Corporate and Commerical
We undertake a full range of transactional and advisory work for corporate clients, banking companies, and financial institutions. We frequently advise businesses in relation to:
Setting up of a business (e.g. company, branch office, liaison office) in Bangladesh
Mergers and acquisitions
Company law and corporate governance
Our team is experienced, highly skilled and able to give proactive, commercial and cost effective advice on complex corporate and commercial issues.
Labour and Employment Law
Our labour and employment law specialists advise both employers and employees, companies and individuals. They can assist on a broad range of issues including:
Compliance with the applicable labour and employment law
Immigration laws and visas for foreign employees
International Trade and Shipping
Our international trade, shipping and commodities expertise will assist in international purchase contracts, matters related to shipping of goods, insurance of the cargo, and thus minimize the the risks associated with international trade and shipping. Our team advises clients at all stages of the supply chain, including:
We aim to find a solution without having to rush to court – if this is a commercially sensible approach. Our experienced dispute resolution specialists have a broad range of expertise and can assist with:
Our lawyers have been involved in a number of international arbitration and associated court proceedings around the world, acting for both State and investor parties. We have advised on cases under all of the world’s major institutional arbitration rules (including the ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, PCA, and ICC rules). We have acted in investor-State disputes involving a wide range of economic sectors and industries, including energy, finance, hospitality, construction, manufacturing, transport and communications.
Highlights of our lawyers’ experience in investor-State disputes include:
representing Bangladeshi government entities against a Canadian company in two related ICSID (World Bank) case arising out of disputes related to the supply of gas and the liability for explosion caused by drilling operations in gas fields in Bangladesh;
representing Bangladesh against a US energy company in an ICSID (World Bank) case arising out of a dispute related to the interpretation of a contractual term of a production sharing contract (PSC); and
representing Bangladesh government entity, against a US solar power producer, in an ICC arbitration case arising out of a dispute regarding the impact of the Rohingya crisis on the force majeure provisions of a contract.
IP and Trademarks
We can advise on every aspect of IP rights to help grow and protect your brand. We advise in the following areas:
Trademark creation and management