Name: Sarjeel Mowahid
Firm Name: ABS & Co.
Jurisdiction: Pakistan
Practice Area: Corporate Law

Telephone: +92-42-37246461
Fax: +92-42-37246393
Email: sarjeel@absco.pk

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Professional Biography:

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Sarjeel Mowahid heads the Corporate and Commercial practice of the firm and handles an important roster of clients that includes China Three Gorges, China Ghezouba, McDonalds, Pizza Hutt, Porsche, Habib Bank Limited,  Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company and other such blue-chip companies and financial institutions. He renders advice on a range of matters including corporate finance, corporate restructuring, banking and finance, foreign direct investment, labor law and general company as well as contractual matters. His practice cuts across a range of different sectors including oil and gas, mining, infrastructure and energy projects, power, petrochemicals, FMCGs, retail and other consumer goods. He has also worked on a number of mergers and acquisitions and frequently pairs up with lawyers from our dispute resolution practice to advice on disputes related to the construction and power sector.

He holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of London and has twelve years of post-qualification experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Prior to joining ABS & Co., Sarjeel worked as a Senior Legal Counsel with Coca Cola and as Unit Head (Legal) at MCB Bank. Before that, he worked in private practice at some of the most renowned law firms in the country including RMA & Co., CLM and RIAA.

  • Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission on the project documentation and financing of the Chashma 5 Nuclear Power Project (1100 MW) in Punjab including EPC, O&M Contracts
  • Inter-State Gas Systems on the construction of the Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline and its legal implications in view of US sanctions
  • Xpress Money on the authorization and licensing requirements for providing money remittance services in Pakistan under its recent foreign exchange regulations
  • Punjab Saaf Pani Company in relation to a legal audit of its Consultancy Services Contract
  • Samsons Group of Companies in relation to the Malam Jaba Ski Resort, Swat
  • FIEDMC with respect to establishment of Golf & Country Club in the M-3 Industrial City

Areas of Focus

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Projects Development & Finance
  • Energy, Infrastructure & Natural Resources

Education

  • LL.M., UMT
  • LL.B., University of London

Admissions

  • High Courts of Pakistan

Firm Description:

ABS & Co. provides a broad range of legal services ranging from corporate advisory and transactional matters to dispute resolution and international arbitration.
Over the years, we have advised and continue to support the government, public sector organizations, statutory bodies, diplomatic missions, sovereign states, regulatory agencies, regional and international companies, banks and financial institutions along with high net individuals and other publicly listed companies.

Corporate & Commercial

Our corporate and commercial practice works with various globally recognised companies, multi-nationals, commercial banks, financial institutions and private equity firms to provide clients with robust, sound and practical advice on a broad range of corporate and commercial deals. When we work with clients, we provide more than just legal advice. We provide business, strategic and cultural advice that builds on decades of experience in this area.

We have advised on several cutting-edge commercial ventures including public and private M&A, disposals, demergers, joint ventures, commercial partnerships, shareholder agreements, exclusive distribution agreements, franchise agreements, asset acquisitions and finance, and the import/export of different goods and commodities.

Combined with our transactional expertise, we also advise on traditional corporate matters such as company incorporation, shareholder rights & activism, corporate restructuring, corporate governance, corporate advisory, debt and equity finance, private equity, statutory filings, secretarial support, regulatory compliance and other corporate advisory.

Our corporate and commercial team works with clients to understand their business and commercial needs to help them get through to the finishing line. Our team’s experience of working for regulators such as the SECP, the CCP, the SBP and the BOI gives us a deep insight into the workings of these government agencies that we can leverage in tailoring finding individual legal solutions for our clients.

Legal500 recognises our corporate and commercial practice as one of Pakistan’s best. In 2020, the practice was ranked in Tier 3 and was recognised for advising “on a broad array of matters, from company acquisitions to mergers, regulatory issues and other commercial matters such as agency and lease agreements” (Legal 500: 2020).

 

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