Oil & Gas

  • Preparation of comprehensive studies and reports on specific areas for the Government of Pakistan and multilateral agencies;
  • Acted for OGDCL as external Counsel and during this period advised on a host of matters involving or relating to Gas Supply Agreements with IPPs; Gas Sale & Purchase Agreements;
  • LPG Sale and Purchase Agreements; Petroleum Concession Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements and other regulatory and corporate matters, including farm-out of Working Interests.
  • Acted as General Counsel and Company Secretary to MESA Petroleum (Private) Limited, an oil and gas exploration and investment company based in Islamabad. Acted as Counsel in litigation matters for Tullow Developments (Pakistan) Limited and oil and gas exploration and production company with several producing working interests in Pakistan and also providing general corporate and regulatory advice from time to time.
  • Acted for United Energy Group Limited of Hong Kong in connection with legal proceedings instituted by a Working Interest Owner in relation to the sale of assets of BP in Pakistan.
  • Advised the Pakistan Petroleum Exploration & Production Companies Association on the impact of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 on the incidence of ownership as well as distribution of executive and legislative authority over mineral oil and natural gas of the Federation and the Provinces.
  • Acted as Counsel for GDF Suez before the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Suo Moto litigation involving a challenge to the award by the Government of Pakistan of a long-term LNG supply contract as well as advice on the regulatory regime governing LNG import and sale.
  • Acted for Petitioners from both Sindh and Balochistan in a (direct) Constitution Petition the Supreme Court of Pakistan seeking enforcement of Article 158 of the Constitution (priority of requirements of natural gas).