Areas of Expertise

Capital Markets

The Pakistani capital markets have been transformed in the last decade by an increase in regulation, the entry of sophisticated international market players and improved trading mechanisms.  Akhund Forbes is at the forefront of various developments in the Pakistan Capital Markets.  One of our founding partners also developed the legal framework for the Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited (CDC) which has gained international recognition for its premium delivery of a world class model of paperless security depository services.   

Our capital markets expertise includes:

central depository companies, including advice in relation to operational and strategic matters

stock exchanges, including advice in relation to share dealings, stock exchange regulation and securities regulation investigations 

public debt issues, including bonds, sukuks, TFCs and other capital market products from the plain vanilla type to highly structured products

public equity issues, including initial public offerings, rights issues, bonus issues, placements, American Depository Receipts and Global Depository Receipts

real estate investment trusts, including structuring, formation and operational advice

public regulators, including advice in relation to securities fraud and market regulation. Akhund Forbes has acted as legal counsel to the Capital Markets Development Authority of Maldives


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