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Dr. Kamal Hossain & Associates
CHAMBER BUILDING
122-124 MOTIJHEEL C/A
DHAKA 1000
Bangladesh

The firm: Dr. Kamal Hossain & Associates, established in 1980, is one of the largest law firms in Bangladesh. It provides a comprehensive range of legal services for both national and international clients. Members of the firm work as a close-knit team and actively collaborate on advice and cases as the need arises.

The firm’s strength lies not only in the breadth of individual expertise available, but also in more than 30 years of institutional experience of advice and litigation in key practice areas. The firm actively encourages and supports its members in providing pro-bono advice and representation in public interest and human rights cases.

Areas of practice: The firm’s main practice areas include admiralty and shipping, arbitration, aviation, banking and financial regulation, commercial and corporate law, constitutional and administrative law, employment law, energy, human rights law, intellectual property, revenue law, taxation and telecommunications. It has special expertise in constitutional and administrative law, infrastructure, oil, gas and power sector projects and telecommunications.

Admiralty: shipping is a core area of practice for the firm both in the field of ‘dry’ shipping work and ‘wet’ shipping work. ‘Dry’ shipping work includes advising and acting as advocates in relation to disputes concerning contracts of affreightment, cargo claims, claims under marine insurance policies, arrest of ships and judicial sales. The firm also has considerable experience in ‘wet’ shipping work, in particular salvage and collision actions. The firm represented the P&I insurers of a vessel which was involved in the largest marine collision in Bangladesh involving 20 ships.

Corporate and commercial: within a diverse commercial practice, the firm focuses on admiralty and shipping, aviation, banking, commercial litigation, employment, energy, infrastructure projects such as telecommunications, port development, road construction, export processing zones, intellectual property, large and medium scale project finance and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. It has expertise in all areas of company law, including directors’ duties, shareholders’ disputes, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reconstructions and schemes of arrangement. It has substantial experience in corporate acquisitions, and has been involved in large-scale recent corporate acquisitions in the banking, energy and telecommunications sectors. The firm has represented national and international clients on IP matters, including a range of multinational companies.

Banking: the firm has expertise in banking law and allied matters. Its services include assisting local and multinational banks and international financial institutions with loan documentation and syndicated loans as well as providing general advice on banking law and financial services.

Arbitration: the firm has been involved in domestic and international arbitration, including international commercial arbitration. Dr Kamal Hossain has extensive experience in international arbitration, both as counsel and arbitrator. He has served as chairman and member of international arbitral tribunals formed under the ICC, ICSID, LCIA and UNCITRAL Rules and under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and as a member and panel-chairman of the United Nations Compensation Commission. Other members of the firm also have expertise in commercial arbitration and have acted as counsel in ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitrations.

Aviation: the firm advises and drafts documents on a wide range of aviation matters, including protecting, perfecting and enforcing ownership or security interests in aircrafts, cross border aircraft purchase, mortgage of aircrafts and aircraft parts, wet and dry leasing of aircrafts, as well as financing in the full range of aircraft-related transactions. It advises on national regulatory requirements for aircraft purchase, lease, mortgage, licensing, slot allocation, etc. It has experience in carriers’ liability resulting from casualties under both Bangladesh law and international conventions.

Employment: the firm provides a full range of professional legal services, including advisory work, drafting and litigation. It has advised foreign companies intending to establish a presence in Bangladesh on employment issues and has also drafted a diverse range of agreements and other legal documents to represent employment relationships, including contracts of service, consultancy agreements and agreements for hiring independent contractors.

Constitutional & Administrative:  Constitutional and administrative law and the enforcement of fundamental rights occupy a central position in the collective expertise offered by the firm. Dr. Kamal Hossain, who chaired the Constitution Drafting Committee established by the Constituent Assembly of Bangladesh, is considered to be the country’s leading expert on constitutional matters, and has appeared as counsel or been appointed by the Supreme Court as amicus curiae in many landmark cases. The firm has a successful track record in challenging the actions of administrative and regulatory authorities and enforcement of government contracts in constitutional petitions. It also has extensive experience in judicial review of administrative decisions concerning assessment and payment of tax, customs duty and VAT. It has been involved in many proceedings for the enforcement of fundamental rights, including the rights to life and liberty, equality and equal protection of the law, safeguards on arrest, fair trial, freedom of expression, association, movement and religion and the right to property. The firm is well known for its pro bono work in the areas of human rights, environmental law and protection of heritage building sites and monuments.

Competition: Since the enactment of the Competition Act in 2012, competition law is increasingly becoming an important area where clients are seeking the firm’s advice. The firm has already advised a number of multinationals on competition law issues, including in relation to a large global merger involving two Bangladesh entities, which are also to merge pursuant to the global deal. We also advised clients on exclusivity, geographical delimitation of distributorship, pricing arrangement, currency conversion, etc.

Energy:  The firm advises on both up-stream and down-stream aspects of the energy sector, and has worked on transmission and distribution projects, including corporatization of local distribution and exploration companies and their regulation. The firm advises both foreign and local companies considering entry into the Bangladesh energy market. It has experience in mergers and acquisitions, project management and establishment and licensing of companies to develop projects. It offers commercial and regulatory advice, negotiate and draft power and gas purchase and sale contracts, independent power generation project implementation agreements, gas/fuel supply agreements for independent power producing (‘IPP’) companies and other energy related agreements. The firm has  expertise in developing tax strategies for gas exploration and power generation companies and assisting clients in the energy industry in raising finance from foreign capital markets. It has advised on compliance issues, exemption applications, regulatory approvals and drafting of safety codes. Representative transactions/projects in which the firm has been  involved include acting as legal advisers to the public sector oil, gas and mineral corporation on various matters, such as overseeing the natural gas investment market in Bangladesh and advising generators, marketers, distributors and transmitters of electricity and IPPs in Bangladesh on the electricity market rules, market entry process and on the structure and functioning of the electricity industry in Bangladesh. The firm has advised on various contractual and regulatory issues, restructuring electricity sales contracts, gas supply contracts, refinancing, compliance issues and transmission rate negotiations.The firm’s clients include those who finance and develop renewable energy projects, undertake gas storage and pipeline projects and expansions or provide gas utilities, as well as end-users. It has been involved in the drafting of the Gas Act, 2000, the first piece of legislation which provides for regulating the energy market through an independent Commission. It has assisted entities in both electricity and natural gas sectors with import and export licence applications. The firm has negotiated and drafted a diverse range of agreements regarding power generation, including power purchase and gas supply agreements on behalf of project owners and managers, government agencies, banks, large industrial and other wholesale and retail consumers of energy.

Intellectual Property: The firm regularly advises and acts on behalf of local and foreign clients in connection with a wide range of intellectual property services, including but not limited to: registration, infringement, licensing and litigation in relation to trademarks, patents, copyrights and domains. It has experience in conducting litigation arising out of and/or in connection with trademarks, patents and copyright disputes both in the Supreme Court as well as before trial courts and concerned authorities. It recently won a major case on passing off. The firm also has experience in preparing and drafting agreements to secure intellectual property rights.

Securities: The firm advises both local and foreign clients on the full range of securities law issues, including initial public offer (IPO), listing regulations, bonds, derivatives, substantial share holding, disclosure requirements, de-listing, merger and acquisition involving listed companies, regulatory compliance of listed and unlisted companies, etc. It also represents clients in litigation concerning securities laws.

Taxation:  The firm has a diverse tax practice that includes advising on income tax, VAT and customs related issues arising from the domestic and international trade, compliance requirements for individuals and domestic and international entities carrying on business in Bangladesh, including in the not for profit sector, corporate re-organisation and other related corporate work. It has extensive experience in judicial review of administrative decisions concerning, inter alia, assessment and payment of customs duty, VAT and income tax. The firm’s services include challenging administrative decisions of the tax regulatory authorities arising from assessment of customs duty, VAT and income tax, the imposition of fines, seizure and confiscation of goods, classification of H.S. Code of the imported goods, cancellation of rebate, bond licence, etc. before statutory tribunals and the superior courts.

Telecommunications:  Telecommunication, including voice and data services, is a core area of practice of the firm. It provides regulatory advice on telecom, IT, e-commerce and media. It has advised telecom operators on licensing and regulatory issues, including licensing guidelines and auction process, interconnection agreements, frequency allocations, equipment leasing and infrastructure sharing agreements. The firm has advised the largest operator in Bangladesh in respect of its bid for 3G auctions. The firm was involved in a number of recent major acquisitions by foreign investors of stakes in Bangladeshi telecom companies. The firm has also been involved in restructuring the passive telecom infrastructure as a separate business portfolio. The firm advised telecom companies or lenders in a number of financing transactions in the sector and also advised in relation to issuance of securities and raising funds from the capital market. The firm has advised telecom operators in relation to internal management issues,such as, roaming services, billing, introduction of new technologies and platforms, human resource management, etc. It also acted in disputes between shareholders of telecom companies and advised and acted in litigation on behalf of a number of telecom operators in various types of disputes with the regulator. The firm also provides all types of assistance to telecom companies in relation to customs duty, VAT and income tax.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Admiralty Dr. Kamal Hossain, Mr. Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder, Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan
Employment Ms. Sara Hossain, Mr. Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder, Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan
Arbitration Dr. Kamal Hossain, Mr. Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder, Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan
Energy Mr. Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder, Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan
Aviation Mr. Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder, Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan
Intellectual property Mr. Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder, Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan
Banking Dr. Kamal Hossain, Mr. Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder, Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan
Securities Mr. Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder, Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan
Competition Mr. Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder, Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan
Taxation Mr. Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder, Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan
Corporate and commercial Dr. Kamal Hossain, Ms. Sara Hossain, Mr. Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder, Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan
Telecommunications Mr. Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder, Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan
Constitutional and administrative Dr. Kamal Hossain, Ms. Sara Hossain, Mr. Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder
Human Rights Ms. Sara Hossain
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Sharif Bhuiyan photoDr Sharif BhuiyanPartner and Deputy Head of Chambers – International and Commercial Practice Practice…
Kamal Hossain photoDr Kamal HossainHead of Chambers and Senior Partner Practice Areas: Admiralty, Banking, Corporate &…
Sara Hossain photo Sara HossainPartner and Deputy Head of Chambers – General Affairs Practice Areas: Corporate…
Md. Ramzan Ali Sikder photo Md. Ramzan Ali SikderPartner and Deputy Head of Chambers – Civil, Criminal and Tax Litigation…
Number of lawyers : 14
English
Bangla

The firm is committed to recruiting, developing, retaining and promoting talented lawyers and staff with diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to provide clients with the leadership, personal attention and integrity they deserve.

The firm ensures appreciation and respect of differences in race and ethnicity, in gender and sexual orientation, in religious affiliation, in age and life experience, in nationality and language, and in physical capabilities.

The firm, in addition to providing legal services to various national and international corporate clients, actively encourages and supports its members in providing pro-bono advice and representation in public interest and human rights cases. Several members of the firm provide pro bono services in the areas of constitutional and administrative law, family and environmental law. The firm has been involved in many proceedings for the enforcement of fundamental rights, including the rights to life and liberty, equality and equal protection of the law, safeguards on arrest, fair trial, freedom of expression, association, movement and religion and the right to property.


Membership and affiliation of International Associations

DR. Kamal Hossain:

International Law Association (former Vice- Chairman); International Bar Association (former Council Member); LAWASIA (former Executive Committee, Energy Law Section); member, Editorial Advisory Board, ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (2012-present); Honorary Policy Advisor, United Nations Development Programme Bangladesh (2008-present); Chairperson, Governing Council, South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS) (2007-present); member, Election Observers Mission, Palestine Presidential Election, National Democratic Institute and Carter Institute (2005); member, Commonwealth Commission on Respect and Understanding (2005-2007); Co-Chairman of United Nations Commission on Inquiry on Human Rights Violation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (2001); member of Board of Governors, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, Montreal (2000-present); chairman (Panel) of United Nations Compensation Commission, Geneva (1999-2005); Chairman of Advisory Council, Transparency International (1999-2005); member of Human Rights Mission to Indonesia relating to situation in East Timor, Forum Asia (1999); UN Special Rapporteur on Afghanistan (1998-2003); member of Hong Kong Pre-Election Mission, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Washington, DC (1998); Board Member of International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development in Montreal (1994-2000); chairperson of Commonwealth Human Rights Advisory Commission (1993-1998); Board Member, Transparency International (1993-1999); Chairman, Gas Law Committee, International Bar Association (1990-1995); Chairman, Committee on Legal Aspects of a New International Economic Order, International Law Association (1980-1986).

Sara Hossain:

The United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (Member, Board of Trustees, 2017 – present); Open Society Justice Initiative (existing Member, Advisory Board); International Commission on the Chittagong Hill Tracts (existing Member); International Commission of Jurists (former Commissioner); International Law Association (former Member). She is a member of Board of Trustees, United Nations Voluntary Fund for the Victims of Torture; Advisory Board, Open Society Justice Initiative; International Commission on the Chittagong Hill Tracts; Human Rights Committee of the International Law Association; Advisory Committee, Women’s International Coalition for Gender Justice; Bureau, South Asians for Human Rights; Advisory Editorial Board, Business and Human Rights Journal; Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Gender Based Violence; Board, South Asian Women’s Fund and a former Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists (until 2015).

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan:

Member, International Law Association (ILA) (11/05-present); Co-Rapporteur, ILA Committee on International Trade Law (11/09-4/14); Alternate Member, ILA Committee on Role of Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Development (4/14-present); Member, Panel of Specialists, South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA); Founding Member and Member of the Governing Council, South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS); Fellow, Cambridge Commonwealth Society.
Examples of previous/existing clients which demonstrate a diverse and global reach

The firm, established in 1980, is one of the largest law firms in Bangladesh. The firm’s clients come from all of the major jurisdictions, including China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, various jurisdictions in Europe, Thailand, India, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia and others. Some of the international clients include:

1. Accenture, Ireland
2. Alipay Singapore E-Commerce Private Limited, Singapore
3. Altaaqa, Dubai
4. Ant Financial Services Group, China
5. APL Co. Pte Ltd, USA
6. Arçelik A.S., Turkey
7. Asian Development Bank, Philippines
8. Avery Dennison, USA
9. Aygaz AS, Turkey
10. Charming, Hong Kong
11. Continental, Germany
12. Cummins, USA
13. Dense Air, England
14. Earnst& Young, UK
15. Ericsson, Sweden
16. Facebook, Inc., USA
17. Forever Living Products, USA
18. F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland
19. Gard (UK) Ltd., UK
20. Givaudan Heifer Project International, USA
21. General Electronics, USA
22. Godrej, India
23. Hapag Lloyd, Germany
24. Heifer International, USA
25. Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ, Tokyo
26. Hilton International, USA
27. Honda, Japan
28. HP Inc., USA
29. HSBC
30. Hyatt International, USA
31. Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance Co., Ltd., South Korea
32. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan
33. Japan Tobacco International, Japan
34. JC Penny, USA
35. JERA Power International B.V., Japan
36. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., USA
37. J.W. Marriott, USA
38. KPMG, Netherlands
39. LIC, India
40. Mastercard, USA
41. Maersk Trade Finance A/S, Denmark
42. Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, U.A.E.
43. Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., Italy
44. National Bank of Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
45. National Bank of Ras Al-Khaimah PSC, U.A.E.
46. North of England P&I Association, UK
47. Novartis AG, Switzerland
48. Oracle, Singapore
49. Oriental International, Sri Lanka
50. OSJI (Joint Venture of Obayashi Corporation, Shimizu Corporation, JFE Engineering Corporation and IHI Infrastructure Systems Co., Ltd.), Japan
51. Phillip Morris, Hong Kong
52. Portek International Pte. Ltd, Singapore
53. Praxis Energy Agents S.A., Greece
54. Prudential Corporation Asia, Hong Kong
55. Raallis India Limited, India
56. Rolex S.A., Switzerland
57. Sanofi-Aventis France SA, France
58. SATS Limited, Singapore
59. Singapore Telecommunication (SingTel), Singapore
60. Tata Motors Limited, India
61. Tata Steel Ltd., India
62. Telenor ASA, Netherlands
63. The Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM), China
64. The Book Depository Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Amazon group), UK
65. TPG Global LLC, USA
66. United Bunkering and Trading (HK) Limited, Hong Kong
67. Uber Technologies, Inc., USA
68. VAN AN Group, Vietnam
69. Vimpelcom/Veon, Netherlands
70. VITERRA BV (formerly known as Glencore Grain BV), The Netherlands and Australia
71. Volkswagen, Germany
72. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, USA
73. Wells Fargo Bank N.A, USA
74. Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), USA
75. Zurich Insurance Company, Switzerland

Examples of previous/existing international law firms which demonstrate a diverse, global reach

International law firms which the firm has been working with include:

1. Allen & Overy LLP, UK
2. Allen & Overy, Hong Kong
3. Arnet Fox LLP, USA
4. Ashurst, Spain
5. Bird & Bird, Hong Kong
6. Bredin Prat, France
7. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, UK
8. Baker and McKenzie
9. Cassidy Levy Kent (USA) LLP, USA
10. Clifford Chance; Clyde & Co. LLP
11. Covington & Burling LLP, UK
12. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, UK
13. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, U.A.E.
14. Gros & Waltenspuhl, Switzerland
15. Hogan Lovells LLP, USA
16. Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, UK
17. King & Spalding (Singapore) LLP, Singapore
18. Kwok Yih & Chan, Hong Kong
19. Latham & Watkins LLP, USA
20. Linklaters Singapore Pte. Ltd., Singapore
21. Mills & Reeve LLP, UK
22. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (UK) LLP, UK
23. Morrison & Foerster (Singapore) LLP, Singapore
24. Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Japan
25. Norton Rose Fulbright, Canada
26. Paul Hastings LLP, USA
27. Rajah & Tann LLP, Singapore
28. Reed Smith LLP, UK
29. Saikrishna & Associates, India
30. Shearman & Sterling LLP, Hong Kong
31. Sidley Austin LLP, USA
32. Skrine, Malaysia
33. Stephenson Harwood LLP, UK
34. Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP, UK
35. White and Case
36. Yulchon LLC, South Korea

Any globally-recognised awards or recognition received beyond directory recommendations

Dr. Kamal Hossain was awarded honorary degree by University of Notre Dame, USA, in 2018.

Sara Hossain received ‘Women of Courage’ award from the US State Department (2016); named as “Young Global Leader” by The World Economic Forum (2008); named as “Asia 21 Fellow” by The Asia Society, New York, USA (2007); received “Human Rights Lawyer Award” by The Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now “Human Rights First”), New York, USA (1993-1994).

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan received ‘Energy and Natural Resources Law Firm of the Year’ Bangladesh from Corporate LiveWire in 2016.

Publications

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan (author), “National Law in WTO Law: Effectiveness and Good Governance in the World Trading System”, New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.(Paperback edition, 2011). http://www.cambridge.org/gb/9780521875318

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan (co-editor with Philippe Sands and Nico Schrijver), “International Law and Developing Countries: Essays in Honour of Kamal Hossain”, Leiden and Boston: Brill Nijhoff, 2014.
http://www.brill.com/products/book/international-law-and-developing-countries

Dr. Kamal Hossain and Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan, “Bangladesh”, in Simon Chesterman, Hisashi Owada and Ben Saul, The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia and the Pacific (Oxford University Press 2019, pp. 604-628).

Dr. Kamal Hossain, Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Tanim Hussain Shawon, “National Report Bangladesh”, ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, (Kluwer Law International 2016).

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan, “ITLOS Judgment in the Bangladesh/Myanmar Case: An Objective Analysis”, 1 Legal Circle Law Reports, Supplement 1 (2012) pp. 1-5 and The Daily Star, 17/4/2012.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan, “Unreal Federal Clauses of the WTO Treaty: A Case for Removing the ‘Apparent’ Limitations on Implementation and Observance of WTO Commitments at Subnational Levels”, 38(1) Journal of World Trade (The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2004) pp. 123-36.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan, “Mandatory and Discretionary Legislation: The Continued Relevance of the Distinction under the WTO”, 5(3) Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002) pp. 571-604.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan, “Co-operation between Domestic Courts and International Institutions for Strengthening International Economic Law” in International Law Association Regional Conference on International Trade Law & Legal Aspects of Trans-Border Investment (New Delhi: International Law Association Regional Branch, India, 2010) Vol. II, pp. 79-87.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan, “Least Developed Countries and the New Partnership for Development Bill” in International Law Association Report of the Seventy-Third Conference (London: International Law Association, 2008) pp. 724-26.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan, “What Conduct is a WTO Member Responsible for?” in Federico Ortino and Sergey Ripinsky (eds.), WTO Law and Process: The Proceedings of the 2005 and 2006 Annual WTO Conferences (London: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2007) pp. 185-208.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan, “Arbitration Law in Bangladesh”, in the Conference Papers of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Conference 2000 (New Delhi: Indian Council of Arbitration, 2000) pp. 75-84.

Dr. Kamal Hossain, “Choice of Petroleum Development Regime in Joint Development of Offshore Oil and Gas,” in Fox, H. (ed.), Joint Development of Offshore Oil & Gas (London: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 1990).

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan, “Unreal Federal Clauses of the WTO Treaty: A Case for Removing the ‘Apparent’ Limitations on Implementation and Observance of WTO Commitments at Subnational Levels”, (2004) 38(1) Journal of World Trade (The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International) p 123.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Tanim Hussain Shawon, “Gas Regulations of Bangladesh”, Lawyer Issue (June 2016). http://www.lawyerissue.com/gas-regulations-of-bangladesh

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Maherin Islam Khan, “Arbitration Made Difficult in the Energy Sector in Bangladesh: BERC Act Must be Aligned with the Arbitration Act”, Corporate LiveWire Expert Guide: Energy & Natural Resources 2015, July 2015, pp. 18-21. http://www.corporatelivewire.com

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Tanim Hussain Shawon, “Bangladesh Transfer Pricing Regulations”, 16(3) Transfer Pricing International Journal (London: Bloomberg BNA, March 2015), pp. 34-35.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan, “Bangladesh merger control” LexisNexis, 2020.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Maherin Islam Khan, Bangladesh Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2015 (London: Law Business Research Ltd, 2014) pp. 51-54.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Abdullah Mahmood Hasan, Bangladesh Chapter, Guide to Lending and Taking Security in Asia Pacific (3rd edn.; Hong Kong: Herbert Smith Freehills, 2014) pp. 16-20.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Maherin Islam Khan, Bangladesh Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2014 (London: Law Business Research Ltd, 2013) pp. 29-33.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Maherin Islam Khan, Bangladesh Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Merger Control 2013 (London: Law Business Research Ltd, 2012) pp. 27-30.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Abdullah Mahmood Hasan, Bangladesh Chapter, Guide to Lending and Taking Security in Asia (2nd edn.; Hong Kong: Herbert Smith, 2010) pp. 15-21.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Abdullah Mahmood Hasan, Bangladesh Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Oil Regulation 2010 (London: Law Business Research Ltd, 2010) pp. 18-21.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Abdullah Mahmood Hasan, Bangladesh Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Gas Regulation 2010 (London: Law Business Research Ltd, 2010) pp. 15-18.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Abdullah Mahmood Hasan, Bangladesh Chapter, Guide to Lending and Taking Security in Asia (Hong Kong: Herbert Smith, 2009) pp. 13-19.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Moin Ghani, Bangladesh Chapter, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gas Regulation 2009 (London: Global Legal Group Ltd, 2009) pp. 43-47.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Abdullah Mahmood Hasan, Bangladesh Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Gas Regulation 2008 (London: Law Business Research Ltd, 2008) pp. 19-23.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Moin Ghani, Bangladesh Chapter, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gas Regulation 2008 (London: Global Legal Group Ltd, 2008) pp. 43-47.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Karishma Jahan, Bangladesh Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2008 (London: Law Business Research Ltd, 2008) pp. 15-20.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Abdullah Mahmood Hasan, Bangladesh Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Oil Regulation 2007 (London: Law Business Research Ltd, 2007) pp. 16-20.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan and Karishma Jahan, Bangladesh Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Dispute Resolution 2007 (London: Law Business Research Ltd, 2007) pp. 19-23.

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan (Contributor), Investing Across Borders 2010 (Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2010).

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan (Contributor), Doing Business 2016 (Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2016).

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan (Contributor), Doing Business 2015 (Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2014).

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan (Contributor), Doing Business 2012 (Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2012).

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan (Contributor), Doing Business 2011 (Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2010).

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan (Contributor), Doing Business 2009 (Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2008).

Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan (Contributor), Doing Business 2008 (Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2007).


Counsel for Respondent, Chevron Bangladesh Block Twelve, Ltd and Chevron Bangladesh Blocks Thirteen and Fourteen, Ltd. v. People’s Republic of Bangladesh, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, ICSID Case No. RB/06/10. The dispute involved, among others, interpretation of certain tariff provisions contained in certain Production Sharing Contracts, and Gas Purchase and Sale Agreements. Claimants’ claims were rejected on merits by Award dated 17.5.2010.

Counsel for Respondent, Scimitar Exploration Limited v. Republic of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation (ICSID Case No. ARB/92/2) (5 ICSID Reports 3). Respondent challenged jurisdiction of the ICSID Tribunal. After hearing the parties on jurisdiction dispute, ICSID Tribunal held that the dispute was not within its jurisdiction.

Counsel for Claimant, Drilltec Maxwell Joint Venture v. Gas Transmission Company Limited, Arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Dispute involved sub-surface river-crossing of a gas pipeline by horizontal directional drilling method by Claimant and the claim amount was USD 29,061,322. Claimant’s claim was successful on merits by Award dated 28.12.2018.

Counsel for Claimant, Lafarge Surma Cement Limited v. Jalalabad Gas Transmission and Distribution System Limited, Arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Claimant’s force majeure claim under Gas Sales Agreement was successful.

Counsel for Respondents, STX Corporation v. Meghna Group of Industries, Mr. Mostafa Kamal, Ms. Beauty Akhter and Mr. Jashim Uddin, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, SIAC Arbitration No. 21 of 2011. The matter involved allegations of breach of a steel supply contract. Successfully defended the Respondent in averting an injunction order.

Counsel for Claimant, Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, S.A v. Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited, Arbitration under ICC Arbitration Rules, ICC Arbitration Proceedings No. 24903/GR of 2019. Dispute arose from construction of 132KV transmission lines and substations on Turnkey basis. ICC Arbitration Tribunal to pass award on jurisdiction.

Counsel for Respondent, Nibulon v. Mozibur Rahman Khan, GAFTA Arbitration Case No. 14-305. Successfully defended the Respondent in the matter which concerned a supply contract.

Counsel for one of the Respondents, Shah Abdul Hannan and others v. Bangladesh and others reported in 16 BLC (2011) 386. Vacated an injunction which prevented Petrobangla from carrying out onshore petroleum exploration.

Counsel for Claimant, Asset Wonder Limited v. MV Athens (formerly MV Hansa) reported in 20 BLC (2015) 698. Dispute involved a claim for damages and compensation for loss and damage suffered by the Claimant resulting from collision between Claimant’s vessel with the Respondent’s vessel, and an application for arrest of vessel. Successfully defended an application filed by the Respondent for vacating the order of arrest of the vessel passed by the court.

Counsel for Claimant, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited v. Vantage International Limited 30 BLD (2010) HCD 589. Secured an order of winding-up of the respondent-company.

Counsel for Claimant, The Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries v. Northern Corporation Limited 63 DLR 343. The court allowed the Claimant’s application and appointed an arbitrator to fill the lacuna created by the inaction of the Respondent in appointing its arbitrator as per the arbitration clause in the Guarantee.