About Us

Jural Acuity was established as a boutique law firm  in Dhaka specialized in Corporate, Commercial and Investment related legal practices. The main area of Practice of the Firm is Corporate Law, Commercial Documentations, Foreign Direct Investment, Labour Laws, Commercial Litigation, Energy Disputes, Taxation, Construction Adjudication & General Litigation. This Law Firm consists of experienced lawyers and consultants, providing one stop solutions to the clients. The Firm also works with number of Chartered Accountant Firms and Tax Advisors to provide one stop solutions to the Client. The ability to appreciate the clients’ needs and deliver services which meet and, where possible, exceed their expectations is vital for the continued strength of the Firm’s business and growth. Jural Acuity is a member firm of IR Global in Bangladesh and is also the Member Firm (Bangladesh) for Privacy Group.

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Sakib Sikder

Position: Managing Partner

Barrister of the Lincoln’s Inn
Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
LL.M (City University of London)
Pg.DL ( City University of London)
LL.B (Hons) (University of London)

Mr. Sakib Sikder is a seasoned commercial & corporate counsel having over 13 years of legal experiences. He developed his core expertise on Commercial, Indirect Taxation and Company Law. Later on his carrier, Mr. Sakib developed expertise on telecommunication laws, intellectual property laws, indirect tax litigations, merger & acquisitions and regulatory licensing. Mr. Sakib is currently working for foreign and local investors on number of Greenfield projects.

Mr. Sakib has vast expertise in conducting litigations before the High Court Division, Customs and VAT Appellate Tribunal & Labour Tribunals in Bangladesh. He also participates in hearing before Magistrate Courts and District Courts in Bangladesh.

Mr. Sakib is a Member of the Lincoln’s Inn & an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Mr. Sakib completed his LL.M in International Business Law from City University of London & LL.B (Hons) from University of London. He has also undertaken number of professional courses including PGDL in Professional Studies from City University of London; Rethinking International Taxation from Leiden University, Sweden and Finance from Non Finance Professional from University of California, Irvine. Mr. Sakib is an Associate of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.

Sakib Sikder

Managing Partner

Afrin Ahmed

Position: Partner

Afrin Ahmed is an Advocate having 13 years of professional experience in corporate legal field. She has completed her Diploma-in-Law from University of London and did her LL.B (Hons.) from University of Wolverhampton, UK. In her professional life, she has worked in Juris Counsel with Advocate Tawfique Nawaz as well as a Legal Associate in Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed and Associates in her early career. She was the Senior Legal Counsel at Bangladesh International Arbitration Center (BIAC) for 6 years which is a project funded by IFC (World Bank). She was involved in policy making, International & local training arrangements & administration, facilitation of arbitration and mediation and communication & PR with stakeholders including Government, Corporate & International Organizations.

In addition to that during her 2 years at Rancon Group, she was involved in providing legal opinions & advice, strategies & planning, company policy making, evaluating processes & finding gaps, monitoring and ensuring compliance and managing legal team in their 13 SBUs. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), U.K. She get appointed as the International Consultant of Kunming International Commercial Arbitration Service Centre, Kunming, China in 2019. She is currently holding the position as a Partner at Jural Acuity, a renowned Law Firm situated in Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Apart from her the legal practice she provides trainings in various institutions and took part in seminars on ADR. She facilitates ADR for Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) and Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF). She also trained high officials of KAFCO (Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company Limited) in Chottogram, Dhaka International University, Bhuiyan Academy, Bangladesh Security Exchange Commission (BSEC), South East University, Daffodil University, Eastern University, London College of Legal Studies (LCLS- South) and many more.

She was born in UK and worked in the Administration Department at the National Health Service (NHS) in her early career.

She has completed several trainings on ADR which are as follows:

  • 2012: A day long certificate course on ‘the Art of Negotiations’ in 2012.
  • 2013: Week long Basic Arbitration Course by International Law Institute (ILI) Washington, DC in 2013.
  • 2014: Successfully completed the 5 days certificate course on ‘Advanced Arbitration Training Course’ by ILI, USA in October 2014.
  • 2014: Bar Council Accreditation Certificate on ‘Establishing a Securities Markets Administrative Tribunal’ by Bangladesh Security Exchange Commission (BSEC) and London Bar council in 2014.
  • 2014: A day long course on ‘Labor Mediation and Problem-Solving Techniques for Workplace Disputes’ by The U.S. Federal Mediatio­n and Conciliation Service (FMCS) in 2014.
  • 2016: Attended workshop on International Factoring for Foreign Trade organized by International Chamber of Commerce- Bangladesh (ICC-B) on February, 2016
  • 2016: Workshop on International Trade Finance, ADR, Logistics & Business Development organized by ICC-B and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industries (VCCI) on 21-23 April 2016 at Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2017: Participated in the four day long accreditation training on “Introduction to International Arbitration” by BIAC and CIArb in Singapore in January, 2017
  • 2017: Passed the Assignment and successfully completed the Introduction to International Arbitration course conducted in Singapore on 19-20 January 2017 by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, CIArb (U.K) and is eligible to be an Associate Membership of the CIArb, U.K.
  • 2019: Attended “BRICS and South and Southeast Asia International Commercial Arbitration sub-forum” and “International Science and Technology Cooperation and Exchange Conference of BRICS Transfer Centre (Kunming), China from 1 Sept to 4 Sept, 2019. She got appointed as the International Consultant of Kunming International Commercial Arbitration Service Centre, Kunming, China

Afrin Ahmed

Partner

ATM Alamgir

Position: Senior Advisor

Mr. ATM Alamgir is an Advocate practicing law for last 20 years. Before studying law he studied B.A. (Hons.) and M.A in Economics from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has done his PGD from the Netherlands. He has served as Member of Parliament from Comilla. He is a former Chairman of Bangladesh Shilpa Bank and Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited. He has vast experience dealing with Criminal and Civil Litigations before the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Mr. Alamgir is a Senior Advisor at Jural Acuity.

ATM Alamgir

Senior Advisor

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