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Sameer Sattar is the founder of Sattar&Co. Sameer has extensive professional expertise in commercial, corporate and dispute resolution matters. He is qualified as an advocate in Bangladesh and has been called to the Bar of England and Wales. Sameer, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, has substantial experience in international arbitration. During his time at Latham & Watkins, Debevoise & Plimpton and Volterra Fietta, Sameer 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 in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Sameer has written extensively on international arbitration and has had numerous articles published in the Journal of International Arbitration, Transnational Dispute Management and International Arbitration Law Review. Sameer has also won the CIArb-39 Essex Street award for his essay, ‘Is Arbitration Global or Just International?’ As a barrister, Sameer conducts his own advocacy. He has appeared as an advocate before numerous arbitral tribunals and before the courts in Bangladesh. Sameer 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. Sameer’s expertise in international arbitration and international law has been recognised by leaders in this field such as Professor James Crawford, Lord Goldsmith QC, Robert Volterra and Anthony Sinclair. In Bangladesh, Sameer’s practice also involves corporate and commercial advisory work and litigation. This includes, inter alia, mergers and acquisition of limited companies and banks, project financing, loan syndications, setting up local companies and advising on joint ventures in Bangladesh and drafting commercial project documentation generally.
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