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Dec 11, 2011

New Head of the Bangladesh Law Team at IPG Legal

The IPG is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Mohammad Ali Akanda as the new Chair of the Bangladesh Practice Team.  The Bangladesh Practice team is engaged by international enterprises for market entry, M & A, partnership dispute, project financing, corporate and compliance and general business transactions throughout Bangladesh.

Prior to the private practice of law, Mr. Akanda served as the Deputy Attorney General of Bangladesh.  He was often noted by the papers as being a diligent and fair advocate for the government.

Mr. Akanda graduated, with honors, from the prestigious Dhaka University with a LL.B and LL.M. 

Mr. Akanda is a member of the Bangladesh Bar Council and is, also, admitted to the High Court and Appellate Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court. 

Sean Hayes, a partner at IPG, met Mr. Akanda when Mr. Akanda was on an official tour to the Constitutional Court of Korea.   Both Mr. Hayes and Mr. Akanda, at the time, were both government officials.   We are proud that this impromptu meeting has lead to a lasting friendship and now a professional relationship.

IPG attorneys and business professionals are proud to be some of the world's most experienced professionals focused on the practice of law in Asia. Our boutique mid-size law firm, through our local connections, six global offices, a cutting-edge case management system and real on-the-ground Asia experience, has garnered a reputation for providing effective and efficient legal solutions in some of the most complex international business matters.

We are engaged in projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam and the United States through the China Practice Team; Dispute Resolution & Litigation Practice Team; Korea Practice Team; U.S. Immigration Team; U.S. Investment & Corporate Law Team; and Southeast Asia Practice Team.

We work with both Fortune 500 companies and SMEs and are proud of our proactive and cost-effective approach to our business consulting and legal practice.

Our professionals are often quoted by the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg, Financial Times and local news sources. Our Korean Law Blog has been nominated as one of the Top 25 International & Foreign Law Blogs by LexisNexis and our China and Asian law blogs have been extensively quoted by our peers and the news media. Many of our attorneys have been rated Excellent by Avvo and other lawyer rating services and we are, often, consulted by local governments, U.S., British, German, Chinese, Russian and French law firms for matters for their clients.

Our professionals are proud to have gained over a decade of experience in working with Fortune 500 companies, SMEs and entrepreneurs on projects throughout Asia and the states. Our professional roster includes former politicians, judges, prosecutors, government ministers, senior military officers, in-house attorneys, senior government officers, and directors/executives of multinational companies.

We never, simply, fly someone in for a project. We live and work in Asia. The chairs of our China, Korea and Southeast Asian practice teams were born in the West, but have worked in Asia for most of their adult lives and deeply understand the legal systems, business practices and local culture of the local jurisdictions that they practice in.

The IPG is managed by a group of some of the most known American lawyers in Asia and assisted by local politicians, retired judges, prosecutors, in house attorneys, senior government officials, local attorneys and directors/executives of multinational companies. We strive to provide service to a level equal to the best U.S., British, Australian, German and French firms. This is accomplished through a sophisticated case management system, a systematic approach to our practice of law and the active involvement, in all cases, of our American/international attorneys and senior local partners and consultants.

Our attorneys have significant international experience in: Arbitration, Asset Protection & Management; Corporate Law & Compliance; Dispute Resolution & Compliance; Energy & Mining; International Business Transactions; Infrastructure & Development; FDI & Free Trade Zones; Franchise & Retail; Intellectual Property; Joint Venture Dispute Resolution; Mergers & Acquisitions; Real Estate Development; SME Market-Entry; and Taxation & Customs.