Energy, Mining and Power Generation

  • Advised an English listed company in connection with establishment in Pakistan of two coal fired mine mouth power projects of 300 MW and 150 MW each in the Thar.
  • Advised on the Sindh Mining Concession Rules, 2002 from time to time.
  • Undertook legal due diligence of proposed mining projects and power projects in Pakistan.
  • Acted as Counsel to Tethyan Copper Company Limited (originally listed on the ASX and subsequently acquired by Antofagasta PLC and Barrick Gold Corporation) and Tethyan Copper Company (Pakistan) (Private) Limited in connection with large Gold & Copper Mining Project located in Balochistan, Pakistan.
  • Advised on the Balochistan Mining Concession Rules, 2002 from time to time as well as foreign investment and corporate issues;
  • Advised in connection with preparation and negotiation of Mineral Agreement with the Federal and Provincial Government and Joint Venture Agreement between foreign investor and the Provincial Government.
  • Advised shareholders in connection with the takeover bid by Skafel Pty and subsequently by Antofagasta Plc. And Barrick Gold Corporation of Tethyan Copper Company Limited.
  • Acted as Pakistan Counsel to BHP Billiton and BHP Minerals International Exploration Inc. in connection with litigation before the High Court and Supreme Court relating to grant of concession and exploration and prospecting licenses.