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Amir & Amir Law Associates

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Head of Chambers: Mr M Amir-Ul Islam, Barrister-at-Law
Managing Partner: Ms Tania Amir, Barrister-at-Law
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 19
Languages: Bengali, English, French (Basic), Hindi, Urdu

Firm Overview:
Amir and Amir Law Associates is one of the leading corporate law firms in Bangladesh. It was established in 1964 which makes the firm one of the oldest, most successful and prestigious firms in Bangladesh. The firm is served by barristers who are qualified to practice in the United Kingdom, advocates and corporate consultants assisted by a full range of paralegals to provide client-focused solutions best-suited to the needs of their clients, for the firm, clients’ needs always come first. The client satisfaction rate and the success rate of the firm is extremely high.
Lead by Head of Chambers founder and eminent jurist, M. Amir-Ul Islam who founded, organised and designed Counting Legal Education Program for lawyers 1994, Founder Charter Member of SARC Law, worked in UNCITRAL as a legal officer in New York, Ministry of food, and many others. Senior Partner Barrister Tania Amir worked as an advisor for foreign investors, Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCOL), OPIC, IFC, Turnkey Projects, commercial and international arbitrations and other methods of alternative dispute resolution, she acted as a consultant to the World Bank, advised Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, activist on human rights issues, women empowerment, child rights etc.
The firm represents Central Bank of Bangladesh and other statutory bodies being their standing counsel in court, many international clients, foreign investors and many leading corporations from different countries; the firm has worked closely with Asahi in advising Japanese client including JICA. Partners of Amir and Amir also act as panel lawyers for various embassies, ministries and are frequently invited to policymaking forums as advisers and counsels. They are also invited to many international conferences. The partners of the firm have contributed to the redrafting of legislation and have also been involved in a number of landmark cases which were reported in legal journals. Mr M. Amir-Ul Islam, Head of Chambers, was invited to appear in many important constitutional cases as amicus curiae in order to assist the court.

Practice Areas
Admiralty & Maritime
Banking & Finance
Construction & Infrastructure
Corporate & Commercial
Due Diligence & Corporate
Intellectual Property
Labour & Employment
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Public & Constitutional
Real Estate
Regulatory Affairs
Securities & Exchange Regulation

Main Areas of Practice:

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:

Litigators of the firm are recognised as the lawyers of choice by clients involved in intricate issues of law and policy. Amir and Amir represent domestic and international companies and state agencies in litigations within the country, as well as in national and international arbitrations. Lawyers at Amir and Amir are trained in alternative forms of dispute resolution and frequently participate in mediation, conciliation and negotiation for clients in business transactions.

Corporate & Commercial:
The firm advises on formation of companies, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, working capital, investment, cross border transactions and provides secretarial services. It advises clients on strategy and assists them during negotiation, documentation, closing, enforcement of remedies and restructuring. The clients put their trust and faith in the firm to advise them with their company or business.

Banking, Finance & Securities & Exchange Regulation:
The firm advises local and foreign banks including the central bank of Bangladesh on regulatory issues, general financing, corporate recovery and insolvency, project finance and debt restructuring. The firm is also known to provide advice to corporate industries on income tax, to investment banks and also other financial institutions.

Infrastructure, Energy, Telecommunications, Construction & Real Estate:
The firm advises local and foreign utilities and energy companies on the full range of litigation challenges confronting them, including commercial litigation and regulatory and enforcement proceedings, construction and project disputes, contract disputes, intellectual property matters and joint venture disputes.

Intellectual Property:
The firm advises both domestic and international clients on all aspects of intellectual property including trademarks, patents and copyright. Amir and Amir has played a significant role in the development of intellectual property understanding in Bangladesh and runs training programs and seminars in collaboration with the International Development Law Organization.

Other Areas of Practice:
The firm actively practices and advises clients in the areas of admiralty and maritime law; environmental law; labour and employment law; public and constitutional law; regulatory affairs and tax law, human rights, administrative and judicial review.

What the Team is Known for:
Established full-service firm advising on corporate and commercial matters. Offers additional expertise in banking and finance, and often assists clients with establishing corporations in Bangladesh.

Notable Practitioners:
Barrister Mr Amir-Ul Islam is the Head of Chambers, founder and eminent jurist known for his work in the legal system of Bangladesh and also for various international works over the years. Barrister Ms Tania Amir is the senior partner known for her work for foreign investors, commercial and international arbitration, human rights and many other renowned contributions to the legal system of Bangladesh.