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Legal Services | Bangladesh

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


Mediation: A Star in the Making as a Dispute Resolution Method for Commercial Disputes (Focus on Thailand)
DFDL, November 2021

Article by Anne Coulon, Regional Legal Adviser, DFDL Thailand Mediation is a confidential, fast, flexible and cost-effective dispute resolution (“DR”) method based on the mutual consent of the involved parties. Companies, contractors, individuals, banks, real estate owners, governmental bodies; or any combination thereof may be parties to commercial mediation. Breaches of contract, business torts etc. can all be successfully submitted to and/or resolved through mediation. The parties to mediation may jointly find a solution to their dispute through a structured process, as guided and helped along by the mediator...

Key Considerations & Issues on COVID-19 Vaccine Rollouts Across Southeast Asia
DFDL, November 2021

With COVID-19 vaccination campaigns nearing completion or still in progress in various countries across Southeast Asia, our experts take this opportunity to look at some of the top questions and concerns on the minds of employers and employees when it comes to COVID-19 vaccination considerations...

All articles submitted by DFDL


Indonesia – Legal Expert Guide to Data Breaches & Ransomware Attacks
DFDL, November 2021

Recording Date: 23 November 2021 The digital transformation experienced over the last number of years and greatly accelerated by COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented global economic and societal shifts with more people moving towards online services and companies collecting ever increasing volumes of data...

Jonathan Blaine Participates in STEP Asia Conference 2021
DFDL, November 2021

The STEP ASIA Conference 2021 was held virtually during 16-18 November 2021. The annual event stands one of the largest estate and trust conferences in Asia. This year’s topics centered around asset structuring with a focus on simplicity, sustainability and stability, the issues facing stakeholders in this sphere and practical ways in which to overcome them. Jonathan Blaine (Thailand Tax Director and Co-Head of Regional Compliance & Investigations and Restructuring & Insolvency Practice) delivered a presentation on “Investment Treaties and Free Trade Agreements – Why are they relevant for private clients investing in Southeast Asia?” which took place on 17 November 2021...

All press submitted by DFDL

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