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A.S & Associates, A.S.A Bari, Dhaka, BANGLADESH

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A.S.A Bari

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A.S & Associates

Position

Managing Partner, Barrister (Lincoln's Inn) & Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh

Practice Lead of 

  • Power Projects
  • Corporate and Project Finance
  • Corporate and Regulatory Advices
  • Capital Market
  • Taxation

Career

 

A.S.A Bari, Barrister-at-Law, is the Managing Partner of A.S & Associater and is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is known as one of the leading legal experts in the fields of Corporate and Project Finance, Foreign Exchange, Capital Market, Banking & Non-Banking Financial Institutions and Income Tax. In a jurisdiction where legal professional is still heavily dominated by litigation lawyers, Mr. Bari is one of the handful few lawyers in Bangladesh who has expertise in the financial and investment sectors and has working experience with some of the leading Banking and Financial Institutions operating in the country. Mr. Bari has represented local and international sponsors, investors, banks and financial institutions, and power generation companies with project financing matters in some of the most prominent infrastructure projects in Bangladesh. He has also assisted other clients with complex financial transactions, e.g. Issuance of Commercial Papers, Cumulative Redeemable Preference Share, Bond Documentation and Syndicated financing.

 

Over the last few months, amongst other notable projects, Mr. Bari played pivotal role in providing legal support to a Sri Lankan Bank with establishing a non-banking financial institution (NBFI) in Bangladesh. He has also worked with one of the leading steel manufacturing company in Bangladesh with issuance of Commercial Paper of BDT 1000 Million and BDT 740 Million for a marketing company. He has also assisted another local power company with issuance of Redeemable Cumulative Preference Shares of BDT 400 Million. He represented a national manufacturing company with finalizing Bond Documents for BDT 2 Billion and led the transfer process of Coupon Bond valuing BDT 50 Million between two commercial banks of Bangladesh. Furthermore, he has provided consultancy services to a power company for structuring, drafting and finalizing financing documents, including Pari Passu Security Sharing Agreement related to a syndicated foreign loan transaction of USD 19 Million.

Within the Capital Market, Mr. Bari, due to his adept knowledge and understanding of the trade, was selected as one of the key members of the Automation Project of the Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd. He has also represented various clients in capital market transactions at the Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd.

 

In addition to the above, Mr. Bari is well respected within the jurisdiction as one of the pioneer legal professionals of Energy & Power sector of Bangladesh, having represented some of the leading companies of energy sector in securing power project deals with the Govt. of Bangladesh. Among other projects, Mr. Bari has assisted high-profile clients in several acquisitions and energy tenders/bids for thermal power plants including HFO, Gas, LNG, as well as large power consumers within a variety of industries in their power purchase strategies and self-producing power projects. Recently Mr. Bari has assisted a joint venture between an international company and a local company with legal matters related to establishment of 1075 MW LNG based power project at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on BOO basis.

 

Mr. Bari also practices in the field of Corporate and Regulatory Advices (including merger and acquisition and corporate restructuring) and has advised multiple national and international clients regarding project structuring, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory & compliance requirements. Recently has advised a leading pharmaceutical with transferring its shareholding with liability to another company and he led the establishment of the Workers’ Participation in Profit Fund and Welfare Fund for the employees of a Financing Company. He is currently engaged as one of the Legal Advisors of the primary consultant of the World Bank funded One Stop Services (OSS) Project for the Government of Bangladesh, responsible for assisting the lead consultant in simplifying the processes of doing business in Bangladesh.

 

Furthermore, Mr. Bari practices in the field of taxation and he has been appointed by the International Bar Association (IBA) as the National Tax Reporter for Bangladesh for 2017 and 2018.

 

Mr. is also a regular contributor to Thomson Reuters’ Pro Bono Project, Trust Law, and has been involved with advising various International NGOs/NPOs regarding their local legal issues.

 

Mr. Bari completed his legal studies from University of London in 2006 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn of United Kingdom in 2008. Mr. Bari completed his LL.M and PGDL from ICSL of UK. He is member of the Lincoln’s Inn (UK), Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association, Union Internationale des Advocats, International Bar Association, Dhaka Bar Association and Taxes Bar Association.

 

Languages

Bengali & English

Member

  • Honourable Society of the Lincoln’s Inn
  • Supreme Court Bar Association, Bangladesh
  • International Bar Association
  • Union Internationale des Advocats
  • Dhaka Bar Association
  • Taxes Bar Association

Education

  • PGD in Legal and Professional Skills, Inns of Court School of Law, City University, UK (2008)
  • LLM in Criminal Litigation City University, UK, (2007)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Hons), University of London, UK (2006)


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A.S & Associatesstands out’ for its ‘extremely valuable’ services across a range of practice areas, including corporate, tax, labour, project financing, TMT and energy. Work highlights saw the team advising Hugo Commodities on restructuring two companies from Ghana and the Ivory Coast in order to form an independent company in the British Virgin Islands. National Development Bank, Bangladesh Power Development Board, Sinosteel, SOAS and Dakha Stock Exchange are other notable clients. The ‘young and dynamicA.S.A Bari, who leads the firm, has been appointed as National Tax Reporter for Bangladesh for 2017 and 2018 by the International Bar Association.

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