Sameera M Reza
LL.B., LL.M (City University London, UK)
Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Sameera Mahmud Reza has a Bachelor of Laws degree from Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK and has a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in Commercial law specializing in Banking and Finance from the City University of London, UK. She has been called to the Bar of England and Wales in the year 2011 by the Hon’ble Society of Lincoln’s Inn and is also enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Her main practice area is Banking, Finance, Real-Estate & Development, Employment & Labour, Family, Marital, Civil, Corporate, Litigation and Arbitration. Sameera has previously worked as an Associate at two leading law chambers: Rokanuddin Mahmud & Associates and Sadat Sarwat & Associates. She has worked under the direct supervision of Senior Advocate Barrister Rokanuddin Mahmud and Advocate Barrister Omar Sadat. During her tenure at the chambers she gained extensive experience in negotiating contracts, drafting legal documents, reviewing new business relationships with vendors and subcontractors, guiding on regulatory and compliance matters, formulating employee handbooks for various corporations, analyzing legal issues relating to various company matters, advising and guiding foreign investments, acquisitions and mergers and more. She has facilitated issues between clients by assisting in out-of-court settlements and compromises. Her experience and legal practice also includes matters related to human resource, employment and labor issues, telecommunication matters, government and regulatory matters, banking and financial services, including syndication, lease finance, corporate finance and mobile banking. She has also worked as a Legal Counsel for bKash Limited and was responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory affairs, advising on employment matters, company matters, litigations, mobile banking and finance.