Welcome to the Jural Acuity

Jural Acuity is a boutique Commercial & Business Law Firm based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Jural Acuity consists of experienced lawyers and consultants, who has combined their core experiences and knowledge to provide a one stop solutions to the clients. The chamber is specifically designed to accommodate commercial and business need of clients. Our aim is to provide comfort and real solutions to our Clients. Our initial consultation is completely free of cost.

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About Us

We are specialized in General Commercial, Business & Corporate Practice. Our practice areas comprises mainly of Corporate & Foreign Direct Investment, Company Laws, Commercial Litigation, Business Formation, Licensing, Intellectual Property & Telecommunication Law. We also provide various taxation, licensing and regulatory compliance supports through our panel of tax and regulatory consultants. The Law Firm consists of experienced lawyers and consultants, providing a one stop solutions to the clients. The chamber is specifically designed to accommodate commercial and business need of clients. 

Our Practice Areas

Corporate and Foreign Direct Investments:

Corporate and commercial legal services, particularly in relation to foreign direct investments, constitute a major part of our practice. We have been involved in several of the country’s ground-breaking corporate and financial transactions, and advise listed and unlisted domestic, international and multi-national corporations, banks, financial institutions, industries, state-owned enterprises and government departments.

Business Setup:

We provide one stop solution for incorporation of companies & partnerships, obtaining Board of Investment Registrations, Securities & Exchange Commission approval for capital issuance, Environmental Clearance Certificate, Import & Export Registration Certificates, Foreign loan approvals, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission clearance & Registrar of Joint Stock Companies related work. We have dedicated consultant & lobbyist in our panel dealing with government approvals.

Labour and Employment:

We represent state-owned enterprises, local government institutions, development corporations as well as major listed and unlisted domestic and international corporations, benefits schemes and employers’ organizations in the field of employment law. Taxation: We provide specialized legal services in the sphere of taxation law and offer a wide range of services including customs and excise, tax structuring of mergers and acquisitions, structuring of private equity funds and transactions, exchange control, capital gains and tax structuring of corporations.

Commercial Property:

Commercial property law and property finance requires a thorough understanding of various aspects of the law including land registration and conveyance, leases, servitudes, town planning, financing structures, mortgages and other securities.

Intellectual Property:

We provide a wide array of legal services related to the establishment and protection of intellectual property rights. In addition to registration and assignment of patents, trademarks and designs, trademark and patent searches, our firm holds an impressive track record in enforcing and defending patent, trademark and copyright infringement claims.

Licnesing:

We advice clients on various licensing and regulatory requirements. We also assist our clients in seeking various licenses and permits in Bangladesh. Our team has particular previous experiences to assist MNCs in obtaining various licenses. 

Litigation:

We provide a full-service litigation experience for our clients with a high degree of expertise in Criminal and Civil Appeal, Writ Jurisdiction, Company Matters, VAT and Tax issues. We specialize in tax and VAT related litigations mostly for telecom industry.

Telecommunications & Broadcasting:

We have extensive experience in advising and acting for clients in the telecommunications and broadcasting sector, ranging from mergers and acquisitions, general regulatory advice, data protection, licensing and compliance.We advise the leading telecommunications brands of the country in the context of particular transactions as well as litigation and regulatory obligations.

Trade and Commerce:

With the continual integration of Bangladesh into the global market, international as well as local trade and commerce of the nation is at its peak. Our clients in this sector, multinational organizations, local companies and sole proprietors, are among the highest tax-payers of the country. We advise domestic and international clients in all sectors of the economy including building, engineering, information technology, manufacturing, garments and textiles, pharmaceuticals and transport. Our practice covers the drawing up of general terms and conditions of trade and commercial contracts, as well as dealing with negotiated settlements and commercial litigation.

Meet The Team

Roger Garfield

ASM Sakib Sikder

Managing Partner Barrister-at-law (Lincoln's Inn, UK) Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh LL.M ( City University of London) LL.B Hons (University of London, UK)

ASM Sakib Sikder is a seasoned commercial & corporate counsel having 12 years of legal experience. Mr. Sakib started his carrier with Amir & Amir Law Associates, where he acted as counsel for governmental organizations and multinational corporations. He has advised number of large MNCs for their business set up; merger; acquisitions & corporate financing issues in Bangladesh. Mr. Sakib has also experiences in acquisition of regulatory licenses. Mr. Sakib is an expert in Investment Laws, Commercial Laws, Telecommunication Laws and Commercial Litigations. Mr. Sakib also has vast experiences dealing with Customs and VAT Disputes in Bangladesh.

Roger Garfield

Ashraful H. Chowdhury

Chief Advisor

Ashraful H. Chowdhury is a leading expert in Business and Investment as well as ICT & Telecommunication areas of Bangladesh. He has 29 years of professional experiences of which 19 years in Telecommunications & ICT sector. He is pioneer in establishing 3 major Telecom operators providing GSM services in Bangladesh. Mr. Chowdhury started his career with the BIDS in 1980 and later on joined Export Promotion Bureau under the Ministry of Commerce, in 1981 and served till 1987 as Assistant Director. He worked for Commonwealth Secretariat; London. He worked as an Advisor, Economic and Commercial Relations to the Royal Netherlands Embassy Dhaka. He has acted in key position in AKTEL, Grameenphone and Airtel Bangladesh Ltd in different stint of his career. Mr. Ashraf is an expert on telecommunication and regulatory affairs.

Roger Garfield

M. Mazedul Islam

Senior Counsel Barrister-at-law (Lincoln's Inn, UK) Advocate, (Supreme Court of Bangladesh) LL.M (UEL, UK) LL.B Hons (University of London)

Mr. Mazed is seasoned civil & commercial Practioner & litigator having an experience of 10 years. He has also worked closely with Telecommunication Companies, FMCG & Financial Institutions in Bangladesh. He is presently dealing with multiple number of litigations & arbitration relating to Taxation & labour Disputes for telecommunication companies. He has also worked as consultant for many multinational FMCGs and international organizations. He recently have completed a restructuring of capital of FGS Group of companies and winding up of Bengal Thread Limited. He has also worked also for incorporation of many businesses in Bangladesh.