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A.S & Associatesdelivers an efficient and punctual service’, and ‘the team’s main strength is its commitment to the work, and to providing the best solution for the client’. The ‘knowledgeable and systematic’ ASA Bari leads the firm, and has ‘a vast knowledge of local laws and regulations’. Key areas of practice include corporate financing and capital markets, energy and power, tax, and litigation, but the firm also handles real estate, employment and TMT matters. Highlights included advising Doreen Power House & Technologies as issuer and Lankabangla Investment as arranger in a BDT400m corporate financing transaction.

Doulah & Doulah’s practice encompasses banking and finance, M&A, litigation and arbitration, IP, and energy, among other areas. Key lawyer ABM Nasirud Doulah has recently handled a number of PPP projects; highlights included advising IFC & Excelarate Energy on establishing a regasification terminal at Maheshkhali, and acting for China Railway during the $1bn construction of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway. ABM Badrud Doulah and ABM Shamsud Doulah handle corporate and banking litigation, and Dr Amina Khatoon is recommended for corporate and M&A transactions.

Mahbub & Company’s ‘dedicated’ group has ‘an in-depth understanding of its clients’ businesses’, and is ‘not afraid to make decisions in terms of timeframes and planning’. The firm has solid experience across a broad range of practice areas; recent work includes advising National Bank on the drafting and reviewing of its remittance agreements, and representing Mostafa Group in various disputes. AM Mahbub Uddin is the leading practitioner, and senior associate Saqeb Mahbub has ‘a knack for delving deep into the issues at hand’ and ‘a good understanding of international laws’.

The Law Counsel is headed by Abdur Razzaq, who splits his time between the UK and Bangladesh. and is particularly noted for his arbitration expertise. The firm also provides banking, corporate, IP and TMT advice, and recently assisted a major US-based IT company with making its digital content available to consumers in Bangladesh via online stores. Ehsan Siddiq is the other key figure, advising on commercial, administrative and employment law.

FM Associates’ ‘excellent’ team ‘responds promptly to all queries’ and has ‘a good level of knowledge in specialised areas’. The ‘prompt, well-networked and legally soundAl Amin Rahman heads the practice, and Sabrina Zarin is the other name to note. Clients include Alstom Switzerland, Premier Bank, KPG Health Care and Turkish Airlines.

S Hossain & Associates’ cross-sector client list includes Baltic Control Asia, EXIM Bank and China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau. The firm handles a range of work including criminal, family, employment and telecoms matters, as well as representing clients in civil litigation. Partha Sharathi Ray heads the disputes team, and Sanwar Hossain is the key contact for non-contentious matters.

Sattar&Co.’s ‘knowledgeable’ team focuses on litigation and corporate and M&A matters. Highlights included representing City Bank in share rectification and recovery issues before the High Court, and advising Tam & Partners on Bangladeshi laws related to civil procedure. Sameer Sattar heads the firm.

Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed & Associates has significant experience in corporate financing, international trade, taxation and joint venture agreements. The firm is also strong in litigation, frequently appearing before the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin is the key figure, and Nazia Kabir, Nihad Kabir and Mohammed Asaduzzaman are also recommended.

Anita Ghazi Rahman-Islam heads the team at The Legal Circle, which ‘shows a good degree of commercial understanding’ and provides ‘tailored, high-quality advice’. The firm represented Energypac Bangladesh in income tax litigation at the High Court.

The ‘well-regarded’ team at Vertex Chambersdemonstrates excellent legal acumen and deep business knowledge’. Junayed Ahmed Chowdhury is ‘thorough, knowledgeable and approachable’, and Tanvir Quader is ‘flexible, sincere and great to work with’. Highlights included advising Uber on local laws related to passenger transportation.

Dr. Kamal Hossain & Associates provides advice across a range of practice areas including banking, M&A, employment, IP and energy. Dr. Kamal Hossain heads the firm, and Sara Hossain is recommended for corporate and commercial matters.

Rahman's Chambers has strong contentious capabilities, and has handled a number of insurance, fraud and international trade disputes. Barrister Mohammed Forrukh Rahman is the leading practitioner.

Sadat Sarwat & Associates has strong experience across the full spectrum of corporate and commercial matters, and also attracts strong contentious mandates. Omar Sadat and Sarwat Siraj are the names to note.

Sheikh & Chowdhury provides representation in contentious matters, due diligence and general corporate advice to its diverse client list, which includes Emerging Markets Group, Atos KPMG Consulting and P A Consulting Group. Founding partners Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Mohammed Mehedi Hasan Chowdhury are the key contacts.

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