Energy Sector

The Firm has considerable experience in the energy sector. One of the partners, namely Mirza Mahmood Ahmad serves on the Board of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) and regularly represents the companies before the regulatory body, namely Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority. He is well known for his in-depth understanding of the intricacies of the oil and gas sector. In addition, the Firm has represented the Water And Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in proceedings against Kot Addu Power Company (KAPCO). The Firm was also a member of the litigation team against Hub Power Company (HUBCO) on behalf of WAPDA. Minto & Mirza was part of the negotiating team on behalf of WAPDA, which negotiated with KAPCO and HUBCO for reduction of tariff. The negotiations resulted in savings of over 1.5 billion dollars to WAPDA. The litigation and negotiations required a detailed examination of the Power Policy of the government as well as of the agreements entered into by the Independent Power Projects (IPPs). The corporatization of Power Projects was also examined in detail in the context of KAPCO. In addition, Minto and Mirza provides advisory services to companies in relation to the development of alternative means of producing cheap electricity, including coal and biogas. It is involved in advising the Balochistan Mining and Exploration Company regarding the legal framework for excavation of coal in the Chamalang mines in Balochistan.