Bangladesh Lawyers and Law Firms

DFDL – Bangladesh
5th Floor, House #153, Road #11
Banani, Block – E

In 1994, DFDL was built on the foundation of a unique vision: to build an integrated international standard law firm, with in-depth knowledge of the Mekong Region, while providing specialized and personalized advisory services to the international business community.

As the Mekong Region and other emerging markets continue to thrive, DFDL is uniquely positioned to secure your access to promising international growth opportunities.


Facts and Figures

DFDL People

Over 140 advisers
More than 300 staff members
40% expatriate advisers
12 regional partners
15 national partners
Numerous nationalities

International Presence

Established in 1994
Nine countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia*, Indonesia*, Myanmar, Philippines*, the Lao PDR, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
Numerous offices in Asia
Desks in China, India, and Japan
A Practice Group in Bhutan

*DFDL collaborating firms
DFDL Expertise

Integrated international law firm providing technical excellence across our core areas of expertise;
In-depth local and cross-border experience in complex and sophisticated transactions across a wide geographical front;
A practical knowledge of local business cultures and practices; and
Our areas of expertise: Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Energy, Mining and Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Construction, and Taxation.

DFDL Bangladesh is a full-service law firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh combining both international offshore expertise with dedicated local know-how, expertise, and experience in a variety of practice areas including energy and infrastructure, banking and finance (including project, international trade and structured finance), corporate and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, employment, general commercial matters, and other areas.

Our advisers at DFDL Bangladesh are currently advising a number of major international banks on a variety of offshore and onshore financings, numerous sponsors of major greenfield IPPs, and various entities on a range of corporate and other finance transactions.

For more information about DFDL in Bangladesh, please contact Shahwar Nizam

DFDL – Bangladesh
+88 02 9862510
+88 02 9862502
Unit E3, House No. 1/A, Road No. 35, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

Sattar&Co. is a high-calibre law firm with a combination of in-depth specialist skills and overarching understanding of the legal framework in Bangladesh.

Sattar&Co.’s excellent service and practical know-how have been consistently recognized and recommended by leading legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.

Sattar&Co. is headed by Barrister Sameer Sattar. A wealth of commercial knowledge and legal expertise are resolute into each of our members, who collaborate closely and seamlessly with one another to provide and meet our clients’ full spectrum of legal needs.

We are known for our integrity, high quality of service and our determination to achieve successful results for our clients. We listen to our clients, act effectively to deal with their problems and achieve the desired objectives. We are defined by our strict values and highest ethical standards, working together to provide the best solution for our valuable clients.

Practice Areas

Sattar&Co. provides a comprehensive range of legal services to its clients.

Sattar&Co.’s work is varied but is essentially concerned with corporate and commercial matters, international disputes, litigation between, and providing legal advice for, companies and businesses. Clients come from a wide range of industries and public sectors.

Lawyers at Sattar&Co. are very experienced in advisory work and litigation and regularly appear as advocates in the Bangladesh Supreme Court as well as before arbitral tribunals, both in Bangladesh and abroad.

+88 (02) 883 6629
FM Associates

FM Associates is among the very few leading Law Firm in Bangladesh which meets the standard of the International Legal Community in many different horizons. Over the years, the firm has achieved several domestic and international awards; and have worked with several fortune 500 companies, MNC’s, Private Individual, & corporations with great success. Its biggest achievement lies in the satisfaction of its clients in every possible manner.

Our Law Chamber or Firm doesn’t discriminate between big and small clients. It tends to preserve a high level of secrecy when it’s about disclosing information about the clients.

The firm has received several awards which justify its growth and organic capacity building. FM Associates is regularly organizing seminars and symposiums as a part of its CSR activities and assisting several private individuals (mostly woman and children) to ensure Rule of Law and uphold natural justice.


Admiralty Maritime, Anti Trust, Arbitration, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment Labour, Family Wills, Intellectual Property, Joint Venture, Litigation, Negotiation Mediation, Power Energy, PPP, Project Finance, Real Estate, Taxation.


Head Office
Banani Office: 156, Concord Colosseum (9th Floor, Office Suites) | Kemal Ataturk Avenue | Banani-1213 | Dhaka | Bangladesh
Gulshan Office: 1st Floor, House# 88 Road#10/1, Block-D, Niketon, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Hotline: +8801819212002

Doulah & Doulah

Established in 1965, Doulah & Doulah is now one of the oldest law firms in Bangladesh


Our History

We are a Bangladeshi law firm practising in all areas of business and commercial laws since 1965.

Mr. A.B.M. Badrud Doulah, a senior lawyer and holding post-graduate degrees in Laws and Education, founded the firm in 1965 under the name “Doulah & Doulah” with the assistance of his father the Late Mr. M. A. Rahman, who was formerly an Assistant Editor of The Hindustan Times, New Delhi. In 1973 he was joined in partnership by his younger brother Mr. A.B.M. Shamsud Doulah.

Although the firm started as a general civil law firm, it expanded with specialization in the areas of shipping, banking, investment and commercial and general civil law practice. In addition, at present, the firm renders wide range of legal services, including confidential intelligence reports and lobbying.

The firm has several lawyers with varied expertise and experience and associates. The firm is accredited as a project consultant to the Ministry of Law of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and a project consultant to various international organizations like World Bank, USAID etc.

The firm commenced professional services in Dhaka, the administrative capital of Bangladesh, and the registered head office of the firm is situated in the capital city of Dhaka. A branch office was later established in the port city of Chittagong. A new office at Khulna is set up to commence soon. At present the firm comprises of twenty eight professionals

Why Us?

Our philosophy is to provide our clients with high quality, value added and comprehensive legal services. We strive for objectivity, flexibility, responsiveness and commercial realism in advising and meeting clients’ needs at least possible time.

Our lawyers are committed and attuned to understanding each of our clients’ business, industry and individual objectives. We recognize that the needs of the clients’ cannot always be met solely by traditional legal responses; instead they require innovative and responsive solutions, which advance the clients’ business as well as their legal objectives.

Our firm places special emphasis on teamwork in providing an integrated approach to deal with the legal and business problems of clients. Lawyers from specialized practice areas work in close consultation with each other to ensure that the full range of the firm’s expertises and inter-disciplinary capabilities are provided to clients.

It is our goal to render prompt, efficient, cordial and reliable professional services to our clients and correspondents and to be easily accessible to them. We are supported by confident and competent lawyers and other staff, most of whom have been with us for many years.

Our offices are well organized and equipped with the most modern reference tools and our growing extensive library resources with numerous law books and many Gazettes, Law Reports, Law Magazines, Supplementary materials etc. and all this enable us to undertake in-house research and evaluate matters thoroughly. We strive to be leaders and render one-step forward services in our field.

Our practice has been built up on care and concern for our clients, on sound office systems and on adherence to proven office procedures and professional ethics.

We keep and maintain a large and sophisticated database of all previously done assignments which enables us to analyze and research on new matters thoroughly at the least possible time.


Intellectual Property – Trade Mark, Patent, Design, Copyright, Domain Names, Enforcement.

Commercial Practice – Admiralty & Shipping, Antitrust & Competition, Banking & Insurance, Bribery & Corruption, Capital Markets, Commercial Matters, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Due Diligence, Employment, Finance & Security, Franchising, Regulatory, Litigation & Arbitration, Restructuring & Insolvency, Tax.


Aviation, Financial Institutions, Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Power & Energy, Private Equity, Real Estate, Retail & FMCG, Telecom & IT.

Contact Us

The firm now has three offices in Bangladesh the main one located at Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

The second one is  located at Chittagong, the port city of Bangladesh and the third one is located in Khulna, the industrial city.

While our Dhaka office is responsible for all matters and is the principal contact for all matters, Chittagong and Khulna Offices work at the instructions of Dhaka Office. Chittagong Office handles local corporate issues and gives especial emphasis on shipping, cargo and consignment matters .


Doulah House [Annexe]
1st & 2nd  Floors
Plot 153/2, Road 2/2, Block- A
Section 12,  Mirpur
Dhaka 1216

Telephones: (880-2) 900 3153 & (880-2)  803 5538
Facsimile: (880-2) 801 6442 & (880-2) 801 1717


532, Lawyers Annex Building-1, Chittagong
Telephone: (880) 1711027377
Tanjib Alam & Associates
BSEC Bhaban (Level-11) , 102 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue , Karwan Kazar , Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh

Tanjib Alam and Associates is a newly established law chamber but consisting of associates with vast experience in corporate and commercial practice in Bangladesh. The objectives of the law firm are, inter alia, to provide full range of corporate and commercial legal service to variety of clientele with personal touch. It has specialization in banking, international trade, securities and exchange laws, arbitration, admiralty, administrative and constitutional law.
+88 02-8182940-42
+88 02-8189239
A.S Associates
Suite No D-5, Mukti Bhaban (3rd Floor)
21/1 Purana Paltan, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

A.S & Associates is a Bangladeshi law firm based in Dhaka with a branch office at Mymensingh and a networked legal firm at Moulovibazar, Sylhet. The firm provides a comprehensive range of modernized legal services for both national and international clients.

A.S & Associates was founded by late Alhaz Abdus Samad, one of the pioneer advocates of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Furthermore, Mr Samad was considered as one of the veteran and leading income tax advisors of Bangladesh having long standing experience of more than 40 years. Besides excelling in his profession, he was a renowned social activist and, was elected as the President of Dhaka Taxes Bar Association and Treasurer of the Supreme Court Bar Association.

Currently, the Chamber is managed by four (04) Partners and is comprised of a group of young energetic lawyers and seasoned veterans. The team of A.S & Associates ensures highly professional and positive legal assistance and practical advice in quick time.  As a law firm, A.S & Associates believes in efficiency, effectiveness and success, which also define the characteristics of the firm. We provide specialized legal services for Foreign Direct Investment, Corporate & Project Financing, Capital Market, Corporate Restructuring including Merger & Acquisition, Energy & Power Sector, Banking & Financial Institution related matters, Construction Sector, Employment Law, Real Estate & Land related matters, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Telecommunication & Admiralty matters and Litigation & Arbitration. In recognition of its professionalism and the quality of the service it provides, Acquisition International, Staffordshire, UK (a publishing house that has reinvigorated corporate financing news and reporting) has awarded A.S & Associates as the “Securities and Exchange Advisor of the Year -2013, Bangladesh”,  and the “Best Corporate Law Firm- Bangladesh 2016” Award. In 2016 Acquisition International has recognized A.S & Associates as the Recognized Leader in M&A Law. Also, recently A.S & Associates has received the ‘Most Outstanding Law Firm of 2016’ Award from Wealth & Finance International as recognition of its contribution to different high-profile corporate matters. Furthermore A.S & Associates has become a Global Law Experts recommended Law Firm with a Global Law Experts recommended Attorney in the Firm. A.S & Associates has also become the first and the exclusive Bangladesh member of TAGLaw®-a worldwide alliance of independent Law Firms over 90 countries.

Moreover, in recognition of its excellent and pioneer service, World Bank approached A.S & Associates to contribute in its several projects on pro-bono basis, which A.S & Associates gladly accepted, and since 2012, as part of its CSR activities, A.S & Associates had been participating in various projects of World Bank including “Doing Business Project”where the Chamber contributed to ‘paying tax’ and ‘enforcing contracts’, “Benchmarking Public Private Partnership (PPP) Procurement in Bangldesh-2017 Project” and “Benchmarking Public Procurement in Bangladesh-2017 Project”.

Our Objectives

Providing client focused legal assistance to all business organizations and private clients.
Providing quick, time efficient and cost effective legal assistance
Providing highest standard of professionalism
Providing dedicated, dignified and integral service to our clients through implementing our customer care policy
Ensuring expeditious litigation
Ensuring loyalty and full confidentiality to our clients
Enhancing performance by constant monitoring and using the outcome to introduce improved method of service.

Our Commitments
Our clients’ are our number one priority and with the experience and enthusiasm of our team, we are committed to provide international standard to all our clients. We believe in the capabilities of our firm and, we are committed to provide the best quality and valued service. We believe in what we do and, what we do best is that we provide professional legal assistance to our clients. We assure discipline, determination and devotion in everything we do and, we promise our clients Every Legal Help!

Practice Area

Corporate & Project Financing and Direct Foreign Investment
Energy & Power Sector
Litigation & ADR
Real Estate, Immovable Property & Development
Employment & Labor Law
Compliance, Governance and Regulatory Matters
Government, NGOs, Non-profit or Charitable Organization
Telecommunication Sector
International & Commercial Contracts
Corporate Affairs & Restructuring including Merger & Acquisitions
Admiralty/Maritime & Shipping Law
Capital Market
Banking & Financial Institution