Ms Sajeda Farisa Kabir > Vertex Chambers > Dhaka, Bangladesh > Lawyer Profile

Vertex Chambers
Millennium Castle (5th Floor)
Plot - 47, Road 27, Block - A
Banani, Dhaka 1213
Bangladesh

Position

Partner. Areas of practice include: Aviation, Energy and Natural Resources, Construction and Infrastructure, Real Estate, Banking and Finance, Mobile Financial Services, Company and Corporate, Commercial and Trade, IT and Telecommunication, Climate and Environment, Employment, Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment, Litigation and ADR. Types of work undertaken include: Advised the largest NGO in Bangladesh on preparation and drafting of its human resources policy; Advised a leading Bangladeshi university on its status as a private university under the Private University Act, 2010; Advised a leading steel manufacturer on cases involving recovery of unpaid monies against supply of steel to various companies; Successfully represented the finance manager of Power Grid Company Limited, a state owned enterprise in a judicial review proceeding before the High Court Division challenging unfair disciplinary proceedings and reduction of promotion; Providing expert opinion before English Court on child custody issues and dissolution of marriage; Represented clients before the High Court Division on annulment proceedings under the Special Marriages Act; Successfully defended Biman Bangladesh Limited in the case of its voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) which was challenged by over 1400 employees in a judicial review proceeding before the High Court Division. This is a seminal case on the interpretation and application of VRS and has been reported at 1 LCLR (2012) 102; Represented a leading NGO in a judicial review proceeding before the High Court Division concerning the scope and ambit of taxability on the interest accrued in a fixed deposit account under the relevant provisions of Bangladesh Post Office Savings Bank Rules. This is the only reported judgment on this area of law and is reported at 31 BLD (HCD) 470.

Career

Lawyer, New South Wales, Australia (2015)

Barrister at Law, of Lincoln’s Inn (2003)

Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh (2007)

Partner, Vertex Chambers (2010)

Associate Director, BRAC Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (2015-2018)

Member, General Body, Sajida Foundation

Conducted seminars on HIV Awareness at the Workplace at the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), School of Business and at LEADS Capevo, Dhaka organized by CHESTA

Languages

English, Bangla, Hindi.

Memberships

Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Supreme Court Bar Association (Bangladesh)

Dhaka Bar Association

Education

Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills, ICSL, London (2003)

LL.B (Hons.), Cardiff University (2002)

Leisure

Cooking, movies, travelling.

Lawyer Rankings

Bangladesh > Dispute resolution

Vertex Chambers’ dispute resolution practice, which is active in court litigation and commercial arbitration cases, is led by managing partner Junayed Ahmed Chowdhury. Under his leadership, the team handles a wide range of contentious matters for clients from industries such as energy, tobacco, construction and IT. Sajeda Farisa Kabir and Tanvir Quader are other key individuals.

Bangladesh > Corporate and M&A

Managing partner Junayed Chowdhury, who leads the corporate team at Vertex Chambers, is experienced in advising national and international companies on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. The firm’s client roster includes entities from the steel, tobacco and financial sectors. Tanvir Quader and Sajeda Farisa Kabir  (who divides her time between Dhaka and Sydney) are also recommended.