Nazif holds vast experience in handling a diverse range of domestic and cross-border deals across multiple practice areas, including corporate finance, project finance, Islamic finance, debt restructuring, debt capital markets, equity capital markets, real estate investment trusts, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other non-contentious, commercial matters.
Nazif’s proficiency in handling complex transactions, coupled with his strong business acumen and deep understanding of local and foreign currency dynamics, enables him to provide strategic solutions tailored to the unique needs of each client and navigate the intricate landscape of corporate law seamlessly. His commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and client-focused approach have earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor and a valuable asset to our firm.
Having invested time and effort to learn Mandarin, Nazif has developed a deep understanding of the Chinese language, culture, and business practices. This linguistic proficiency, combined with his legal expertise, enables him to bridge the gap between different cultures and effectively communicate and build strong relationships with Chinese clients, something that sets him apart in the legal industry, particularly in the context of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other engagements involving Chinese businesses.
Having advised on banking & finance and capital markets transactions exceeding US$10 billion in aggregate value, Nazif has played a pivotal role in several groundbreaking transactions that have left a lasting impact on the legal and financial landscape of Pakistan. Notably, Nazif spearheaded the successful execution of the first-ever green bond (valuing US$500m) in Pakistan, the establishment of the first sukuk programme in Pakistan while representing the Government of Pakistan, and the first listed developmental REIT in Pakistan.
His experience also includes working closely with government regulatory bodies, where he has been routinely engaged for advising on the necessary changes to existing regulatory regimes in response to evolving financial sector dynamics.
According to The Legal 500, “Nazif Ahmed is very proactive, professional and co-operative” and “A high impact and closely knit team which is very ably led by Nazif Ahmed”.
As the head of the corporate practice at our firm, Nazif leads a highly skilled team of approximately two dozen corporate lawyers. Under his guidance, the team has consistently achieved remarkable success in providing exceptional legal services and delivering favorable outcomes for our clients.