With a population exceeding 209 million people, Pakistan is the sixth most populous country and is the 36th largest country in the world in terms of area. Formed in 1947 as an independent nation for Muslims, Pakistan is a federal parliamentary republic and is an ethnically and linguistically diverse country. Pakistan is a rapidly developing country and is one of the Next Eleven - the eleven countries that, along with the BRICs, have a high potential to become the world's largest economies in the 21st century. Key industries for the country include agriculture, clothing and textiles, food processing, chemicals manufacture, iron and steel.
Lex Mundi in Pakistan
Lex Mundi provides coverage in Pakistan through its member firm, RIAA Barker Gillette. With offices in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Faisalabad, and associates in all major cities of Pakistan, it is one of the largest law firms in Pakistan. It has global presence with offices in Dubai, Kabul London, New York, Washington DC and Beijing. RIAA Bark Gillette partners are recognized as experts in areas of project finance, dispute resolution, banking, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, intellectual property, international trade, anti-dumping, telecommunication, construction, mining and pharmaceutical sectors.
Representative Experience in Pakistan:
- Acted for the sponsors or the lenders in more than 30 IPPs and CPPs representing more than 90% of the privately generated energy in Pakistan.
- Tethyan Copper Company Limited, represented client in the development phase of the multi-billion dollar gold and copper mines in Reko Diq in Balochistan.
- The largest private sector power producer, represented client in the acquisition of the super-majority shares of the first private sector hydel power project of Pakistan.
- Cohen Brown Management Group, Inc., represented client in a civil suit, filed in the Sindh High Court, Karachi. This is civil action for the infringement of copyright protected literary work. The total claim is for 100,000,000 USD.
- Government of Pakistan represented client in relation to the sale of its 26% stake in Pakistan’s landline monopoly for more than 1,800,000,000 USD.