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Global 2022
Bangladesh Corporate & Finance
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Band 2

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With market leading commercial practice the firm acts in major infrastructure, project development and finance, M&A, Power & Energy, employment, corporate, tax and IP matters.  Recent work highlights include:

M&A: Represented 

  • CSI & Sinohyrdo in acquiring 49% stake in First Dhaka Elevated Expressway
  • Zhenhua in acquiring 3 gas fields (USD2bn)
  • SZSE / SSE in  acquisition of Dhaka Stock Exchange
  • Ophir Energy in  Santos asset acquisition and Medco merger
  • Cementos Molins in the Lafarge and Holcim merger

Finance: Represented

  • EDC in financing  two new aircraft acquisition
  • ISDB in USD20m line of finance to Lankabangla
  • CEXIM in its financing to Khulna 375MW  IPP and Kalapara 2x620MW IPP
  • China Development Bank  in financing of a toll road project 
  • EIB in its financing of Dhaka Water Supply Development Project
  • Sinosure in risk assessment of 3 coal fired IPP

Energy: Represented 

  • IFC in project development and financing of Maheshkhali LNG Terminal
  • GE in developing a 1250MW LNG IPP with BPDB
  • Tecnosteam Energy in developing 3 gas compression station
  • Scatec Solar in developing a 50MW solar IPP
  • ONGC, OIL, POSCO and Daewoo  in latest PSCs
  • CNPC for the offshore pipeline to Eastern Refinery

Other Infrastructure: Acted in 

  • Feasibility study of Chinese Economic Zone and China-Bangladesh Iron & Steel Production Zone
  • Dhaka Airport 3rd Terminal Project for Samsung
  • Paira Port Project Dredging PPP project for JDN
  • A PPP toll road project for CSCE
  • Construction of 2nd Kanchpur / Meghna / Gumti Bridges for IHI Corporation

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What the team is known for

Doulah & Doulah maintains its market-leading reputation in Bangladesh for IP legal matters, regularly handling trade mark and patent prosecution and enforcement, while it also advises clients on banking and finance and M&A, as well as project finance and aviation finance. The team is active in the infrastructure, power and energy sectors, including renewable energy, advising both sponsors and lenders on numerous projects, including PPPs. Also knowledgeable on Islamic finance and fintech regulations. A trusted adviser to a wide range of multinational clients across a variety of industry sectors. Notable clients of the firm are General Electric, China Development Bank and Mashreq Bank.

Notable practitioners

Nasirud Doulah is respected for his capabilities in assisting international clients with M&A, project finance and PPP project development in Bangladesh. A source comments that he is an "extremely supportive lawyer who is willing to go the extra mile to assist us with our urgent legal matters" and observes that his advice is "always precise and professional." Another client remarks: "Nasir Doulah is very knowledgeable about various aspects of Bangladesh law."

Amina Khatoon is respected for her experience in M&A in Bangladesh. She regularly advises both domestic and international clients on cross-border transactions and investments, as well as project development in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors. Clients praise her "prompt service and precise business solutions."

Shamsud Doulah is well regarded for his longstanding expertise in IP law, particularly regarding anti-counterfeiting. He is often instructed by leading international clients on actions in Bangladesh.

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Clients

Provided by Doulah & Doulah

Alibaba (Ant Financial)

BP

Balckstone

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

China Development Bank

China Exim Bank

Daewoo

European Investment Bank

Excelerate Energy

GE

IFC

Industrial & Commercial Bank of China

Islamic Development Bank

Microsoft

Ophir Energy

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

POSCO

Powerchina

Samsung

Sinosure

Wells Fargo

Industries

Provided by Doulah & Doulah

Aviation

Banking

FMCG

Financial Institutions

Hospitality

Industrials

Infrastructure

Oil & Gas

PPP

Phrmaceuticals

Power & Energy

Real Estate

Telecom