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Mergers & Acquisitions

LMA and its team of lawyers possess the expertise to provide complete set of legal advisory services in respect of transactions relating to mergers and acquisitions as well as de-mergers and disinvestment structuring transactions including conducting preliminary legal due diligence of the target company, preparing scheme of arrangements and where necessary, obtaining pre-merger approvals from the Competition Commission and approvals of the scheme of arrangements from the High Court.

Our lawyers and acted for two separate groups of leading confectionary manufacturing and marketing companies i.e. the Hilal and Candyland groups for the merger and transfer of assets and liabilities of one company into the other. We have also advised on the acquisition of shares by a U.A.E. based banking group of another U.A.E. based bank and its ultimate shareholding in a scheduled bank of Pakistan including the permissions/ approvals to be obtained from regulatory authorities such as the State Bank of Pakistan, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and the Competition Commission of Pakistan upon instructions of a foreign law firm.

Our team has also recently conducted a due diligence for a consortium of foreign investors keen in acquiring a large microfinance institution, including conducting due diligence of the data available and subsequently drafting a shareholders’ agreement, as well as review of bidding documents and share purchase agreement.

Our team has also represented Pak Oman Asset Management Company Limited in the acquisition of 100% shares of Askari Investment Management Limited owned by Askari Bank Limited.

We also represent Unity Foods Limited and have advised them on numerous transactions pertaining to the acquisition of shares and assets. The transactions involve advising on the structure of the acquisitions along with assisting in drafting documents to obtain corporate and regulatory approvals for the said transactions.