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A.B.M. Badrud Doulah

Location: Dhaka


Practice(s): Corporate & M&A, Banking, Finance, Power & Energy


Admitted in Supreme Court Bar in 1964 and is currently an advocate at the Appellate Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, the highest rank among advocates in Bangladesh, Mr. Doulah is one of the best known personalities in the fields of Banking, Finance and Corporate- Commercial Law matters in Bangladesh. He is not only reputed in the context of Bangladesh but also holds a strong reputation internationally among Foreign Clients and Law Firms. He is a Who is Who in Global Banking and Finance.

Perhaps the major contribution of Mr. Doulah for Bangladesh legal sector was his achievements at his role of lead local counsel in the Financial Sector Reform Programme under appointment from the World Bank in 1996. The Financial Sector Reform Program was adopted with a view to ensuring the effective role of the financial sector in the economic development of the country through structural and policy change. The project was instrumental in redesigning the banking regulatory platform and regulations of Bangladesh. He also drafted the Bankruptcy Act, 1997 under this project. He was the team leader of the team participating in World Bankís Corporate Governance Assessment Project 2008 and Impediments to International Integration Project-2007.

He has acted in many international and domestic transactions as well. He has wide experience dealing with infrastructure projects, PPIAF and PPI in Bangladesh e.g. Chittagong Urea Fertilizer Limited, Sylhet Pulp & Paper Mills, Haripur Power Project, Khulna Power Company Limited etc.Mr. Doulah has structured almost fifteen power projects in Bangladesh.  He has acted for ADB, EIB, OPIC, IDA etc. in various finance matters in Bangladesh. His bank clients include JP Morgan, HSBC etc.

Mr. Doulah also possesses significant experience in M&A matters acting for clients like Microsoft, AIG, Micrensure, El Paso, AES etc. Mr. DOulah has working in most of the major infrastructure projects in Bangladesh including First Dhaka Elevated Expressway, Jamuna Bridge, Maheshkhali Regasification Terminal, Chittagong Port etc. Mr. Doulah has recently completed master frame documentation for SAARC SDF for the operationalization of two IDA credit windows.

A.B.M. Shamsud Doulah

Location: Dhaka


Practice(s): Corporate Matters, Litigation, Arbitration & Intellectual Property

Mr. A.B.M. Shamsud Doulah, Advocate, Supreme Court is Firmís one of the best-known lawyers in Corporate Matters and Commercial Litigation in Bangladesh. Client base includes numerous Clients. His strong reputation in Litigation and Corporate matters keeps him well respected to the international law firms. Educated from Dhaka University, Calcutta University, Harvard University and the University of Hawaii Mr. A.B.M. Shamsud Doulah is the Senior Partner of the law firm Doulah & Doulah.  

Mr. was an active member of the Financial Sector Reform Project in Bangladesh. He attended a substantial number of ADR matters representing clients like HAM. Saipem, Cargill, Singtel etc. He is also representing numerous clients like Statoil, Cargill, Sony etc. in commercial litigations. He is a regular consultant to corporate bodies like Hewlett Packard, Etihad Airways, Sony, Grameenphone, Alteco etc. in Bangladesh. He also worked in international anti dumping suits and facilitated Omnicorn win over private port dispute before a US Court.

Mr. Doulah has acted in numerous foreign arbitrations for clients like Ham, Microsoft, Gulf Airways, Cargill etc. He specializes in enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Bangladesh and has so far enforced twenty two foreign judgments in Bangladesh.  He is also a giant figure in the areas of IP litigation - he was the first to enforce well known marks concept for Nokia in Bangladesh and granted parallel import the status of "Usage" by way of obtaining a landmark and reported judgment from the High Court of Bangladesh.Mr. Doulah possesses significant experience in banking and documentary credit litigations acting for clients like Pratt Finance, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Swiss Bank, Credit Suisse etc.

He is also a consultant to USAID and has participated in various projects for USAID including formation of the Bangladesh Tropical Forest Conservation Fund. .



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