Sameer Sattar is a Barrister with specific interest in commercial transactions and dispute resolution matters. In Bangladesh, Barrister Sattar’s practice primarily involves corporate and commercial advisory work and litigation. This includes, inter alia, acquisition of private companies and banks, setting up limited companies in Bangladesh, advising foreign companies on joint ventures and other commercial issues, loan syndication for projects and drafting commercial documentation generally.
Barrister Sattar’s practice in London (at Debevoise & Plimpton and, later at, Volterra Fietta) focused on international arbitration. He has worked on and appeared as counsel in several international arbitration held under the auspices of the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SIAC and ICSID rules. He has extensive experience both in commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Barrister Sattar also advises and represents clients in arbitration in Bangladesh and globally. Barrister Sattar has worked on arbitration 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.
Barrister Sattar is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers & Partners: Asia Pacific (2017) and is also recommended by Who's Who Legal and The Legal 500. He is also an advocate of the Bangladesh Supreme Court and is a well-known dispute resolution and litigation expert.
Apart from his legal expertise and skills, Mr. Sattar was also nominated and chosen by the US government and the European Union for their Leadership Visiting Programmes and was director of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce, responsible for foreign direct investment.
Barrister Sattar is the author of many publications on international arbitration.