Firm Profile > A.S & Associates > Dhaka, Bangladesh
A.S & Associates Offices
SUITE D5, 3RD FLOOR
MUKTI BHABAN, 21/1 PURANA PALTAN
A.S & Associates > The Legal 500 Rankings
Leading firms Tier 1
A.S & Associates is a full-service law firm that excels at structuring syndicated term loan facilities and debt securities as well as advising on the securisation of financial products. Other areas of expertise include providing tax management services and the promotion of ADR through its trained mediators. In addition, the skilled team routinely works with major international law firms. Managing partner A.S.A Bari leads the capital markets, energy and power groups as well as the financial and taxation practices at the firm. Ferdaus Rahman is another prominent member of the team with considerable experience in corporate governance and regulatory matters as well as in employment and labour law issues. Farhana Khan is another name to note for his work on complex corporate matters.
A.S.A Bari; Ferdaus Rahman; Farhana Khan
‘It is a knowledgeable team that is responsive and caring towards our queries‘.
‘The Firm has outstanding standards of professional service and a superior turnaround time. It is proactive about problem solving‘.
‘Ferdaus Rahman has an exceptional capacity of not only providing legal solutions, but the ability to drive complex projects of national importance forward‘.
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A.S & Associates > Firm Profile
A.S & Associates (“the Firm”), is a full service Top Tier Ranked Law Firm in Bangladesh (as ranked by Legal500 in its 2017 and 2018 rankings), based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, having a branch office at Mymensingh and a networked legal firm at Moulovibazar, Sylhet.
The Firm provides a comprehensive range of modernized legal services to an ever-growing list of both national and international clients in all major business areas, including Admiralty, Banking and Financing, Corporate Structuring & Restructuring, including M&A, Capital Market, Construction, Consumer Protection, Employment, Energy, Foreign Investment, Foreign Exchange, Hospitality, Immovable Properties, Intellectual Properties, Immigration, Pharmaceuticals, Taxation, Telecommunication, Travel and Leisure, Trust etc.
The Firm, for its Corporate and Finance related practices, including M&A, has been recognized as one of the “Recommended” Firms in Bangladesh for three consecutive years (2016-17 to 2018-19) by ILFR1000 and has been ranked as a Recommended Firm by Asia Law in 2018 as well. The Firm is also ranked by the prestigious Chambers & Partners Ranking Guide. Multiple practitioners of the Firm have been regarded as Leading Practitioner, Highly Regarded Practitioner and Recommended Attorney by AsiaLaw, IFLR1000 and Global Law Experts.
A.S & Associates, directly or through its counsels, has the experience of working with some of the leading law firms of the world, including, Baker & McKenzie, Linklaters, Hogan Lovells, White & Case, Mayer Brown, Dentons, Bird & Bird, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Mills & Reeves etc and has been part of major international cross border transactions and ventures. Also, the Firm, through its exclusive memberships of two international law firm networks, TAGLaw and ADVOC, and a non-exclusive membership of NextLaw Global Referral Network, has extensive global reach and international exposure.
|Corporate financing and capital market||ASA Barifirstname.lastname@example.org||+8801913924194|
|Energy and power sector||ASA Bariemail@example.com||+8801913924194|
|Banking and financial institutes||ASA Barifirstname.lastname@example.org||+8801913924194|
|Litigation||Sayeed Abdullah Al Mamun Khanemail@example.com||+8801926461020|
|ADR||Sayeed Abdullah Al Mamun Khanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+8801926461020|
|Immovable property and real estate||Sayeed Abdullah Al Mamun Khanemail@example.com||+8801926461020|
|Employment and labour||Ferdausur Rahmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+8801822222272|
|Compliance, governance and regulatory matters||Ferdausur Rahmanemail@example.com||+8801822222272|
|Government, non-profit and chairtable org||Ferdausur Rahmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+8801822222272|
|Local, international and commercial contracts||Ferdausur Rahmanemail@example.com||+8801822222272|
|Corporate affairs and restructuring including M&A||Farhana Khanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+8801830461716|
|Telecommunication sector||Farhana Khanemail@example.com||+8801830461716|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 19 at this office : 13
LanguagesBengali English Hindi Urdu
MembershipsInternational Bar Association TAGLaw ADVOC
For every legal help-All of us- Together
We are as diverse as our clientele. From all across the globe and our diversity results into value adding , effective, creative solution for our global clients. Let us be global, for all, for every legal help, by all of us-always together!
CSR/Pro bono Statement:
A.S & Associates believes in giving it back to the community and to be there for those in need. We will work with organizations with humanitarian missions and for marginalised people, especially for women, children, disables and infirm.
Lets be there for those in need for their every legal help!
Press Releases3rd November 2016
A.S & Associates, as the exclusive Bangladesh member, joins TAGLaw®, a worldwide alliance of independent law firms with more than 155 member firms based in over 90 countries. TAGLaw members are invited to join TAGLaw only after undergoing a comprehensive vetting and selection process. Firms are carefully chosen based on professional competence, commitment to client service, reputation within the legal community and recommendations from existing members. Candidate firms are reviewed and if they satisfy TAGLaw's criteria, the TAGLaw Advisory Board approves the candidate as a member. Members then receive access to TAGLaw's international resources as well as the multidisciplinary resources found within the broader TAG AlliancesTM (TAGLaw, TIAG® and TAG-SPTM).
Legal Developments3rd November 2016
In Bangladesh, the foremost challenge for the financial institutes is Non-Performing Loan (NPL) recovery. Recently the Ministry of Finance of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh informed the national Parliament that the total amount of non-performing loan is BDT 560 Billion. According to Bangladesh Bank, the Central Bank of Bangladesh, NPL ratio increased by 113 basis points, reaching 9.9 percent at end of March 2016 from 8.8 percent (9.3 as per World Bank) recorded at end of December 2015. However, the statistics is misleading as the total percentage is significantly reduced by the better performance of the Private Commercial Banks (PCB) and Foreign Commercial Banks (FCB), which to some extent mitigates the poor NPL ratio of the State-owned commercial banks (SCB) and Development Financial Institutions (DFI). At the end of December 2013, PCBs' had the lowest and DFIs had the highest ratio of gross NPLs to total loans. PCBs' and FCBs' gross NPLs to total loans ratio was 4.5 & 5.5% respectively, whereas that of SCBs, and DFIs were 19.8 and 26.8% respectively at the end of December 2013. The gross NPL ratios to total loans for the SCBs, PCBs, FCBs and DFIs were recorded as 23.2, 5.7, 6.2 and 33.1 percent respectively at the end of June 2014. Even in March 2016, SCB's and DFI's NPL were much higher than that of the overall banking industry and it increased to 24.3 percent from 21.5 percent recorded in December 2015.
3rd November 2016
Ferdausur Rahman, Barrister (Lincoln's Inn) and Partner, A.S & Associates highlights the business opportunities in thefast growing economy of Bangladesh.Bangladesh is a booming economy, recently making the list of low-middle income countries as per the World Bank.According to the IMF, the Bangladeshi economy is projected to grow from $180 billion to $322 billion by 2021. The rate ofGDP in 2015 was $195.1 Billion and the gradually escalating growth rate was 6.6%. High-growth domestic markets,government support, lower valuations of takeover targets and ready access to capital have provided unprecedentedopportunities for investors all across the world to explore new market in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is already one of theleading FDI targets in the Asia Pacific.