We provide our services in the following specialized sectors:

S Hossain & Associates is a full service law firm. The legal Practice of S Hossain & Associates covers a vast area of legal arena. The traditional concept of seeing a lawyer in front of the Court room before your case is heard by a Judge has been changing fast in Bangladesh and now service of a lawyer is available in many fields of your life. A lawyer is your adviser who owns you a fiduciary duty and often an appointment with a lawyer and taking his legal opinion can save you from complex future litigation. For example if you vet/check property documents with a lawyer before buying a property you have greater chance of purchasing a hassle free property, in succession if you take advise from a lawyer you may be saved from family quarrels, in divorce issues advise from a lawyer is very necessary and so on.

Practice Areas

Although no one wants to face any case or litigation be that Criminal or Civil in nature but Litigations are the real fact of life for millions of people in Bangladesh. Court cases can be lengthy in Bangladesh but effective legal service and appearance in court by Barristers and Advocates from S Hossain & Associates would certainly be very effective for you. We guarantee upmost sincerity and up to date legal knowledge to argue your case in any Courts and Tribunals in Bangladesh. We have already conducted Criminal cases in Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Sessions Court and High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. We conduct Bail petitions in any court in Bangladesh. S Hossain & Associates Head of Chambers Barrister Md Sanwar HOSSAIN appears in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh regularly in Civil, Criminal, Writ, Company matters.
As the lifestyle in Bangladesh is changing fast; family and marital disputes are in rise. S Hossain & Associates and Barrister Md Sanwar HOSSAIN is an obvious choice for you if you are facing and family disputes or you are considering the options of divorce and you need to know what happens to your children, to your home after divorce. About 8 million Bangladeshi live abroad who were married in Bangladesh under the laws of Bangladesh and often they are confused about how can they execute a divorce. We are confident that we can advise you about marriage, divorce, child custody, marriage between persons of different religions, marriage between Bangladeshi and foreigner, divorce of Bangladeshi living abroad, Divorce of persons who were Bangladeshi at the time of marriage but now have migrated and changed nationality etc.
The major laws concerning family issues in Bangladesh are:-
Muslim Family Ordinance 1961
Muslim Family Rules 1961
Muslim Marriage and Talaq Registration Act 1974
Muslim Marriage and Talaq Registration Rules 1974
Dissolutions of Muslim Marriages Act 1939
Special Marriage Act. 1872
The Divorce Act
The Guardians and Wards Act 1890
The Majority Act 1875
Domestic Violence Act 2010
The Family Court Ordinance 1985s
Although no one wants to face any case or litigation be that Criminal or Civil in nature but Litigations are the real fact of life for millions of people in Bangladesh. Court cases can be lengthy in Bangladesh but effective legal service and appearance in court by Barristers and Advocates from S Hossain & Associates would certainly be very effective for you. We guarantee upmost sincerity and up to date legal knowledge to argue your case in any Courts and Tribunals in Bangladesh. We have already conducted Criminal cases in Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Sessions Court and High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. We conduct Bail petitions in any court in Bangladesh. S Hossain & Associates Head of Chambers Barrister Md Sanwar HOSSAIN appears in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh regularly in Civil, Criminal, Writ, Company matters.
Barrister Md Sanwar HOSSAIN has appeared and conducted Criminal cases under Nari o Shishu Nirjatan Daman Ain, Bail petitions in High Court, Anticipatory Bail in High Court Division in smuggling case, Dowry Prevention case, narcotics case etc.
Banking and Finance is a very important sector in the economy of a country and at present in Bangladesh there are many banks and financial institutions. The Head of Chambers at S Hossain & associates Barrister Md Sanwar Hossain had worked as the General Counsel or Chief Law Officer of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in Bangladesh and as such is well conversant about all the aspects of banking laws and banking business.
The law firm is able to take up any work for any bank or financial institutions such as providing legal opinion or vetting on any products, loan documents, merger and acquisitions, loan recovery, swap deal, drafting any instrument or any contract, HR matter of banks etc.
The Article 102 of the Constitution of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh provides that Writ petitions can be filed by any Bangladeshi against any action taken by any public authority which has not been made in accordance with law or the High Court Division may direct any public authority to do whatever they are obliges to do in accordance with law but are not doing.

The Head of Chambers of S Hossain & Associates Barrister Md. Sanwar HOSSAIN has moved numerous Writ petitions in the Supreme Courts of Bangladesh on different issued such as Election matters, Governing body of school, non payment of cash incentive by central bank, Government Contracts, Appointment of Seed Dealers etc.

Although no one wants to face any case or litigation be that Criminal or Civil in nature but Litigations are the real fact of life for millions of people in Bangladesh. Court cases can be lengthy in Bangladesh but effective legal service and appearance in court by Barristers and Advocates from S Hossain & Associates would certainly be very effective for you. We guarantee upmost sincerity and up to date legal knowledge to argue your case in any Courts and Tribunals in Bangladesh. We have already conducted Criminal cases in Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Sessions Court and High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. We conduct Bail petitions in any court in Bangladesh. S Hossain & Associates Head of Chambers Barrister Md Sanwar HOSSAIN appears in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh regularly in Civil, Criminal, Writ, Company matters.
Employment issues is a area of law in Bangladesh which is less understood by both employees and employers. Whereas the basic objective of Employment laws are to ensure rights for the employees and also to maintain peaceful and working environment in workplaces. The Bangladesh Labour Act 2006 is the major legislation in Employment matter in Bangladesh.
There are Labour Courts in major cities of Bangladesh where aggrieved employees may file cases against their employers for wrongful Dismissal, Termination, Non payment of statutory payments, discrimination etc.
S Hossain & Associates advises and appear in cases for both employees and employers in Employment issues.
S Hossain & Associates advises immigration law issues and helps people who intend to immigrate to USA, UK, Australia, and Canada.
We assist in preparing VISA Appeals for schengen Visa or UK Visa. We also assist in applying for highly skilled migrant immigration to Canada (FSWP) and Austral.
We advise on preparing for application for Visit visa to schengen countries, USA and Australia. We also assist in answering different queries regarding visa and immigration issues as Immigration lawyers in Bangladesh.
We assist in application for spouse visa or family member’s immigration process.
All assistance from opening a Company in Bangladesh, Opening a Tax Identification Number, RJSC returns, Board of Investment approvals, Work permit and VISA for foreign officials and their family members, opening a bank account, obtaining 18 A and 18 B approvals from Bangladesh Bank etc are provided from S Hossain & Associates efficiently and in a timely manner in a reduced cost from any other law firms in Bangladesh.
The steps in opening a new business in Bangladesh by foreigners include:- BoI registration
Name clearance
Drafting MA&A
Opening blocked bank account and encashment of paid up capital
Incorporation of company
TIN & VAT
Export and import license
Liasion office permission if applicable
18A/18B permission from Central Bank
Chamber membership
EPZ related services
All assistance from opening a Company in Bangladesh, Opening a Tax Identification Number, RJSC returns, Board of Investment approvals, Work permit and VISA for foreign officials and their family members, opening a bank account, obtaining 18 A and 18 B approvals from Bangladesh Bank etc are provided from S Hossain & Associates efficiently and in a timely manner in a reduced cost from any other law firms in Bangladesh.
Attestation of Power of Attorney sent from abroad to Bangladesh in Ministry of foreign affairs and DC office is done by us. Notary Public services are also available.
Although no one wants to face any case or litigation be that Criminal or Civil in nature but Litigations are the real fact of life for millions of people in Bangladesh. Court cases can be lengthy in Bangladesh but effective legal service and appearance in court by Barristers and Advocates from S Hossain & Associates would certainly be very effective for you. We guarantee upmost sincerity and up to date legal knowledge to argue your case in any Courts and Tribunals in Bangladesh. We have already conducted Criminal cases in Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Sessions Court and High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. We conduct Bail petitions in any court in Bangladesh. S Hossain & Associates Head of Chambers Barrister Md Sanwar HOSSAIN appears in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh regularly in Civil, Criminal, Writ, Company matters.
Although no one wants to face any case or litigation be that Criminal or Civil in nature but Litigations are the real fact of life for millions of people in Bangladesh. Court cases can be lengthy in Bangladesh but effective legal service and appearance in court by Barristers and Advocates from S Hossain & Associates would certainly be very effective for you. We guarantee upmost sincerity and up to date legal knowledge to argue your case in any Courts and Tribunals in Bangladesh. We have already conducted Criminal cases in Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Sessions Court and High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. We conduct Bail petitions in any court in Bangladesh. S Hossain & Associates Head of Chambers Barrister Md Sanwar HOSSAIN appears in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh regularly in Civil, Criminal, Writ, Company matters.
Muslim succession or Farayez can often lead to complex litigations. S Hossain & Associates and it’s head of chambers Barrister Md Sanwar Hossain is an expert of land issues and Succession laws and has successfully distributed property amongst heirs outside court.
We have also filed Partition Suits and conduct Partition Suits in Judges Court.
Any Tele Communication Issues or BTRC, VoIP issues are also addressed by our expert lawyers here in S Hossain & Associates.
IT cyber law is a new area of legal jurisprudence and we are well acquainted with the legal regime in Bangladesh regarding IT law, cyber patent etc.
S Hossain & Associates is well awared of it’s social responsibility and will take on free legal work for Public interest if any one comes with a clear case. We may also file PIL on our own motion.
Admiralty Suits are filed in the High Court Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court under the Original Jurisdiction of the High Court Division.
S Hossain & Associates work both in dry and wet admiralty matters/ disputes and can file suits or represent any party to an Admiralty Suit in dry or wet Admiralty matters, arrest of ships etc.
The Bankruptcy Act governs bankruptcy regime in Bangladesh. Although no one wants to face any case or litigation be that Criminal or Civil in nature but Litigations are the real fact of life for millions of people in Bangladesh. Court cases can be lengthy in Bangladesh but effective legal service and appearance in court by Barristers and Advocates from S Hossain & Associates would certainly be very effective for you. We guarantee upmost sincerity and up to date legal knowledge to argue your case in any Courts and Tribunals in Bangladesh. We have already conducted Criminal cases in Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Sessions Court and High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. We conduct Bail petitions in any court in Bangladesh. S Hossain & Associates Head of Chambers Barrister Md Sanwar HOSSAIN appears in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh regularly in Civil, Criminal, Writ, Company matters.
We draft wills and Waqfnama and appear and conduct any cases arising out of any Wills or Waqf deed or administration of an Waqf estate.
Admiralty Suits are filed in the High Court Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court under the Original Jurisdiction of the High Court Division.
S Hossain & Associates work both in dry and wet admiralty matters/ disputes and can file suits or represent any party to an Admiralty Suit in dry or wet Admiralty matters, arrest of ships etc.
ADR or Alternative Dispute Resolution is settlement of any dispute outside Court. Difference between ADR and Arbitration is an ADR can be completely informal unlike Arbitration although Arbitration itself is a form of ADR. Arbitration is outside settlement of disputes by the parties concerned. Arbitration saves time and is particularly effective for commercial disputes which need to be settled in a timely manner by both the parties. S Hossain & Associates works as Arbitrator or Counsel in Arbitration Proceedings and also filed and conducts any court case arising out of Arbitration Proceedings before any courts in Bangladesh.
Arbitration is outside settlement of disputes by the parties concerned. Arbitration saves time and is particularly effective for commercial disputes which need to be settled in a timely manner by both the parties. S Hossain & Associates works as Arbitrator or Counsel in Arbitration Proceedings and also filed and conducts any court case arising out of Arbitration Proceedings before any courts in Bangladesh.
We help our national and international clients regularly with their IP related applications and take part in proceedings with or on behalf of them regularly. We can conduct searches on your behalf and prepare applications whenever necessary. We are experienced at processing Trade mark registrations in Bangladesh under the Trade Marks Act 2009. We also help our clients file for objections and provide assistance in pursuing infringement and passing off claims.
Foreign national can enter and work in Bangladesh in the subsidiary of a foreign company (irrespective of whether 100% foreign owned or a joint venture), in a liaison or branch office or in any Bangladeshi company. It’s a complicated process and required huge leg works. Minimum of one month is required. The process includes E visa recommendation letter, E visa, Work permit from BoI, Security clearance and visa stamping. We also offer services for visa assistance to the spouse and kids of the assignees.
We S Hossain & Associates law office also provides service and advice on any legal issue such as sale permission, lease permission, BEPZA labour issue. We also assist in making contacts with BEPZA and obtaining necessary regulatory approvals. The Government is also opening new Special economic Zone, we also render our services in connection with advice and regulatory approval in BEPZA, special economic zone for China, Korean, Taiwan based companies.
Being a law firm we also travel extra mile and provide services such as Accountancy and secretarial to new business through our partner Consultants.
We have now opened a fully operational unit for Income Tax practice. We have qualified Lawyers, Consultants and Income Tax practitioners in Bangladesh in our firm both working full time or as off counsel to advise on Tax matters. We have strong liaison with Tax officials in Bangladesh. Service provided by us the lawyers In Bangladesh in Income Tax matters:-
(i) Opening e TIN
(ii) Filling TAX return for individual Tax Payer
(iii) Filling TAX return for Business Tax payers
(iv) Contesting objections and cases in Tax Appellate Commissioner or Appellate Tribunal
(v) Opening VAT registration number and filling VAT return
(vi) Filling Reference and Writ petitions in the High Court Division regarding Income Tax , VAT or customs matter.