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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


Lao PDR: New Taxpayer Identification Numbers (“TIN”) for Individuals
DFDL, February 2021

On 10 February 2021, the Ministry of Finance has issued a Notification (? 0831/MoF) regarding the issuance of Taxpayer Identification Numbers (“TIN“) for individuals. Under the new Notification, local and foreign individuals, including civil servants, officials, soldiers, police, businesspeople, retailers and online sellers, sportspersons, performers, technicians, experts, consultants, employers, employees, workers, laborers, and others, must register and obtain a TIN at local tax offices by 30th June 2021...

Cambodia: Flow Meters on Beer Production to Encourage Tax Compliance
DFDL, February 2021

On 14 January 2021, the Ministry of Economy and Finance issued Prakas No. 010 on “the Local Manufacturers Obligation to place devices for measuring the volume of beer and non-alcoholic drinks” (“Prakas 010”). The purpose of Prakas 010 is to establish rules and procedures for managing the use of devices which measure the volume of beer, and/or non-alcoholic beverages that are produced locally. The rules and procedures concerning the devices on which beer and non-alcoholic beverages are measured are designed to strengthen the transparency and effective collection of tax revenues – in particular specific tax...

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DFDL Shortlisted for Mekong Region Firm of the Year 2021 Award by Chambers & Partners
DFDL, February 2021

DFDL is proud to announce that our firm has been shortlisted by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific for the Mekong Region Firm of the Year 2021 award. We wish to thank everyone on the DFDL legal & tax team for all of their hard work and dedication which has led to our being shortlisted for this prestigious accolade. DFDL had been named Mekong Region Firm of the Year in 2020. This fantastic recognition reflects our firm’s commitment to stand out, provide our clients with the very best, uniquely tailored and innovative services and break new ground as a leading regional firm. The winners will be announced on 15 April 2021. To view the full shortlist please click here: https://chambers...

DFDL Contributes to Eversheds Global Sanctions Guide
DFDL, February 2021

DFDL recently contributed to the third edition of Eversheds’ Global Sanctions Guide. Casting a spotlight on Cambodia and the Lao PDR, Kristy Newby (Partner, Lao PDR Managing Director, Co-Head of Compliance & Investigations Practice) and Nearirath Sreng (Senior Consultant, Deputy Head of Cambodia Banking, Finance & Technology Practice) answered 9 key questions related to sanctions in their jurisdictions.  This publication gives an insightful overview of the current sanctions regime internationally...

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