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Alliott Group expands further into Asia through the appointment of law firm Old Bailey Chambers in Bangladesh

Alliott Group, the international alliance of independent professional services firms, has increased the size of its legal membership in Asia by appointing Top 10 law firm Old Bailey Chambers as their law firm member in Bangladesh.

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Alliott Group, the international alliance of independent professional services firms, has increased the size of its legal membership in Asia by appointing Top 10 law firm Old Bailey Chambers as their law firm member in Bangladesh.

This latest appointment follows further expansion into India’s legal marketplace in 2019 via King Stubb & Kasiva and more recently, in China (appointment to be announced very soon).

Established in 2012, Old Bailey Chambers is one of Dhaka’s most established law firms and is highly regarded for its work in intellectual property and corporate business law with a particular focus on M&A, Information Technology & Data Security, Competition, Media & Entertainment and Defamation and with an adept focus on Foreign Direct Investment, Company Incorporation, Cross Border, Family & Guardianship and Tax, VAT and Customs law matters.

The firm serves a wide range of local companies, high net worth individuals, several leading celebrities from the local music, film and TV sectors, as well as Fortune 500 companies in the technology, telecommunications, e-commerce, data security and media and entertainment industries.
Managing Partner and Barrister ABM Hamidul Mishbal leads a team of 20 professional and administrative staff including experienced lawyers who are all alumni of renowned UK Universities.

Hamidul comments:

“I am extremely pleased that we have been accepted as Alliott Group’s exclusive law firm member in Bangladesh. As well as servicing the needs of clients in our local region, we also have clientele in London and New York and a need to offer services to clients in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China and across Europe. As a member of Alliott Group, we now have access to member firms across many jurisdictions who can assist our clients with their business requirements.”

Vanesssa Williams, Director at Alliott NZ Ltd in New Zealand and Chair of the APAC region adds:

“With the appointment of Old Bailey Chambers, we continue to make good progress with our expansion across the APAC region. We view this appointment as another step towards building an alliance of high calibre law and accounting firms that can collaborate to provide high levels of client service and play their part in creating new opportunities in the Asian region and beyond.”

Alliott Group COO Giles Brake adds:

“Old Bailey Chambers is an impressive and very dynamic law practice with an international outlook. The firm’s practice has significant depth and breadth and they have played an important role in developing the areas of IPR, competition, IT, and data security laws in Bangladesh. Old Bailey Chambers will fit well with the other mid-tier independent firms that are joining us in the region to achieve the new horizons that come with global reach. Bangladesh has enjoyed major economic growth in recent years, so we are proud to welcome a market leader to our global team that can look after the needs of clients needing assistance in their jurisdiction.”

Alliott Group is continuously growing and currently has member firms in the following Asia Pacific countries: Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, and Taiwan.

About Old Bailey Chambers:

OLD BAILEY CHAMBERS is a full-service corporate and intellectual property law firm based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with dedicated practice groups comprising of counsels experienced and proficient in providing comprehensive legal advice in the areas of intellectual property, technology, and corporate law. 

Old Bailey Chambers take pride in their involvement with the BANGLADESH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FORUM – a non-profit entity, which has been instrumental in developing IPR in Bangladesh through its pro-bono IPR awareness and capacity building programmes. You can read more here.

About Alliott Group:

Founded in 1979, and with 165 member firms in 69 countries, Alliott Group is an award-winning international association (‘alliance’) of independent accounting and law firms that need deeper levels of cross border resources to develop reputation, visibility, and new business. Alliott Group provides services to help its member firms to position themselves as the ‘go to’ firms in their local markets for businesses and private individuals with multi-market business interests.

Alliott Group is expanding fast, and the alliance has its sights set firmly on growing its legal and accounting membership to 100 countries. Opportunities are available to independent professional firms in specific countries in Africa, but also in Europe, China, the ASEAN region, Australasia, the Gulf Cooperation Council region, Central and South America and in North America. For information about membership, contact Damien McMenamin (, Head of Global Business Development.

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