ABS & Co.

Mergers and Acquisitions

"Regularly engaged by multinational and domestic clients to advise on cross-border M&A and investments."

Our lawyers have experience in nearly every facet of M&A transactions and are skilled at handling the most complex and sophisticated deals.

Those transactions include mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, MBOs, LBOs, going-private transactions, minority investments, and reorganizations. 

We advise on all aspects of these transactions starting from front-end strategic planning and structuring to managing the deal through execution and closing. Since we work in cross-disciplinary teams as part of our philosophy, we draw on the experience of lawyers from different practice groups which includes employee benefits and executive compensation, procurement, labor, data privacy and cybersecurity, litigation, real estate, and tax to provide comprehensive due diligence and integrated transaction structures and advice. Our lawyers have extensive transaction experience in many industries and stay abreast of the current legal environment and market practices. 

Some of our key work highlights include advising:

  • ZoodPay, a Switzerland based company, on its acquisition of Tez Financial Services representing the first M&A deal in Pakistan’s fintech sector
  • TallyMarks Consulting, an ERP solution provider, on its acquisition of Siemens (Pakistan) Engineering Company’s ERP business
  • Wadda Holdings (Pte) Ltd on its acquisition of MicroEnsure Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd
  • Lafarge in a complaint made to the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) in relation to deceptive marketing practices against competitors
  • Lotte in a complaint made to the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) in relation to prohibited agreements (restrictive trade agreements) and abuse of dominant market position against Engro Vopak
  • Clover before the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) in enforcement proceedings concerning a number of violations of company law pertaining to disposal of assets, directors’ duties to disclose, and false statements in accounts
  • Bank of Punjab in a complaint against an asset management company concerning violations of NBFC regulations in redemption of units
  • Telenor before the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) in 5 different yet simultaneous enforcement proceedings concerning violations of company law pertaining to investments in associate undertakings, disposal of assets, provident fund issues
  • Murree Brewery in relation to the filing of a complaint before the Competition Commission of Pakistan against prohibitive practices in the market
  • Ufone, a major telecommunications operator, in relation to the applicability of competition law with respect to certain services
  • Mega & Forbe consultancy services in respect of the Takeovers Ordinance 2002

 

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