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Name: Badrud Doulah
Firm Name: Doulah & Doulah
Country: Bangladesh
Expertise: Banking & Finance Law

Telephone: +880 2 9005163
Fax: +880 2 8016442
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

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.

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