prominent lawyers of Pakistan. He is well regarded and highly sought after for his commercial acumen, solutions-based approach, and ‘first-class legal skills’. In addition to being a seasoned practitioner, he is a thought-leader in the field of corporate and commercial law having regularly advised and consulted on domestic commercial legislation.

Kairas N Kabraji has consistently been named as a leading lawyer for Capital Markets and Banking and Finance (Asia Law); listed in the ‘Hall of Fame’ in Corporate and M&A (Legal 500); Market Leader in Banking and M&A (IFLR); Senior Statesperson in Banking & Finance and in Projects, Infrastructure and Energy and in Corporate/Commercial (Chambers and Partners) in Pakistan. 

 
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Salman Talibuddin

Senior Partner

[email protected]

+9221 35838871 - 6
 

Education

B.A., University of Karachi, Pakistan

B.A. Political Science, University of Oklahoma, United States

J.D., University of Oklahoma, United States

LL.M., University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Admission

Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan

Salman Talibuddin heads the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice. He has over three decades of experience acting in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, with a strong focus on commercial litigation and arbitration. Salman has regularly acted in major and complex disputes including international commercial arbitrations, most notably in the energy and natural resources, aviation, banking and finance, construction and engineering, and telecommunications sectors. He has also acted as a sole arbitrator in commercial arbitration matters and is on the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration).

Salman is highly regarded and sought after for his rigorously thorough practice and dispute resolution skills. He has consistently been recognised as a market-leading lawyer for Dispute Resolution in Pakistan (Asia Law).

Salman Talibuddin has remained a former judge of the High Court of Sindh at Karachi, and the Additional Attorney General for Pakistan based at Karachi (2014 - 2018). He is currently serving as the Advocate General of Sindh.

 

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Danish M H Shah

Partner

[email protected]

+9221 35838871 - 6
 

Education

M.Sc. Economics, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, United Kingdom

Called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn), United Kingdom

Admission

Advocate, High Court of Sindh

 

Danish M H Shah has almost two decades of experience working on corporate and commercial matters. His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, project finance, capital markets, and foreign and domestic debt and equity financing. Danish advises both domestic and international clients across a number of industries, most notably in the energy and natural resources, banking and finance, telecommunications, and transport sectors.  

In addition to routinely advising major clients on securities lending and other financial market transactions, Danish is well known for his advisory and negotiation skills in the energy and infrastructure sector. He has been recognised as a leading lawyer for Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, and Energy & Natural Resources (Asia Law, 2019); and is highly regarded in Banking, Project Finance and M&A (IFLR) in Pakistan.

 
 

Syed Ali Bin Maaz

Partner

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+9221 35838871 - 6
 

Education

LL.B. (Hons), University of London (External Programme), Pakistan

Bar Vocational Course, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom

Called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn), United Kingdom

M.A. International Relations, University of Karachi, Pakistan

Diploma in Islamic Economics and Finance, Centre for Islamic Economics, Pakistan

Admission

Advocate, High Court of Sindh

 

Syed Ali Bin Maaz has extensive experience working on corporate and commercial matters, with a strong focus on aviation finance, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and financial market transactions. In addition to his experience in the corporate field, Ali also advises in commercial dispute resolution matters and appears before the courts in Pakistan.

Ali acts for major clients most notably in the energy and natural resources and financial sectors. He provides specialist advice in relation to aircraft leasing and aviation financing and routinely advises power sector entities in negotiations of project documents, including fuel supply agreements and power purchase contracts. Ali has also recently been involved with power projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. He has been recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in Banking and M&A (IFLR) and Energy (Asia Law).

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Maheen Faruqui

Partner

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+9221 35838871 - 6 

Education

LL.B., University of London (External Programme), Pakistan

Admission

Advocate, High Court of Sindh

 

Maheen Faruqui has worked on various non-contentious corporate and commercial matters with a strong focus on project finance and mergers and acquisitions. Acting for both borrowers and lenders, she has a broad range of experience working on renewable (wind, hydel, and thermal) and non-renewable (coal, gas, and refined fuel oil) power projects, including projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

In addition to her experience in the power sector, Maheen acts for major clients in relation to various commercial transactions and mergers and acquisitions, most notably in the banking and finance, pharmaceutical, media and information technology, and telecommunications sectors. She is the only practitioner from Pakistan named as one of IFLR1000’s Women Leaders and was nominated for the ‘Best in Structured Finance’ in the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017. In addition, Maheen is ‘Highly Regarded’ in Project Finance (IFLR) and recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in Banking and Finance (Asia Law) in Pakistan.  

 
 
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Maria Ahmad

Partner

[email protected]

+9221 35838871 - 6 

Education

B.A., LL.B., Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

LL.M. Legal Theory, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Admission

Advocate, High Court of Sindh

 

Maria Ahmad works on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters with a strong focus on litigation and dispute resolution. She has represented major domestic and international clients in commercial matters across sectors, most notably in the aviation, construction and engineering, banking and finance, information technology and telecommunications, energy and infrastructure, and transport industries. She is also routinely sought for regulatory compliance and employment related advice.

In addition to co-leading the litigation practice, Maria has advised and acted in commercial arbitration matters for the firm. She also brings a diverse and extensive understanding of constitutional, financial crime, and civil law matters from her experience with the offices of the Additional Attorney General for Pakistan and the Advocate General of Sindh.

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Alizeh Bashir

Partner

[email protected]

+9221 35838871 - 6

 

Education

LL.B. (Hons), University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School, United Kingdom

Called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn), United Kingdom

Admission

Advocate, High Court of Sindh

 

Alizeh Bashir has extensive experience working on contentious and non-contentious matters with a strong focus on litigation and dispute resolution. She has represented major domestic and international clients in civil and commercial matters across sectors, most notably in the banking and finance, information technology and media, aviation, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and tobacco industries.

In addition to co-leading the litigation practice, Alizeh also regularly acts and advises in relation to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and debt and equity financing. Her scope of experience has been vastly enhanced through her work on constitutional matters with the offices of the Additional Attorney General for Pakistan and the Advocate General of Sindh.