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Services for your business

It is difficult to make a catch all description of all the services we are able to provide.  In general we advise on formation, corporate affairs, and regulatory compliance tax and employment issues of all kinds of companies.

Corporate and commercial

  • Company formation
  • Formation of business entities
  • Corporate re-structuring
  • Capitalising businesses through debt & equity transactions
  • Winding up & liquidations
  • Corporate governance matters, policies, and training
  • Formation of companies, branch, liaison and representative offices
  • Corporate tax
  • Company law litigation :
  1. Shareholder-management disputes
    1. Rectification of share register
    2. Condonation of delay in holding AGMs
    3. Approval for schemes of arrangement/amalgamation
    4. Alteration of objects clause
  • Drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts like EPC contracts & licenses
  • Litigation and arbitration arising out of complex contractual disputes

Foreign Direct Investment

  • Establishment and closure of foreign companies, branch, liaison & representative offices
  • Advice on foreign exchange control, regulatory & tax matters:
  1. Capital and dividend repatriation
  2. Double taxation treaties, incentive & exemption regimes for foreign investors
  3. Withholding tax rates applicable to profits, dividends, royalty, technical know-how fees, capital gains, etc. to be repatriated abroad
  4. Sector-wise permissible foreign : local shareholding ratio
  5. Inward and outward remittances
  • Modes of payment for acquiring shares in local companies
  • Board of Investment approval for foreign loans
  • Tax efficient structuring of transactions & routing of foreign investment
  • Post incorporation approvals/permits/licences/registrations etc., e.g. VAT, TIN, trade license, Import & Export Registration Certificate, Board of Investment, work permit, etc.

Banking

  • Advising on opening Islamic banking and drafting all necessary documents
  • Bank loan, credit & security documentation: drafting and review
  • Loan syndication documentation and advise
  • Litigation and advisory work under the Bank Companies Act
  • Recovery of debts
  • Securitization of assets
  • Charge actions & foreclosures
  • Opinions on all types of payment instruments (e.g. documentary credits and other negotiable instruments)
  • Government regulations and sanctions
  • Opinions on Bangladesh Bank (the Central Bank) notifications, guidelines etc.
  • Foreign exchange transactions
  • Enforcement of charges & debentures
  • Internal management and employment issues
  • Representing banks and borrowers in loan recovery cases is specialised money loan courts
  • Regulatory framework for mobile financial services

Power & energy sector

  • Advising foreign and local companies considering entry into the Bangladesh energy market
  • Making representations to BERC on behalf of clients
  • Drafting and negotiating power purchase agreements, EPC and other energy related agreements
  • IPP (Independent Power Producer), Small Power Producer (SPP) and Captive Power Producer (CPP) licensing matters

Aviation

  • Regulatory expertise
  • International aircraft purchases & leases

Telecommunications

  • Significant telecommunications regulatory expertise
  • Contractual and licensing matters
  • Making representations to Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission on behalf of clients
  • Litigation challenging decisions/orders of the regulator and licensing matters