Shahwar Nizam
Partner, Managing Director, Bangladesh
+880 18 1924 7048


  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Countries of expertise

  • Bangladesh
  • Singapore

Shahwar is a Partner and serves as the Managing Director of DFDL Bangladesh. He is one of the highly-regarded lawyers in Dhaka and has more than 20 years of expertise in the corporate and finance fields. While working in Bangladesh, Singapore and the UK, he provided advice to major local and international enterprises, financial institutions, and law firms on a variety of banking and international finance, project finance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. He also has significant experience on international arbitration and litigation matters. Shahwar has a wealth of experience in the energy, infrastructure, finance, telecom, technology, retail, and distribution industries.

Shahwar actively promotes Bangladesh investment opportunities to the largest financial investors overseas particularly in the energy, infrastructure and technology sectors. He has played a key role in advising and instructing foreign investors making their initial investments in Bangladesh.
Shahwar oversees the Law Firm Referral Program of DFDL which is one of the firm's key client programs.

Shahwar is frequently called to talk on the topics of energy and infrastructure at seminars. He is also recognized as a leading lawyer in Projects and Energy, and Corporate and Finance by leading legal directories.

Shahwar is qualified to practice at the bar of England & Wales after completing Pupillage at Erskine Chambers, London. He is also qualified in Bangladesh and is a member of the Dhaka Bar Association. He graduated from Sheffield University (UK) and holds an LL.M. (University of London, London, UK).

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