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Telecommunications

  • Acted as part of a consortium lead by Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. and Coopers & Lybrand in connection with the pioneer privatisation of Pakistan Telecommunications Corporation (1992-1993);
  • Acting for WorldTel in connection with their proposed investment in a rural radio link telecommunication project;
  • Acting for foreign investors in connection with their acquisition of an interest in a mobile cellular telephone company in Pakistan;
  • Acting for a consortium of European banks in relation to the financing of a North African mobile telephone project and security over its Sponsors’ shares in a Pakistan mobile telephone company;
  • Acting for China Mobile Communications Corporation in the landmark privatisation of Pakistan Telecommunications Company, including extensive buyer due diligence and advice on all aspects of Pakistan law related to the transaction;
  • Acting for Telenor AS in connection with its bid for a mobile cellular licence, setting up its Pakistan subsidiary and dealing with issues pertaining to the setting up and management of its business and the roll-out of its network;
  • Acting for the Export Credits Guarantee Department of the UK Government in connection with the financing of equipment for a leading mobile phone company including advice on Intercreditor and security issues;
  • Acting for China Mobile Communications Corporation in relation to the acquisition from its foreign and local shareholders of a 100% equity stake in a Pakistan mobile telephone company including extensive due diligence;
  • Acting for Telenor Pakistan and Telenor ASA in connection with their acquisition of Tameer Microfinance Bank, including due diligence; advising on the transaction documents and matter pertaining to closing;
  • Acting for the Export Credits Guarantee Department of the UK Government in connection with the financing of equipment for a telecommunications operator company including advising on inter-creditor and security issues.
  • Acting for a major multinational telecommunications company in relation to the business of its subsidiary in Pakistan;
  • Defending a major UK telecommunications company in litigation brought in Pakistan against it and the local subsidiary.