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Vertex Chambers, Junayed Ahmed Chowdhury, Dhaka, BANGLADESH

Junayed Ahmed Chowdhury

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Vertex Chambers

Position

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: Drafted the “Bangladesh Municipal Bond Act” for the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF); Advised, structured and drafted agreements on the first ever Islamic rental based sukuk (bond) valued at USD 12.5 million for one of the largest food processing companies in Bangladesh; Advised one of the largest international organisations operating in Bangladesh in relation to Carnet de Passages en Douane; Represented one of the leading telecommunication operators in Bangladesh in a writ petition filed against its regulator; Represented one of the leading international tobacco companies in a VAT dispute valued at USD 18.75 million; Structured one of the first venture capital fund under the recently promulgated Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (Alternative Investment) Rules 2015; Advised one of the largest telecommunication operators in Bangladesh on separating one of its business units by way of demerger or spin-off; Advised a leading foreign investment facilitator on its investment of USD 10 million in one of the leading microfinance institutions in Bangladesh; Representing a leading international cotton supplier on multiple litigation in connection with enforcing foreign arbitration awards; Conducted due diligence on 300 acre land for potential acquisition by an European energy company; Advised a Switzerland based financial company on several cross-border debt investments in Bangladesh; Advised a leading power sector entity in Bangladesh on its amalgamation with two of its subsidiary companies; Advised and represented a local conglomerate in a number of share related dispute before the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

Career

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.

Languages

English, Bangla, Hindi

Member

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.

Education

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

Leisure

Chess, music, politics, religion, squash.

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