Doulah & Doulah

Doulah & Doulah

Court of Practice: Supreme court of Bangladesh, Dhaka District Court

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Area of Practice:

Writ, Quashment, Anticipatory Bail, Revision, Appeal, Special Marriage, Divorce, Dower Money, Maintenance, Guardianship, Child Custody, Cheque Dishonor, Money Loan (Artha Ain) Cases, Mortgage Document’s Vetting & Documentation, Company Registration, Branch/Liaison Office, IRC, ERC, VAT, Winding up,Marine Litigation, Commercial Transactions, Ship-Arrest, Admiralty Suits, Arbitration, Criminal Matters; Prosecution & Defense, Bail,Criminal Matters; Prosecution & Defense, Bail, Labour Law; Employee Code of Conduct, HR Policy Drafting, Legal Due-diligence, Labour Tribunal Suits. Immigration & Visa; Application Filing & Handling, Appeal Against Rejection, Documentation. IP Laws; Trademark, Patent, Copyright, IP Litigation & Brand Protection. Taxation, VAT & Customs; Trade Licence, TIN, BIN, Audit Report, Tax Calculation & Return Submission. Arbitration & ADR; Settlement of Disputes Outside of Court, Negotiation, Mediation. Advisory & Documentation; Drafting of Legal Instruments, Searching of Records, Legal Notices.


The Leading Law firm in Bangladesh - Doulah & Doulah

Established in 1965 Doulah & Doulah is one of the most experienced law firms in Bangladesh representing world’s largest business houses and working with biggest international law firms. With top-ranked transactional capabilities complemented by a strong litigation practice the firm is considered as one of the best chambers of advocates, barristers and solicitors in the region. The law firm possesses market leading commercial practice in Bangladesh with extensive experience in M&A, Project Finance, PPP and Infrstraucture Project Develpment, Intellectual Property, Tax and Employment. It established its Chittagong branch in 1987.

The firm has acted in most of the major transactions involving Bangladesh including the Financial Sector Reform Project, Independent Power Project Model Project Documentation, LNG Terminal Model Project Documentation, Acquisition of Dhaka Stock Exchange, Developing the first PPP Project etc. 

  • PostMaheshkhali FSRU LNG Terminal PPP Project Development for IFC
  • PostActed for SZSE / SSE in Dhaka Stock Exchange Demutualization
  • PostOphir Energy Acquisition of Santos’ Assets and Merger with Medco


Mr. A.B.M. Badrud Doulah, a senior lawyer and holding post-graduate degrees in Laws and Education, founded the firm in 1965 under the name “Doulah & Doulah” with the assistance of his father the Late Mr. M. A. Rahman, who was formerly an Assistant Editor of The Hindustan Times, New Delhi. In 1973 he was joined in partnership by his younger brother Mr. A.B.M. Shamsud Doulah. Although the firm started as a general civil law firm, it expanded with specialization in the areas of shipping, banking, investment and commercial and general civil law practice. In addition, at present, the firm renders wide range of legal services, including confidential intelligence reports and lobbying. The firm has several lawyers with varied expertise and experience and associates. The firm is accredited as a project consultant to the Ministry of Law of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and a project consultant to various international organizations like World Bank, USAID etc.


Our philosophy is to provide our clients with high quality, value added and comprehensive legal services. We strive for objectivity, flexibility, responsiveness and commercial realism in advising and meeting clients’ needs at least possible time.Our lawyers are committed and attuned to understanding each of our clients’ business, industry and individual objectives. We recognize that the needs of the clients’ cannot always be met solely by traditional legal responses; instead they require innovative and responsive solutions, which advance the clients’ business as well as their legal objectives.

Our firm places special emphasis on teamwork in providing an integrated approach to deal with the legal and business problems of clients. Lawyers from specialized practice areas work in close consultation with each other to ensure that the full range of the firm’s expertises and inter-disciplinary capabilities are provided to clients. It is our goal to render prompt, efficient, cordial and reliable professional services to our clients and correspondents and to be easily accessible to them. We are supported by confident and competent lawyers and other staff, most of whom have been with us for many years.

Our offices are well organized and equipped with the most modern reference tools and our growing extensive library resources with numerous law books and many Gazettes, Law Reports, Law Magazines, Supplementary materials etc. and all this enable us to undertake in-house research and evaluate matters thoroughly. We strive to be leaders and render one-step forward services in our field. Our practice has been built up on care and concern for our clients, on sound office systems and on adherence to proven office procedures and professional ethics. We keep and maintain a large and sophisticated database of all previously done assignments which enables us to analyze and research on new matters thoroughly at the least possible time in a cost effective manner.