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Raza is one of the founding partners of Lexium, and the head of the firm’s banking and finance practice. He specializes in project and asset finance (particularly in the energy, aviation, telecommunication and entertainment sectors), syndicated lending as well as general commercial banking, and has wide-ranging experience in representing both international and local lenders. Raza has also represented the firm’s clients in mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and information technology, real estate acquisitions and development and private international law matters. Raza has previously worked with Hassan & Hassan (Advocates) and Mandviwalla & Zafar (Advocates), two of the leading firms in Pakistan as well as with the former Supervision Committee for the Expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport in connection with several of its infrastructure projects relating to the expansion of airports in the United Arab Emirates.
Raza has appeared as a guest lecturer at several academic institutions in Pakistan on public international law and business law, and writes for leading national newspapers on various aspects of public international law. He is currently the Regional Liaison Officer for Central, South and South East Asia for the London School of Economics Alumni Association, and was also previously awarded the Outstanding Alumni Volunteer Award by the London School of Economics and Political Science in recognition of his long standing services to his alma mater and its global alumni network.
In his free time, Raza enjoys traveling, reading and watching films (he prides himself on having a near encyclopedic knowledge of the James Bond films and books), and of course places a lot of premium on the health body healthy mind philosophy with a lot of outdoor running and regular visits to the gym.
Some of Raza’s recent work highlights include:
LL.M. London School of Economics and Political Science – 1999
LL.B. (Honours). London School of Economics and Political Science – 1998
Advocate, High Courts of Pakistan – 2001
Advocate, Pakistan – 1999
English, Urdu, Punjabi.