Kabraji & Talibuddin is recognized as a leading law firm in the corporate sector of Pakistan acting on numerous pioneer, domestic and cross-border transactions and advising on contentious and non-contentious matters. K&T’s portfolio of clients includes leading banks, financial institutions and companies representing such entities in a diverse range of matters, including project finance, capital markets, aviation, joint ventures, inward foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, securities and private equity.
K&T has acted in pioneer energy and power projects in Pakistan recognized by many international publications and legal directories. The team advising on matters relating to projects, infrastructure and energy routinely advise local and foreign clients in fuel-based power projects, and acts as local counsel for foreign lenders, project counsel for power companies and as counsel for Pakistan’s only vertically integrated utility (K-Electric Limited). The firm engages in drafting and negotiating transaction documents, negotiating documents with government entities, advising clients on matters from a Pakistan law perspective, reviewing consents and approvals, and assisting in successfully closing transactions. The firm has assisted government entities in developing legislation relating to the power sector; routinely providing advice in relation to ongoing market trends, including a shift towards a competitive regime.
K&T also specializes in M&As and has established good relations and expertise in liaising with the Competition Commission of Pakistan to settle antitrust issues, filing pre-merger clearance applications and all matters relating thereto.
Pertaining to recent growth, a rise in private equity and ‘start-ups’ in Pakistan has led to the firm advising on matters related to such funds and investments across subjects including fintech, logistics, retail, education, entertainment, and travel
The firm has been on the forefront of nearly all aviation financing deals in Pakistan; transactions varying from dry leased aircrafts to those on wet lease from foreign lessors. Furthermore, the Senior Partner of the firm, Mr. Kairas Kabraji, assisted in drafting the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, 2001.
In banking & finance, K&T is engaged by a significant number of renowned banks, financial institutions and corporate entities; advising on complex onshore and cross-border financial transactions, recognized by many international publications and reputable legal directories. The firm advises on structuring transactions followed by the drafting, negotiating and execution of the documents required, all consents/approvals required from any government or other entity(ies). The firm has also been engaged by foreign banks in various capital market transactions, including issuance of bonds and sukuk transactions, involving the Government of Pakistan and complex derivatives and swap transactions.
Although the firm operates out of its offices in Karachi, Pakistan, K&T routinely works with law firms and private and public companies located worldwide. Due to the agreement entered into between Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Energy Project Cooperation in 2014, there has been a rise in Chinese investment in various energy and infrastructure related projects across Pakistan. We have been engaged by renowned Chinese banks and financial institutions to advise on such matters.