A highly motivated legal professional with diverse international
experience in corporate and commercial laws, and expert specialization in information technology; Cloud Computing; intellectual property;
privacy and data protection; and sourcing & corporate governance. Member of
the Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn and recipient of the prestigious Lexisnexis
prize, UK for best legal research. Gained recognition for competence
in - drafting, negotiation and management of contracts |Compliance & risk
management|Legal research & preparation of legal & statutory documents |Drafting
of policies, procedures & processes | Liaison with regulators & stakeholders.
Currently working as Legal Advisor at Telenor ASA, Norway.
Legal Advisor May 2014 to CurrentTelenor ASA － Oslo, Norway
Provide dedicated guidance and support to Telenor Digital AS, a division of Telenor Group focusing on IT, next generation communication services and e-commerce.
Legal and strategic guidance on commercial, intellectual property, information technology and privacy related matters relating to global initiatives of Telenor.
Preparation, negotiation and finalization of agreements, including agreements with foreign partners and vendors relating to collaboration, software licensing, IT sourcing, data processing and etc.
Drafting and implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines.
Additionally, as a single point of contact, responsible to provide legal and sourcing related support to Telenor Business Internet Services AS, a subsidiary of Telenor Digital AS providing cloud services in multiple countries.
Contract Manager February 2013 to April 2014Telenor Business Internet Services AS － Oslo, Norway
Led the Sourcing and Legal department of the Company.
Preparation, standardization, negotiation and finalization of agreements, including agreements with local and foreign resellers and vendors for IT, outsourced and professional services.
Drafting and implementation of the Sourcing Guidelines of the Company.
Legal and strategic guidance on contractual, corporate and commercial matters, including extension of business activities in other countries having the Telenor footprint.
Management of legal, regulatory and contractual risks to ensure compliance and to protect best interests of the Company.
Preparation and finalization of RFPs and management of relationship with vendors.
Legal Counsel, Specialist, Finanance and Corporate Affairs October 2010 to January 2013Grameenphone IT Ltd － Dhaka, Bangladesh
Expert guidance to internal stakeholders, in particular, on contractual and commercial matters, foreign exchange, intellectual property, information technology and employment.
Guidance on global expansion of business and establishment of presence in other countries.
Preparation of standardized templates of agreements and drafting, reviewing and finalization of agreements and other legal instruments.
Development and implementation of company policies, procedures and processes as per Group\'s (Telenor) requirements.
Guidance and support to CFO in a company initiative to influence external stakeholders for positive changes and developments to existing Forex regulations of the country.
As a member of the Risk Management Committee, proactive identification and management of risks and challenges relating to legal, regulatory and contractual matters.
Liaison and meetings with Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Consulates to Bangladesh for policy advocacy and cooperation for the development of the IT sector of the country in line with objectives of such missions in Bangladesh.
Legal Associate May 2009 to October 2010Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed & Associates － Dhaka, Bangladesh
Advice to local and foreign clients on corporate and commercial matters, foreign exchange regulations, banking, taxation, company and securities law.
Assistance to retainer clients in their corporate and legal affairs, including drafting, vetting and negotiations of agreements, drafting of legal notices and assistance in litigation related maters.
Assistance to clients regarding registration and subsequent routine filings with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies & Firms.
Due diligence of Bangladeshi companies and preparation due diligence reports for M&A purposes.
Assistance to various Embassies in Dhaka on lease and employment matters and draft subsequent legal opinions and agreements.
Education and Professional Training
Master of Laws (LLM) : 2010Northumbria University － Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UKField: Electronic Commerce (Commendation)
Post Graduate Diploma : 2008Northumbria University － Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UKSuccessful completion of Bar Vocational Course. (Competent, with Lexis prize for best Legal Research).
Knowledge Module (formerly Part 1 of ACCA) : 2007Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)UK
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) : 2006University of London － London, UK
'A' Level : 2003Edexcel International, UK － Dhaka, UKLaw and Accounting
'O' Level : 2001Edexcel International, UK － Dhaka, BangladeshEconomics,
Commerce, Accounting, English and Bengali
High performer. percentage statistics
KPA 5 out of 5
Workshops and Trainings
conducted by International Development Law Organization (IDLO) on Intellectual
Property in Practice: How to Protect & Enforce IP Rights. Dhaka, 2010.
on VAT/TAX by DCCI, Dhaka, 2011
on Basic Leadership, by GPIT Leadership Academy, Dhaka, 2012
on the Art of Negotiations, Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC),
English (fluent), Hindi (fluent), Bangla (Native)
DoB: 29 March 1985
Interests:Legal reading, Documentaries, Travel, Sports and Keeping fit.
ACCA, Accounting, Arbitration, Art, banking, Basic, clients, data processing, Drafting, Due diligence, e-commerce, Economics, English, foreign exchange, Forex, information technology, Cloud Computing, Intellectual Property, Internet Services, IP, Leadership, Law, Legal, Legal Research, Lexis, litigation, meetings, Microsoft Office, negotiation, Negotiations, next, policies, processes, Research, Risk Management, securities, strategic, TAX