Speaker - Mr. Md. Sameer Sattar


Mr. Md. Sameer Sattar


Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mr. Md. Sameer Sattar

Sameer Sattar is the founder of Sattar&Co. He has extensive professional expertise in commercial, corporate, and dispute resolution matters and a growing interest in employment law in Bangladesh. He has advised a leading freight forwarding company on structuring and negotiating employment contracts, has been involved in drafting and reviewing confidentiality, non-solicit and non-compete agreements, and has worked on several labor law matters for key clients. 

Sameer is qualified as an Advocate in Bangladesh and has been called to the Bar of England and Wales. As a Barrister, he has a specific interest in commercial transactional work and dispute resolution matters. In Bangladesh, his practice primarily involves corporate and commercial advisory work and litigation. This includes, inter alia acquisition of private companies and banks, setting up local companies in Bangladesh, advising foreign companies on joint ventures and other commercial issues, loan syndication for projects, and drafting commercial documentation generally.

Sameer's practice in London focused on international arbitration. He has worked on and appeared as counsel in several international arbitrations held under the auspices of the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SIAC, and ICSID rules. He has extensive experience both in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.

As a Barrister, Sameer conducts his own advocacy. He has appeared as an advocate before numerous arbitral tribunals and before the courts in Bangladesh. He has particular expertise in public international law and has acted in disputes involving States and State entities. He has advised various multinational companies in relation to their rights under international law.

Sameer has worked on arbitrations conducted in all major venues around the world arising out of a broad range of transactions including foreign investment, public concessions, energy, natural resources, mining and exploration, banking and financial services, international trade, construction, and shareholder disputes. He is the author of numerous publications on international arbitration.