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Doulah & Doulah

Corporate & Finance

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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.

Strengths

A source notes: "Doulah & Doulah is very resourceful and has good connections with the local authorities."

Clients often appreciate the team's "24/7 availability and can-do attitude."

Work highlights

Doulah & Doulah acted for Export-Import Bank of China on the financing of a 1,320 MW thermal power project in Patuahkali, Kalapara.

Notable practitioners

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.

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."

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."

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Overview

The firm possesses a market leading commercial practice acting in most of the major M&A, project development and finance matters in FDI, infrastructure, power & energy sectors including employment, tax and IP matters such as:

M&A: Represented 

  • CSI-Sinohyrdo in acquiring 49% stake in First Dhaka Elevated Expressway
  • Zhenhua in acquiring three 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

  • ISDB in in multiple Islamic financings including lines to local banks
  • CEXIM in multiple finances including USD2bn financing in Paira-II coal-fired IPP 
  • China Development Bank in financing multiple PPP road projects 
  • EIB in three infrastructure project finance
  • Sinosure in risk assessment of multiple IPPs

Energy: Represented 

  • IFC in project development and financing of Maheshkhali LNG Terminal
  • GE in developing multiple IPPs including a 1250MW LNG IPP with BPDB
  • Sponsors like Synenergy, Scatec, CMEC, Sun-Edisun in renewable IPP developments
  • ONGC-OIL, POSCO-Daewoo in latest PSCs
  • CNPC in offshore pipeline to Eastern Refinery
  • TBEA in underground power transmission EPC

Other Infrastructures: Acted in 

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

Clients

ADB

Blackstone

BP

CDB

CEXIM

CSCEC

Daewoo

Excelerate Energy

Gap

GE

Golar Power

IFC

IHI

ISDB

ONGC

Ophir Energy

Pepsi

Posco

Samsung

Scatec Solar

SunEdison

Walmart

Industries

Aviation

Bank & Financial Institutions

Fintech

FMCG

Foreign investment

Hospitality

Industry

Infrastructure & Construction

Institutional Investors

Life Science

Oil & Gas

Pharmaceuticals

Power & Energy

Shipping

Telecommunication

Corporate & Finance

Doulah & Doulah

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Location

Plot – 153/2, Road -2/2 Mirpur-12A, 1221

Dhaka

Dhaka District

Bangladesh

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Bangladesh

Corporate & Finance


Amina Khatoon
Band 2
Nasirud Doulah
Band 2

Intellectual Property


A.B.M. Shamsud Doulah
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