asialaw Analysis

General business law
AS & Associates

AS & Associates is a full service law firm with a strong focus on corporate law. The firm continues to develop its regulatory practice, advising clients on employmentcompliance and governance. The firm also handles tax advisory and dispute resolution. ASA Bari is a key figure. 

Client feedback 

“Quick response and good outcome.” – Banking and finance 

The firm is very cost efficient, and it is very familiar with all aspects of Bangladesh law, including construction, tax, labouand employment, criminal and tort. It is a one stop service for me and my company as far as Bangladesh legal issues are concerned.” – Construction  

“Incredibly friendly, responsive with very fast turnaround, offering multiple perspectives and opinions, explaining Bangladeshi labour law very well to us foreigners, in-depth understanding of our NGO and even our own policies.” – Labour and employment 

“Flexible with technical expertise and good customer relationships.  Regulatory 

Abu Saeed Ainul Bari 

“Very knowledgeable about various aspects of Bangladesh law.” 

Ferdaus Rahman  

Everything! super happy with his support. 

Ibtida Farhat Tropa 

Able to stay calm and respectful even when faced with belligerent client. Good communication skills.” 

Work highlights 

Advised RPCL-Norinco International Power Limited on a syndicated foreign loan facility for the establishment of a 1320MW coal-based power project. 

Advised Subra Systems on equity raising through IPO for the establishment of R&D. 

Assisted Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) and World Bank Group/IFC in Investment Climate Improvisation Project for Government of Bangladesh. 

Key clients 

Equitable HospitalityEvonik BangladeshNJS ConsultantsSamsung 

Bangladesh Law Partners

Bangladesh Law Partners is a Dhaka-based full service law firm specialising in banking and finance, arbitration, civil and commercial litigationLed by barrister Shajib Mahmood Alam, the firm continues to serve both domestic and international clients. 

Client feedback 

The firm has excellent market knowledge and readily provides accurate information and advice.” – Banking and finance 

“Very resourceful. Also patient with their clients and helpful.” – Dispute resolution 

“The firm is very active all the time. It operates seamlessly. We have not worried about our legal and compliance issues for years since we retained the firm. Fantastic Team!” – Intellectual property 

Shajib Mahmood Alam 

He is a very knowledgeable lawyer having excellent connections in critical places which is sometimes instrumental to get the job done. He has a never-say-never attitude mixed with a friendly nature which puts us at ease even during tough times.” 

He is an honest and hard worker. Halways tries to please everyone.” 

“Helpful, resourceful and approachable.” 

Rafinur Rahman 

“He is very friendly to begin with. Always available and ready to serve.” 

Work highlights 

Advised Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA) on due diligence and contract execution regarding its engagement with a foreign entity to provide automated systems to streamline the manpower industry of the country. 

Advised Borak Real estate on legal structures, finances, managed contracts, and other corporate affairs arising from the Hyatt residence project in Dhaka. 

Acted for USBD Commercial on the formation of a joint venture. The firm also advised on cross border financing and equity participation. 


Key clients 

Purnima ConstructionTopkapiUnique Hotel & ResortsYangming Hanhai Bangladesh 

Doulah & Doulah

With roots dating back to 1965, Doulah & Doulah now houses 12 partners and 18 associates. The firm is active in project financing and corporate and M&A work. Nasirud Doulah and Amina Khatoon are the main contacts. 


Work highlights 

Advised consortium of banks on a $1.8 billion project financing of a thermal power plant, which is the largest project financing in the history of Bangladesh. 

Advised consortium of banks on a $500 million project financing in a toll road PPP project 

Key clients 

General ElectricGulf PharmaceuticalsMashreq BankScatec SolarSHS Holding 

FM Associates

FM Associates handles a wide aspect of business and corporate finance. The firm consists of lawyers possessing diverse expertise in aviation, corporate, dispute resolution, labour and employment, and telecommunications. Al Amin RahmanSarjean Rahman and AHM Belal Chowdhury are some of the key contacts in the firm. 

Work highlights 

Acted for an energy company in setting up its entity in Bangladesh, advising on matters related to regulatory compliance, taxVAT laws and tax holidays in Bangladesh. 

Sattar & Co

Sattar & Co has experience in the aviation, e-commerce, employment, energy, pharmaceutical, telecommunication, entertainment and gaming sectors. It also advises on M&A, cross-border transactions, corporate restructuring, joint ventures and foreign direct investment in Bangladesh. Sammer Satter is a key figure. 

Work highlights 

Advised Ascena Retail Groupan international apparel retail group, on corporate and employment issues in Bangladesh. 

Advised BIB Sundora Private, a local perfume retailer, on the employment laws of Bangladesh. 

Advised Gerry Weber Far Eastan international apparel company, on the digital security laws of Bangladesh.  

Key clients 

Lions Gate Entertainment CorporationNordic Aviation CapitalRalph Lauren Asia PacificStenn InternationalTencent Holdings 

Stellar Chambers

With nearly 50 years of experience, full service law firm Stellar Chambers has an integrated team with experts in arbitration, competition/antitrust, corporate law, investment funds and public policy. Key partners include Anam HossainArefin Ashraf KhanFatima Jahangir Chowdhury and Homayra Faizah Mostafiz Shifa. 

Work highlights 

Acted for Planet X on its acquisition of a company. 

Acted for Hydroquo Plus Bangladesh and entered a joint-venture agreement with a construction company for participating government projects. 

Advised Overseas Marketing Corporation on its acquisition of a renowned polymer manufacturing company. 

Key clients 

AutoparkFeastmakersKmarkJamuna SpacetechWelco Engineering 

Tanjib Alam & Associates

Tanjib Alam & Associates is a fully fledged law firm with vast experience in corporate and commercial practice in Bangladesh. The firm has also been involving in numerous telecom projects in the jurisdiction. Tanjib-ul Alam is the key figure. 

Work highlights 

Acted for STS Holding on its sale of majority stake to Evercare Hospital Dhaka. This is the largest investment in healthcare sector in Bangladesh till date. 

Represented Shohoj and entered a joint-venture agreement with a Singapore based Company. 

Advising Paramount Textiles on its purchase of 80% stake in IntracoThis is one of the significant deals in the past year in the energy sector in Bangladesh. 

Key clients 

Abul Khair TobaccoBangladesh BankKazi FarmsMashreqbankRobi Axiata