Mr. Mohammad Samiul Huq

Mr. Mohammad Samiul Huq

Managing Partner

Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn)
Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
PGDL, City University London
LL.B , University of London

→ samiul.huq@credencelp.com

Mr. Samiul Huq’s practice focuses on all major aspects of litigation having gained massive experiences in handling complex legal and commercial disputes. Over the years, he has developed a high level of expertise on banking disputes, company and constitutional matters. Furthermore, he consistently helped his clients in obtaining legal assistance in high-stake public procurement cases and disputes. He has also gained wide range of experience in advising and representing clients before the Courts and tribunal in Customs and VAT matters. Mr. Huq further specializes in properly law and real estate matters and successfully litigated numerous cases before the Courts. He has also been actively involved in disputes relating to recruitment of labour migrants in Gulf Countries and represented GCC Approved Medical Centres’ Association (GAMCA), Dhaka in a number of high-profile litigations. He also famously represented and gave advice to general recruiting agencies against syndicate in manpower business in Malaysia. In recent years, he served his clients in dealing with complex income tax issues such as Advance Income Tax and Minimum Tax. Mr. Huq also developed expertise in advising local and foreign clients in obtaining foreign loan in Bangladesh; one of his notable clients taking such advice was Damen Shipyards, a Dutch company and a major international group doing business in 120 countries. He also takes particular interest in legal issues in supply chain management and has been consistently providing legal support to his clients in this area. Mr. Huq also works for a number of Government organizations, including Roads, Transport and Highway Division and Dhaka WASA.  Mr. Huq founded Credence LP and carries the legacy of his late grandfather Mr. Md. Nurul Huq, who was a legendary civil practitioner of both Pakistan and Bangladesh Supreme Court as well as his father Mr. Justice A.K.M. Shahidul Huq, who is currently sitting as a Hon’ble Justice of High Court Division. Mr. Huq studied law at University of London and later was called to the Bar of England and Wales. Prior to founding Huq’s Law Counsel, he worked as a Senior associate at MMHC & Associates, which is one of the leading law firms in Bangladesh dealing with Customs and VAT matters. Previously, he also worked as an Intern at Lee, Khan and Partners. He also served as a senior lecturer of law in three different institutions under the LL.B. (Hons) course of University of London (International Programme).    

Mr. Adnan M L Karim

Mr. Adnan M L Karim

Senior Partner

Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn)
Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
PGDL, City University London
LL.B , London Metropolitan University

→ adnan.karim@credencelp.com

Barrister Adnan has substantial experience in advising Large project financing in Bangladesh, especially in the energy sector. He has been transaction counsel in most of the mega power plants in the country undertaken in the last few years. He has practiced in corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, banking and finance advisory work, companies and securities law, public and administrative law, admiralty, shipping matters and taxation for 13 years. Barrister Adnan practiced as member and later managing counsel of the Dhaka Annex of Temple Court Chambers, London for two years. He began his practice as a pupil and then as an associate of Dr. M. Zahir – an authority on company law in Bangladesh.
He has substantial legislative drafting experience. He drafted the proposed Admiralty Rules of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He was also one of the counsels on the privatization of the Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB) and drafted the Bangladesh Telecom Company Ltd Ordinance, 2008. He was legal adviser to the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council, the regulatory body for doctors and dentists in Bangladesh for 9 years and a counsel on the panel of lawyers of Grameen Phone Limited, a Telenor group concern and the largest telecom company in Bangladesh. Recently he drafted the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council Regulations 2012 for the Council. He was the author of the Exchanges (Demutualization) Bill, 2012 for the Dhaka Stock Exchange. He regularly advises foreign multi-national companies and FDI projects.
Barrister Adnan has published articles on securities law, international trade law (particularly, documentary credits), constitutional law and admiralty law. Outside of his work as a lawyer, he has been chief executive of the Environmental Development Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preservation of the environment.

Mr.  Faysal Ahmed Patwary

Mr. Faysal Ahmed Patwary

Partner

Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn)
Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
PGDL, City University London
PGDL in International Commercial Law,
Northumbria University, UK
LL.B , University of London

→ faysal.patwary@credencelp.com

Mr. Patwary specializes in banking laws, insurance laws, commercial laws and service laws. He is also experienced in matters relating to writ, company, criminal, corporate transactions and commercial disputes. Over the years, he has developed a high level of expertise on banking disputes and has been enlisted with various commercial banks and financial institutions of Bangladesh. Mr. Patwary has experienced in drafting security documents, syndicated finance documents and other legal instruments for banks and financial institution and has represented various commercial banks in a number of cases before the High Court Division and the Loan Recovery Courts. Mr. Patwary has advised some of the leading national and international Textile & Garments Manufacturing entities, Real Estate Companies and Non-Banking Financial Institutions regarding various issues related to commercial transactions and other related legal disputes. Other entities that have received advise from Mr. Patwary on various legal disputes are BADC, BREB, BRDB, BSCIC, BWDB, DESCO, LGRD, WASA and more notably Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd and Grameen Bank on issues related to VRS (Voluntary Retirement Scheme). Mr. Patwary has also handled eminent foreign corporate clients.

Mr. Patwary completed his LLB (Hons.) from University of London and was thereafter completed his Post Graduate Diploma (PGDL) in International Commercial Law from Northumbria University. He has been called to the Bar of England and Wales from The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn after successful completion of his Bar Vocational Training Course (BPTC) from City University London. Prior to becoming a partner of Credence LP, Mr. Patwary has worked for a significant period of time with the country’s best corporate and litigation firms. He was associated with prominent law firms in Bangladesh such as Law Valley, Hassan and Associates and Salahuddin and Associates. Mr. Patwary is a member of Dhaka Club and currently the Executive Committee Chairman of Northern Islami Insurance Ltd and Director of Social Islami Bank Ltd.

Mr. Shahedul Azam

Mr. Shahedul Azam

Partner

Barrister–at–Law (Lincoln’s Inn)
Advocate, Supreme Court
PGDL, City University London
LL.B, University of London

→ shahedul.azam@credencelp.com

Mr. Shahedul Azam has a flourishing practice focused on company, corporate, business and commercial matters as well as in banking and finance, land and real–estate, labour and employment, IT and IP and criminal including white–collar crime and writ matters. On the litigation side, Mr. Azam is an active trial lawyer and commercial litigator with experience in Supreme Court and the subordinate courts both in Dhaka as well as in alternative dispute resolution for his distinguished

clients. At the same time, Mr. Azam has developed a sophisticated transactional licensing, contracting and counseling practice and has experience in drafting contracts helping buyers and sellers complete real estate transactions, and representing investors and entrepreneurs in setting up as well as conducting business which includes mergers and acquisitions as well. Mr. Azam has also represented and advised a number of foreign and local Non–Governmental Organization and co–operate societies. Mr. Azam studied law from University of London and was thereafter called to the Bar from The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn after successful completion of his Bar Professional Training Course from City University London. He had been associated with eminent law firms in Bangladesh such as Moudud Ahmed & Associates, Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed & Associates, Tasmia Prodhan and Associates and The Legal Sanctuary. Mr. Azam is a member of Kurmitola Golf Club and currently the vice president of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Bangladesh for 2020.

Mr. Sovan Mahmud

Mr. Sovan Mahmud

Partner

Barrister–at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn)
Advocate, Supreme Court
PGDL, City University London
LL.B, University of London

→ sovan.mahmud@credencelp.com

Mr. Mahmud specializes in matters relating to criminal, writ   (Judicial Review), company and Income Tax References. He is also experienced in corporate, business and commercial matters as well as in banking and finance, land and real–estate, labour and employment, IT and IP. He also has training in Arbitration and mediation and been part of numerous arbitrations. Mr. Mahmud has been representing clients from both inside and outside of Bangladesh. He has been acting as a Lawyer for several foreign companies as well as individuals.

He is also representing Group of companies and Non–Governmental Organizations (NGOs) based in Bangladesh and outside Bangladesh. Mr. Mahmud completed his LLB (Hons.) from University of London and was thereafter called to the Bar from The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn after successful completion of his Bar Vocational Course from City University London. He was associated with prominent law firms in Bangladesh such as Farooq & Associates, Patwary Jurists and Associates and Jurimetrics.

Md. Omer Shorif

Md. Omer Shorif

Partner

Advocate, Judge Court of Dhaka
& Chandpur Bar Association,
MBA, LL.B (Hons.),
B.Com (Hons.) University of Dhaka

→ omer.shorif@credencelp.com

Mr. Md. Omer Shorif has a flourishing practice focused on land, corporate, real–estate, banking & finance as well as in family, inheritance and matters under the Negotiable Instrument Act. He is an expert in vetting of loan facilities. With a Masters of Business Administration and Honors in Marketing from the University of Dhaka the matters related to business and commerce is also a field of his expertise. Being a promising litigator through his practice he has developed an excellent skill in negotiations and development of strategy. Mr. Md. Omer Shorif is a third generation lawyer and comes from a family where his father and grandfather has laid down a legacy of practicing law with excellent reputation. He started his practice with his father and thereafter had been an associate with the Capital Law Chamber and after that he was a Senior Associate at Quader MahmudAzam LP. Prior to practicing law, he was an Administrative Officer and was highly active in matters of compliance.