Omar H. Khan is a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and is also qualified as a Barrister of England & Wales. While known for his exemplary work in the Labour & Employment area in Bangladesh, his practice areas encompass all corporate laws and is experienced in international legal aspects. He is currently the Managing Partner and Head of the Chambers of a renowned Bangladeshi law firm, namely, Legal Counsel. Omar H. Khan was also privileged to serve in-house as the Head of Legal & Compliance Department at Grameenphone Limited, the leading telecom operator in Bangladesh where he has led the legal team comprising of reputed international law firms for rolling out the largest IPO at the time. He is also an affiliate partner of GM Avocats, based in Paris, France and is also associated with One Asia Lawyers, an international law firm having its headquarter in Tokyo, Japan. He also represents Governments of 14 countries in different legal matters.
Legal Counsel is a full-service corporate law firm, having expertise in a broad spectrum of areas and providing both legal advisory and litigation services. It provides comprehensive legal services in relation to various areas of laws including, but not limited to, Commercial Law, Contracts Law, Corporate and Company Law, Foreign Direct Investments, Labour and Employment Law, laws related to the Development sector, Competition and Consumer Laws, Property Laws, Intellectual Property Laws, Information and Communication Technology Law, Laws related to Banking and Finance, etc. It is located in Dhaka, the Capital of Bangladesh and Chattogram, the main port city of the country and serves clients from a wide range of sectors with their head-quarters being based in over 26 countries in 6 continents. It has allied law firms in 16 countries.
He vehemently pursues pro-bono activities and spends a considerable amount of time for dissemination of legal knowledge. He is a columnist of ‘Your Advocate’ published on the most circulated English daily of Bangladesh, namely The Daily Star, whereby he answers readers’ legal queries. [https://www.thedailystar.net/law-our-rights/your-advocate]. He authored the unique law book, ‘Legal Stories of Life’ which has been circulated free of cost to as many as nearly 2000 organizations. [www.legalstoriesoflife.com ] He has also contributed to the Bangladeshi chapter of the called ‘Asia-Pacific Trusts Law, Volume 1 (2021)’, published by Bloomsbury Publishing (Hart Publishing Imprint) UK. [https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/asia-pacific-trusts-law-volume-1-9781509934799/]. This book offers the first work that systematically explores trusts law across the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, he regularly pens articles that are published in various newspaper dailies.
Members of Team Legal Counsel are recognized experts, with unrivalled experience in the corporate sector. From the inception of our chambers, we have accrued the vision of providing services in full swing to a vast number of national and international organizations. The firm is involved in many other philanthropic causes, in 2017 we devoted 1200 hours to pro bono work. We have a reputation for client service, creativity and excellence and have dealt with some of the most high profile and challenging cases of recent years. Our primary objective has been to flourish and inspire the brilliance and quality of service to the clients.
We grasp the commercial consideration, which underlie transactions and the issues our clients bring to us. We consider it as very important to fully understand the nature of each client’s business, the markets in which the clients operate and the real business issues involved in the matters we work on. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal services and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.
This gives rise to close, long-term and effective working relationship between our clients and us. Legal Counsel as a publishing house made its first publication ‘Legal Stories of Life’. This publication goes hand-in-hand with the core values and policies of our chambers in disseminating legal knowledge amongst the people in ensuring better implementation of laws in our society. We grasp the commercial consideration, which underlie transactions and the issues our clients bring to us.
We consider it as very important to fully understand the nature of each client’s business, the markets in which the clients operate and the real business issues involved in the matters we work on. The associates of the firm aim to be positive and constructive. We use a flexible and commercial approach tailored to meet each client’s particular business needs. We operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal services and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact. This gives rise to close, long-term and effective working relationship between client and lawyer.