Established in 1990, ‘The Law Counsel’ is an international law firm based in Bangladesh which is widely recognized as one of the leading chambers in the country. The firm is best known for its specialisations in commercial, employment, labour and public law, having been involved in a number of landmark Supreme Court cases of profound jurisprudential significance. The firm also has a substantial practice in telecommunications, intellectual property and securities and exchange laws. As a TRACE Partner firm, The Law Counsel frequently advises banks and financial institutions regarding application of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering legislations.
The Law Counsel regularly collaborates with foreign firms in providing services in Bangladesh. It has worked extensively with Baker & Mckenzie LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in the United States. In the United Kingdom, it has provided legal assistance to Mayer Brown LLP, Field Fisher and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. From 2011 to 2014, the firm collaborated with 9 Bedford Row of London, UK in providing legal services in Bangladesh. The firm’s associated office in London provides consultancy services regarding various aspects of UK and Bangladesh legislations. The firm’s senior partner, Mr. Abdur Razzaq, practices in both Bangladesh and the United Kingdom.
The areas of practice of the Law Counsel include Administrative Law, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Advertising and Marketing, Agency and Distributorship, Arbitration and Mediation, Aviation and Aerospace, Anti-Trust and Trade Regulation, Bankruptcy, International Banking, Business Law, Commercial Law, Telecommunication Contracts, Company Law, Computer Contracts, Constitutional Law, Construction, Copyright, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Customs and Excise, Defense Contracts, Energy Law, Exchange Control, Environmental Law, Debtor and Creditor, Foreign Investment, Joint Ventures, Human and Civil Rights, International Finance, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Investments, Insolvency, Immigration and Naturalisation, Labour Laws, Leases and Licensing, Libel and Defamation, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Petroleum Contracts, Oil Exploration, Oil and Gas Taxation, Patents, Design and Trade Marks, Securities, Stock Exchange Regulation, Taxation, Shipping, Mortgages, Negligence, Product Liability, Transportation.