Mr. Sameer Sattar

Mr. Sameer Sattar: Attorney with Sattar&Co.
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Sattar&Co., Bangladesh's leading law firm, is a full service legal practice which has an excellent reputation for its reliability. The firm has significant experience in both commercial advisory work, projects and dispute resolution. The firm has advised numerous companies in relation to, inter alia, arbitration, joint ventures, company formation, investment planning, turnkey projects, concession agreements and energy matters. Sattar&Co. is enlisted with and/or recommended by the US Embassy, British High Commission, Dutch Embassy, German Embassy, JETRO and Singapore Embassy. Its Managing Partner, Barrister Sattar, is the Coordinating Director at Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Foreign Direct Investment. Also, Barrister Sattar has been designated by the Government of Bangladesh to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators (under The World Bank) as its designee. In 2016, he was also chosen by the European Union and the United States Government for their Visitor's Programme, designed for young leaders.

Sattar&Co. has extensive experience in advising on project finance, loan syndication and other banking matters. The firm regularly provides advisory and litigation services to leading banks in Bangladesh, such as the City Bank Limited, Mutual Trust Bank Limited and United Commercial Bank Limited. Sattar&Co. has also advised and represented foreign lenders such as DEG in relation to their projects in Bangladesh.

Sattar&Co. regularly advises clients on employment matters in Bangladesh and is the Country Representative for Employment Law Alliance (ELA). With in-depth employment, the firm advises many foreign companies in relation to employment matters, such as termination of employees, retrenchment and ensuring that companies are in due compliance of the labour laws in Bangladesh. At present, Sattar&Co. is advising Singapore Airlines on a particular complex matter and has also successfully advised a Norwegian company on its employment matters in Bangladesh following a global restructuring.

Sattar&Co. is equally experienced and efficient in the infrastructure sector having expertise on public procurement and public private partnership (PPP) projects. Sattar&Co. is currently advising leading companies in Bangladesh on the setting up of Special Economic Zones and the development of Hi-Tech parks in Bangladesh. Sattar&Co. has also advised the concessionaire in relation to the construction of a flyover in Bangladesh and on the related concession agreement with the Government.

Sattar&Co. handles complex IP matters in relation to the protection and enforcement of trademarks, patents and copyright. Recently, the firm has successfully advised Squire Patton Boggs UK LLP on a complex trademark and royalty issue in Bangladesh in excess of USD 9 million.

Barrister Sattar possesses incomparable expertise in the field of arbitration, having worked both in London and Dhaka, making Sattar&Co. the first choice for companies wishing to arbitrate their dispute in Bangladesh (or involving any Bangladeshi party). Barrister Sattar has expertise both in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. He has appeared and/or worked on ICSID, ICC, LCIA and SIAC arbitrations. The arbitration practice is also equally complemented by a strong litigation practice.

Sattar&Co. advises leading power generation companies on setting up power plants, purchase of machineries, drafting consortium agreements, EPC and O&M contracts. The firm provides advisory services throughout the project life-cycle including project concession, procurement and construction, financing, plant operations and maintenance. Regular clients include Khulna Power Company Limited, United Group and Rahimafrooz Solar.

Areas of Practice (29)

  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Trademarks
  • Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Disposals
  • Demergers
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Leveraged and Management Buyouts
  • Management Buy-Ins
  • Management Buyouts
  • Merger Reorganization
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Finance
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Divestitures
  • Leases and Leasing
  • Arbitration
  • International Arbitration
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Loan Restructuring
  • Loan Syndication
  • International Loans
  • Commercial Law
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Franchises and Franchising
  • Government Contracts
  • International Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Investment Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+8802 8836629  Phone
+8801 711432101  Cell Phone
www.sattarandco.com
University Attended:
BPP Law School, London, Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent with Outstanding in Litigation, 2003; University College London, LL.M., with distinction, International Business Law, 2009
Law School Attended:
Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, LL.B., 2002
Year of First admission:
2005
Admission:
2005, Advocate (Dhaka Bar, Bangladesh); 2007, Advocate in the High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Memberships:
Bangladesh Supreme Court Association
Languages:
English, Hindi
ISLN:
921325770
Transactions:
A substantial part of Sattar&Co.'s practice comprises of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate restructuring. In this area, Sattar&Co. provides a full range of services starting from assisting with the term sheet, conducting legal due diligence, negotiating and drafting definitive agreements and, finally, assisting with the filings of all RJSC formalities in order to complete the transaction. The firm also undertakes basic corporate work including formation of companies and setting-up of joint ventures in Bangladesh. Recently, it has advised a leading glass manufacturer in Japan on their proposed acquisition of shares in a Bangladeshi company involving USD 35 million. At present, the firm is also advising on a cross-border acquisition of shares involving a US seller and a Bangladeshi buyer. The firm is advising joint venture partners from India and Bangladesh on the setting up of a proposed international school in Dhaka. Barrister Sattar has also worked on high value transactions involving divestment and selling of shares in the pharmaceutical and the telecom sector.

Sattar&Co. regularly advises clients on employment matters in Bangladesh and is the Country Representative for Employment Law Alliance (ELA). With in-depth employment, the firm advises many foreign companies in relation to employment matters, such as termination of employees, retrenchment and ensuring that companies are in due compliance of the labour laws in Bangladesh. At present, Sattar&Co. is advising Singapore Airlines on a particular complex matter and has also successfully advised a Norwegian company on its employment matters in Bangladesh following a global restructuring.

Barrister Sattar possesses incomparable expertise in the field of arbitration, having worked both in London and Dhaka, making Sattar&Co. the first choice for companies wishing to arbitrate their dispute in Bangladesh (or involving any Bangladeshi party). Barrister Sattar has expertise both in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. He has appeared and/or worked on ICSID, ICC, LCIA and SIAC arbitrations. The arbitration practice is also equally complemented by a strong litigation practice.

Hobbies & interests:
Reading, gym and sports activities such as tennis, squash

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