Firm Profile > Bangladesh Law Partners | BDLP > Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh Law Partners | BDLP
2nd Floor, House 429, Road 7
Baridhara DOHS

Leading firms Tier 3

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‘.

Key clients

Unique Group

Borak Real Estate Limited

Unique Hotels &Resorts

Hansa Management

Central Business Information  Ltd Hong Kong

Mastermind Abacus

Topstar Cargo Systems

ICC Communications Ltd

El Corte Ingles

Shomadhan Platform

Bangladesh Law Partners | BDLP is a full service law firm in Dhaka with multiple departments. It is one of the leading independent practices in Bangladesh reviewed highly by its clientele and peers.

In Bangladesh, the legal service industry is going through a transitional phase with a move from individual one lawyer centered practices to more diverse and dynamic law firms consisting of a number of leading lawyers and associates akin to those commonly seen in the west. BDLP takes pride in being one such force in this newly dawning era of the industry.

The law firm has already been recognized as one of the top law firms in Bangladesh with its one-stop legal services, multi-disciplinary approach and customer service focused establishment. In recent times, the firm’s litigation team has seen unprecedented success in both trial and appellate courts. The firm also provides retainer services to large conglomerates and high-net-worth individuals and has been involved in cross-border financing valued at US $400m, issuance of debt securities equivalent to US $18m and formation of multiple joint venture companies with stakeholders from Japan, Malaysia, UK, USA, China etc among others.

Apart from the above, recent highlights of the firm include its work in relation to Hyatt Centric Dhaka (proposed), Sheraton Dhaka, Statutory Reviews and Vetting, Land Due Diligence for proposed power plant, conducting arbitration on a Trade Organization dispute, providing opinion on a proposed statute on Foreign Worker and Migrants Welfare, Joint Venture between a Bangladesh investor and Japanese software company to provide human resource management solution for the Government of Bangladesh, drafting and finalizing Deed of Trust and codifying gratuity rules for Borak Real Estate Ltd which one of the top real estate developers in the country, Vetting of Service Agreements and related documentation for a multi-million dollar worth deal between a five star hotel (The Westin Dhaka) and Hansa Management Ltd., completing land due diligence for Feni Lanka Power Ltd. 114 MW power plant, credit rescheduling as per central bank regulations for multiple troubled agro-based businesses in Satkhira etc.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration, Admiralty & Litigation Barrister Shajib Mahmood Alam +8801714404050
IP & Trademarks Advocate Md. Rafinur Rahman +8801714404060
Foreign Investment & Business Setup Barrister Shajib Mahmood Alam +8801714404050
Commercial Disputes Advocate Md. Rafinur Rahman +8801714404060
Banking & Finance Barrister Shajib Mahmood Alam +8801714404050
Subordinate Courts Ms Sarmin Akther +8801707241611
General Queries Mr Akram Hossain +8801678604010
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Md Rafinur .Rahman  photo Mr Md Rafinur .Rahman PartnerHead of Litigation, Family & Divorce
Ms Sarmin Akther  photo Ms Sarmin Akther Associate
Mr Shajib Mahmood Alam  photo Mr Shajib Mahmood Alam Managing Partner
Mr Nabil Bhuiyan  photo Mr Nabil Bhuiyan Junior Partner
Mr Akram Hossain  photo Mr Akram Hossain Associate
Mr Forhad Mahmudullah  photo Mr Forhad Mahmudullah Junior Partner
Ms Tanjina Rahman Orna  photo Ms Tanjina Rahman Orna Associate
 Towfique T Ahmed  photo Towfique T Ahmed Senior Associate
Mr Asif Z Ahmed  photo Mr Asif Z Ahmed Junior Associate
Mr Abir Z Ahmed  photo Mr Abir Z Ahmed Junior Associate
Total Lawyers : 12
English (fluent)
Chartered Insitute of Arbitrators
Commonwealth Lawyers Association
Corporate International

  1. Advising a local conglomerate relating to a foreign fund arrangement by an U.S based asset management company (Transaction/Funding Value= 400 million USD).
  2. Review of Charge documents in relation to obtaining of credit facilities from Commercial Bank of Ceylon Limited PLC by a local conglomerate (Transaction value = 1.18 million USD).
  3. Preparing of mortgaged documents in relation to sanction of credit facilities by Commercial Bank of Ceylon Limited PLC (Transaction Value= 589,094 USD).
  4. Advising, drafting and reviewing documents and negotiating with key steak holders in relation to issuance of debt securities (Zero Coupon Bond) by a local conglomerate with Strategic Finance Limited (An investment banker) acting as the Mandated Lead Arranger (Transaction Value= 8.83 million USD).
  5. Vetting of Corporate Guarantee Documentation in favour of CHB Building Technologies for a local client (Transaction Value= 1.5 million USD).
  6. Formation of a Japan- Bangladesh Joint Venture Tech Company.
  7. Drafting of Gratuity Trust Deed and Rules for BORAK Real Estate Limited.
  8. Facilities Management Agreement between HANSA Management Limited (H.R Sourcing Company) and a Five Star Luxury Hotel (Westin, Dhaka).
  9. Leading an arbitration arranged by Bangladesh Ministry of Commerce representing one of the biggest local Trade Organization (BAIRA).
  10. Vetting and Advising on amendments to the Overseas Employment and Migrants Rules, 2019.
  11. Land Due Diligence for a joint venture power plant project in Bangladesh (Total Land Area=630,000 square feet approx.).
  12. Advising El Corte Ingles on Bangladesh Labour Laws.
  13. Assisting El Corte Ingles with recovery of Debt from a third party Freight Forwarding agent.
  14. Handling Acquisition of Star Padma Television Channel.
  15. Advising and handling legal processes for establishment of Mastermind Abacus franchise in Bangladesh.
  16. Litigating against China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) on behalf of Honeycom IT Pvt Limited in relation to commercial dispute.
  17. Other notable work: Conducting 100+ litigations successfully, numerous private arbitrations and mediations, Helping setup around 50 foreign-Bangladesh joint venture businesses and liaison offices.

BDLP reopens its doors with significant Covid-19 precautionary measures

Bangladesh Law Partners BDLP, a concern of BDLP Consultancy Ltd reopened its doors on 31st May  2020 after a 10 week physical closure in line with Government & health department directions.

Bangladesh Government Provides 100% Tax Exemption for Power Generation Companies

- by Barrister Shajib Mahmood Alam In a move to fulfill the conditions of its Private Sector Power Generation Policy, the Government of Bangladesh issued a new circular on the 2nd Day of January, 2020. By operation of the new circular, apart from coal based companies, all power generation companies will enjoy 100% tax exemption. This incentive will be available to all power generation companies who will start operation before 31st December 2022.