Project Development & Finance

We provide clients with technical and practical insights that are always one step ahead of the market. Our team has been ranked in Tier 2 for “Projects & Energy” by Legal 500 (2020) and has been recognised for its experience in advising on large infrastructure projects in the power, energy and oil and gas sectors.  

Project Development & Finance

Our project development and finance practice has advised on complex, large-scale projects related to energy, infrastructure and natural resources. Our energy portfolio includes nuclear, hydro, thermal, solar, bagasse and other renewable as well as non-renewable energy projects. 

In infrastructure projects, we have advised on various aspects of the construction and development of roads, bridges, airports, water and waste management systems, gas pipelines, transmission networks and other critical communication and transport networks.

In the process, we have acted for governments, sub-sovereign entities, regulators, sponsors, developers as well as contractors. Our industry experience of working for such a diverse set of actors allows us to provide clients with technical and practical insights that are always one step ahead of the market.

As part of our philosophy, we build cross-disciplinary teams to draw from the wealth of experience from other practice areas and industry sectors to help clients in structuring transactions that suit their business needs. Our teams have worked on various energy and infrastructure projects that have been financed in a myriad ways including PPP, PFI and BOT basis. 

Some of our key highlights include advising:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Natural Resources
  • Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission on the project documentation and financing of 1100 MW x 2 Nuclear Power Plants  
  • A state-owned entity on the project documentation for the Chashma 5 Nuclear Power Project (1100 MW) in Punjab including EPC, O&M Contracts and other financing documents
  • WAPDA with respect to the power purchase agreement for the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project
  • ET Solar International on its EPC and O&M obligations in relation to the construction of a 12 MWp solar power plant at Pind Dadan Khan, Punjab, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating the energy purchase agreement, the implementation agreement, the EPC agreements (split on-shore and off-shore), project coordination agreement and the O&M agreements (short-term and long-term)
  • Quaid-e-Azam Thermal Power Limited on a range of issues concerning the 1180 MW thermal power plant in Bhikki
  • Synergy Resources on the construction of a 40 MW power plant for the provision of electricity to Bahria Town in Rawalpindi
  • Sanjwal Solar regarding the development, construction, operation and maintenance of a 5MW PV Solar Power Plant in Wah
  • Alternate Energy Development Board (AEDB) on extension of letter of support and the performance guarantee submitted by M/s Bahawalpur Energy Limited in connection with its 31.20 MW Bagasse Based Renewable Energy Project
  • National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDCL) on awarding a contract of transmission scheme for dispersal of power from Neelum-Jhelum Hydro Power Project and the turnkey construction of a 220-KV Transmission Line between NTDCL, EDBI and SUNIR
  • Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority on outsourcing of airport services for the Allama Iqbal International Airport, New Islamabad International Airport and Jinnah International Airport
  • A major developer in relation to the construction of a road network for the New Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis for a total value of approximately PKR 7,000,000,000
  • Khalid Rauf & Co. on a transaction for the construction of Multan-Khanewal 6 Lane Motorway, Package 6 and 8 of Ring Road, Lahore
  • KPEZDMC in relation to the development and management of over 14 different industrial estates in the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
  • KPEZDMC on their project for the Acquisition of Active Limestone Quarry in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and facilitation with respect to the Development of Economic Zones dedicated to Cement Manufacturers and ancillary industries
  • Airrs Associates in relation to a $300 million restructuring and rehabilitation project for the construction of Naib Amin Ullah Khan Logari Hospital and the Rehman Baba School at Lagor, Afghanistan
  • National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDCL) on the legal aspects of the 660 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) Matiari – Lahore transmission line being constructed by China Electric Power Equipment & Technology Company to the tune of USD 2,000,000,000
  • Gas Naturale in relation to the construction of an LNG Terminal in Multan, Pakistan including drafting of all EPC, O&M, fuel supply agreements and procurement of all regulatory approvals
  • PECO in structuring the transaction, drafting and negotiating with its Chinese partner for a Joint Venture for the production and supply of 500 KV steel towers
  • OMW Pakistan (Exploration) GmbH regarding acquisitions in Oil & Gas sector, in particular concerning acquiring petroleum licenses and the requirement of Pakistan Petroleum Rules
  • KPEZDMC in the negotiation and execution of a tripartite agreement for the construction of an oil refinery in the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa for a total value of USD 8,000,000
  • Saif Energy including drafting and review of various concession agreements, such as the Sari South Petroleum Concession Agreement, Kohat Block Petroleum Concession Agreement, Khetwaro Block Petroleum Concession Agreement and the Kohat Block Gas Pricing Agreement

Key Contacts

Amna Warsi

Partner | Lahore

Sarjeel Mowahid

Partner | Lahore

Ayasha Warsi

Partner | Lahore

“ABS & Co. fields a versatile team that is skilled at advising on a broad range of issues relating to major infrastructure projects. It has considerable expertise in the oil and gas sector as well as in power, energy and aviation. It is experienced at advising both public and private sector clients on a myriad of issues, including those relating to the procurement process”. 

LEGAL 500 (2020)

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