Practice Areas

Representative Transactions

Chima & Ibrahim specializes in all aspects of M&A transactions ranging from structuring to regulatory approvals and brings unique industry insight through its involvement throughout the evolution of Pakistan’s M&A landscape.

Advising and acting for VimpelCom, Global Telecom Holding SAE and Mobilink in their acquisition of the entire shareholding in Warid and merger of Warid into Mobilink (including all regulatory and finance approvals and financing arrangements)
Advising and acting for Maybank in their acquisition of shareholding interest in MCB Bank Limited (transaction size approximately $1 Billion).
Advising and acting for Philip Morris in their acquisition of majority shareholding interest in Lakson Tobacco Company Limited (transaction size approximately $350 Million).
Advising Toyota Motor Company (Japan) in their acquisition of shareholding interest in Indus Motor Company Limited (transaction size approximately $ 60 Million).
Advising Wind Telecom, Orascom Telecom Holding SAE, Mobilink and various subsidiaries, on all Pakistan regulatory matters in the acquisition of Wind Telecom by VimpelCom.
Advising Kraft as their Pakistan Counsel in their Global acquisition of Danone interests.

Representative Transactions

Chima & Ibrahim offer breadth and depth of experience in all types of traditional and Islamic finance transactions including high value syndications and project finance.

Advising Mobilink and Warid and acting as Borrower’s and Guarantor's counsel on USD 245 million financing provided by ING Bank (guaranteed by EKN).
Advising Mobilink and acting as Borrower’s counsel on PKR 7,000,000,000 Syndicated Long Term Multi Financing Facilities consisting of Murabaha, Term Finance Certificates and Islamic financing provided to Mobilink from a syndicate of financial institutions.
Advising Mobilink as Pakistan counsel for the first Pakistani international corporate bond offering (transaction closed at $250 Million) and its partial buyback.
Advising Mobilink as Pakistan counsel for the first Multi Sourced ECA and DFI Term Financing for Pakistan’s Telecom Sector (involving ECAs such as Euler Hermes, Coface, ECGD and development finance institutions such as DEG and OPIC Fund) (first and second phases approximately $450 Million).
Advising Fatima Fertilizer Company Limited in relation to the first Level1 ADR placement in the United States of America by a Pakistan company.

Representative Transactions

Chima & Ibrahim provide wide ranging support for project related matters.

Advising Fatima Fertilizer Company and acting as Borrower’s counsel in one of the largest Pak Rupee local syndicated project financings relating to the fertilizer complex being set up by Fatima Fertilizer Company Limited (transaction size approximately US $ 400 Million) and also advising Fatima in relation to all project documentation in setting up the fertilizer project (approximately USD 600 million).
Advising ABN AMRO Bank N.V. / Royal Bank of Scotland and acting as Lender’s counsel in the financing relating to the cement plant being set up by Fauji Cement Company Limited (approximately € 70 Million).
Advising Pakarab Fertilizers Limited in the first Clean Development Mechanism Project to be set up in Pakistan and in the acquisition of DH Fertilizers Limited.
Advising Pepsi Cola International (Private) Limited in various aspects of setting up a snacks manufacturing plant in Pakistan.
Assisted a joint venture of Abu Dhabi Group and Punjab Government in relation to the reactivation of a large scale multi use real estate project in Lahore.
Assisted Pakarab Fertilizers for the construction of 200 Bed Hospital in Multan with the assistance of WWF.

Representative Transactions

Chima & Ibrahim bring to bear a wealth of privatisation experience.

Advised Fatima Group in relation to a potential privatisation of a power construction company controlled by the Government of Pakistan this includes due diligence as well as acquisition documentation and financing aspects.
Advising Orascom Telecom Holding SAE in relation to the proposed privatisation of SME Bank Limited by the Pakistan Privatisation Commission.
Advising Petronas, in the (currently suspended) privatization of Pakistan State Oil Company Limited (Pakistan’s largest petroleum marketing company).

Chima & Ibrahim have represented various clients in matters pending in arbitrations involving significant construction and contractual disputes as well as contractual disputes and disputes with ex-employees, property related matters etc. in the civil courts, and High Courts