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SUITE 15/1, CITY HEART (14TH FLOOR), 67 NAYA PALTAN, DHAKA 1000, BANGLADESH
Tel:
Work +880 2 934 9647
Fax:
Fax +880 2 934 9866
Email:
Web:
www.thelcounsel.com.bd
The Law Counsel, Ehsan Abdullah Siddiq, Dhaka, BANGLADESH

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Ehsan Abdullah Siddiq

Tel:
Work +88-024-9349647-8, +880-1713302963
Email:
The Law Counsel

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Practice Areas:
Arbitration, Banking, Insurance, Constitutional Law, Corporate Law, Employment, Government Contracts, International Criminal Law and Taxation.

Position

Partner

Career

2004                :  Enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
2003                :  Enrolled as an Advocate by the Bangladesh Bar Council.
2002                :  Called to the Bar  from the Hon’ble Society of Gray’s Inn.
2016-Present:  Partner, The Law Counsel.
2006-2015     :  Senior Associate, The Law Counsel.
2002-2005     :  Associate, Huq and Company.

Particulars of Work Experience:

Arbitration
: Conducted arbitration proceedings on behalf of a number of local and foreign companies, firms and NGOs, including CAREBangladesh, Dunham-Bush Sdn. Bhd of Malaysia, BD Foods Limited and the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation. Also challenged and defended arbitral awards before the High Court Division.

Banking & Insurance: Drafting security documents, syndicated finance documents and other legal instruments for banks and financial institutions. Represented banks in a number of cases before the High Court Division and the Loan Recovery Courts. Provided legal assistance for the conversion of conventional banks to Islamic banks.

Company Law: Drafted and appeared in applications for altering the Memorandum of companies, mergers, liquidation, rectification of share registers and minority protection.

Constitutional Matters: Appeared in a number of cases where the government violated the
human rights of citizens

Employment Law: Drafted tailor-made employment contracts for foreign and local companies.  Negotiated a settlement between the employees and the previous management of Jai Jai Din. Advised Accenture-Bangladesh in relation to a major industrial dispute with its Union. Assisted local branches of foreign companies such Columbia Sportswear and Widespace with regard to employment law issues. Appeared before the Labour Appellate Tribunal and the High Court Division on behalf of both employees and employers. Also rovided legal advice to various foreign companies in relation to the offer of Restricted Stock Units, phantom shares, etc. to employees of their subsidiaries in Bangladesh.

Foreign Exchange:
Advised  companies such as Accenture-Bangladesh  and Bloomberg  LP on foreign exchange restrictions in Bangladesh.

Govt. Contracts, Tenders, Licences:
Advised both foreign and local companies in relation to government contracts and tenders. Conducted judicial review applications against a number of major state-run corporations in relation to non-compliance with tender conditions.Advised Northrop Grumman with regard to the sale of equipment to the Bangladesh Air Force. Also advised various ammunitions suppliers in relation to the role of the Office of the Director-General of Defence Purchase and the Ministry of Defence. Verified contracts for a foreign supplier for the sale of helicopters to the Bangladesh Navy. Appeared before the Review Panel of the Planning Ministry (which is a special body dealing with disputes arising out of Govt. Tenders). Assisted International Container Terminal Services Inc. of the Philippines in submitting a bid in Bangladesh in relation to the tender for the New Mooring Container Terminal and thereafter appearing on its behelf in proceedings against the Chittagong Port Authority .

International Criminal Law:
Worked with a team of lawyers from 9 Bedford Row, London in
defending the leaders of a political party who were being tried for war
crimes.

Income Tax, VAT, Customs etc: Conducted litigation on behalf of and against the National Board of Revenue. Drafted and conducted Income Tax Reference Applications. Advised and appeared on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, agro-processing companies and banks in relation to income tax disputes. Also appeared before the High Court Division on behalf of a number of Universities,  in relation to their tax exemptions.

Languages

English and Bengali

Member

  • Supreme Court Bar Association,  Bangladesh.
  • Hon’ble Society of Gray’s Inn.

Education

LLB (Hons.), London School of Economics and Political Science.


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The Law Counsel’s advice is ‘always effective and based on sound legal knowledge’. The team focuses on arbitration, banking, administrative law, family and employment matters. Abdur Razzaq is also noted for TMT work, which is a growing area for the firm, especially with regards to data protection, and Ehsan Siddiq and Imran Siddiq are ‘equally competent and efficient’. Clients include Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Oracle, Tapad, Siam Cement, Columbia Sport, Bloomberg and Dhabi Group.

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