Leading firms in Bangladesh
A.S & Associates is a full-service law firm that advises an ever increasing list of national and international entities on a broad range of issues from intellectual and employment matters to project financing and mergers and acquisitions. The team has garnered an excellent reputation for its work on corporate finance matters and has considerable experience in advising on syndicated term loan facilities and other matters such as debt securities and foreign lending. Other strengths lie in its tax compliance and corporate advisory work. In addition the department is known for its promotion of ADR and has a number of trained mediators. Names to note are managing partner A.S.A Bari who is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh as well as a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn. Ferdaus Rahman is another key member of the team as is Farhana Khan who has extensive experience of representing a variety of leading national and international corporate entities.
‘The team has diverse expertise and capacity to provide a one-stop service to clients‘.
‘No matter what legal issues the client is facing, from drafting appropriate commercial agreements, setting up multi-party complex business structures, handling labour law issues to fighting legal disputes in the court, A.S & Associates is indeed equipped to provide quality legal services to its clientele‘.
‘I would like to specifically mention Ferdaus Rahman whose depth of knowledge, wisdom, agility, manner and overall performance puts me at ease‘.
‘Ferdaus Rahman has been extremely helpful in translating/interpreting how corporate law between Europe and Bangladesh differs. He has helped us adapt our European statutes to the Bangladesh context. He is very personable and gives good advice‘.
‘The team is very knowledgeable about Bangladesh projects and FIDIC contracts‘.
Amzi & Associates
APM Global Logistics Bangladesh Limited
Beijing Deheng Law Firm
Beijing Kangda Law Firm
Bangladesh Clinical Trials Limited
Bangladesh Freight Forwarders Association
Bangladesh Power Development Board, BPDB
Bird & Bird LLP
China Exim Bank Limited
China Railway Engineering
City Bank Capital Resources Limited
Clyde & Co. Clasis Singapore
Clyde & Co. UK
Codes & Labels Limited
Danske Bank A/S
Deutsche Bank AG
Devotech Technology Park Limited
Dhaka Bye-pass Expressway Limited
Doreen Power House and Technologies Limited
Doreen Power Limited
Energis Power Corporation Limited
Envoy Textiles Limited
EPV Thakurgaon Limited
Evonik Bangladesh Limited
Financial Excellence Limited
Freudenberg & Vilene International Limited
Godrej Household Products (Bangladesh) Limited
Grandall Law Firm
Great Western Energy (BD) Limited
Hoda Vasi Chowdhury & Co.
Huntsman Singapore Pte Limited
Hyundai Oilbank Co., Ltd
IDLC Finance Limited
IKEA Supply AG
InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd.
Infrastructure Development and Company Limited
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research,Bangladesh (icddr,b)
International Corporate Protection Group Ltd.
Jumo GmbH NoJunHe LLP
King Stubb & Kasiva, Advocates & Attorneys
Lanka Bangla Investments Limited
Maersk Bangladesh Limited
Mamiya-OP Co. Ltd
Mayer Brown LLP
Medecins sans Frontieres, France, Belgium, Spain andHolland
Midland Bank Limited
Milvik Bangladesh Limited
Mitsui & Co Limited
Navana Electronics Limited
NCC Bank Limited
NDB Capital Limited
New Mileage (Hong Kong) Technology Limited
Nishimura and Asahi
Norinco Intl. Power Limited
NRB Bank Limited
Phoenix Finance Limited
Pubali Bank Limited
Sarens India Heavy Lifting Pvt Limited
Shaoxing Keqiao Douan Imp and Exp Co. Ltd.
Sheba Platform Limited
Terre Des Hommes
The City Bank Limited
THE HIMALAYA DRUG COMPANY LTD
The Salvation Army
Thomson Reuters Foundation
VIVO – Best Tycoon (BD) Enterprise Limited
White & Case LLP
World Bank Group
Wulling Power Corporation
Xen Works Limited
Yonder Music Inc.
Zhejiang Huida Textiles and Garments Co. Ltd.
Zhong Lun Law Firm, Beijing
- Advising and assisting the Government of Bangladesh in the national legislative and the G2G/G2B business reform processes for improving the investment climate of the country.
- Advising the project company of a Chinese state owned parent company in a public private partnership in connection with the $307m project financing for a national construction project.
- Advising its client in establishing a claim for $ 1.5m as creditor against JC Penney in a Chapter-11 Bankruptcy matter in USA.
Accord Chambers has an excellent practice that advises its domestic and international clients on the full range of legal issues. Its corporate offering has been busy advising on a variety of large scale construction and infrastructure projects and on numerous foreign investments and M&A transactions. The agile team frequently works in close collaboration with major international law firms in the UK, Singapore, China, UAE, Hong Kong, Vietnam and India. Its Admiralty and Dispute Resolution practice is also flourishing. Managing partner Suhan Khan has been called to the Bar of England and Wales and also practises as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Senior partner Mamun Chowdhury is a seasoned practitioner who is vastly experienced in all aspects of commercial litigation. 'Accord Chambers is an extremely professional law firm composed of highly dedicated lawyers. It is a mixture of experienced professionals and young talent'.
Other key lawyers:
‘The biggest strength of Accord Chambers is its team and its experience. The firm’s arbitration practice stands out as it is one of the very few law firms in Bangladesh that has first-hand experience of representing clients in international commercial arbitrations. It is the first choice for corporations in Bangladesh when faced with international and cross-border disputes‘.
‘Mamun Chowdhury is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Mamun puts all facts and supporting documentary evidence under scrutiny to make out a strong case for his clients. Suhan Khan is an outstanding lawyer with great advocacy skills and a remarkable ability to conduct hearings before arbitration tribunals. He has a deep understanding of English law which is particularly advantageous since most international arbitrations in this region are governed by laws of England and Wales‘.
‘The team is readily available and accessible around the clock with impressive response times. Unlike many conventional law firms in Bangladesh, members of Accord Chambers speak boardroom language and always come up with innovative yet practical solutions to critical business problems‘.
‘Mr. Suhan Khan is widely considered as one of the leading business lawyers of the country who leads discussions and negotiations brilliantly‘.
‘Mr. Mamun Chowdhury explores the legal problems fully and has an in-depth knowledge of the law. Mr. Sayedul Munim also stands-out with great drafting skills‘.
‘Members of Accord Chambers have a thorough understanding of EPC and turnkey contracts and various industrial projects and can thus act as your trusted partners in the course of negotiating highly complex industrial contracts. The team has an extensive understanding of how businesses function in Bangladesh and will, therefore, make sure that the required legal, technical and commercial outcome is achieved‘.
‘What distinguishes Accord Chambers from other firms in Bangladesh is its ability to maintain international standards and professionalism. The members of the firm have a deep understanding of legal and business risks involved in complex cross-border contracts and have the experience of regularly handling project documentation and transactional structuring‘.
‘What is impressive about Accord Chambers is that it does not confine itself to typical legal services but rather acts as your domestic business solutions partner. Starting with the very negotiation and drafting of joint venture agreements all the way to the incorporation of JVC and contracts thereafter, the firm really provided a one-stop-shop and added value at every stage of the deal’.
Ahsan.K Business Services (UK)
AGT Foods (Australia)
American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AMCHAM)
Baba Rafi Bangladesh
Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation
Babel Corporation Ltd.
Bashundhara Cement Industries Ltd.
Bashundhara Electricity Limited
Bashundhara Food & Beverage Industries Ltd.
Bashundhara LP Gas Limited
Bashundhara Oil & Gas Company Ltd.
Bashundhara Industrial Complex Ltd.
Bashundhara Kings FC
British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BAT)
Cockett Marine Oil DMCC (UAE)
Coo Coo Poultry Conplex Ltd.
Confidence Steel Ltd.
Decatur Industries Inc. (USA)
East West Media Group Limited.
East West Property Development Pvt. Ltd.
Edmonds Marshall McMahon Ltd. (UK)
EWMGL Printing & Packaging
Feni Club Limited
Geocean SAS (France)
International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB)
Ingenious Engineering & Construction Ltd.
Juteborg AB (Sweden)
Kirtonkhola Tower Bangladesh Limited
Lark Bangladesh Limited
Line N Shape Bangladesh
Lonpac Insurance Bhd. (Malaysia)
Meghna Cement Mills Limited
Mewah Oils & Fats, Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
National Feed Mill Limited.
New Dhaka City Trust
Razzaque Jute Industries Ltd.
Robin Printing & Packages Ltd. Nor-Pac (USA)
Rupayan Land Development Ltd.
Samaritan’s Purse (USA)
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Sporting Club
Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Sporting Club
Step Media Ltd.
Sterling Styles Ltd.
SUEK AG (Switzerland)
Tiger IT Bangladesh
Toggi Services Ltd.
Truvalu Enterprise (The Netherlands)
VU Mobile Limited
Winrock International (USA)
X-Index Energy Limited
ZODIAC Dredging Ltd.
- Acted as the lead counsel in the establishment and project financing of Bangladesh’s first private sector bitumen plant involving project costs of $200m and it is currently advising on the construction of the $ 1.25bn mega-oil refinery project and a $1bn petrochemical complex unit.
- Successfully represented its client in an international arbitration before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Singapore in a matter that arose out of a construction dispute in connection with the construction of LNG terminal in Bangladesh.
- Advised the Swedish-Bangladeshi joint venture with a major foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bangladesh in the jute sector specialising in Jute fibre high tech-based products and innovative design services.
Doulah & Doulah has extensive experience of advising on the development and financing of infrastructure projects and has acted in a sizeable number of the most major infrastructure projects in Bangladesh. The team is also highly regarded for its ability to handle significant M&A deals and has considerable expertise in power and energy projects having participated in all of the first-generation power projects in the country. Allied with that it has a strong dispute resolution team. A.B.M. Nasirud Doulah is a leading name for his work on PPP/PFI matters and is active in the power and energy sectors. Amina Khatoon ’s expertise spans corporate law and restructuring work. A.B.M. Shamsud Doulah is another prominent member of the team who is best-known for his commercial litigation and arbitration expertise. Doulah specialises in the enforcement of foreign judgments in Bangladesh and routinely acts in ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL arbitrations.
‘Nasirud is very knowledgeable about all aspects of Bangladesh law’.
- It has been advising a consortium of four banks that is being led by China Export & Import Bank on a $1.7bn financing of the Payra-II 2x662MW coal fired power plant.
- Advising EDC on the financing of two Macdowell aircraft that are worth $32m – these have been procured by a Singapore lessor for lease to US Bangla Airlines.
- Advised GE in its equity investment for a sizeable stake in 583 MW Summit Meghnaghat II Dual Fuel power plant at Narayanganj.
Dr. Kamal Hossain & Associates routinely advises major national and international clients on a diverse range of issues such as corporate restructuring and employment. The team is also adept at advising on the establishment of a business in the country as well as handling a wide array of contentious matters. Other key strengths lie in admiralty and shipping law in addition to aviation, constitutional and administrative law. Dr Kamal Hossain as senior partner is a key member of the team that advises banks, insurance companies and financial institutions on matters ranging from central bank regulations through to capital market transactions. Sara Hossain, Dr Sharif Bhuiyan and Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder are also well-regarded.
‘The firm is a driving force in cross-border arbitration and is at the top of its class‘.
‘The firm has been continually representing the biggest corporations in various disputes. It has also been involved in some of the most ground-breakings deals, corporate transactions, M&As and corporate restructurings‘.
Mahbub & Company is a leading name in dispute resolution with a strong litigation practice in the Supreme Court and the District Courts of Dhaka as well as the port city of Chittagong. The firm’s arbitration practice continues to focus on cross-border commercial disputes in addition to disputes involving government departments. The team is also well-versed in all aspects of alternative dispute resolution and has been advising a large number of multinationals and local businesses across a wide range of sectors such as construction, energy, real estate and consumer products. Its dedicated corporate team is also well-regarded. The agile team is rated too for its labour and employment law advice. Under the leadership of A. M. Mahbub Uddin and Saqeb Mahbub the firm’s banking and commercial litigation practice is growing and the group has been developing niche expertise in white-collar crime matters.
‘Mahbub & Company knows what to do to achieve the client’s goals and achieves them cost effectively and with a strong sense of responsibility. Mr. Saqeb Mahbub is straight to the point and with his experience, advises in a way that is most effective and time-saving‘.
‘Future thinking and agile. Saqeb Mahbub is approachable, knowledgeable. Not rigid like traditional lawyers. He knows what he is talking about‘.
‘The team is very professional, sharp, dedicated, to the point, practical and thorough in supporting us‘.
‘I have worked closely with Saqeb Mahbub, he was extremely helpful and forthcoming in giving honest, useful information that helped us make decisions. He was also generous with his time and prompt in getting back to us‘.
‘The team is closely knit and relies on close communication between colleagues. It is making considerable strides in advising clients in company and securities laws, banking laws, and the commercial aspects of a transaction. Mr. Saqeb Mahbub is the key person in the chambers. Mr. Mahbub is exceptionally knowledgeable and insightful. He is also the key driver of the organisation‘.
‘Mr. Mahbub Uddin is well-known for litigation in the superior courts‘.
‘It provides a good service and good advice and is straightforward and realistic. Unlike many BD lawyers the lawyers are willing to engage and spend sufficient time to deal with the issues‘.
‘Good knowledge of business law in Bangladesh and it has the right connections‘.
Benchmark Chambers International
Sena Kalyan Sangstha (SKS)
Continental Works Limited
DAI Global, LLC
Casio Computer Co., Ltd
Muslim Aid, UK
Premier Cement Mills Ltd.
City Bank Limited
Double A (1991) Public Co.
BoP Innovation Services Bangladesh
National Bank Limited
Metro Homes Limited
Creative Engineers Limited
Asian Development Bank
BoP Innovation Centre
Shenzhen Qianhai Cooperation Zone People’s Court, China
- Continuing to work with Lewis Silkin LLP, Hong Kong, in the bi-annual review of Sainsbury’s policies including the HR policies and the line manager guides.
- Handling the entire litigation work of Premier Cement Mills including and handling 12 debt recovery actions in the past year (seven of these disputes have been settled through the firm’s efforts).
- Represented City Bank Limited in a dispute with a founder shareholder regarding his title to shares worth BDT 600m.
The Law Counsel has an excellent litigation practice and a well-respected corporate department. It is known for its skill at handling complex commercial, employment and labour matters as well as for its expertise in Islamic financing. The group has a proven track record of advising on constitutional and administrative matters particularly through its senior partner Abdur Razzaq Siddiq. It has also been receiving a steady flow of instructions from major international law firms particularly in telecommunications matters as well as on public procurement contracts and on due diligence mandates. The group routinely advises major foreign and local clients on insurance claims and on industrial disputes. Ehsan Abdullah Siddiq is particularly recommended for his advice on corporate governance and compliance matters. Imran A Siddiq has a strong track record of advising clients in the telecommunications sector.
Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd.
RELX India (Pvt.) Ltd.
Elsevier Ltd. (UK)
MGF Sourcing, Hong Kong
Supermax, United Arab Emirates
Caterpillar Power Generation Systems (Bangladesh) Ltd.
Oracle Corporation Singapore (Pte) Ltd.
International City / County Management Association (USA)
Leigh Day Solicitors, London, UK
Trovan Limited (UK)
Ralph Lauren (USA)
Research Triangle Institute (US)
Reliance Insurance Ltd.
Akij Biri Factory Ltd.
V-Power Group (Singapore)
Human Aid (UK)
IntraHealth International Inc. (USA)
Micro-Pak Ltd. (Hong Kong)
- Advised a multinational technology company on various contractual matters as well as on regulatory and other compliance obligations so that the company could invest in the submarine cable market in Bangladesh.
- Advised a consortium of Shariah compliant banks in a syndicated financing arrangement valued at $74.10m -the financing is to be used for a 113MW power plant in Bangladesh.
- Advised MGF Sourcing on various local labour laws, including issues such as the termination and dismissal of employees, working hours etc.
Vertex Chambers has considerable expertise in advising key national and international companies on tax planning, corporate restructuring and on significant corporate, telecommunications and energy matters. It also boasts significant experience in infrastructure projects, financing matters, aviation and intellectual property. Managing partner Junayed Ahmed Chowdhury is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and has a right of audience before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. The firm recently added to its ranks with the recruitment of Asif Bin Anwar who specialises in civil and criminal matters and Adita Hasan who is a barrister and an advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
Unilever Bangladesh Limited
Bay Developments Limited
World Bank Group
International Finance Corporation
Jan De Nul NV
British American Tobacco Bangladesh
British-American Tobacco Marketing (Singapore) PrivateLimited
Teach For Bangladesh
The City Bank Limited
GE Medical Systems Bangladesh Limited
Refinitiv Limited (a Reuters concern)
Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh
Standard Chartered Bank UAE
Mighty Byte Limited
Accord Shipping Limited
PRAN Foods Limited
Southeast Bank Capital Services Limited
Edge Research and Consulting Limited
Institute of Architects Bangladesh
Jumo Bangladesh Ltd
Legal Action Worldwide
Migrant Offshore Aid Station
Norwegian Refugee Council
KRD Ventures Ltd
Excelerate Energy Bangladesh Limited
Teach For Bangladesh
- Drafted the new Secured Transaction (Movable Property) Act in both English and Bangla for a project that was initiated by its client and the Government of Bangladesh.
- Successfully represented its client in a judicial review that challenged the imposition of an administrative fine of BDT 300m by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission for an alleged violation of a telecommunication licence.
- Advised one of the leading power generation companies in Bangladesh, on the procedure for obtaining a tax exemption in Bangladesh pursuant to the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement between Bangladesh and Singapore.
FM Associates provides a comprehensive range of services to domestic and foreign clients on the establishment of their businesses and operations in Bangladesh. The firm frequently assists its clients in obtaining statutory permissions and licenses from various regulatory and government bodies and agencies. It is also adept at advising on all aspects of sophisticated commercial loan transactions as well as traditional lending, derivative financial instruments and corporate finance. Head of team is Al Amin Rahman who is recommended for his extensive experience in complicated cross-border matters. Sarjean Rahman Lian is another known name along with A H M Belal Chowdhury who has considerable experience in compliance matters.
Alta Vehicle Ltd
CHINA CONSTRUCTION SEVENTH ENGINEERING DIVISIONCORP., LTD
Chroma Tex Ltd
Ernst & Young LLP
G4S security services company
Pourgoura & Aspri LLC
Alstom Switzerland Ltd.
Bureau Veritas Bangladesh Private Limited
International Finance Corporation
KPG Health Care
Cobra Tedagua JV
Asian Paints Bangladesh Limited
Turkish Airlines, Bangladesh Branch Office
Premier Bank Limited
Sasame International Bangladesh Limited
- Assisting Schenker Logistic Bangladesh Limited on setting up a business by advising it on various matters.
- Assisting Mondelez Bangladesh Private Limited with various contentious matters.
- Assisting Haier Smart Home ECO on various matters including advising it on intellectual property and company issues.
Sattar&Co. is frequently involved in the most high-profile corporate transactions in Bangladesh and is best known for its M&A work, corporate restructuring and advice on joint ventures and foreign direct investment in Bangladesh. It routinely works with major international law firms and has particular expertise in the aviation, e-commerce, energy and pharmaceutical sectors as well as in telecommunications. Barrister Sameer Sattar ’s practice primarily focuses on corporate and commercial advisory work and litigation. In addition Sattar has extensive experience in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations and has been involved in several international arbitrations.
PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk
Canadian Solar Energy Holdings
RWE Supply & Trading GmbH
Flywire (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Ping An Securities Group (Holdings) Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Ascena Retail Group Inc.
Ralph Lauren Asia Pacific Ltd.
New Asia Fashions Ltd.
American International University Bangladesh
Best In Brands Pte. Ltd.
Shasha Denims Ltd.
Psychological Health and Wellness Clinic (PHWC)
The City Bank Limited
BTRAC Solutions Limited Y
Esquire Knit Composite Limited
- Through Baker Botts, Hong Kong, it advised PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk, an international oil and gas company, on its proposed acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets in Bangladesh comprising of operating and non-operating interests (both onshore and offshore).
- Advises Ralph Lauren on a regular basis in relation to its employment law matters in Bangladesh.
- Advises Carters, USA and Hong Kong on a regular basis in relation to employment law and corporate matters in Bangladesh.
Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed & Associates advises local and international clients on a wide range of legal issues from civil litigation through to constitutional and corporate law. It frequently advises on major project financings. Nihad Kabir often appears before the Supreme Court on constitutional, company and income tax matters. Managing partner Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin is highly-regarded for his advice on oil and gas exploration matters in addition to power generation projects. Uddin is also skilled at advising on telecommunications matters. Nazia Kabir has a particular focus on commercial, banking and company law matters.
‘It has continuously represented the biggest corporations in various cases. In addition, it have been involved in most of the ground-breaking deals, corporate transactions, M&As and corporate restructurings‘.
TANJIB ALAM & ASSOCIATES has a strong team that specialises in cross-border syndicated financings and telecom projects. The firm frequently acts as local counsel on various multijurisdictional mergers, acquisitions and takeovers. In addition the able team has developed considerable niche expertise in mobile financial services. Head of department Tanjib-ul Alam has vast transactional experience and has represented clients in several large arbitrations as well as sitting as an arbitrator in domestic arbitrations. The practice is also well-known for its advice to foreign investors on a myriad of regulatory matters in the energy and telecommunications sectors in particular.
‘When advising us or pursuing a litigation on our behalf, Tanjib Alam and Associates not only considers the legal points, it also considers the business aspects thoroughly‘.
‘TAA is more than a law firm- it is our trusted business advisor. TAA also considers social and political aspects when advising us to ensure sustainability of the business. Not many law firms advise the client to stay away from litigation – TAA did. Other aspects that makes it stand out was its prompt response, professional attitude and its engagement in matters‘.
Save the Children
Amann & Soehkne GmbH & Co. KG
Juki Machinery BD Limited
Cosco Shipping Limited
Baker & Mackenzie LLP
The City of London Investment Management Company Limited
Brummer and Partners Asset Management (Bangladesh) Ltd.
GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Ltd
Dell Technologies Limited
The Walt Disney Co (India) Pvt Ltd
Robi Axiata Limited
Dhaka Stock Exchange
Abul Khair Group
Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Bangladesh Bank, Central Bank of Bangladesh
Eastern Bank Limited
Trust Bank Limited
Proctor and Gambles Bangladesh Limited
National Board of Revenue
International Beverages Private Limited
Institute of Chartered Accountant of Bangladesh
SQ Group Limited
Dutch Bangla Bank Limited
Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and ProductionCompany Limited
Desh Energy Limited
Northern Power Generation Limited
Chittagong Stock Exchange Limited
Novartis Bangladesh Limited
Sonafi Aventis Bangladesh Limited
Zuellig Pharma Limited
Ad Din Pharmaceuticals Limited
Bangladesh Chemist and Druggist Shomity
Shanta Properties Limited
Partex Group Limited
- In a high-value matter where Evercare acquired a majority stake in STS Holdings Limited, the firm represented the minority investors in the deal.
- Advised Dubai based Mashreqbank on the financing of two power plants and on various other matters.
- Advising Robi Axiata Limited in a case against a demand for a payment that has been made by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission as a result of an audit.
Akhtar Imam & Associates 'stands out for its professionalism and expertise in corporate, commercial, foreign investment and foreign exchange transaction laws'; it also excels in international commercial arbitration, labour and employment matters as well as banking, finance and securities law. The team is singled out for its 'prompt responsiveness and solution-orientated approach'. Key members include Akhtar Imam and managing partner Rashna Imam, both are advocates of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Reshad Imam is also a name to note. Among its recent caseload, it advised on several constitutional law cases and has recently expanded its practice areas to include land law and taxation advice.
‘Excellent team with deep knowledge about local Bangladesh Laws. Partners understand how international markets work and what is the expectation for overseas clients. The fact they have worked in UK gives them a huge edge’.
‘What sets this firm apart from others is the ability to deliver the services in an expedited manner without compromising the quality of the service. Also, this firm is headed by partners who are extremely accomplished in their practice areas’.
‘They undoubtedly have one of the best litigation practices in the country. Their strength in this regard lies in strategy, advocacy skills and legal knowledge. Their partners are undoubtedly some of the most eloquent lawyers in the country’.
ABB India Limited / ABB Bangladesh Limited
Visa Inc./Visa Worldwide Singapore Pte Limited
Marico Bangladesh Limited
British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB)
Globe Pharmaceuticals Group of Companies Limited (a large, diversified business group)
Pubali Bank Limited (largest private commercial bank)
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI)
Chaldal Limited (largest online grocery retailer in Bangladesh)
Pankaj Roy, Chairman and Director, Alliance Securities and Management Limited (Stock Brokerage)
Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
GBB Power Limited
Millennium Bangla Limited and Millennium Group of Companies Limited
Picard Bangladesh Limited
Female Worker Recruiting Agencies Association of Bangladesh (FWRAAB)
- Advised Visa Worldwide Singapore Pte. Ltd. on the applicable laws for the payment systems in Bangladesh and the setting up of and scope of activities of a liaison office in Bangladesh and submitted, on their behalf, an application to Bangladesh Investment Development Authority(BIDA) to set up the liaison office.
- Representing ABB India Limited, a leading international engineering company, in an arbitration in an international commercial arbitration against Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB),a government owned sole electric power transmission company, challenging the imposition by PGCB of maximum liquidated damages on ABB for an alleged violation of the contract for the design, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 132KV transmission lines and substations on a turnkey basis in ten areas.
- Advised Pubali Bank Limited, the largest private commercial bank in Bangladesh in a major shareholder-management dispute.
Bangladesh Law Partners | BDLP is experienced in advising on high-value financial transactions and has been involved in a number of major corporate and commercial deals recently. The team has particular expertise in advising on complex security documents as well as advising on all aspects of key corporate matters from business formations to mergers and acquisitions as well as regulatory filings and all licensing requirements. Shajib Mahmood Alam is a highly regarded practitioner who is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK and regularly takes part in private arbitrations and mediations. ‘The team is very professional and responsive to its clients and delivers on time’.
‘What is impressive about the firm is its commitment to providing honest legal services and no cutting corners attitude. The lawyers are a joy to work with. We appreciate Mr. Shajib Mahmood Alam’s commitment to reaching goals and his hardworking attitude. He sincerely tries to achieve the best goals for his clients. The firm’s other lawyers are also friendly and accommodating‘.
‘BDLP is an important support system for our company. The team is well equipped and has the best turnaround time compared to other firms. The lawyers are also very modern in terms of their utilisation of technology. We have found them to be experienced, energetic and honest in their practice. We have worked with Shajib Mahmood Alam and Rafinur Rahman‘.
‘The team has a friendly attitude, has clear and transparent communication and always meets deadlines’.
‘The firm’s use of technology and quick responses are of note. Barrister Shajib Mahmood is a trusted advisor to our company and an excellent lawyer. He is knowledgeable and experienced in commercial transactions and dispute resolution. He is very active, a delight to work with and extremely committed to his clients‘.
‘It is a top law firm in the city with a very client centred approach. The firm is extremely experienced in banking, finance and commercial matters. Its industry knowledge is a big advantage to us whether it is regarding an advisory matter or litigation‘.
‘Barrister Alam is a pleasure to deal with. The whole group is the example of a wonderful legal firm and a pleasure to work with. But, Mr. Alam seems to be the driving force and motivator behind its success. He was highly regarded and recommended to me before I went to BDLP‘.
‘Bangladesh Law Partners is made up of a group of energetic and very talented lawyers. The firm’s efficiency in handling commercial disputes is unique in my experience. The team has successfully worked in making big recoveries for my company. Its use of technology is also impressive when compared to many others. The lawyers are also a very friendly bunch‘.
‘Shajib Mahmood Alam – his hands on approach is very much appreciated by myself and my colleagues. No matter how short-notice our instructions are, he manages to get the job done within the deadline‘.
Borak Real Estate Limited
Unique Hotels &Resorts
Central Business Information Ltd Hong Kong
Topstar Cargo Systems
ICC Communications Ltd
El Corte Ingles
- Advised Unique Hotel & Resorts on the issue of zero coupon bonds that were valued at $88.3m.
- Advised Borak Real Estate Ltd. on various matters relating to a $400m cross-border funding from an US based asset management company.
- Advised Central Business Information CBI Hong Kong on various matters including conducting a due diligence exercise on its behalf.
H & H Company is renowned for its strength in contentious matters. It has a dedicated team of lawyers who represent clients in every forum as well as considerable skill in private arbitrations. The firm has particular strength in infringement and passing off actions. It is also strong in aviation and commercial disputes. The firm acts for a number of well-known multinational corporations. Head of team Syed Emran Hossain is a seasoned practitioner who is well-regarded for his litigation and corporate advisory experience and has participated in many local and foreign arbitrations. M A Taher leads the team too and has also been involved in numerous local and foreign arbitrations.
‘H&H Company seems to be best able to get answers by deciphering many complex business structures in Bangladesh. The team is diligent in providing any update as required‘.
‘Syed Emran has never ignored any calls and /or dismisses any request for information. He always replies and ensures that his team is constantly working on the matter‘.
British Airways Plc
Malaysian Airlines Berhad
Gulf Air BSC
Etihad Airways PJSC
Investment Corporation of Bangladesh
H & M
BASF Bangladesh Limited
Padma Oil Company Limited
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Johnson and Johnson
Samsung Electronics Ltd.
Borak Real Estate (Pvt) Limited
Bangladesh Folk Arts and Craft Foundation
British Broadcasting Corporation
ICB Islamic Bank Limited
- Successfully represented Gulf Airways in a loss of cargo matter where the importer sought to claim the invoice value of the lost goods against the carrier.
- Successfully represented ICB Islamic Bank Limited in an action to recover money from the borrower and the guarantor.
- Advised BASF Bangladesh Limited on a complex taxation matter and successfully represented it before the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh whereby BASF got released from a huge tax claim by the Exchequer.
The team at Rahman & Rabbi Legal is skilled at advising on a wide spectrum of matters from banking and finance, to corporate finance and trust litigation. Other strengths include advising on energy laws, telecommunications laws as well as employment and labour laws. Md. Monzur Rabbi is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and is a barrister in England and Wales whose expertise includes international arbitration and dispute resolution as well as shipping law, aviation and public international law. Md. Mahbubor Rahman is another prominent member of the firm who is adept at advising on various issues such as criminal and property law.
‘It provides a very cordial service‘.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission
British American Tobacco Bangladesh Company Limited
Kuwait Airways Company Limited
GE Healthcare Bangladesh Limited
Summit Communications Limited
Cosmopolitan Communications Limited
Export Import Bank of Bangladesh Limited
Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited
Mongla Port Authority
Bangladesh Development Bank Limited (BDBL)
Hua Xin Industrial Company Limited
Social Islami Bank Limited
Carhartt WIP, Germany
Union Wealth Trading Limited
NRB Bank Limited
Solar Trading Co.
Cubeinside Design Limited
Care In Need Foundation
East West Continental Terminals Limited
Orogenic Resources (BD) Limited
Eminent Trading Company Limited
Orogenic Office Solutions Limited
Orogenic Imaging Solutions Limited
- Represented the telecom regulator in Bangladesh in a number of International Gateway (IGW) license fees disputes.
- Represented a multinational tobacco company in a number of trademark infringement actions.
- Advised a multinational apparel company in a dispute over the termination of the employment of a senior person.
Sadat Sarwat & Associates handles a large volume of high-value and complex cases as well as various transactions for its domestic and international clients. It has a proven track record in litigation and in international arbitrations and is also rated for its advice to international clients on local labour laws. On banking matters it typically acts for lenders and international banks on a broad range of issues including syndicated loans and is also well-regarded for its work in the power sector. Under the leadership of Omar Sadat the team is recommended too for its advice on copyright and trademark infringements.
SEMAC Consultants Pvt Ltd
Oryx Bio-Tech Ltd.
Hogan Lovells on behalf of PVH Corp.
Bank of Singapore
Celebi Aviation Holding
Regent Airways Ltd
MAGA Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE). Ltd
St Electronics (Info-Software Systems) Pte Ltd.
DBS Bank of Singapore
Cargill Cotton, UK
Milbank (US Law firm)
Nazara Pte Ltd
World Food Programme
Stoll Financial Services GmbH
Commercial Bank of Ceylon Plc
EUR Service Genova SRL – EUR Service Group
Arla Foods Bangladesh Ltd
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
International School Dhaka
Eastern Bank Ltd
Meghnaghat Power Limited
NDE Ready Mix Concrete Limited
Agora Super Stores
Midland Bank Ltd
Meghna Bank Ltd No
Dhaka Bank Ltd
One Bank Ltd
United Commercial Bank
Bank Asia Ltd
Mutual Trust Bank Ltd
Westin Hotel, Dhaka
SN Corporation (one of the largest scrap vessel importers in
IDLC Finance Limited
Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited
Infrastructure Development Company Limited
Apollo Hospitals Dhaka (Owned by STS Group)
Italian Embassy Dhaka
Regent Spinning Ltd
US Embassy Bangladesh
Air Canada/ Droit Commercial
- Advised the employees of US-based multinational Chevron Bangladesh in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, in relation to the enforcement of their entitlement to the company’s profits under the Bangladesh Labour Act 2006.
- Advising IDLC Finance Limited in relation to a $49.4m loan transaction to develop a City Economic Zone.
- Advising the World Food Programme (the food assistance branch of the United Nations) in relation to the settlement of a $1m dispute in Bangladesh.