Firm Overview

The Legal Circle, Bangladesh is a full service law firm of specializing in representing clients on both domestic and international legal matters. We have a deep bench of experienced lawyers with high standards of delivery and work product developed over several years of practice. The team members come from diverse academic backgrounds, are experts in their fields ensuring that clients are represented well in a wide range of practice areas. PQE of the Partners ranges between 10-22 years. The Legal Circle has built a reputation in the industry as being trustworthy, efficient and results-oriented. The Firm mainly practices in the field of corporate and finance, power and energy, dispute resolution, employment, business formation and IP.

Recognition:
The Legal Circle has been recognized as a leading law firm in Bangladesh by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific and Legal 500. The Firm has been recognized for ‘Corporate and Finance’ by Chambers and Partners - Asia Pacific since 2011 till date for regularly advising foreign entities on their investments in Bangladesh. Legal 500 since 2016, has recognized the Firm for representing major national and international corporations, commercial and investment banks, private equity funds and other entities, including non-governmental organisations and high-net-worth individuals. We have a full spectrum of practice areas across numerous industries including FMCG, Healthcare, Aviation, Transport & Logistics, Corporate and Finance matters, alongside Technology, Media, Telecommunication, Energy and Real Estate Property.

Also, Partners of the Firm, Ms. Anita Ghazi Rahman-Islam and Mr. Masud Khan have been ranked as Leading Individuals of the year 2019 by Chambers & Partners Asia- Pacific.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking
•Advisory and Compliance
•Loan Structuring
•Dispute Resolution and Loan Recovery

Business Formation
•Business Structuring Advisory
•Business Registration Assistance
•Mandatory and Sectoral Licenses

Competition and Consumer Protection
•Advisory and Compliance
•Dispute Resolution

Corporate and Finance
•Debt and Equity Investments
•Projects and Infrastructure Financing
•Corporate Advisory and Transactions
•Registration and Regulation of Alternative Investment Funds
•Company Secretarial Services
•Compliance
•M&A and Corporate Restructuring
•Due Diligence

Dispute Resolution
•Civil and Criminal Litigation
•Constitutional Litigation
•Employment
•Corporate
•Real Estate
•Intellectual Property
•Taxes and Customs
•Consumer Protection
•International and Domestic Arbitration
•Negotiations, Conciliation and Mediation

Employment
•Advisory and Compliance
•Employment Disputes
•Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining Agent
•Misconduct & Grievance Management and Investigations

Intellectual Property
•Registration and Enforcement
•Branding, Franchising, Distribution and Licensing
•Privacy and Data Protection

Media and Telecommunications
•Advisory and Compliance
•Licensing and Registration

NGO and Non-Profit
•Structuring, Advisory and Compliance
•Registration and Approvals
•Regulation of Donations

Power and Energy
•Advisory and Compliance
•Registration and Licensing
•Project Advisory and Implementation

Real Estate
•Advisory and Compliance
•Development and Construction Projects
•Land Acquisition and Due Diligence
•Dispute Resolution

Taxes and Customs
•Advisory and Compliance
•Dispute Resolution and Settlement (Supreme Court of Bangladesh)

Notable Publications:

The Firm’s Partners regularly contribute to legal research and publications of prominent publishers. Some notable publications include:

•Bangladesh Chapter of “Company Law Guide 2017 & 2018”, published by Lexis Nexis.
•Bangladesh Chapter of “Foreign Investment Law Guide 2017 & 2018”, published by Lexis Nexis.
•Bangladesh Section of “The Employment Law Review”, 8th Edition published by Law Business Research 2017.
•Bangladesh Section of “The International Comparative Guide to Project Finance 2016 & 2017”, published by the Global Legal Group.
•Bangladesh Chapter of “Legal Environment Report of the ‘Belt and Road’ Countries” by Peking University Press, 2017.
•Bangladesh Section of “Laws on Telecom and Media 2013”, by Getting the Deal Through.

The Legal Circle
High Tower (9th Floor), 9 Mohakali C/A
Dhaka, 1212
Bangladesh
Tel 88.02.58814311
Fax
http://legalcirclebd.com/



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