Surridge & Beecheno advises clients on securities work, mergers and acquisitions with due diligence, reorganizations and leveraged buyouts, asset-based and lease financing and transactions involving commodities, futures and other derivatives. We have vast experience in venture capital and private equity transactions, including representation of domestic and off-shore investment funds and advisers. Our team acts for clients on a broad variety of matters in respect of their inward and outward direct investment, joint ventures, and on-going general corporate, financial and commercial needs. We facilitate registration and seeking approvals from the relevant government authorities.

Our Firm has an impressive corporate and commercial clientele. Some of the clients we advised include Cisco Systems Inc., Jones Lang LaSalle, American Business Council, Kraft Foods/ Mondelēz, Nokia Oyj and Nokia Solutions and Networks, Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chevron Corporation, Corn Products USA, Siemens Pakistan Engineering Co. Ltd., Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Pakistan Television Corporation, Pakistan International Airlines, the AIG Insurance Group, Astra Pharmaceuticals, Sui Northern Gas, Berger Paints, the Sindh Club, Karachi Boat Club, Gillette Pakistan Ltd., Shell Gas LPG (Pakistan) Limited, Kodak Limited, Standard Chartered Bank, Proctor & Gamble.

Our teamhas handled corporate matters relating to Allergan Pakistan (Private) Limited and the winding up of its business in Pakistan.

The Firm has conducted mergers 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 in their global merger with Smith Kline Beecham.

We have advised India’s largest business group on the acquisition of a Pakistani listed company operating in the chemical sector. We also advised the AIG group on the sale of its subsidiary ALICO to MetLife Insurance and the sale of the National Starch division of AkzoNobel to Corn Products International. We have concluded an assets acquisition in which Kraft Foods Pakistan Ltd. acquired the Tang-specific assets of Clover Pakistan Ltd., a public listed company.
All current Service Rules and rules regulating various matters for the Pakistan Television Corporation Limited and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited were formulated by our team under instructions of the Government of Pakistan. A legal opinion was sought upon the proposed draft of the Natural Gas Regulatory Authority Ordinance, which was formulated by us.

Our team has advised and conducted a large number of cases for and on behalf of companies/corporations in connection with taxes and duties levied by the Government of Pakistan on income, services and manufactured items at the factories and imported goods.

The Firm has advised on the privatization of Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Limited. Our team represented and advised one of the bidders on the privatisation of Pakistan’s largest bank, Habib Bank Limited.

Surridge and Beechenois also registered as intermediaries with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and provide corporate secretarial services and support for corporate compliances to our foreign and local clients.