A Full Service Best Law Firm, Corporate, Finance, Litigation, Trademarks, Company Registration
Law Firm OverviewLegal Steps offers clients a broad and effective range of legal services from their home in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Founding lawyer M. Moksadul Islam has himself written many of the rules of arbitration that govern business law for his country. He has earned for his firm a reputation of honesty and success, and for himself a permanent seat as consultant for his country's legal framework.
The lawyers at Legal Steps have tested experience with international corporations and organizations, and a thorough knowledge of all areas of pertaining law and litigation. And while each attorney specializes in one area, all are expected to have a consistent knowledge of overlapping legal disciplines, a habit that has made Legal Steps a valuable asset to international businesses and charities across the globe.
Mr. Moksadul Islam has put the same ethic and discipline in Legal Steps that he used in crafting much of the legal framework of Bangladesh itself. Both he and his fellow lawyers daily bring the same rigor to their clients.
Year this Office was Established: 2002
Languages: English, Bengali, Urdu, and Hindi.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Public Interest Litigation; Company Law.
Areas of Law Description
Legal Steps provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
International Joint Ventures;
Foreign Direct Investment;
Corporate and Commercial Laws;
Banking & Insurance;
Mergers & Acquisition;
Maritime and Admiralty Law;
Securities Laws and Regulations;
Constitutional Law & Public Interest Litigation;
Arbitration - International & National;
Immigration and Naturalization;
Claim Recovery and General Practice;
Administrative and Judicial Review;
Family Child Law;
Intellectual Property LawRegistration and Litigation;
Employment Law and Human Rights Law.
Foreign national can enter and work in Bangladesh in the subsidiary of a foreign company (irrespective of whether 100% foreign owned or a joint venture), in a liaison or branch office or in any Bangladeshi company. Its a complicated process and required huge leg works. Minimum of one month is required.
- Labor or Employment Law
Labor law deals with the rights and obligations of workers, union members and employers in the workplace. Generally, labor law covers.
Industrial relations certification of unions, labor-management relations, collective bargaining and unfair labor practices
Workplace health and safety
Employment standards, including general holidays, annual vacations, working hours, unjust dismissals, minimum wage, layoff procedures and severance pay.
- Company Law
The Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms (RJSC) is the sole authority which facilitates formation of companies etc.; and keeps track of all ownership related issues as prescribed by the laws in Bangladesh. The Registrar is the authority of the Office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms, Bangladesh.
- Patents and Design
An application for a patent may be made by any person alone or jointly with any other person. The application must be made in the prescribed form, and must be filed at the Patent Office in the prescribed manner. The application must contain a declaration to the effect that the applicant is in possession of an invention, whereof he, or in the case of a joint application one at least of the applicants, claims to be the true and first inventor or the legal representative or assign of such inventor and for which he desires to obtain a patent, and must be accompanied by complete specification.
There are both civil and criminal remedies for infringement of copyright. Civil remedy: where a copyright is infringed, the owner of such right will get all the civil remedies including injunctions and compensation. Criminal remedy is also available.
Anyone claiming to be the proprietor of a trademark may apply to the Registrar for the registration of the said mark. Bangladeshi nationals and foreigners have equal right in this regard but a foreign applicant must be represented by a local agent.
Mr. Mohammed Ayub Hossain
Admiralty and Maritime, Banking Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Corporate Law
Mr. M. Moksadul Islam
Administrative Law, Admiralty and Maritime, Advertising, Agency and Distributorship, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mrs. Khalleda Sultana Nur
Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, Copyright, Credit and Mortgage, Customs Law
Mr. Manumur Rashid Sarker
General Practice, Insurance, International Arbitration, Joint Ventures, Patents
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