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tel: +88 02 9862510 | fax: +88 02 9145709
5th Floor House 153, Road 11 Banani, Block E | Dhaka | 1213 | Bangladesh

Main Contacts

L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner

David Doran

David DoranFounding Partner

DFDL's Overview

DFDL Bangladesh is a full-service law firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh combining both international offshore expertise with dedicated local know-how, expertise, and experience in a variety of practice areas including energy and infrastructure, banking and finance (including project, international trade and structured finance), corporate and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, employment, general commercial matters, and other areas. Our advisers at DFDL Bangladesh are currently advising a number of major international banks on a variety of offshore and onshore financings, numerous sponsors of major greenfield IPPs, and various entities on a range of corporate and other finance transactions.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1994
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 140

Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Carbon Credit Trading
  • Compliance
  • Copyright
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Hospitality
  • Hydropower
  • Immigration Law
  • Infrastructure
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Other Renewable and Green Energy
  • Patents
  • Power Projects
  • Public Sector Consultancy
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development and Construction
  • Retail
  • Road
  • Securities
  • Tax & Customs
  • Tax Disputes
  • Telecommunications
  • Telecoms
  • Trade & Commerce
  • Trademarks
Representative Clients
  • Aga Khan Foundation for Economic Development
  • Bangladeshi power project company
  • Bank of Tokyo MUFJ
  • CGN Meiya Power
  • Chinese State Owned Enterprise
  • Facebook
  • Samsung C&T
  • Sembcorp
  • Summit Industrial Company Limited
  • United Group


L-Martin Desautels

L-Martin DesautelsRegional Managing Partner


Mahboob Aziz

Mahboob AzizSenior Associate

Saiful Islam Bhuiyan

Saiful Islam BhuiyanJunior Associate


Bulbul Ahmed

Bulbul AhmedSenior Lawyer


Cambodia Tax & Real Estate Alert: 2019 Property Tax Deadline - 30 September
DFDL, September 2019

On the 21st of August 2019 Notification dated 21 August 2019 the General Department of Taxation (“GDT“) issued Notification 17517 GDT on the Second Reminder of the Payment of the Property Tax reminding owners of immovable property to file their annual Property Tax declaration before the deadline of 30 September 2019. We note that the 30th of September falls on a public holiday this year (Pchum Ben) so we suggest those required to declare and pay Property Tax should do so by Thursday the 26th of September 2019. The 2019 Property Tax payment can be made at any tax branch or any branch of Canadia, Acleda, Vattanac or Cambodia Public Bank...

Vietnam Tax Update: New Law on Tax Administration – Key Takeaways
DFDL, September 2019

The new Law on Tax Administration No. 38/2019/QH14 (“LTA” or “new Law”) was passed by the National Assembly in June 2019 will become effective from 1 July 2020. New provisions relating to electronic invoices and electronic documents take effect from 1 July 2022. We summarize below some of the salient features of the new Law. Introduction of ‘substance over form’ and independent transactions principles The new Law introduces the ‘substance over form’ principle to determine tax obligations with respect to entities and transactions in Vietnam...

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Sokheng Say Speaks at Career Path in Accounting, Auditing & Tax Event in Phnom Penh
DFDL, September 2019

On 30 August 2019, Sokheng Say (DFDL Partner and Head of the Regional Accounting Advisory Practice Group) was invited to speak at a CamEd Business School event: Career Paths in Accounting, Auditing and Tax. This event was organized for the benefit of students who are studying and newly graduated students looking to join the accounting, audit and tax industry in Cambodia. Sokheng gave a presentation on Career Paths in the Accounting Profession. Sokheng is an internationally qualified accountant and a member of CPA Australia and CIMA United Kingdom...

DFDL Organize NZ-Cambodia Networking Event with Visiting Victoria University Delegation on 2 September 2019
DFDL, September 2019

DFDL were proud to host a networking event on 2 September 2019 welcoming a visiting Victoria University of Wellington (“ VUW ”) delegation from New Zealand to Phnom Penh. The purpose of the event was to forge closer business ties between Cambodia and New Zealand and explore business and investment opportunities that could be pursued in Cambodia through mutual cooperation and potential bilateral partnerships...

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