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RAZA RAHMAN

Partner

Email raza.rahman@lexiumlaw.com

Phone + 92-42 35870961 to 63

Biography

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:

 

  • Acting as counsel to Guarantco Ltd. in a cross-border contingent capital facility of US$ 50 million to Infrazamin Pakistan Limited.
  • Acting as counsel to Hyundai Nishat Motor (Private) Limited Pakistan in a Musharaka Islamic finance facility of PKR 5.6 billion (US$ 43 million approx.) from Meezan Bank Limited for setting up a Hyundai car assembly plant in Pakistan.
  • Acting as counsel to US International Development Finance Corporation (previously OPIC) in an international project finance transaction of US$ 7 million to Kashf Foundation, a leading microfinance institution of Pakistan.
  • Acting as counsel to US International Development Finance Corporation (previously OPIC) in an international project finance transaction of US$ 9 million to Cinepax a leading chain of cinemas in Pakistan.
  • Acting as counsel to Guarantco for provision of credit support by way of a PKR 3.12 billion cross-border guarantee to Byco Oil Pakistan Limited for its Islamic Sukuk bonds.
  • Acting as counsel to Guarantco for provision of credit support by way of a PKR 966 million cross-border guarantee to Mobilink for its Islamic Sukuk bonds for its 3G license.
  • Acting as counsel to US International Development Finance Corporation (previously OPIC)in an international project finance transaction of US$ 3.5 million to TPL Trakker, a leading transportation cargo security business in Pakistan.
  • Acting as counsel to a GCC branch of a leading Pakistani bank in a cross-border US$ 6.7 million refinancing of a Gulfstream G150 corporate jet registered in Pakistan.
  • Acting as counsel to Nishat Agriculture Farming (Private) Limited in its cross-border joint venture with SUTAS SUT URUNLERI to set up a dairy products manufacturing and distribution business in Pakistan.
  • Acting as counsel to the Pakistani subsidiary of Hassad Foods Qatar in a US$ 2 million acquisition, and then its eventual sale, of a rice processing facility in Pakistan.
  • Acting as counsel to a leading Pakistani petroleum company in the due diligence for acquisition of several upstream petroleum assets in Pakistan.
  • Acting as counsel to Wateen Telecom in the merger of its WiMax broadband business in Pakistan.

Education & Bar Admission

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

Languages

English, Urdu, Punjabi.