THINK Legal Bangladesh, the online legal resource platform dedicated to the open and free sharing of legal knowledge in Bangladesh and the founders of the “Think Legal Lecture Series” has taken a remarkable leap forward in organising the first-of-its-kind “Think Legal Bangladesh Corporate and Commercial Law Conference 2018” at the Westin, Dhaka on last 5th of May, 2018. The conference was attended by nearly 300 guests.
Since its founding, Think Legal Bangladesh has developed its online pool of legal resources to establish ease of accessibility in pursuit of its overarching aim of ensuring greater access to justice. In furtherance of the foregoing, the Think Legal Bangladesh Corporate & Commercial Law Conference 2018 was designed to serve as an informative and stimulating forum for exchange and dissemination of knowledge on key legal issues and industry insights in the corporate and commercial law arena in Bangladesh.
The Conference featured stellar personalities from the corporate and legal world synergising their diverse knowledge and insights in order to create multi-dimensional perspectives on a variety of issues encompassing the energy sector, international dispute resolution, corporate accountability, banking, taxation, and writ jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
The Conference started at 9:45 a.m. with a plenary session titled “Doing Business in Bangladesh”, moderated by Barrister Mustafizur Rahman Khan. After a short coffee break, the Conference proceeded with breakout sessions whose panels featured eminent justices of the Appellate Division and High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh such as Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider, Mr. Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury, Mr. Justice A.F.M. Abdur Rahman, Mr. Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed, Mr. Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Madam Justice Kashefa Hussain. The panels were also enriched by the presence of prominent personalities such as Mr. Sheikh F. Fahim, Senior Vice President of the FBCCI; Mr. Fouzul Kabir Khan, the former Secretary of the Ministry of Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources, Ms. Rubana Huq, the Managing Director of Mohammadi Group; Mr Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, Robi Axiata Limited, and Mr. Zahida Fizza Kabir, Board Member, Renata Limited and Director of Sajida Foundation.
The panels were moderated by well-known, practicing lawyers and Senior Advocates of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. The event was brought to a fitting close by a speech delivered by Hon'ble Justice M. Imman Ali.
Event covered by Law Desk.