Sanwar Hossain

Barrister Sanwar Hossain is an Advocate of Bangladesh Supreme Court and Managing Partner of S Hossain & Associates, law firm in Bangladesh. He has been practicing law from 2007 and has built an implacable reputation as a go to lawyer in Bangladesh in Foreign investment, family disputes, white color litigation cases. He has conducted many cases in courts starting from Magistrate Court to the High Court Division and has appeared in different tribunals such Tax tribunal, Right to Information Commission, Election Commission. He has established himself as one of the most dependable, prominent and result oriented lawyers in Bangladesh. He is the Researcher of China South Asia legal research center in Yunnan University, Kunming. He delivered a key note speech in 1 st China-South Asia Legal exchange conference in November 2015 in Kunming China, the topic of legal framework of energy sector in Bangladesh. He has advised multinational companies on matters such as Energy, Banking and insurance, enforcement of foreign judgment in Bangladesh, Divorce and child custody, criminal, property matter etc. He is a active member of i-probono in Bangladesh and regularly advises different social organizations on pro-bono basis.

Academic Qualifications:

– Foundation in law, Holborn College, UK (2003)
– LL.B. (Hons.), University of Wolverhampton, UK (2006)
– Postgraduate Diploma (Bar Vocational Course), Northumbria University, U.K. (2007)

Professional Qualifications:

– Of Lincoln’s Inn, Barrister-at- Law
– Bangladesh Bar Council
– Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh

S Hossain & Associates:

S Hossain & Associates is a full service law firm Bangladesh aiming to provide honest, effective, timely and bonafide legal services to its clients. It has highly qualified and efficient Lawyers working in the firm who can advise on any legal issues and also represent clients in any litigation’s.

Law firm Bangladesh:

Our Law Firm  Bangladesh is a full service law firm and has adequate knowledge, expertise, lawyers, consultants and logistics to undertake any legal, para legal or related service.We are experts in any litigation’s i.e. cases before any court of law be that Bangladesh Supreme Court, Judges Court, Labour Court, Magistrates Courts etc. Practice areas include Litigation, HR & Employment issues, Divorce and family law issues, Child custody and Adoption, Banking & Finance, Company matter, Admiralty etc.

The offices of S Hossain & Associates law office is situated in Gulshan, the commercial hub of Dhaka where many Multi national companies and banks have their offices.

The specialty of the law firm Bangladesh is that we always try to find out what is the desired outcome of the clients from the services we are rendering to them; and we plan our course of action to meet the desired goal of the client and thus we i.e. S Hossain & Associates Bangladesh Law Firm and our client walk in the same path and try together to reach the common goal.

S Hossain & Associates Bangladesh Law Firm is particularly inclined to advise Nonresident Bangladeshis living abroad on any legal issues be that Divorce, property dispute, family issues, child custody, immigration, criminal charges brought in Bangladesh, property disputes.

The Head of the Chambers Barrister Md Sanwar Hossain is an experienced Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh who appears regularly before the Supreme Court and other courts in Writ (Constitutional matters), company matters, Property disputes, Family and Criminal matters and also advises different Public and Private organizations on Banking and finance, employment matter, corporate issues, Divorce and child custody etc in Bangladesh.

S Hossain & Associates specializes in setting up business and obtaining business registration and licenses in Bangladesh for foreign investors.

Badrud Doulah

Perhaps the major contribution of Mr. Doulah for Bangladesh legal sector was his achievements at his role of lead local counsel in the Financial Sector Reform Programme under appointment from the World Bank in 1996. The Financial Sector Reform Program was adopted with a view to ensuring the effective role of the financial sector in the economic development of the country through structural and policy change. The project was instrumental in redesigning the banking regulatory platform and regulations of Bangladesh. He also drafted the Bankruptcy Act, 1997 under this project. He was the team leader of the team participating in World Bank’s Corporate Governance Assessment Project 2008 and Impediments to International Integration Project-2007.

He has acted in many international and domestic transactions as well. He has wide experience dealing with infrastructure projects, PPIAF and PPI in Bangladesh e.g. Chittagong Urea Fertilizer Limited, Sylhet Pulp & Paper Mills, Haripur Power Project, Khulna Power Company Limited etc.Mr. Doulah has structured almost fifteen power projects in Bangladesh.  He has acted for ADB, EIB, OPIC, IDA, etc. in various finance matters in Bangladesh. His bank clients include JP Morgan, HSBC, etc.

Mr. Doulah also possesses significant experience in M&A matters acting for clients like Microsoft, AIG, Micrensure, El Paso, AES etc. Mr. DOulah has working in most of the major infrastructure projects in Bangladesh including First Dhaka Elevated Expressway, Jamuna Bridge, Maheshkhali Regasification Terminal, Chittagong Port etc. Mr. Doulah has recently completed master frame documentation for SAARC SDF for the operationalization of two IDA credit windows.

Our History:

We are a Bangladeshi law firm practising in all areas of business and commercial laws since 1965.

Mr. A.B.M. Badrud Doulah, a senior lawyer and holding post-graduate degrees in Laws and Education, founded the firm in 1965 under the name “Doulah & Doulah” with the assistance of his father the Late Mr. M. A. Rahman, who was formerly an Assistant Editor of The Hindustan Times, New Delhi. In 1973 he was joined in partnership by his younger brother Mr. A.B.M. Shamsud Doulah.

Although the firm started as a general civil law firm, it expanded with specialization in the areas of shipping, banking, investment and commercial and general civil law practice. In addition, at present, the firm renders wide range of legal services, including confidential intelligence reports and lobbying.

The firm has several lawyers with varied expertise and experience and associates. The firm is accredited as a project consultant to the Ministry of Law of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and a project consultant to various international organizations like World Bank, USAID, etc.

The firm commenced professional services in Dhaka, the administrative capital of Bangladesh, and the registered head office of the firm is situated in the capital city of Dhaka. A branch office was later established in the port city of Chittagong. A new office at Khulna is set up to commence soon. At present the firm comprises of twenty eight professionals.

Why Us?

Our philosophy is to provide our clients with high quality, value added and comprehensive legal services. We strive for objectivity, flexibility, responsiveness and commercial realism in advising and meeting clients’ needs at least possible time.

Our lawyers are committed and attuned to understanding each of our clients’ business, industry and individual objectives. We recognize that the needs of the clients’ cannot always be met solely by traditional legal responses; instead they require innovative and responsive solutions, which advance the clients’ business as well as their legal objectives.

Our firm places special emphasis on teamwork in providing an integrated approach to deal with the legal and business problems of clients. Lawyers from specialized practice areas work in close consultation with each other to ensure that the full range of the firm’s expertise and inter-disciplinary capabilities are provided to clients.

It is our goal to render prompt, efficient, cordial and reliable professional services to our clients and correspondents and to be easily accessible to them. We are supported by confident and competent lawyers and other staff, most of whom have been with us for many years.

Our offices are well organized and equipped with the most modern reference tools and our growing extensive library resources with numerous law books and many Gazettes, Law Reports, Law Magazines, Supplementary materials etc. and all this enable us to undertake in-house research and evaluate matters thoroughly. We strive to be leaders and render one-step forward services in our field.

Our practice has been built up on care and concern for our clients, on sound office systems and on adherence to proven office procedures and professional ethics.

We keep and maintain a large and sophisticated database of all previously done assignments which enables us to analyze and research on new matters thoroughly at the least possible time.

Kamal Hossain

Practice Areas: Admiralty; Banking; Corporate & Commercial; Constitutional & Administrative; Energy; International & Commercial Arbitration; Oil & Gas
Admitted: 1959, Lincoln’s Inn, England; 1959, High Court, Dhaka; 1971, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Education: University of Notre Dame (A.B., 1955); University of Oxford (B.A., Hons., 1957; B.C.L., 1958; Doctor of Philosophy, International Law, 1964)
Bar Association Memberships: International Law Association (Vice- Chairman until 2016); International Bar Association (Council Member); LAWASIA (Executive Committee, Energy Law Section), Supreme Court Bar Association, Bangladesh (President, 1990-1991); Bangladesh Bar Council (Vice-Chairman, 1989-1995).
Pro-Bono Information: Public Interest Litigation and Legal Aid
Time Spent on Pro-Bono Work: 25%
Languages: English and Bangla