Construction/Engineering Contracts

 

  • Advising and representing multinational and local engineering contractors in connection with contracts with the Government of Pakistan.

 

  • We focus on the following key areas:

     

    • the preparation and negotiation of the terms of construction documentation including tenders, letters of intent, main contracts, sub-contracts, consultants appointments and collateral warranties whether standard or project-specific
    • drafting of performance bonds, guarantees and insurance arrangements
    • PFI (Private Finance Initiating), PPP (Public Private Partnership), BOOT(Build-Own-Operate-Transfer), partnering contracts and EPC(Engineering, procurement, and construction) contracts
    • dispute resolution by adjudication, arbitration or litigation
    • advice on public procurement issues.

     

Banking & Finance Sector

  • Advising Banks and Financial Institutions on matters arising out of and relating to the Banking Companies Ordinance, 1962, the Prudential Regulations for Banks/DFI’s and the Financial Institutions (Recovery of Finances) Ordinance, 2001.
  • Advising Non-Banking Finance Companies on matters arising out of and relating to the Non-Banking Finance Companies (Establishment and Regulation) Rules, 2003 and the Non-Banking Finance Companies and Notified Entities Regulations, 2007.
  • Advising the corporate, commercial, investment banking, consumer and treasury businesses of Banks and developing and advising on financing and security documentation, including hypothecation agreements; deeds of floating charge; mortgage deeds; pledge agreements for goods and securities and guarantee and indemnity documents; derivative products under the standard International Swaps and Derivatives Association Master Agreement and; margin financing documentation.
  • Advising asset management, leasing and Modaraba businesses and financial institutions on different Islamic modes of financing.
  • Advising and drafting documentation relating to the financing and security packages for the establishment, implementation and operational needs of projects. Drafting and advising on documentation such as inter-corporate and syndicated loan agreements and security documentation covering assets, receivables and shares of a company, investor agreements, underwriting agreements and trust deeds for raising of financing through term finance certificates.

Corporate & Commercial Sector

  • Establishment of joint ventures.
  • Foreign investment and protection of foreign investment.
  • Incorporation of legal entities and dissolutions.
  • Listing of companies on the Stock Exchanges of Pakistan.
  • Provident and Gratuity Fund for Employees and Employee Stock Option Schemes.
  • Corporate Governance issues (for companies and banks under the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan’s Code of Corporate Governance and the Prudential Regulations of the State Bank of Pakistan).
  • Directors duties.
  • Foreign exchange and repatriation controls.
  • Regulatory requirements and liaising with regulators for the purposes of permissions, registrations and reporting requirements.
  • Insurance law.
  • Agency, distributorship and local sales representation arrangements involving local and foreign parties.
  • Engineering Procurement and Construction, and Operations and Maintenance contracts for projects. Experienced in disputes pertaining to construction contracts, notably contracts under the auspices of FIDIC.
  • Sales Tax laws.
  • Environmental Laws.

Energy, Oil & Gas Sector

  • Advising and negotiating project Implementation / Concession Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Fuel and Gas Supply Agreements, Construction Contracts and Operations and Maintenance Contracts.
  • Advising upstream petroleum concession holders on issues arising out of their concession blocks and on issues arising between Working Interest Owners.
  • Advising on projects for the downstream supply of Gas from Gas Fields within Pakistan and Cross Border Gas Pipeline Projects.
  • Advising on the activities of oil marketing companies in Pakistan.

Privatizations, Mergers & Acquisitions Sector

         Services in the mentioned areas cover the banking, petroleum, fertilizer, pharmaceutical and motor vehicle sectors and include: restructuring, deregulation, sale and transfer of shares/ assets, mergers of undertakings through Schemes of Amalgamation approved by the High Court, public offerings and related matters such as financial advisory agreements, bid documents (including instructions to bidders and requests for statements of qualifications), due diligence exercises, legal aspects of information memorandums, prospectuses and confidentiality agreements.

Dispute Resolution Sector

         Advising on and representing clients in Arbitrations conducted under the auspices of local and international arbitration forums under the Pakistan Arbitration Act, 1940, the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris and the Rules of the London Court of International Arbitration, London. Necessary experience available for Expert Adjudication proceedings for resolving contractual disputes. Litigation related matters can be effectively handled by the practice.

Insurance Sector

 

  • Advising multinational and local companies/corporations in Pakistan;

 

Intellectual Property Rights Sector

 

  • Advising on copyright, trademark and patent laws, , know-how and other intellectual property matters, including those arising in the course of general and transactional work.

 

Non-Profit Organizations

 

  • Advising and representing NGO’s on legal matters; especially on Human Rights issues.


Real Estate Sector

 

  • Advising assisting on acquisition of commercial properties and real estate by multinational corporations and foreign investors as well as Embassies

 

 

Telecommunications & Media

 

  • Advising on the laws relating to telecommunications, satellite communications and broadcasting, Information Technology, media and television laws, etc.

 

Information Technology, E-Commerce and Cyber Crimes Law

 

  • Advising on and representing clients in Information Technology, E-Commerce and Cyber Crimes Law of Pakistan.

 

 

Constitutional Law

 

  • Representing clients in various constitutional matters in higher courts of Pakistan.  

 

Criminal Litigation

 

  • Specialized team of criminal litigation having extensive experience in criminal trials and appeals.

    Civil Claims of All Kinds, including Damages

    • A large number of civil claims including liquidation, mergers, and a variety of corporate work and civil litigation in these and other matters is being handled on a regular basis by the Firm.

       

      Tax Law

       

      • Khan & Khan has substantial experience and advises it clients in matters relating to taxes, such as income tax, sales tax and also duties such as customs duty, excise duty imposed by the Government from time to time on foreign as well as local companies.

         

         

        Conveyancing

         

        • Drafting commercial contracts, construction contracts, agreements, joint-ventures, manufacturing license agreements, lease agreements, lease-deeds, franchise agreements, trademark users' agreements, sale/purchase agreements, etc

         

        Employment Law

         

        The Firm has specialized department with number of lawyers who specialize in the Industrial and Labour Laws.

         

        • Advising multinational and local companies/corporations;

         

        • Conducting cases for and on behalf of employers and employees;

         

        • Representing its clients in various industrial/labour disputes between employer and employees;

 

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