DFDL has also announced the appointment of senior lawyer Shahwar Nizam as head of the firm’s Bangladesh office in Dhaka. DFDL is the only international law firm in Bangladesh and is uniquely qualified to help international investors do business in a market that has been identified as one of the most exciting investment destinations of the next decade. Shahwar qualified in the UK as a barrister upon completing his pupillage at Erskine Chambers, London, and then as an advocate in Bangladesh. He also worked in Singapore in international law firms before moving to Bangladesh.
“The appointments really strengthen DFDL’s management in these strategically important markets,” says the firm’s Managing Partner L-Martin Desautels. “They enhance our presence in Singapore – the gateway of ASEAN investment – but moreover they provide leadership and strategic focus in two of the region’s most exciting markets. We congratulate both Marcus and Shahwar on their new roles.”