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Team Leadership

Khalid Ibrahim

Senior Partner

When not fretting about clients, Khalid loves to be around nature, and has set up office in Nathiagali where he can combine the two in summers. Khalid is often ‘accused’ by other members of the firm of taking each assignment more seriously than intended by the client … but he does not intend changing that!

He was the transaction lead in one of Pakistan’s biggest syndicated financings, and is currently advising on a USD 2.8 billion-dollar fertilizer project.

Mergers & Acquisitions    |    Telecoms    |    Energy    |    Financial Services    |    Arbitration

Barrister / Advocate High Court
LLM Cambridge University
BA Hons. Harvard University

Salman Chima

Senior Partner

Salman loves structuring transactions to the best advantage of all parties, with special focus on the interest of the client. Apart from legal practice, which he thoroughly enjoys, Salman loves sports (is a keen squash player and golfer, and in his next incarnation may want to specialize in sports law!). He also loves to travel, without compromising on commitment to clients.

Salman is currently involved in various corporate restructuring transactions.

Mergers & Acquisitions   |    Financial Services   |    Projects    |   Capital Markets    |   Arbitration

Barrister / Advocate High Court
BCL Oxford University
BA Hons. Cambridge University
BA Hons. Harvard University

Ali Asim Sayed

Head of Banking and ADR

Having spent years navigating the thrilling world of dispute resolution, Ali is able to bring a unique perspective to transactions. Clients benefit from his knack for anticipating roadblocks. This foresight is most valuable in real estate and construction transactions, where Ali also plays a key role.

He advised Fatima Group on the construction of a 200 Bed Hospital in Multan in collaboration with the Workers’ Welfare Fund, Pepsi in the construction and operations of their snacks manufacturing plant, and other large scale real estate development projects. An advocate of the Supreme Court, Ali is also active in arbitration work.

Financial Services    |    Employment     |      Real Estate      |    Arbitration    |     Construction

Advocate Supreme Court
LLB University of the Punjab
BA University of the Punjab

Shazil Ibrahim

Head of New Projects & Technology

Managing a wife and golf has made Shazil a brilliant negotiator and strategist. He brings this expertise to complex multimillion dollar cross-border M&As and other large-scale projects. A recent example includes advising VEON on its US $ 273 million acquisition of a 15% stake in Jazz from the Dhabi Group.

His expertise spans diverse industries, encompassing technology, telecom, energy, financial services, FMCG, fertilizer, etc. His goal always is to find the right balance between the client’s interests and avoiding potential disputes. He truly believes that if his two young sons can co-exist peacefully (enough), anyone can.

Mergers & Acquisitions    |    Competition    |    Energy    |    Private Equity    |    Capital Markets

Advocate High Court
LLM University of Buckingham
LLB (Honours) University of London

Hamood Ur Rehman Awan

Senior Counsel
Head of Litigation

Hamood is a seasoned Supreme Court lawyer with the expertise to tackle intricate legal battles. Complex commercial disputes are his specialty, including a multibillion PKR insurance matter on his plate currently. He also represents clients in arbitrations, involving, inter alia, significant construction and contractual disputes.

Hamood’s commitment to excellence is well known, and his clients know they’re in safe hands.

Litigation    |    Arbitration     |    Projects    |    Employment   |    Real Estate

Advocate Supreme Court
LLM University of Southeast Asia
MA University of the Punjab 
LLB University of the Punjab