Dr. Sharif Bhuiyan
Enrolled: 2015 (Appellate Division)
Deputy Head of Chambers and Partner
International, and Commercial Practice
Sharif Sharif Bhuiyan is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and a Partner and Deputy Head of Chambers at Dr. Kamal Hossain and Associates.
Sharif leads the firm’s international and commercial practice. He practises in a wide range of areas, including, admiralty, arbitration, aviation, banking, competition, corporate and commercial, employment, energy, infrastructure, insurance, intellectual property, securities, taxation, technology and telecommunication.
He acted as lead Bangladesh counsel in many cross-border projects and transactions, including multibillion dollar transactions, in the consumer goods, electronics, energy, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, telecommunication and various other sectors and as lead counsel and legal expert in international commercial arbitrations involving substantial claims and parties and arbitrators of multiple nationalities. He was lead counsel in reported cases before the Bangladesh Supreme Court in diverse areas, including, arbitration, banking, company law, constitutional law, energy, right to information, shipping and telecommunication. He also acts as a consultant in various matters, including as a consultant for the World Bank. Sharif is consistently ranked as a top tier legal practitioner (band 1) by international practitioners’ directories, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific.
Sharif was Co-Rapporteur of the Committee on International Trade Law, International Law Association (2009-14) and Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge (2006). He taught civil servants of the Bangladesh Government a course on international governance at Brac University, Dhaka (2006-08). He is the author of National Law in WTO Law: Effectiveness and Good Governance in the World Trading System (Cambridge University Press, 2007), co-editor (with Philippe Sands and Nico Schrijver) of International Law and Developing Countries (Brill Nijhoff, 2014) and author of many articles in internationally published books and journals.
Sharif holds an LL.B Hons. degree (1996) and an LLM degree (1998) from the University of Dhaka, and an LL.M. degree in Commercial Law (1999) and a Ph.D. in International Law (2005) from the University of Cambridge, UK. He was enrolled as an Advocate by the Bangladesh Bar Council (1997) and was permitted to practise before the High Court Division (2000) and the Appellate Division (2015) of the Supreme Court.
Sharif is a member of the Dhaka Bar Association and the Supreme Court Bar Association.