Mr. Ameen Vellani is a partner at Vellani & Vellani and has over 20 years’ experience in commercial matters including general corporate work mergers, demergers, reconstructions, acquisitions and disinvestments, anti-trust matters and monopolies, corporate finance, project finance (syndicated loans, project finance, asset management, banking), infrastructure projects, building and construction contracts taxation and intellectual property matters and litigation in the courts. The above work has been conducted in the fields of electric power generation through gas-fire, petroleum, natural gas, minerals, banking and finance, cement, edible oils and shipping.
Further, Ameen is also a member of the following organisations and institutions:
Karachi Bar Association
Sindh Bar Council
High Court Bar Association
Karachi Tax Bar Association
Member of the Pakistan Industrial and Intellectual Property Association (PIPRA)
Member of the International Trademarks Association (INTA)
Member of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
Association of the European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
Advised Consortium of Foreign Lenders in relation to Syndicate financing provided to Rousch Power Limited by local and foreign lenders for the development, design, engineering, manufacture, construction, ownership, completion, commissioning, subsequent conversion from fuel oil to natural gas fired operation, insurance, operation and maintenance of a power plant at Sidhnai Barrage, Pakistan together with certain ancillary facilities thereto and certain incidental activities and obligations of the Project Company in connection therewith. Advised Consortium of Foreign Lenders in relation to Syndicate financing provided to Uch Power Limited by local and foreign lenders for the construction of a power generation plant, a colony and related equipment and facilities at site near Dera Murad Jamali in Balochistan, Pakistan.
Advised Consortium of Foreign Lenders in relation to Financing provided to The Hub Power Company Limited by local and foreign lenders (including Narowal Project and the Laraib Project) for construction and operation of a power generation plant located at the mouth of the Hub River in the province of Balochistan.
Advised Consortium of Local Lenders in relation to Islamic and conventional syndicated financing provided to Liberty Power Tech Limited by local financiers for the construction of dual-fired combined cycle thermal power plant at Daharki, Sindh, Pakistan.
Advised Consortium of Local Lenders in relation to Financing provided to Southern Electric Power Company Limited by local and foreign lenders for the construction of a power plant at Lahore, Pakistan.
Advised Consortium of Local Lenders in relation to Financing provided to Asia Petroleum Limited for the construction of a pipeline and transportation of residual fuel oil in Balochistan.
Advised Faysal Bank Limited for Structured finance to Bestway Cement Limited as a lease finance for setting up of a factory and other related facilities at Suraj Gali Road, Village Shadi Hattar, District Haripur, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan for the manufacture of cement
Advised Consortium of Local Lenders in relation to Islamic syndicated financing provided to Haleeb Foods Limited in respect of the restructuring of facilities provided to Haleeb Foods Limited by local syndicated lenders
Advised Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited in relation to Intercreditor and Security Trustee issues for syndicated finance facilities provided by various local and international lenders
Advised financial institutions on the restructuring of various finance facilities availed by Engro Fertilizers Limited (formerly Engro Chemical Pakistan Limited) to set up a new approximately 1.3 million tons per annum single train Urea Plant at its facilities at Dharki, District Ghotki, Sindh.
Advised an independent power producer in relation to a change in security provided.
Advised a foreign lender in relation to financing to be availed by a company whose subsidiary holds a working interest in a petroleum concession in Pakistan.
Advising a joint venture of Chinese investors, Shandong Ruyi Science & Technology Group Co. Limited and Huaneng Shandong Power Generation Co. Limited, in connection with the setting up of 2X660 MW Coal Fired Power Plants in Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan
Advising Industrial and Developmental Bank of China in relation to the proposed financing to NBT Wind Power Pakistan II (Private) Limited in relation to the construction of a 249.6 MW wind farm in Gharo-Keti Bandar Wind Corridor, Sindh, Pakistan.
Advised Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, China Development Bank Corporation, Bank of China and China Construction Bank Corporation and the consortium of Pakistani banks in relation to financing extended to Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company for the development, design, engineering, procurement, financing, construction, ownership, operation, management and maintenance of a 3.8 MT/A coal mine on Block II of Thar Coal Mine.
Advised Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, China Development Bank Corporation, Bank of China and China Construction Bank Corporation and the consortium of Pakistani banks in relation to financing extended to Thar Power Company Limited for the development, design, engineering, procurement, financing, construction, ownership, operation, management and maintenance of a 2×330 MW mine mouth coal-fired thermal power project.
Advised China Development Bank in relation to financing extended to Habib Bank Limited.
Advised China Development Bank in relation to financing extended to Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (through the Ministry of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs).
Advised a syndicate of banks led by Faysal Bank Limited for providing a finance facility under the Islamic mode of Diminishing Musharakah and a syndicated term finance facility on mark-up basis to Master Motors Limited for setting up a plant at Port Qasim, Karachi for assembling/ progressive manufacturing of Changhan Vans and Pickup with technical collaboration from Changhan International Corporation.
Advised Faysal Bank Limited for extending a finance facility to Naveena Steel Mills (Private) Limited for setting up steel melt shop and rolling mill at Karachi with an installed capacity of up to 270,000 tons per annum.
Advised Faysal Bank Limited for extending a finance facility to Reon Alpha (Private) Limited for setting up an on/off-grid solar power plant and related facilities and assets on the premises of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Limited with an aggregate plant rated capacity of up to 5 MW.