Dispute resolution in Bangladesh

A.S & Associates

A.S & Associates is a market leader in dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis placed on litigation and alternative dispute resolution. The team is especially known for acting for domestic and international clients within the energy, natural resources, manufacturing and financial services sectors. The team is currently focused on litigation relating to corporate, industrial, commercial, taxation and intellectual property matters. The team is led by Sayeed Abdullah Al Mamun Khan, with support from Farhana Khan and Supreme Court advocate Dewan Faisal.

Practice head(s):

Sayeed Abdullah Al Mamun Khan

Other key lawyers:

Farhana Khan; Dewan Faisal

Key clients

Durable Plastic Limited

Md. Sirajul Islam

Godrej Household Products (Bangladesh) Pvt. Limited

Sylvan Technologies Limited

Mr. Abul Basher and Mrs. Nasrun Nessa

Zulekha Akhter and others

Mr. Akter Hossain

Mrs. Khairunnesa, Omor Farq and others

National Credit and Commerce Bank Limited

Consumer Testing Laboratories Ltd

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented majority shareholders of Basher Spinning Mills Ltd. in buying out the shares worth USD 20.1 million of minority shareholders, through Court process.
  • Successfully represented Zulekha Akhter and others by filing a judicial review for absorption in their respective positions as permanent employee.
  • Successfully represented a multidisciplinary engineering firm, Sylvan Technologies Limited, in recovering its long due payment from one of its distributors, arising out of a contractual arrangement regarding supply of 400 KVA substation.

Mahbub & Company

Mahbub & Company‘s highly experienced disputes practice is strong for acting on white collar crime matters, as well as judicial reviews. Increasingly, the team also handles dispute relating to employment and labour law, with a significant uptick in the amount of construction disputes as well. The firm’s debt recovery and insolvency litigation practice is also strong, acting both for banks and financially distressed companies. The team is led by industry veteran A. M. Mahbub Uddin and Saqeb Mahbub.

Practice head(s):

A M Mahbub Uddin; Saqeb Mahbub

Key clients

Mostafa Group

Premier Cement Mills Ltd.

Metro Homes Limited


Multimode Group

City Bank

Sena Kalyan Sangstha

Arif Choudhury

MF Consumers Limited

Mutual Trust Bank

DEPA Interiors LLC

SOCAR-AQS Limited Liability Company

Lal Teer Seed Limited

Marks Builders Limited

Double A

Muslim Aid UK

Singapore Telecommunications Limited

Anan International

Khair Brothers

Cafe Droom

La Bamba

Kunlun Industrial Co Limited

Hotel Milina

Platinum Residence

London Guest House

Hotel Sky Line

Hotel White Rose

Elite Tech

Contenental Motors

Bhulua Royal City

Honda Bangladesh Ltd.

Peninsual Steel Limited


Samsung S-1 Corporation

Ming Global Limited

Sports Direct

Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd

Work highlights

  • Represented an Indian food service company on a dispute arising out of a JV agreement
  • Represented a Bangladeshi airline company in litigation against creditors
  • Advised a Korean construction company on a dispute arising out of an airport expansion project


The dispute resolution team at TANJIB ALAM & ASSOCIATES is regularly instructed on high profile court litigation. In addition, the team has also been involved in numerous arbitrations, particularly within the energy sector. Its broad portfolio of work also includes patent cases, admiralty matters and company law disputes. The group represents a range of national and international companies within the oil and gas, mining and financial services sectors. Key members of the team are Tanjib-ul Alam, M. Saquibuzzaman and Kazi Ershadul Alam.

Practice head(s):

Tanjib-ul Alam; M Saquibuzzaman; Kazi Ershadul Alam

Key clients

Grameenphone Limited

Robi Axiata Limited

bKash Limited

Chittagong Port Authority

Sena Hotel Developments Limited

STS Holings Limited

United Group

Avery Dennison

The Coca-cola Inc.

International Beverage Bangladesh Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Grameenphone Limited in a case against GP Employees Union wherein they declared themselves as a Collective Bargaining Agent (CBA).
  • Acted for LafargeHolcim Bangladesh challenging the decision of the Ministry of Industries of Bangladesh to stop production of aggregates produced by the company.
  • Acted for Desh Energy Limited in a claim against the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission before the Honourable High Court regarding a 100 Mega Watt power plant.

The Law Counsel

The Law Counsel‘s litigation and dispute resolution team has a proven expertise in constitutional and administrative law issues, having been involved in a number of landmark matters. Other areas of expertise for the firm include insurance law, labour law and public law. Mediation is a growing specialism of the team, particularly in relation to property disputes. Key contacts on the team are  senior partner Abdur Razzaq, employment specialist Ehsan Abdullah Siddiq and Imran Siddiq, who has a strong intellectual property practice.

Practice head(s):

Abdur Razzaq; Ehsan Siddiq; Imran Siddiq


‘Imran Siddiq and his team at The Law Counsel have made themselves my top pick for IP enforcement in Bangladesh. They impress at every turn with their knowledge of local law, as well as the unique legal and business climate of the country. Most recently, Siddiq and his team, particularly Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky, secured a licensing deal with our firm, where previous efforts by others had fallen short.’

Key clients

Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Ltd.


RELX India Pvt. Ltd.

Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Ltd.

Delta Shipping Lines Ltd.

Siemens, USA

Dabur India Ltd.

PCCW Vuclip Singapore (Pte). Ltd.

Reel Tuz Kimya

Private client (victim of medical negligence)

Hellenic Garments Pvt. Ltd.

The Daily Sangram

Members of the Supreme Court Bar Association

Employees of the National Board of Revenue

Work highlights

  • Represented Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Ltd., the country’s leading natural gas distributor, before the Supreme Court in a dispute with its subscribers.
  • Represented members of the Supreme Court Bar Association in a public interest litigation challenging the use of the Pegasus spyware in Bangladesh to intercept and monitor mobile phone communications of citizens.

Doulah & Doulah

The dispute resolution team at Doulah & Doulah is highly experienced in handling contentious investment, banking and construction matters for clients with the support of a strong transactional team. Recent years have seen an expansion of the firm’s debt recovery capabilities and its work in lease finance and project finance. Also of note is the firm’s expertise in the handling of foreign judgments and awards, having enforced many English judgments and arbitral awards in local courts. The work is led by A B M Shamsud Doulah with the support of Amina Khatoon and a number of skilled associates such as Mucktadir Rahman.

Practice head(s):

A.B.M. Shamsud Doulah

Other key lawyers:

Amina Khatoon

Key clients

China Harbour Engineering Company

Edinburgh Wollen Mills

UM International

IDP Education

Walt Disney

Industrial & Commercial Bank of China

Bank of Nova Scotia

Avia Solutions



Air Charter Service

Aleco Chemicals

Maxim Garment Accessories

Kansai Neolack

Work highlights

  • Acting for Aercape in enforcing a debt claim against an air operator and twelve guarantors.
  • Acting for General Electric Capital Aviation Service in an arbitration at LCIA in connection to recovery of dues from a local operator.
  • Enforcing a legal claim for China Harbour against an Economic Zone Developer due to non-payment of dues under EPC Contract .

H & H Company

H & H Company‘s dispute resolution team is particularly active in the area of contentious intellectual property matters, for example, those involving trade mark infringements. The team’s broader workload includes all forms of commercial litigation, as well as a number of high-profile aviation and banking matters. The firm is also involved in litigations surrounding the recovery of money and enforcement of contractual rights for a number of domestic and international corporations. Syed Emran Hossain leads the team alongside M A Taher and a number of capable associates.

Practice head(s):

Syed Emran Hossain; M A Taher

Key clients

Emami Bangladesh Limited

Malaysian Airlines Berhad

Gulf Airways BSC

Islamic Bank Bangladesh Limited

Halcrow International Limited

Samsung India Limited

Carrier Corporation 0

Sheraton International IP, LLC

Intercontinental Great Brands LLC

BASF Grameen Limited

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended BASF Bangladesh Limited in a money claim at the preliminary stage of the suit filed by a former agent.
  • Obtained injunction for Hiful Fuzul Shamaj Kallayn Sangstha and stopped encashment of huge amount of Bank Guarantees for its clients.
  • Obtained restraining order from the court so that a delinquent cannot disrupt ongoing business of Emami Limited.


Sattar&Co.‘s dispute resolution and litigation team is particularly strong in the fields od commercial disputes and corporate litigation. In particular, the firm is well known for defending banks and other financial institutions within Bangladesh in front of the High Courts in relation to admiralty matters, company law and customs matters. The team is led by barrister Sameer Sattar, who previously worked at a number of major law firms in London with a practice focused around international arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. Other important members of the team are associates Mahbub Hassan and Khademul Islam Choyon.

Practice head(s):

Sameer Sattar


‘The team is well knowledgeable and cooperative to manage this type of matter.’

‘They are capable to handle any kind of legal issues .’

‘Sattar & Co has a good grip on how to conduct and participate in the dispute resolution process. They have a good record of that. They provide their feedback and assistance within their commitment and try to mitigate every obstacle. They are updated and always keep an eye on the latest laws, ordinances etc. They have full support both technological and manual. They can take workload and can deliver the same within the time period.’

‘They are very keen to hear the client. They will hear you out in full and try to put themselves in a position for their client and think of solving pathways. they are very responsive and never make delays in making responses. They make their client understand the content of laws and procedural requirements.’

‘They listen to the facts and try to solve it in the form of law. They have a very good team to contact us from time to time to get appropriate information/ documentation. Finally, they are making files enriched with fact & truth which is very important for justice.’

‘As a team leader, Sameer Sattar personally oversees the case from day 1 till its complete procedure. He has a very strong personality & knowledge to make the things rationally acceptable.’

Key clients

Sheltech Technology Limited

Proxima Beta Pte. Limited

The City Bank Limited

Dhaka Bank Limited

Bank Asia Limited

Kalyar Packaging Limited

Bangladesh TechnoSity Limited

CHB Building Technology Limited

Esquires Accessories

Shasha Denims

IDLC Finance Limited

Mutual Trust Bank Limited

One Bank Limited


United Commercial Bank Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Sheltech Technology in a commercial arbitration against a Government-owned power distribution company. The dispute surrounds a supply agreement between the parties and invoking the force majeure clause for the non-performance of the contract due to COVID-19, whereby the client successfully obtained court to restrain the other party from encashing the performance guarantee.
  • Representing Proxima Beta Pte. Ltd. in a high-profile dispute before the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh banning the popular mobile game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile).
  • Representing the majority shareholders in a complex company-law matter before the Companies Court.