Ahmed Reza Mirza

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Ahmed Reza Mirza represents individuals, corporates, and sponsors on a broad range of complex project finance and M&A matters, with a particular focus on Public Private Partnerships and acquisition of distressed assets. He represents clients in connection with significant acquisitions involving assets in a diverse range of industries.

Mr. Mirza has also advised real estate developers and infrastructure developers on development of housing projects, mix-use buildings and hospitals. Mr. Mirza assists borrowers strategically navigate financings, as well as sponsors and other stakeholders in structuring project development arrangements.

Mr. Mirza, supports clients execute transactions efficiently, deftly coordinating the nuanced regulatory and commercial issues specific to a range of industries.

 

  • Habib Rafiq Engineering Pvt. Ltd. on the acquisition of a company involved in the manufacturing of power transformers of 132KV and 66KV.
  • Habib Rafiq Engineering Pvt. Ltd. on the acquisition of a rig management business in Pakistan.
  • A franchise owner of the Pakistan Super League on the sale of franchise rights.
  • Koh e Daleel and 7B Holding Limited on the structuring of a mining lease and mineral agreement.
  • Foreign and Pakistani nationals on incorporating an entity in Pakistan and structuring the rights and obligations among the shareholders.
  • A foreign national in establishing a not-for-profit entity in Pakistan.
  • Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company Limited with respect to corporate compliances under the Companies Act 2017 and filing of statutory returns with Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan.
  • A Belgian entity, in registration of its branch office with the Board of Investment, Pakistan and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.
  • Pakistan International Airlines Corporation in drafting and negotiating PPP Agreement on BOOT basis for three different multi-unit development projects located in Sialkot, Islamabad and Karachi.
  • Habib Rafiq Pvt. Limited Consortium with respect to the preparation of the unsolicited proposal for the development of a housing scheme on 9098 Acres of land on public private partnership basis.
  • A private contractor on the procurement process of BRT System Control Goods and Services for Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project jointly funded by ADB and AFD
  • Punjab Saaf Paani North on the legal due diligence of a Consultancy Services Agreement for an approximate amount of GBP 3 million.
  • Quaid-e-Azam Thermal Power (Pvt.) Ltd for establishing and operating a 1180 MW RLNG based power plant at Bhikki, Sheikhupura.
  • Government of Pakistan on the Iran Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project.
  • A state-owned entity on the project documentation for Chashma 5 Nuclear Power Project including drafting and vetting of the O&M agreement and other related agreements.
  • Enar Petroleum Refinery Facility on the Engineering and License Agreement to be executed with a French company for the EPRF-II Gasoline Production Project.
  • Alternate Energy Development Board, Pakistan on the extension and validity of Letter of Intent and Letter of Support pertaining to several renewable energy projects.
  • Heavy Mechanical Complex regarding the agreements and contracts required for the development and construction of the Nalter III Hydro Power Project and a Steel Rolling Mill.
  • Mirza Associates Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd. in the development of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam.
  • Natural Farms Club & Resort in the establishment and development of a Club & Resort in Faisalabad.
  • Punjab Social Security Health Management Company in the financing of its two 600 bed hospitals in rural areas of Punjab.
  • Future Development Holdings Pvt. Limited in the development of Capital Smart City and Lahore Smart City.
  • Royal Orchard Housing in the development of Royal Orchards Multan, Royal Orchards Sargodha and Royal Orchards, Sahiwal.
  • Habib Rafiq Engineering Pvt. Ltd. in the development of a real estate project in DHA Quetta.
  • Habib Rafiq Pvt. Ltd. in the development of Skyview Town Lahore.
  • Faisalabad Downtown in the construction and development of a commercial downtown in Faisalabad.
  • Natural Farms in the development of an agriculture facility comprising of agro-farms, dairy farms and poultry farms in Faisalabad.
  • A private Pakistani vendor in an international arbitration against the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in a multi-million rupee claim against FAO for a breach of contract.
  • Power Construction Corporation of China-Qavi Engineering JV in relation to an arbitral dispute arising from the imposition of liquidated damages (LDs), Extension of Time (EOT) claim and date of issuance of taking-over certificate (TOC) with respect to the construction of the 1230 MW gas power plant at Haveli Bahadur Shah, Punjab.
  • China Ghezouba Group Companies Limited in relation to a construction dispute with WAPDA concerning several variation orders (VOs) arising from the Neelum-Jhelum Hydro Power Project.
  • QATPL before the NEPRA Appellate Tribunal challenging the imposition of a PKR 20 million fine by NEPRA for delay in synchronizing in accordance with the timeline issued by the System Operator, after the power system break down in January 2021.
  • National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) before NEPRA in two review petitions challenging a PKR 20 million fine imposed by NEPRA for 500 kV tower collapse in the wake of cyclonic winds and tripping of 500 kV/220kV Jamshoro grid station, resulting in blackout in K-Electric and HESCO regions.
  • Quaid-e-Azam Thermal Power Pvt. Ltd. in a dispute against Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited under the Gas Supply Agreement pertaining to take or pay invoices.
  • Mirza Associates in relation to its dispute with the Employer arising out of a design and consultancy agreement concerning the Kohala Hydro Power Project.
  • Zealcon Engineering in relation to a construction dispute with OGDCL pertaining to the UCH-II Gas Field Project.

Education

LL.M., University of California at Berkeley
LL.B., University of London

Membership

High Courts of Pakistan
California, USA

Ahmed Reza Mirza is the most dependable resource at associate level and I just love his excitement and passion towards his work

Legal 500 (2020)

"Highly recommended, particularly Ahmed Reza Mirza."
Legal 500 (2024), client feedback
"Ahmed Reza Mirza’s foresight in anticipating potential roadblocks ahead of time has given us a competitive advantage and his dedication to our success is immensely valued."
Legal 500 (2024), client feedback
"Ahmed Reza Mirza’s in-depth knowledge of the projects and energy sector is remarkable ... he possesses a knack for identifying creative solutions to complex challenges."
Legal 500 (2024), client feedback
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