About this office:
Amir & Amir Law Associates (“Amir & Amir”) is a leading corporate law firm in Bangladesh that has one of the oldest, largest and most successful legal practices in the country. Established in 1964, the firm has a large national and international clientele. M. Amir-Ul Islam founded the firm in the name "The Law Consultants" in 1964, dissolved in 1982 and transformed as the "The Law Associates". The firm offers a full range of legal services, meeting virtually every need of the client. The firm represents clients on the national and international level and is represented by Barristers-at-Law, Advocates, Legal and Tax Consultants, who are assisted by a full staff of legal support personnel, most of whom are fluent in foreign languages.
Most of the lawyers are trained in the United Kingdom as barristers, and some have practice and experience from law firms in the United Kingdom and the United States. Experienced, dynamic and committed lawyers at the firm are assisted by a full range of legal support personnel and paralegals to provide client-focused solutions best-suited to the needs and circumstances of their clients. Some of the Associates have experience of practice in U.K. and U.S.A. with expertise in International Trade Law. Some members of the firm have also been elevated to the Bench and become Chief Justice of the country. The firm also benefits from the research and guidance of experienced Jurists and retired Judges of the Superior Courts.
Lead by founder and eminent jurist, M. Amir-Ul Islam, Head of Chambers at Amir & Amir Law Assoicates, act as panel lawyers for various embassies and ministries and are frequently invited to policy-making forums as advisers and counsels.
The firm has an active pro bono practice known as the “Law and Society Trust, Bangladesh” which strives to: advocate on issues of human rights; provide legal assistance to victims of human rights violation; offer alternative dispute resolution regarding family and matrimonial disputes; review legislation and mechanism for effective tobacco control in Bangladesh and work on environment and energy issues.
Statement of Practice Summary:
International Joint Ventures, International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Corporate and Commercial Laws, Project Finance, Finance, Banking and Insurance, Documentary Credit, Mergers and Acquisitions, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Securities Laws and Regulations, Environmental Law, Constitutional Law and Public Interest Litigation, Arbitration - International and National, Immigration and Naturalization, Claim Recovery and General Practice, Administrative and Judicial Review, Intellectual Property Law - Registration and Litigation, Due Diligence.
Year Established: 1964
ELF-antar gaz; IFC; OPIC; IDCOL; Pricewater-House Cooper's; ABC (West); ANZ Grindlays Bank; American Express Inc.; Coca Cola; U.S. Department of Justice; Immigration & Refugee Board-Canada; Government of Italy; Government of the Federal Republic of Germany; CALTEX Oil Corporation, Delaware USA; ESSO; British Telecom (U.K.); Honda Motors Co. Japan; HBO - Singapore; American Cyanamid Co.; C Itoh & Co., Ltd.; Bell Helicopters; Hyundai Corporation; Samsung Corporation; Daiwoo Textile; Motorola Asia Ltd.; McDonald International; Cemex Asia Pte. Ltd.; Coastal Oil & Gas; Berjaya Group Berhad - Malaysia; Ailibe - France; Arel Engineering - France; Itoman Corporation; Youngone Group of Companies - Korea; China Road & Highway Corporation; Kukjee-ICC Corp.; Wishbone Trading Corporation; Larsen & Turbo Limited; Aditya Birla Group; International Cricket Council; Lever Brothers Bangladesh Limited; The Parliament Secretariat; Central Bank of Bangladesh (Bangladesh Bank); Securities Exchange Commission Bangladesh; National Bank Ltd., Bangladesh; Muslim Commercial Bank Ltd.; Dhaka Stock Exchange; Delta Life Insurance Company; Eastern Insurance Company; Uttara Motors Ltd.; Bengal Shipping Lines; IPDC; Padma Oil Company Ltd.; Rajdhani Unnayan Katripakkah (RAJUK).
Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic and French.
Law Firm Affiliations: TERRALEX