Surridge & Beecheno advises clients on antitrust and competition law compliance, merger control, and competition litigation. We provide guidance on ensuring compliance with the Competition Act of Pakistan, including advice on restrictive trade practices, abuse of dominance, and anti-competitive agreements. We also offer assistance with merger filings and notifications to the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), helping clients navigate the merger control process and obtain necessary regulatory approvals. Additionally, we represent clients in investigations and enforcement actions initiated by the CCP, as well as in competition-related disputes before the Competition Appellate Tribunal and other judicial bodies.

The Firm has conducted mergers/demergers of various multinational organizations, including the bifurcation of Rafhan Maize Products Company Limited into Rafhan Maize Products Company Limited and Rafhan Best Foods Limited. We represented Glaxo Wellcome in their global merger with SmithKline Beecham to form GlaxoSmithKline.

The Firm has also advised AIG group on the sale of its subsidiary ALICO to MetLife Insurance, and subsequently the acquisition of MetLife by IGI, and the sale of the National Starch division of AkzoNobel to Corn Products International. We have also recently concluded an assets acquisition in which Kraft Foods Pakistan Ltd. (now Mondelēz Pakistan Limited) acquired the Tang-related assets of Clover Pakistan Ltd., a public listed company.

Recently, the firm has assisted CVC Capital Partners in their acquisition of Lipton from Unilever, the restructuring of Chinese State-Owned power companies, and is also engaged in obtaining clearances for major Middle Eastern and European airlines in their joint business agreements and an ongoing acquisition of a major oil and gas company.