Pakistani among top 10 transport 'asset finance' lawyer in the world
06 June, 2013
KARACHI: Pakistani lawyer Zarrar Sehgal – who had been named among the top 10 aviation and transportation finance lawyers in the US by Chambers a few days ago –has now been named among the top 10 leading lawyers in the world in 'Asset Finance' by Legal 500.
He is also the first under-40 lawyer in the world who has been so honoured. Zarrar's firm Clifford Chance LLP, which was one of three law firms in 'Band-1' category in 'aviation transportation finance', has also been named by Legal 500 as one of the top three law firms in the world in the 'asset finance' category.
Legal 500 series of guides reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms in over 90 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America and the Caribbean.
To quote Legal 500, "The highly esteemed New York practice Clifford Chance LLP, which is jointly led by John Howitt and Zarrar Sehgal, is considered 'among the best' for innovative, cutting edge financing, especially in bond underwriting and asset-backed securitisation (ABS).
A co-head of Clifford Chance's Americas' asset finance practice, Zarrar Sehgal has extensive experience in a wide variety of asset finance transactions. As an aviation banker, he possesses strong relationships and capital market skills and is also an adviser to BNP Paribas (Banque Nationale de Paris), one of the world's largest banking groups."