ABS & Co.

Real Estate

"Frequently works with developers, sponsors, local governments and development authorities".

Our property and real estate practice has worked on some of the most important development projects that demand the highest level of technical and industry knowledge.

This experience encompasses advising on the construction, development and financing of housing societies, industrial estates, 5-star hotels, resorts, shopping malls, golf clubs, apartment complexes and other high-rise buildings.

Drawing from our experience of working with developers, sponsors, local governments and development authorities, our team is fully equipped to anticipate and navigate the changes in property and real estate development that may affect our clients’ businesses. Some of our lawyers in this practice area have advised on drafting town planning regulations, zoning laws, eREIT regulations and bringing changes to the master plan of at least two major cities in Pakistan. This puts our property and real estate practice ahead of our competitors and explains why we are the first choice for the biggest players in this market.

Some of our key work highlights include advising:

  • Defence Housing Authority in relation to the development, construction, finance, marketing and operations of DHA Islamabad including but not limited to related agreements with Bahria Town
  • Future Development Holdings Private Limited with respect to the project documentation for Capital Smart City Islamabad including obtaining necessary approvals, drafting land acquisition and purchase agreements, JV agreements, construction contracts and other sale and purchase agreements of plots
  • Habib Rafiq Private Limited with respect to the construction, development, marketing and sale of Lahore Smart City including drafting JV agreements and sale/purchase agreements and other project documents with sponsors, developers and JV partners
  • Lahore Central Business District Development Authority in relation to the auction of Plots 01-09 facing Main Boulevard Lahore including advise on transaction structure, project documentation and the preparation of sale/purchase agreements with the successful bidders
  • Case Grande Ventures Private Limited in relation to the development, construction, marketing and sale of residential units in Vantage 94 Apartment Buildings situated in Gulberg, Lahore
  • Samsons Group of Companies in relation to the development, construction, finance and operation of the Malam Jabba Ski Resort including the hotel operator agreement with Pearl-Continental Hotel
  • Max Corp Properties in their capacity as the project developers for the development and construction of Royal Palm Golf and Country Club
  • A Silicon Valley start-up on providing an eREIT platform for pooling small-sized assets and investing them in real estate using FinTech
  • Pakistan International Airlines Corporation on drafting and negotiating PPP Agreements on a BOOT basis for three different multi-unit development projects in Sialkot, Islamabad and Karachi
  • National Command Authority Foundation on the development and land acquisition for housing schemes and apartment buildings for its employees
  • Royal Orchard Private Limited with respect to the development, marketing and sale of developed plots in Royal Orchard Multan, Royal Orchard Sagrodha and Royal Orchard Sahiwal
  • AM99 Private Limited with respect to the planning, development, finance and operation of the beach-side Gwadar Club situated in Balochistan
  • Palm Hospitality in relation to the construction, service operation and lease agreement of the Grand Palm Hotel in Lahore
  • A major public-sector entity on the development and land acquisition for the National Engineering, Science & Technology City
  • Khyber Pakhtunkwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company Limited in relation to the development and construction of the 1600-acre Rakashai Economic Zone
  • Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company with respect to the construction of a Golf and Country Club in the M-3 Industrial City
  • Shins-Cara Private Limited in relation to the development of a 5-star resort including a hotel, shopping mall and theme-park over 26.5 acres of land
  • A major business group on legal aspects and agreements for the development of three Sheraton 5-Star Hotels, Spa & Gold Resorts in Pakistan including negotiating terms with Starwood Groups and other third parties
  • McDonald’s with respect to its acquisition of land and development of restaurants across Pakistan including drafting lease agreement and advise on building approvals and land use restrictions
  • Vital Enterprises Private Limited in relation to the expansion of Pak Arab Housing Society by drafting land purchase agreements for new block extensions
  • Engro Corp Limited with respect to a major tenancy matter at one of its sites in Islamabad
  • National Engineering & Scientific Commission on the development of a housing scheme for its employees including project documentation, government approvals and sale/purchase agreements
  • WAK Private Limited in the relation to the buy-back from Silk Bank Limited and subsequent sale of factory land situated on Multan Road to private third-party buyers
  • Shahzad Builders in relation to the construction of a multi-storey building
  • National Logistics Cell (NLC) in relation to its tenancy and lease agreements for different localities in Pakistan
  • A major real estate developer in the construction and development of a recreational and sports facility at Mangla Dam

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"The property and development team at ABS & Co has worked on some important development projects such as advising on the construction, development and financing of housing societies, industrial estates, five-star hotels, resorts, shopping centres, golf clubs, apartment complexes and other high-rise buildings."

Legal 500, 2022

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