"A full-service firm that goes out of its way in advising clients
on appropriateness, as well as commercial and practical applicability"
“Orr, Dignam & Co. is well known for representing both national and international
clients in the full range of contentious matters”
“Excellent task management and internal quality control procedures”
“Orr Dignam & Co is a highly recommended practice for its breadth of sector
coverage in M&A and its corporate services work for large multinationals”
What We Do?
Orr, Dignam & Co. is among the oldest and largest corporate and commercial law firms in Pakistan. It is acknowledged as a leader in its field. The Firm has seven partners with offices in Karachi and Islamabad. The Firm advises clients in a variety of sectors over a broad range of corporate and commercial issues.
Corporate and Commercial
General corporate and commercial work is at the core of the Firm’s practice and all lawyers in the Firm are required to develop an in depth knowledge of corporate and commercial law. The Firm represents a wide range of Clients in a variety of sectors to which it provides general corporate and regulatory advice as well as advice on specific transactions and arrangements.
Banking and Finance
The Firm has long been recognised as one of the market leaders in the field of banking, finance and financial services. The Firm has experience and the ability to deal with a wide range of financing matters. The Firm’s financial and banking practice includes acquisitions, project finance, asset finance, securitization, Islamic finance and export credit backed financing.
Mergers and Acquisitions
The Firm has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and is continuously involved in many of the major mergers and acquisition transactions in Pakistan. Pakistan’s first ever employee buy out was structured and implemented by the Firm.
Orr, Dignam deals with contentious matters including mediation, arbitration and civil litigation. A Joint Senior Partner heads this area and is supported by a dedicated team which has successfully acted for major domestic and overseas clients.. The Firm has also worked solely and in collaboration with overseas counsel in international arbitration.
Energy, Power and Infrastructure Projects
Orr, Dignam has an -established energy practice covering oil and gas and electrical power generation. The Firm’s practice includes upstream oil and gas work in connection with exploration, concessions and operating agreements and licences. In the mid-stream energy sector, the Firm has been involved with contracts relating to long distance pipeline projects and acts for a number of refineries. The Firm’s practice includes trans-national oil and gas pipeline projects. The Firm’s power sector practice also includes coal and wind power generation projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Orr, Dignam has acted in several privatisation transactions, notably in the electrical power, downstream petroleum and other sectors. The Firm’s privatization practice has included acting for financial advisors on the sell side and for bidders on the buy side. The Firm has also acted in the privatisation of key assets particularly in the banking and energy sectors. Orr, Dignam has also acted for the Privatisation Commission of Pakistan, International Financial Advisors and for bidders involved in the privatisation of such assets.