Imtiaz HafizLEGAL STRATEGIST, LITIGATION & COMPLIANCE
…Imtiaz obtained his LL.B. (Hons.) degree from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, in 2012. Thereafter, he completed his Bar Professional Training Course and Post-graduate Diploma in Law from City University, London. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales from Lincoln’s Inn, London, in 2013. While in the UK, Imtiaz worked at Allen & Over, a top tier international transactional law firm, on a work placement program and was involved in various project financing transactions. He also worked at One Crown Row, a litigation chamber based in Brighton, United Kingdom, on various civil and general litigation matters.
Prior to joining Osuji & Smith in 2022, Imtiaz practiced law in Bangladesh as a corporate legal advisor and litigator for almost a decade. Since 2013, he has advised clients with investments in the energy and power sector, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, commercial law, and foreign investment. He regularly worked with various multinational companies and foreign law firms where he advised on structuring cross-border acquisition deals, joint ventures between local and international clients, document preparation and tax structuring.
He has assisted clients with conducting due diligence on target companies for acquisition, negotiating terms and conditions of acquisition and drafting of transaction documents, share purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, construction contracts and financing documents. He is also experienced in advising clients on regulatory and licensing matters, employment laws and corporate regulatory filings and procedural formalities.
Imtiaz has also significant experience in litigating on commercial and contractual disputes, employment disputes, conducting civil litigation, judicial reviews against Government actions and arbitration. He regularly represented clients before employment tribunals, tax tribunals, district courts and has successfully argued cases in courts in Bangladesh. He has also successfully represented clients in arbitrations on private contractual disputes. He was a General Member of the Law and Mediation Centre (Ain o Salish Kendra), the largest non-profit legal aid and human rights organization in Bangladesh. He is enrolled as an advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
Apart from practicing law, Imtiaz also taught law at universities in Bangladesh. He taught constitutional law, commercial law, and company law for a period of two years in Bangladesh.
Outside of legal work and community involvement, Imtiaz enjoys hiking, playing the guitar and piano and cooking. Imtiaz also loves to watch and play soccer and cricket.
You may contact Imtiaz via email [email protected] or phone: 403-283-8018.
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