Nahian Md Asaduzzaman

LL.M. (University of Derby, UK)
LL.B. Hons. (University of London, UK)

Mr. Nahian Md Asaduzzaman is specialized in international commercial law and cross-border transactions with two and half years of practice experiences. He advised numerous local and foreign entities in setting up ventures across borders to increase their participation in the commercial market: He structured several investment strategies of investors on their investment to purchase company’s equity in the form of Ordinary and Preference Shares, different types of dividend policies, buy back options, voting rights strategies in quorum etc. He drafted, structured and prepared Share Transfer Agreement, Share Purchase Agreement, Tripartite Agreement, company’s share transfer process and other investment issues with regards to repayment of workers’ liabilities and bank liabilities. He also extended his commercial arm to the legal and risk management matters of several public and private companies of Bangladesh and advised the Board of Directors on commercial affairs and corporate governance i.e. investors’ protection from equity dilution, shareholders’ rights, Tag-Along and Drag-Along rights etc.Furthermore, He advised foreign companies for the establishment of Branch Office and prepared all legal documents for submission in Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA). Mr. Asaduzzaman has completed his Bachelor of Laws from the University of London, UK and Master of Laws from University of Derby, UK on International Commercial Law.

Saifullah Khan

LL.B. Hons. (University of London, UK)

Mr. Saifullah Khan is a fulltime associate at Shawn Novel & Associates. Prior to joining the corporate legal practice at the firm, he gained exposure and experience in the field of civil and criminal litigation. At Shawn Novel & Associates, he specializes in the areas of business licensing and real estate law. Mr. Khan provides legal counsel in numerous matters relating to trademark issues, labor law compliance, the establishment of joint venture companies, family law, welfare, immigration etc. He has represented several clients, from entrepreneurs, small domestic corporations to large multinational enterprises, to establish their footprint in the investment markets of Bangladesh. Mr. Khan has completed Bachelor of Laws from the University of London.

Nadim Mohammad Adnan

LL.B. Hons. (University of London, UK)

Mr. Nadim Mohammod Adnan is an LL.B. graduate from University of London and a competent Associate at Shawn Novel and Associates. He has experience in legal consultancy with regards to corporate law and business incorporation. His proficiency lies mostly in the aspect of company law issues, contract drafting and review, real-estate matters, research and analysis and so forth. He has been involved with matters related to various aspect of business incorporations and commercial investments. He handles finance and banking matters by acknowledging the client’s specific needs regarding the legal interpretation of the applicable rules and provides legal solutions under enforceable banking laws of Bangladesh. He has worked on various projects of cross-border transactions and setting up joint venture companies in Bangladesh. His primary interest lies in the field of corporate law and litigation.

Rafid Un Nabi

Barrister-at-law (Lincoln’s Inn)
Accredited Civil/Commercial Mediator (ADR-ODR Intl)
PGDL (UWE, Bristol, UK)
LL.M. (Northumbria University, UK)
LL.B. Hons. (University of London, UK)

Mr. Rafid Un Nabi is a Barrister at Law of England and Wales, having been called as such at The Honourable Society of the Lincoln’s Inn. Having completed the LL.B (Hons) from the University of London, he then went on to undertake his LL.M in International Commercial Law at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK. His dissertation is focused on Shipping Law, exploring the Carrier’s liabilities at sea. He is also an Accredited Civil/Commercial Mediator with the ADR ODR International, UK.

Mr. Nabi started his legal profession with Shawn Novel Associates (SNA) back in 2014 when he undertook his mini-pupillage here under the guidance of the Head of Firm, Barrister Shawn Novel. He then continued his journey with SNA as an Associate again in 2015, having just graduated from law school. While he has been on sabbatical in UK on two occasions, he now plays an integral role at SNA.

Mr. Nabi specialises in Corporate and Commercial Practice with keen interest in Civil Litigation. He boasts substantial experience relating to Land related matters having undertaken large scale due diligence projects with several Multi-national companies and Audit firms. His expertise in this area has led him to work on contractual basis with other law firms and has been the Legal Advisor to Afser Group Bangladesh since 2016. He provides advices on company law issues, contract drafting and review, real-estate matters, research and analysis at SNA on a regular basis. He has also been involved with matters related to various aspect of business incorporations and commercial investments.

Mr. Nabi also has substantial teaching experience under his belt as a Guest Lecturer at the London College of Legal Studies (South). In his free time, he likes to enjoy the company of his friends and sports.

Ayesha Siddiky

LL.B. Hons. (University of London, UK)
LL.M. (University of West England, Bristol, UK)
PGDL (BPP University Law School, UK)

Ms. Ayesha Siddiky is a Barrister and has completed her Bar at Law course from BPP University Law School, UK. She is an LL.B graduate under University of London, UK and had pursued her Masters in International Banking and Finance Law from University of West England, Bristol, UK. Her LL.M major core concentrated on various modules of commercial litigation and banking sectors.

She started her legal career with Tanjib Alam and Associates gaining experience in various matters of civil litigation and later joined Shawn Novel and Associates. Due to her keen interest to explore and gather experience in the field of corporate law, she specialises mostly in the legal aspects of real estate matters, commercial issues, contract drafting and review, legal research, analysis and henceforth. She has gathered further knowledge in the field of finance and banking matters and is able to acknowledge the legal issues by interpreting the individual matters, applying the enforceable banking laws and principles of Bangladesh. She has also been involved in matters related to various aspects of civil and commercial disputes, business incorporations, joint ventures and so on. Apart from this, she works as a part time lecturer in Cambridge Business and Law Academy and has substantial experience in the field of teaching as well.

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