gunnercooke Partner Khaled Moyeed hosts event in Bangladesh

August 23, 2022
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gunnercooke hosted a networking dinner at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday 11 August at 7pm. British High Commissioner’s representative Mr Dan Pasha, Director of Trade and Investment was present as the event’s keynote speaker. There were also representatives from the local legal and business community and the government of Bangladesh.

British-Bangladeshi partner of gunnercooke, Mr Khaled Moyeed, a solicitor specialising in international arbitration, outlined plans to provide legal support to companies and government owned entities that enter into international agreements. He is currently visiting Bangladesh and has had discussions with business owners and industry figures and senior officials of Bangladesh Government about providing gunnercooke‘s services to organisations based in the country.

Dr Naqib M Nasrullah, Professor of Department of Law at the University of Dhaka spoke at the networking dinner setting out the theoretical basis and the benefits of arbitration to businesses engaged in cross-border agreements. The Executive Officer of Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC), Mr Kaiser Chowdhury outlined the work that BIAC is doing to promote arbitration in Bangladesh.

Former Deputy Managing Director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd, Mr Mosharraf Hossain, Executive President of Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA), Mr Mohammad Hatim and Founder Executive Director of TMSS, Prof Dr Hosne Ara Begum spoke at the event setting out their respective industry’s perspective on the usefulness of arbitration as a means of dispute resolution. Speakers welcomed gunnercooke‘s interest in Bangladesh and hailed Mr Khaled Moyeed’s plans to provide international standard legal services in Bangladesh as a landmark move.

gunnercooke sees huge potential in Bangladesh as a new emerging economy. Bangladesh has recently achieved average GDP growth of 8% which is ahead of other Asian countries including China and India. In November 2021, the United Nations approved Bangladesh’s transition from least developed country status by 2026. gunnercooke is ahead of other international law firms in terms of its focus on and investment in Bangladesh.

Khaled developed his dispute resolution and charity law practice at a boutique firm prior to joining gunnercooke. His practice spans all areas of dispute resolution including international arbitration, mediation, property disputes and reputation management and charity law. Find out more about Khaled and get in touch here.