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The Law Counsel 

Size of Organization: 16
Year Established: 1990
Main Office: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Web Site: http://www.thelcounsel.com

Telephone: +880-2-934-9647-8; +880-1713302963;+880-1776771876;
Fax: +880-2-934-9866

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Established in 1990, 'The Law Counsel' is an international law firm based in Bangladesh which is widely recognized as one of the leading firms in the country. It was founded by Mr. Abdur Razzaq, currently the Senior Partner of the firm and in the year of its inception had only two associates. In the last 25 years, the firm has grown in size and stature, with many of its former associates establishing successful independent practices of their own. Recently, two new partners were inducted into the practice. Currently the firm has three partners, including the Senior Partner, three senior associates and eight associates.

The Law Counsel regularly collaborates with foreign firms in providing services in Bangladesh. It has worked extensively with Baker & Mckenzie LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher in the United States. In the United Kingdom, it has provided legal assistance to Mayer Brown LLP, Field Fisher and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. From 2011 to 2014, the firm collaborated with 9 Bedford Row of London, UK in providing legal services in Bangladesh. The firm's associated office in London provides consultancy services regarding various aspects of UK and Bangladesh legislations. The firm's senior partner, Mr. Abdur Razzaq, practices in both Bangladesh and the United Kingdom.

The Law Counsel is best known for its specialisations in commercial, employment, labour and public law and has been involved in a number of landmark Supreme Court cases of profound jurisprudential significance. The firm also has a substantial practice in telecommunications, intellectual property and securities and exchange laws. As a TRACE Partner firm, The Law Counsel frequently advises banks and financial institutions regarding application of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering legislations.

Firm Capabilities:

Establishes formal budgets for client engagements
Submitted bills electronically
Conduct end of matter reviews
Formalized new associate litigation training/mentoring program
Litigation department has a structured approach to early case assessment
Established records management team to assist clients with records retention, compliance and litigation preparedness
Educational programs designed to address the changing federal rules of civil procedure
Standardized litigation hold program in place for its clients
Standardized protocol to guide client data collection
Standardized protocol to guide processing clients' edata
Has a disaster recovery plan in place


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