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A.M. Haidermota

Mr. Haidermota was a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and one of the most senior barristers practicing in Pakistan. When Bangladesh separated from Pakistan in 1971, Mr. Haidermota moved to Karachi from Dhaka and established the firm, Haidermota and Company (HMCO). In the years that followed, Mr. Haidermota, armed with his exceptional legal acumen and absolute dedication, took HMCO from strength to strength. With a view to realize his father's vision of elevating HMCO to Pakistan's top law firm, Mr. Haidermota's son, Khozem Haidermota, joined the firm in 1992 and extensively contributed to the growth of the firm's corporate practice. Before long, HMCO became and remains today one of the premier law firms in Pakistan.

The principles and values that HMCO is based on emanate from Mr. Haidermota. Mr. Haidermota laid the foundation of this firm on the core principle of "clients' interests first". His formula of in-depth knowledge of the law coupled with a solution oriented approach is adopted by every lawyer that has been and is part of our team.

The firm underwent the transformation from a family run practice into a proper institution under the leadership and guidance of Mr. Haidermota. HMCO took its first step in the international legal market in 2010 by setting up a foothold in Dubai, with the creation of Anjarwala, Collins and Haidermota (AC&H). Led by the indefatigable, accomplished and erudite Atiq Anjarwala, AC&H has created a name for itself in the ultra competitive Dubai legal market. In 2013, Mr. Haidermota conceived and presided over the merger of HMCO with Bhandari, Naqvi and Riaz, a reputed litigation firm based in Lahore. The merger created HaidermotaBNR&Co. The merger has been highly successful and resulted in us being able to provide more extensive services to our clients.

Motivated by the teachings of his religious leaders, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (TUS); his father, the late Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin (RA); and his grandfather the late Syedna Taher Saifuddin Saheb (RA), Mr. Haidermota strongly believed in giving back to society. He was deeply respected within the community for his services to Dawat-e-Hadiyah and actively participated in various charitable and social causes.      

True to form, Mr. Haidermota was at work well in to his final days. He was an inspiration to all. He was an exceptional leader and a phenomenal teacher. He not only taught law to his partners and associates; he guided them in ethics and principles. For him, Law was not just a profession; it was about trust and honesty and obtaining justice.

Mr. Haidermota suffered a great personal tragedy with the passing of his wife, Mrs. Fatima Haidermota. Her death took a serious toll on him. Mr. Haidermota passed away on July 1, 2016.

PARTNERS
Kazim Hasan
Senior Partner

Kazim Hasan is the firm’s most senior litigator. He has previously worked in France and the United Kingdom. Mr. Hasan has been recognised as “an extremely intelligent counsel who offers clear, straightforward advice”. Chambers Asia, based on interviews with clients has commented that Mr. Hasan: “concentrates on commercial litigation, in keeping with the firm’s strength in the corporate and banking sectors. Clients enthuse: “He understands the psyche of both the courts and the litigants very well – in many instances, his immaculate drafting and masterful handling of court proceedings have either arrested or averted serious consequences for us”. In 2012, Chambers Asia Pacific classified Mr. Hasan as having been highly recommended as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution: General Commercial. Mr. Hasan is often the arbitrator of choice in complicated construction contracts and contentious insurance issues.

Mr. Hasan regularly represents banks in recovery cases before all the High Courts of Pakistan. He has extensive experience in filing amalgamation and demerger petitions before the High Courts and in representing clients before Pakistani regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. He has appeared before the Supreme Court in several high profile cases, including the Pakistan Steel Mills Privatisation Case. The Asia Pacific Legal 500 has quoted clients describing him as ‘very highly regarded in the Supreme Court.’ He has also been appointed as arbitrator in insurance claims and other commercial matters. Mr. Hasan has acted as an expert witness on Pakistani law before courts in the US, United Kingdom and France and is frequently appointed by the courts in Pakistan as amicus curie to assist in cases involving intricate questions of constitutional law and commercial matters.

Kazim Hasan is a Barrister-at-Law and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, admitted in 1993 (High Court, admitted, 1979). He was called to the Bar of England & Wales from Middle Temple in 1978 and is a Law Tripos graduate from St. John's College, Cambridge University, graduating in 1975.

kazim@hmcobnr.com

Khozem A. Haidermota
Senior Partner

Before joining the firm in 1993 as a Senior Partner Khozem Haidermota was a corporate associate at Carter, Ledyard and Milburn, Wall Street, New York from February 1989 to May 1992.

Khozem’s expertise include privatisations, mergers, acquisitions and amalgamations, securitisations, banking and finance, project finance, general corporate advisory, telecom, power, oil and gas, foreign investment and real estate. Khozem has consistently been ranked as one of the top corporate lawyers in Pakistan by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Khozem has a number of publications to his credit in both legal magazines and journals and his work has focused on restructuring finance facilities, competition law, pre-emptive rights, term finance certificates, insider trading laws and public offerings of debentures. Khozem has also chaired various seminars and delivered lectures on, inter alia, real estate, asset securitisation and mergers and acquisitions.

Khozem is an Attorney-at-Law admitted to the New York State Bar in 1989 and an Advocate of the Sindh High Court at Karachi, admitted in 1994. He completed a Juris Doctor/ M.Sc. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. in May 1988. He also graduated Cum Laude with a B.Sc. Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in May 1984.

khozem@hmcobnr.com

M. Umar Shereef
Senior Partner

Umar Shereef has over 12 years of experience in Project Finance, M&A and Privatisations. From April 2000 to April 2004 he advised the Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Privatisation and Investment on over 35 successful privatizations across all sectors: banking, capital markets, oil and gas, fertilizer, textiles and real estate. He has drafted key industry legislation including the Privatisation Commission Ordinance, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority Ordinance and the Railway Regulatory Authority Ordinance.

His pioneering contribution to Project Finance in Pakistan has been instrumental in the development of documentation (both concessions and financing) which has become the industry standard.

Chambers & Partners, latest editions have quoted clients recommending Umar for his “great problem-solving skills and accessibility” and he is described as “a "top-notch lawyer with a creative and flexible approach. His practice focuses on the energy sector and he is recommended for his experience in electricity-related matters.” Umar has won plaudits for his experience in the power sector and general corporate practice.

Umar is an Advocate of the Lahore High Court. He has a Master of Laws from University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College where he specialised in Commercial and Maritime Law and a Bachelor of Laws, University of London, SOAS.

umar.shereef@hmcobnr.com

Uzair Karamat Bhandari
Senior Partner

Uzair Bhandari joined his family firm as a partner in 1997, which was reconstituted as Bhandari & Naqvi in 1998, as Bhandari, Naqvi & Riaz (BNR) in 2003 and as HaidermotaBNR & Co. in 2013. Mr. Bhandari’s areas of expertise include Constitutional, energy, competition, arbitration, construction, property and administrative law. He has had a role in developing local jurisprudence in these areas of the law, and has a number of reported judgments to his credit. Chambers and Partners have quoted clients describing Mr. Bhandari as “a phenomenon – his knowledge of Pakistani and Indian case law is encyclopaedic.”

Uzair Bhandari is an Advocate of the Supreme Court. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and a Master of Arts in Jurisprudence from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar from 1994 to 1997.

ukb@hmcobnr.com

Feisal Hussain Naqvi
Senior Partner

Feisal Naqvi worked at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York for two years before moving to Pakistan. He established Bhandari & Naqvi in 1998, Bhandari, Naqvi & Riaz (BNR) in 2003 and HaidermotaBNR & Co. in 2013. Mr. Naqvi’s areas of expertise include arbitration, property law, public international law, securities law and constitutional law. He is on the panel of arbitrators of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. Mr. Naqvi has been praised by sources cited in Chambers and Partners as “one of the most impressive lateral thinkers around.”

Feisal Naqvi is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Bar of the Lahore High Court, the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He completed his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1994 where he was also an editor of the Yale Law Journal. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with an A.B. in International Affairs and Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University in 1990.

fhn@hmcobnr.com

Iftikharuddin Riaz
Senior Partner

After working as a consultant lawyer for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, Iftikharuddin Riaz moved to Pakistan, where he practiced with some of the leading commercial law firms in the country before establishing Bhandari, Naqvi & Riaz (BNR) in 2003 and HaidermotaBNR & Co. in 2013. His areas of expertise include international arbitration (private and public international law), banking, company, construction, corporate, commercial and Constitutional litigation and corporate advisory and transactional services. Chambers and Partners quote clients referring to him as“a really impressive advocate with extraordinary pleading and drafting skills who always tries to cover all aspects of the matter at hand.”

Iftikharuddin Riaz is a Barrister-at-Law and an Advocate of the Supreme Court. He did his schooling at Winchester College in the UK and holds a B.A. (Hons.) and an M.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales from the Inner Temple in 1994

iur@hmcobnr.com

Mohammad Anwer
Partner

Mohammad Anwer has over 12 years of experience in financing and M&A. Based in the Karachi Office, he manages transactions that include corporate finance, term finance certificate issues, financial restructuring, inter-creditor agreements involving the reorganization of security structures; mergers/demergers, acquisitions and divestments (primarily of banks/financial institutions), shareholder related matters and real estate. He has also been involved in cross border structured financing and Global Depository Receipt (GDR) transactions.

Between 2002 and 2005, he worked extensively on the privatization of the oil & gas and banking sector, and since 2010, has been involved the financial restructuring within Pakistan’s fertilizer and energy sectors.

Anwer is an Advocate of the High Court, admitted in 2000. He completed an LL.M. from the University of Karachi in 1997 and his LL.B. from Sindh Law College in 1988.

manwer@hmcobnr.com

Ali Akber Vasi
Partner

Ali Akber is a chartered accountant-turned-lawyer, who specializes in banking, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions (including takeover laws and competition laws), capital market, financial and telecom laws. He also regularly provides general corporate advice to the firm’s various retainer clients.

Ali Akber is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (2002) and qualified the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK) examinations in 2005. Prior to joining the Firm, Ali Akber worked with A.F. Ferguson & Co. (a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers) between 1998 and 2004 in the fields of audit, taxation, corporate and financial restructuring.

His recent work highlights include advising a conglomerate of financial institutions in the financial restructuring of Pakistan’s largest producer and exporter of denim products, and advising an international container terminal operator on its successful acquisition of a controlling stake in a local listed entity engaged in the ports business. He is also a board member of various charitable institutions.

Chambers & Partners cites clients as recommending Ali Akber for being a “thorough, professional and technically sound lawyer”. He is presently a partner at the Karachi office.

Ali Akber has completed his B.Com and LL.B from the University of Karachi.

aliakber@hmcobnr.com

Ali Asgher Khan
Partner

Ali Khan is a partner at the Karachi office. He possesses a unique skill set combing law and finance and has considerable experience in a broad range of matters. He has a wide ranging practice which includes corporate/M&A advisory and project development & financing (including public private partnerships) – leading both the corporate and finance aspects of these transactions. Ali Khan specialises in advising on: projects; the energy sector (with strong credentials in advising on thermal power and alternative energy projects); the oil & gas sector; public private partnerships; infrastructure projects & transactions, construction industry; project financings; and the telecommunication sector. Ali Khan has spoken at various conferences and seminars on project-development and finance and infrastructure topics. According to sources cited in Chambers & Partners, “Ali Khan wins plaudits for his role on deals, displaying great persuasiveness at the negotiating table.” Further, according to sources cited in Chambers & Partners, Ali Khan receives praises for "always responding to our (the Client’s) requests in the shortest time possible." He is also recommended by sources cited in Legal 500 “to provide accurate and well-researched advice.”

Ali Khan is an Advocate of the High Court of Pakistan and a Barrister-at-Law. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law (England) and was called to the Bar of England & Wales (Lincoln’s Inn).

ali.khan@hmcobnr.com

Shabbir Harianawala
Partner

Shabbir heads the Islamabad office. He has been involved in several high profile transactions undertaken by the firm relating to local / cross border mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures & private equity, banking & finance, capital markets, structured debt capital / project financings. Shabbir has developed an expertise in advising on issues involving acquisition / takeover laws and capital market regulations, payment systems and branchless banking structures, inter-creditor arrangements, collateral structures, account flow mechanisms, shareholder type arrangements and corporate / financial restructurings.

In Islamabad, Shabbir works closely with leading conglomerates (operating in the Telecom, Oil & Gas, Cement, Financial Services, Investments and IT sectors) and major Governmental and Non-Governmental Organisations (including charitable organisations) on both transaction specific matters and general corporate/commercial law issues. His experience in advising on regulatory issues (such as State Bank of Pakistan, Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Competition Commission of Pakistan, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) allows him to provide an all-round advice to his clients. According to sources cited in Legal 500 “Shabbir Harianawala is highly competent and provides accurate and well-researched advice”.

Shabbir is also honorary trustee of the Burhani Qarzan Hasana Trust (a charitable trust involved in granting interest free loans to eligible members of the Dawoodi Bohra Community of Pakistan, which overlooks management and disbursement of funds exceeding PKR 800,000,000/- in value). As member of the Board of Trustees, Shabbir routinely advises on trust law issues and ancillary matters relating to inter alia improving systems of screening and interviewing applications.

Shabbir has previously been an important member of faculty in respect of corporate and commercial law modules designed for business students at leading business schools of Pakistan.

Shabbir is a Barrister-at-Law. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Lincolns Inn) and has an LLB (Hons) from University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

s.harianawala@hmcobnr.com

Mian Muhammad Kashif
Partner

Mian Muhammad Kashif has been with the Firm since 2005. Having joined as an Associate, he progressed to a Senior Associate and was made Partner in 2012. He is involved in the bulk of the Firm’s litigation and retainer work. His areas of expertise include constitutional law, securities markets law, property law, consumer law, labour law, accountability, and general civil law. He is also interested in the academic world and has kept himself connected with academia by teaching at the Pakistan College of Law as an adjunct faculty member since 2008.

Mian Muhammad Kashif is an Advocate of the High Courts.

mmk@hmcobnr.com

Zahra Abid
Partner

Zahra Abid has over 3 years of experience, advising on various banking and finance, telecom, corporate/commercial, regulatory and transactional matters including M&A, derivatives, securitization and corporate and debt restructuring. She is also involved in legislative drafting and various arbitration and litigation matters.

Based in the Karachi Office, she directly assists the managing partner and senior partners in respect of advisory matters and transactions.

Zahra is a Barrister -at- Law and has an Msc in Law and Accounting from the London School of Economics.

zahra.abid@hmcobnr.com

Owais Aziz
Partner

Prior to joining Haidermota & Co., Owais Aziz worked at law firms in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan. He is based in the firm’s Islamabad office and has experience in various corporate and transactional matters, with particular expertise in public-private partnerships, projects in the energy sector, project finance, mergers & acquisitions and telecommunications sector matters.

Owais has a Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School and a BA in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a member of the New York Bar (Admitted 2009) and a member of the United States Patent & Trademark Office Bar (Admitted 2009).

owais.aziz@hmcobnr.com

ASSOCIATES
(Alphabetical surname list)
Asif Ahmed Hussain
Associate

Asif Hussain has been working at the Firm since 2013. He directly assists Partner and senior Partner in transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and reorganizations, banking and finance, privatizations and research in contentious matters relating to competition, labour, telecom bank secrecyand constitutional law.

Asif Hussain has L.L.BI (Hons.) from the university of London.    

asif.hussain@hmcobnr.com

Uzair Asim
Associate

Uzair joined HaidermotaBNR in 2015 and is based in the Lahore office. As an associate he assists the Partners and other Associates in a range of matters relating to the Energy Sector, Project Financing and Public Procurement Procedures which includes conducting research, rendering opinions, drafting and vetting agreements and working on due diligence projects.

Uzair has an LLB (Hons) from the University of London and has also done his LLM in International Commercial Law from City University, London. He is an Advocate of the High Courts and a member of the Punjab Bar Council and Lahore Bar Association.

uzair.asim@hmcobnr.com

Mubashir Ali
Senior Associate

Mubashir Ali has over 11 years of experience. Based in the Karachi Office, he directly assists the managing partner and senior partners in conducting research on complex legal issues and in drafting and advising on leasing, conveyancing and other real estate documentation. He is also heavily involved in specialized due diligences as part of M&A transactions.

Mubashir has an LL.B from Sindh Law College and B.Com from Ghazali College, Hyderabad.

m.ali@hmcobnr.com

Ali Moiz Ansari
Senior Associate

Prior to joining HaidermotaBNR & Co. Ali worked as an Associate at Vellani & Vellani Karachi Pakistan. 

Ali is based in the firm's Karachi office and has been involved in various corporate and commercial transactional matters. He has experience in matters pertaining to finance and taxation, mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and reorganizations, delisting of  companies, incorporation and winding-up of companies, capital markets, privatizations, anti-trust matters, power projects, public-private  partnerships and not-for-profit organizations.

Ali has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degree from the Lahore University of Management Science and is enrolled as an advocate with the Sindh Bar Council.

ansari.alimoiz@hmcobnr.com

Imran Iqbal
Associate

Imran Iqbal has been working for three and a half years at the Firm. Imran represents the Firm before the civil, banking, consumer and labour courts as well as the High Courts. He has assisted the partners with research in different fields of the law including contract, specific relief, constitutional, arbitration, labour, environment, civil procedure and criminal law.

Imran Iqbal has done his M.A., LL.B. from the University of Punjab. He is also an Advocate of the High Courts.

imran.iqbal@hmcobnr.com

Rahmat Kamal Ghanghro
Senior Associate

Ms. Rahmat Kamal Ghanghro has experience in representing multinational corporations, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, local companies and governmental entities in a wide variety of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters. Ms. Ghanghro’s areas of practice include corporate advisory, project finance, mergers & acquisitions, privatization, international trade law, competition law, and labour matters.

Ms. Ghanghro has extensive industry knowledge of Pakistan’s energy sector and has advised on project finance transactions valuing between USD 30 million to USD 1.9 billion. She is currently representing a number of power projects in Pakistan through the development phase, both as project company counsel and lender counsel, in a spectrum of technologies including solar, wind, coal, LNG.

Notably, Ms. Ghanghro has been part of the core team structuring numerous first of a kind transactions in the Pakistani energy sector including the first-in-line solar IPP of Pakistan, the first Private-to-Private sale of energy under an ‘Energy Wheeling Framework’, and the first privatization of a distribution company.

Ms. Ghanghro is enrolled as an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan and holds an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Manchester. She currently practices from the Lahore offices of the firm.

rahmat.kamal@hmcobnr.com

Raja Mohammad Sultan Mahmood
Associate

Raja Mohammad joined the Lahore HaidermotaBNR office in June 2014 after 6 months training at Hassan & Hassan (Advocates) and internships with international law firms in London and Dubai. He directly assists the partners in a range of matters related to corporate advisory and energy and power projects with a focus on advising lenders and borrowers in relation to project financing.

Mohammad is a multiple time national swimming gold medalist and has an LLB (Hons.) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

raja.mohammad@hmcobnr.com

Zoya Chaudary
Associate

Zoya joined HaidermotaBNR in 2014 as an associate at the Lahore office. She advises private and public sector clients in connection with privatizations, mergers and acquisitions, power projects and general corporate /commercial matters. Before joining the firm Zoya worked in Pakistan dealing in corporate/commercial litigious matters for four years.

Zoya graduated from the University of  London with an LLB. (Hons) She went on to receive her LL.M. as a Fulbright Scholar from the University of California. Berkeley, in 2014. She is an Advocate of the High Courts and a member of the Punjab Bar Council and Lahore Bar Association.

zoya.chaudhry@hmcobnr.com

Rubab Mehdi
Associate

Rubab Mehdi is based at the Karachi office of the firm. As an associate, she directly assists the Partners in various advisory and transactional matters such as banking, corporate restructuring, merger & acquisitions, due diligence and other corporate/commercial matters. Currently working at HaidermotaBNR & Co., Rubab has a prior work experience in corporate and has also assisted her senior on various litigation matters in the High Court of Sindh, Karachi. 

Rubab is a Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) and has also done her LLM (UK) in Company Law. She is also a Civil and Commercial Mediator accredited by the ADR Group (UK). Rubab is a member of the Bar Council of England & Wales (UK) as well as the Sindh Bar Council, Pakistan.

rubab.mehdi@hmcobnr.com

Syeda Rubab Rizvi
Associate

Rubab Rizvi is based in the Lahore office and is involved in various corporate advisory, regulatory and transactional matters with a focus on real estate, privatizations, general corporate advisory work, corporate finance transactions and power projects.

Having Joined the firm in June 2014, she directly assists partner over a range of matters which includes conducting research, rendering opinions, drafting and vetting of agreements working on due diligence projects.

Rubab has an LLB (Hons) from the University of London.

rubab.rizvi@hmcobnr.com

Shakir Manzoor
Associate

Shakir Manzoor has 12 years of experience as a lawyer. He is actively involved in many civil and criminal matters. He handles the Firm’s land litigation and associated matters.

Shakir Manzoor has a B.A., LL.B. from the University of Punjab. He is also an Advocate of the High Courts.

shakir.manzur@hmcobnr.com

Asher A. Qazi
Senior Associate

Asher Qazi is working as a Senior Associate at the firm’s Islamabad office, where his practice areas include: mergers and acquisitions, financing, corporate and competition law. A part from his corporate expertise, Asher brings to the firm his diverse constitutional and administrative law experience. Prior to joining HMCOBNR, Asher clerked for the former Chief Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja at the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He has also previously been engaged by the Federal Judicial Academy and the Supreme Court as a consultant on judicial reform issues.

Asher is a member of the New York State bar and an advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan. He completed his LL.M. from UChicago where he was studying as a Fulbright Scholar and is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at UChicago’s law school. Asher is a graduate of the LUMS B.A. - LL.B. (2010) program and a receipt of the LUMS NMF Gold Medal for law.

asher.qazi@hmcobnr.com

Hafiz Waqar A. Sheikh
Associate

Hafiz Waqar A. Sheikh has been working at the Firm since 2012. Waqar assists the partners in matters relating to arbitration, consumer protection, labour law and trademarks. Waqar also appears in the Civil, Banking and Consumer Courts at Lahore on behalf of the Firm.
Hafiz Waqar A. Sheikh has a B.A., LL.B. from University of Punjab. He is an Advocate of the Lower Courts.

waqar.ahmed@hmcobnr.com

M. Suhail Tipu
Senior Associate

Suhail Tipu has been working at the Firm since 2008. He is an active litigator and appears regularly before the various Courts of Pakistan. He also assists the partners in a variety of matters ranging over various fields of the law. His work primarily focuses on civil, criminal, banking, consumer, labour, revenue, family, rent and intellectual property laws. He also handles regulatory matters with various government and semi-government authorities including the revenue, settlement and local government authorities.

Suhail Tipu has a B.A., LL.B. from the University of Punjab. He is also an Advocate of the High Courts..

suhail.tipu@hmcobnr.com

Mashaal Waqar
Associate

Mashaal Waqar has an LL.B (Hons) from the University of London and a Masters in International Business Law from BPP University, London.

Based in the Lahore office, as an associate she directly assists the Partners in a range of matters relating to the Energy Sector, Project Financing, Privatization and Public Procurement Procedures which includes conducting research, rendering opinions, drafting and vetting agreements and working on due diligence projects.

mashaal@hmcobnr.com

M. Babar Zaman
Senior Associate

Babar Zaman is a senior Assiciate at the Lahore office and has (Hons) from the University of Punjab and a B.com (Hons). He is also a member of the Punjab Bar Council.

Babar's main areas of expertise are project financing, Islamic financing, banking and finance and  real estate. He routinely advises client on working capital financing and is involved in project financing of multiple thermal power project and various wind power project, in Pakistan with a main focus on financing and security documents. Babar has also worked extensively with offshore and onshore investors including multi-lateral agencies in respect of their proposed investments in infrastructure ans real estate projects - advising on issues involving inter-creditor arrangements and security structures. His many years at the firm have also provided him with extensive experience in property law matters, including due diligence of land documents, acquisition conveyance and property tax. 

babar.zaman@hmcobnr.com

Alina Faruque
Associate

Alina is an associate based at the firm's Karachi office. She assists the partner with various corporate matters including conducting research, rendering opinions and working on due diligence projects.

She has completed her LLB from the University of Exeter and Legal Practice Course from University of Law. 

 alina@hmcobnr.com

Uzair Shafie
Associate

Prior to joining HaidermotaBNR & Co. as an Associate, Uzair worked at the Sardar Muhammad Aslam Law Associates, where he assisted Justice (R) Sardar Muhammad Aslam in several important arbitrations and was also actively involved in civil and criminal litigation. He also has considerable experience in Labour law, inheritance laws and Consumer Protection Laws. Uzair is based in the Islamabad office and is assisting in transactional matters.

Uzair has an L.L.B (Hons) degree from University of London and a B.A. Honours in international Relations and Law from Edwardes College,  Peshawar. He is also a member of the Punjab Bar Council.

uzair@hmcobnr.com

Zarak Khan
Associate

Zarak joined the firm in 2015 and is based at the Islamabad office. Prior to joining the firm, Zarak has had experience in corporate, constitutional, banking and intellectual property matters in the United States, United Kingdom and Pakistan. In Pakistan he has worked with the likes of Aitzaz Ahsan, Athar Minallah and Zafarullah Khan among others. He has also had experience in the pharmaceutical and innovation industry in the United States.

He currently assists on various regulatory, commercial and transactional matters including corporate restructuring, energy, power and merger & acquisitions.

Zarak complete his L.L.B (Hons) from City University London and went on to receive his L.L.M from University of California, Los Angeles with a specialization in Business Law and Policy.

zarak.khan@hmcobnr.com

Zainab Muhammad
Associate

Zainab is an associate based at the firm's Karachi office. She assists the partner with numerous commercial/corporate matters including executing legal opinions, conducting research and working on due diligence projects.

She has complete her LLB from the University of Warwick.

zainab@hmcobnr.com