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Established in 1965, Doulah & Doulah is now one

of the oldest law firms in Bangladesh






Doulah & Doulah is one of the leading firms to advise on both up-stream and down-stream aspects of the energy sector especially in exploration of oil, gas and coal. It has worked on various gas transmission and distribution projects. Besides it advises clients in petroleum and furnace oil importation, storage and transportation related issues. The firm advises both foreign and local companies considering entry into the Bangladesh energy market. The firm is specialized with respect to compliance requirements in drilling / rigging projects especially in gas exploration ventures.

The firm offers complete project financing, incorporation and licensing solutions to project companies in energy sector involving oil, gas, coal etc. mineral resources The firm possess expertise in taxation matters and subsequently it is considered as an expert in developing tax strategies for gas, oil, coal and other natural resource exploration projects. The finance team at Doulah & Doulah offers market leading practices in Bangladesh and it assists such project companies in raising finance from foreign and local capital markets. The firm undertakes compliance review, exemption applications, regulatory approvals and drafting of safety codes assignments. The firm has advised on various contractual and regulatory issues with respect to oil, gas and mineral exploration projects and negotiated and drafted a diverse range of agreements regarding gas exploration agreement, fixed purchase agreements, first right to purchase agreements etc. It has represented clients from every aspects of project i.e. project owners, sponsors and managers, government agencies, banks, large industrial and other wholesale and retail consumers of energy.

• State-owned Petrobangla has signed deal with ONGC for hydrocarbon exploration and extraction of oil and gas in shallow-water Blocks 4 and 9 of the Bay of Bengal. Security deposit was USD145million. D&D advised ONGC on relevant country framework, negotiation and Production Sharing Contract (PSC).

• The firm is now working for Excelerate Energy for the Maheshkhali Regasification Terminal.

• The firm finalized a tripartite gas exploration arrangement among Chevron Bangladesh, Weatherford USA and Govt. of Bangladesh for Gas exploration in CharKajol Island at the northern part in Bangladesh for Weatherford.

• The firm has worked as local counsel for Shengli Petroleum (Sinopec) in large volume of equity investment in Bangladesh and has been advising them in exploration matters since then. Sinopec is the world’s seventh largest petroleum company involved in production of natural gas and oil.

• Doulah & Doulah has been working for Baker Hughes and BJ with respect to its gas exploration operation in Bangladesh

• The firm finalized the tax efficient SPV structure between Maxwell Bangladesh and Drilltech Germany for Drilltech. We also finalized the Jamuna Bridge – Bheramara Gas Transmission Project contract with Gas Transmission Company Ltd. (Petrobangla subsidiary under Govt. of Bangladesh) for the SPV. The firm worked for Sapem S.p.A. in its North South Gas Pipeline Project with Petrobangla

• The firm worked for ABB Italy in its contract with Gas Transmission Company Ltd. (Petrobangla subsidiary under Govt. of Bangladesh) for the erection of a Turn-key gas compression station for Rashidpur Gas Field at Sylhet

• The firm worked for Mitsui Japan in a potential Joint Venture Project with Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration Company Ltd. (Petrobangla subsidiary under Govt. of Bangladesh) for development of local gas fields in Bangladesh




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