Shanjid Siddique & Jurists is a leading corporate and commercial law firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh recognized for its expertise across diverse practice areas

Founded in 1989, we confer legal solutions in matters of commercial law, labor and employment law, financial crimes, banking and dispute resolution. Our lawyers are acclaimed for rendering practical and dedicated industry-oriented legal support at every stage of a company's life from issues arising on incorporation, directors’ duties and governance/compliance, through to employment and regulatory proceedings, shareholder disputes and crisis management

The head of chambers, H M Shanjid Siddique, is a Barrister-at-Law and Advocate of the Appellate Division and High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is on the List of Assistants to Counsel of the International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, Netherlands. He regularly advises and represents Government organizations, large public companies and MNCs as their legal counsel. He completed LLB (Hons) under the University of London International Programme and subsequently, pursued the Bar Professional Training Course at the Northumbria University, UK. He was then called to the Bar of England & Wales by the Hon'ble Society of Lincoln's Inn. He undertook MSS in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Dhaka. He is a member of the Hon'ble Society of Lincoln's Inn, Supreme Court Bar Association and Dhaka Bar Association.

To make an appointment or discuss about a legal issue:Email: mail_shan@hotmail.comPhone: +88 01842183702, +88 01819195592
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Commercial Law

The Firm provides expert services in matters relating to formation and incorporation of local and international joint venture companies, winding up and liquidation, take over, corporate finance, amalgamation and mergers of companies, corporate restructuring, share and business acquisitions and disposals and foreign direct investment.

Criminal lawyer

Criminal Law

Shanjid Siddique and Jurists is one of the leading law chambers on crime and criminal litigation. Mr. Siddique has been engaged as a defence counsel in numerous bail matters and for quashing of proceedings. In particular, he is vastly skilled in dealing with anti-corruption and money-laundering cases. Our Partner, Mr. A H S Rashed, has 31 years of experience and he is considered as one of the best criminal lawyers in the Magistrates Court and Sessions Court.
Constitutional law expert

Constitutional and Administrative Law

We provide advise and representation on enforcement of fundamental rights by means of judicial review or writ petition before the High Court Division. In addition, the chambers provide support in filing of writ petition concerning unlawful eviction and demolition of buildings by the Government, service matters, illegal detention by law enforcing agencies, banking, auction, customs, land survey tribunal, labour court and public interest litigation.
Labour law in Bangladesh

Labour &  Employment Law

Mr. Siddique is considered as one of the experts in labour law in Bangladesh. He has acquired significant experience by advising and representing MNCs and large public limited companies in relation to their labour and employment law issues. In addition, Mr. Siddique regularly advises HR of different companies in ensuring compliance with the Bangladesh Labour Act, 2006 and Labour Rules.

Barrister Shanjid Siddique discussed about labour rights in the awake of Covid-19 which was telecasted in ATN Bangla on 27 April 2020. He talked about the rights of a worker under the Bangladesh Labour Act, 2006 and Labour Rules, 2015, the jurisdiction of the Labour Court and Labour Appellate Tribunal and the legal mechanisms available to a worker for protection of his rights. In particular, he suggested about developing law of Tort within the civil justice system to ensure that workers who sustained injuries in their workplace owing to negligence of the employee are adequately compensated.

Barrister Shanjid Siddique discussed about arrest, remand and bail procedures in ATN Bangla which was telecasted on 7th June, 2020. He elaborated his discussion on the police power to arrest any suspect under section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure without any warrant of arrest and how this power should be exercised following guidelines laid down by the Appellate Division. Furthermore, he talked about when an accused can taken on remand by the police and in what circumstances a Magistrate may allow remand of the accused. Lastly, he has explained about the provisions of obtaining bail including pre-arrest bail.

Barrister Shanjid Siddique discussed about company formation and start-up business which was telecasted in ATN Bangla on 17 November 2020 in its program Law and Order. He has discussed about procedures of registering foreign companies, authorized and issued share capital, investing in economic zones and procedure of obtaining permission from Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA).

Barrister Shanjid Siddique discussed about the Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2003 and the Anti-Corruption Bidhimala, 2007 which was telecasted in ATN Bangla on 13 December 2019 in its program Law and Order.  He discussed about the scheduled offences under sections 26(2) and 27(1) of the Act and the scheduled offences. He analysed about the functions and powers of the Anti-Corruption Commission in Bangladesh.

Our Social Responsibility >> Pro Bono

The provision of advice and support to those who need it the most, yet who are often least able to afford it, is at the very heart of our Chamber's pro bono philosophy. We believe that we can use our legal expertise to ‘give something back’ to our country and the citizens.