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Banking & Financial Disputes

Our Banking & Financial Disputes Practice advises many banks and financial institutions in Bangladesh on a wide range of contentious matters. We have significant experience in all types of banking and financial litigation, ranging from security enforcement, private equity litigation, financial product claims, financial regulatory disputes and trade finance disputes to restitutionary claims.

Criminal Litigation

Our Criminal Litigation Practice has an established presence in criminal litigation and in depth experience in handling matters such as murder, killing, homicide, physical assault, physical injury, torture, criminal trespass, drugs/narcotics, harassment, sexual abuse, charges of rape, corruption, extortion, threat, defamation, illegal arrest/detention/ confinement, cheating, forgery, cheque-bouncing, financial fraud, immigration/ emigration offenses, passport/visa offenses, extradition/deportation, human rights violation, etc. We undertake the assignment of Anticipatory Bail, Regular Bail, Pending Appeal Bail, Challenge of Detention Order, Quashment of Lower Court Proceedings, Writ Petition, Criminal Complaint in High Court/Metropolitan Court, Revision Application, Appeal, Trial, Cross-Examination and Examination-in-Chief of Witnesses, etc. in / Judges Court / High Court. We also represent several businessmen/women and individuals of all levels of social stature in various criminal/civil proceedings.

General Disputes

Combining market-leading capability with extensive experience, the General Disputes Practice handles a broad range of matters, both advisory and contentious, including medical and professional negligence, defamation and other tortious claims, matrimonial and family-related matters, employment, property-related matters. In addition to the broad range of matters, we also offer comprehensive legal solutions on dispute avoidance and alternative and/or more appropriate means of dispute resolution.

Commercial & Corporate Disputes

Our Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice handles the full range of civil and contractual litigation claims, with extensive experience in handling commercial disputes, corporate shareholder disputes and Companies Act applications. The Practice covers commercial arbitration, both domestic and international.

International Arbitration

international arbitration practice with extensive expertise and experience in managing and conducting arbitrations in jurisdictions around the world and involving all the major arbitral institutions. . Our remarkable success and formidable reputation emanate from in-depth knowledge of local laws, experience and unparalleled service. We are committed to finding prompt and cost effective legal solutions that produce tangible results for our clients. Each member of our professional team has immaculate track record and vast experience in his field of expertise.

The Intellectual Property Practice offers clients a full complement of services in the area, including:

Trademarks
• Trade mark search;
• Filing of applications, registration procedure;
• Renewal, opposition, rectification;
• Action of infringement and passing off;
• Assignment, licenses and transmission, drafting deed form, consequent registration of assignment, etc.

Copyright
• Software programs copyright;
• Drafting deeds for transfer of copyright and royalty, etc
• Registration of Copyright
• Assignment of Copyright
• Infringement of Copyright

Patent
• Patent Drafting
• Patent Drawings/Illustrations
• Patent Search
• Patent Analysis & Portfolio Management
• Filing & Prosecuting of Patent Applications (India/ International)
• Patent Proofreading

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Our Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice handles the full range of civil and contractual litigation claims, with extensive experience in handling commercial disputes, corporate shareholder disputes and Companies Act applications. The Practice covers commercial arbitration, both domestic and international. Our Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Practice is an active and regular participant in both the domestic and the cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions markets. We serve a broad base of clients involved in different sectors and advise listed companies, multinational corporations, investment banks, financial institutions, private equity firms, funds and SMEs. Advising on structuring consolidations, injections, divestments and acquisitions of businesses and assets through private treaties, mergers, amalgamations, reconstructions, de-listings, de-mergers, equity issues, takeovers, reverse takeovers, schemes of arrangements, capital reductions and hybrid structures, as well as private equity investments and divestments, in tax and commercially efficient ways and in friendly and hostile environments.

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Commercial Agreements

We offer advice and practical solutions to the complex issues that companies encounter with suppliers, customers and competitors. We advise on joint ventures, licensing agreements, exclusive dealing arrangements, licensing, recommended and exclusive distributorships.

Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property Practice has extensive experience in providing intellectual property solutions to our client. We cover all of our clients’ intellectual property needs, from litigation, prosecution, licensing and counseling services relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights.

We have worked with some of the most well known brand and IP rights owners, advising them on protection of their Intellectual Property, Media & Technology assets in Bangladesh, delivering cutting-edge solutions.

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Corporate Real Estate

Our Corporate Real Estate Practice acts as counsel to international and domestic investors, developers and financing transactions relating to developments, acquisitions and joint development ventures. We represent vendors and purchasers in the acquisitions and disposals of buildings, and land parcels for development. Having represented both developers in their collective purchases and the vendors in their collective sales, we have the requisite expertise to provide value added service to clients.

Banking & Finance

Our Banking & Finance Practice offers the full range of banking and financial legal services. These include structuring loan transactions and debt issues, compliance advisory, project finance, both in Bangladesh as well as overseas. We advise domestic and international banks, financial institutions and corporates on a wide variety of loan and other debt-related instruments and transactions, locally and internationally, including syndicated loans, acquisition finance, derivation & structural product, project finance, trade finance, construction finance, asset and asset-backed financing, financing for property developments, and other businesses. We also advise on mergers & acquisitions of banks and financial institutions, sale and purchase of, and participation in loans, security structures and types, legal compliance, registration and enforcement of loans and security, and we also review and draft bank standard documentation and render regulatory advice.

Capital Markets

Our Capital Markets Practice advises issuers and underwriters on initial public offerings and listings of companies on the Dhaka & Chittagong Stock Exchange. We assist our listed clients in other equity-related fund-raising exercises such as rights issues, private placements and the issue of convertible securities and provide advice on their continuing listing requirements relating to matters such as capitalisation issues, the adoption of employee share schemes and privatisations.

Capital Markets

Our Capital Markets Practice advises issuers and underwriters on initial public offerings and listings of companies on the Dhaka & Chittagong Stock Exchange. We assist our listed clients in other equity-related fund-raising exercises such as rights issues, private placements and the issue of convertible securities and provide advice on their continuing listing requirements relating to matters such as capitalisation issues, the adoption of employee share schemes and privatisations.

Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice

Our Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice provides guidance and advice on corporate governance matters, Listing Manual and Companies Act compliance requirements, requirements regarding circulars to shareholders and other shareholder matters, and corporate secretarial issues, to listed and unlisted companies. It also provides services as compliance adviser to listed companies. In addition, the Practice advises corporations and their officers on the management and resolution of potential disputes and litigation involving directors, officers and minority shareholders or other actions commenced pursuant to the Companies Act and other statutes regulating the conduct and duties of corporations and their directors and officers. It further investigates and advises its multinational clients relating to their Bangladeshi subsidiaries, compliance with the strict Anti-Corruption requirement set by the Foreign Corrupt Prejudices Act.

Employment Practice

Our Employment Practice advises multinational and local employers and employees in various employment law aspects including, implementation of staff procedures and manuals in accordance with local requirements, retrenchment management, initiation as well as defence of injunctive relief actions for labour law and employment contract breaches, drafting, advising and negotiating on employment, termination and collective agreements and tax issues and implications arising from relocation or termination for both employers and employees.

Real Estate & Property Practice

We advise on the drafting and vetting of building and development contracts relating to promotion of apartments, lease, mortgage, conducting searches on encumbrances and investigating property title, lease agreements, rental agreements, and mortgage deeds. The firm also undertakes litigations relating to property disputes in all the levels of various courts

Shipping & International Trade Practice

Our Shipping & International Trade Practice provides niche representation to clients in the industry and prides itself on doing preeminent work. The team regularly advises trading houses, commodities traders, shipowners, cargo owners, charterers, underwriters, banks, port and terminal operators, offshore and marine companies, energy companies, shipyards and companies engaged in international sales. Through our many years of experience in the industry, the Practice brings to the table a strong commercial understanding of our clients’ world.