Advocate of the High Courts
LL.B, Bar at Law (Lincoln's Inn)
Aneesa Agha leads the transactional practice at Raja Mohammed Akram & Co. She has significant expertise in the banking, finance, energy and infrastructure sectors, particularly in relation to greenfield projects. She has acted for foreign and local clients on mergers and acquisitions and capital structuring specifically with regards to the regulatory regime and foreign exchange framework. Recently, she has acted for one of the biggest banks in Pakistan in the divestment of its wholly owned subsidiary, including review and execution of share purchase agreements and regulatory compliance. She regularly advises clients on various aspects of the project life cycle from initial project development to negotiation and execution of project agreements to operational challenges and disputes. She has represented clients in complex transactions including power purchase agreements, transmission services agreement, government concession documents, EPC contracts, operation services contracts, shareholders’ agreements, and financing agreements. Aneesa combines her knowledge of the law and the power sector to offer bespoke and creative solutions to her clients which become the industry standard, such as devising an innovative tariff structure for solar power projects and developing bankable corporate power purchase agreements for wheeling arrangements for sale of electricity to bulk power consumers. Aneesa’s arbitration and litigation experience spans commercial, constitutional, energy, environmental, water and natural resources law. She is actively involved with several environmental and climate change related cases at the Lahore High Court. She also serves as the Co-Chairperson on the Lahore High Court Bar Association Environment Protection and Climate Change Committee (2019-2020). Her pioneering climate change public interest litigation has allowed her to advise climate-conscious multinational and local companies on formulating legal strategies for realigning their businesses in an evolving regulatory environment within Pakistan. Aneesa is a leading member of Women in Law Pakistan, the Lahore High Court Bar Association Equality and Diversity Committee and Arbitral Women. She has co-authored several papers on arbitration, including the Pakistan chapter of the Delos Guide to Arbitration Places (2018-2019) and a research paper titled ‘State Sovereignty and Investment Arbitration’ which was published in the Report on the International Judicial Conference, 2012.
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Based In:Lahore, Pakistan
Tier Level:Senior Level
TYPE OF PRACTITIONER:Advocate of the High Courts
PRACTICE AREAS:Environment/Climate Change,