The firm has considerable experience in corporate and commercial law, including experience in advisory work, drafting of documents and litigation.
Within a diverse commercial practice, we focus on the following principal areas: 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.
The firm has expertise in all areas of company law, including directors’ duties, shareholders’ disputes, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reconstructions and schemes of arrangement. We have substantial experience in corporate acquisitions, and have been involved in a number of large scale recent corporate acquisitions in the banking, energy and telecommunications sectors. The firm has represented both national and international clients on intellectual property matters, including a range of multi-national companies.
Our experience in cross-border transactions includes drafting complex commercial contracts and advising on compliance with corporate and business laws relating to foreign investment in Bangladesh. We regularly advise multinational and national construction, engineering, pipeline, energy and telecommunication companies in negotiating turn-key contracts, joint venture and other construction and/or supply contracts and in resolving related disputes. We also advise on aviation matters, including aircraft purchase, financing of aircraft related transactions, wet and dry leasing of aircrafts and carriers’ liability.
Chambers and Partners 2010 (http://www.chambersandpartners.com/editorial.aspx?ssid=31078): ‘This group prides itself on the complexity of its corporate work, which primarily involves M&A. The “sizeable and impressive” practice is also particularly known for handling commercial litigation, in addition to providing opinions and vetting documents concerning a variety of commercial and corporate issues. The “busy and hard-working” Kamal Hossain leads the group. His years of experience help to attract large domestic and international clients to the practice.’
Legal 500, 2008 Edition (www.legal500.com): “The firm ‘always acts in the best interest of its clients’, one of which commented that the team was ‘very proactive in highlighting various aspects that were not contemplated in our instructions’.”