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HIGH TOWER (HOSAF TOWER) 9TH FLOOR, 9 MOHAKALI C/A, DHAKA 1212, BANGLADESH
Tel:
Work +88 01 93 718 0761
Fax:
Fax +88 02 881 4311
Email:
Web:
www.legalcirclebd.com

The firm

The Legal Circle is a firm of barristers, advocates and legal consultants specialised in representing clients in Bangladesh on both domestic and international legal matters. The firm was established in 2010 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bringing together a team of experienced lawyers, several of whom have previously worked at leading law firms in Bangladesh and internationally, the firm aims to provide approachable yet client-focused, solutions-oriented legal services tailored to the individual needs of our clients. The firm is committed to providing the highest level of legal services and achieving cost-effective legal results for clients by being flexible and highly responsive in their approach. The Legal Circle has been recognised as a leading law firm in Bangladesh for ‘Corporate and Finance’ by Chambers and Partners since 2011 and ranked by Chambers and Partners for regularly advising foreign entities on their investments in Bangladesh with focuses on the TMT, natural resources and energy sectors and having substantial activities in real estate transactions, including handling acquisitions and due diligence. The firm has been also awarded the ‘Mergers and Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year’ – Legal Awards 2015 by Lawyer Monthly.

Areas of practice

The firm provides legal services across a broad range of practice areas, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance (both equity and debt capital markets), projects and project finance, bank lending and bank regulation, fund formation and regulation (both private equity and mutual funds), general company and commercial matters, foreign direct investment, distribution and agency law, civil and criminal litigation (in both the lower and appellate courts), telecommunications, competition and media law, trusts and estates, employment and industrial relations law and intellectual property (including copyright, patent and trade mark). Our lawyers advise clients during all stages of a particular assignment, including providing specialist advice on prospective business ventures, drafting contracts and other transactional documents, practical representation at different government offices, and advice, guidance and representation in connection with legal disputes including litigation. They have also worked with international development organisations such as USAID, JICA. The firm is currently retained by JICA as a Legal Consultant in a project lead by Deloitte LLC. The firm has also worked with international professional services firms, E&Y and KPMG. They are routinely instructed by international law firms on matters of Bangladesh law. They have worked with international law firms – Norton Rose, Baker & McKenzie, Osborne Clarke, Prior Cashman, Matheson, Keesal Young Logan, Paul Weiss, King and Wood Malleson, and other regional law firms based in India, Hong Kong and Singapore.

LanguagesBengali
English
Hindi

Number of lawyers 14

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