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Vertex Chambers, Junayed Chowdhury, Dhaka, BANGLADESH

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Junayed Chowdhury

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Vertex Chambers


Managing Partner. Areas of practice include: Aviation, Energy and Natural Resources, Construction and Infrastructure, Real Estate, Banking and Finance, Mobile Financial Services, Company and Corporate, Commercial and Trade, IT and Telecommunication, Climate and Environment, Taxation and Revenue, Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment, Litigation and ADR, Employment. Types of work undertaken include: Advised the national flag carrier in its purchase of 8 passenger aircraft from Boeing Company for USD 1.2 billion and advised it as borrower on its aircraft financing transaction worth USD 277 million and USD 114 million; Advised the EPC Contractor of Ashuganj 450 MW Power Plant on the interpretation of the EPC Contract; Drafted for the Government of Bangladesh the Act incorporating the Cape Town Convention; Conducted due diligence for Microsoft in connection with one of its Bangladeshi projects; Advised IFC on some of its portfolio investments including its equity investment in a leading Bangladeshi Mobile Financial Services provider; Advised BSRM on the construction of 220/33 kV GIS Substation; Advised BRAC University on the design and construction of its university campus; Advised a corporate advisory firm on the CDM Program under the Kyoto Protocol; Drafted anti-money laundering policy for a local NGO; Advised a leading NGO on tax restructuring of its commercial operations and on payment of its advance income tax worth over USD 9 million; Advised a real estate developer on its tax and VAT planning of its flat sale contracts; Advised an international private equity fund on its exit from the stock market; Advised an international hedge fund on taxation of its offshore fund structure; Advised a leading company on its USD 30 million debt financing for construction of private river terminal in Bangladesh; Advising one of the Big-four accounting firms on Bangladeshi law; Advised a US based passenger ride-sharing company.


Barrister at Law, of Lincoln's Inn (2003); Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh (2007); Managing Partner, Vertex Chambers (2010); Author of practitioner’s textbook “Corporate Tax Law & Practice” (2015), (Mullick Brothers), catalogued by the British Library and the University of Chicago Law School. This is the only practitioner’s textbook in Bangladesh dealing with corporate tax laws; Visiting Research Fellow, the University of Connecticut Law School (May 2015); Visiting Research Fellow, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) (Sep-Oct 2015); Member, General Body, Sajida Foundation; Visiting Faculty, Institute of Business Administration, Dhaka University.


English, Bangla, Hindi.


Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn; Supreme Court Bar Association (Bangladesh); Dhaka Bar Association; International Association of Managing Partners; Advocates for International Development (A4ID); Associated Lawyers.


LL.M, University of Chicago Law School (2011); LL.B (Hons.), University of London (2002).


Chess, cricket, football, music, politics, religion, squash.


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Vertex Chambers focuses on tax planning and corporate restructuring with particular expertise in the telecoms, energy, infrastructure, finance and aviation sectors. Intellectual property is another core area of expertise. Managing partner Junayed Ahmed Chowdhury is a name to note and Tanvir Quader is another prominent practitioner. In a recent highlight, the team successfully represented Dunavant Enterprises (a Louis Dreyfus company) in the defence of an appeal before the High Court Division of Bangladesh relating to the cross-border supply of cotton. The matter was complicated by the fact that the contract was governed by an English law contract that also had an arbitration clause, the validity of which was challenged by the purchaser.

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