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Afsar Hossain
Called to Bar, Lincoln's Inn
Counsel in Arbitration


Singapore
A Hossain & Associates
Six Battery Road #42-00 Singapore 049909
Tel: +65 6232 2149
Email: afsar.hossain@ahossainandassociates.com
Website : www.ahossainandassociates.com.sg

 

Bangladesh
A Hossain & Associates
3B Outer Circular Road Maghbazar, Dhaka-1217
Tel: (+88 02) 831 1492, 832 2935
Fax: (+88 02) 9344356
Email : afsar.hossain@ahossainandassociates.com
Website : www.ahossainandassociates.com

Dubai UAE
Imperator Legal Consultancy LLC
2801, Control Tower, Motor City, Dubai UAE
Tel: (+971) 545 647 174
Email : afsar@imperatorlc.com

United Kingdom
Temple Court Chambers
1 Hamilton House, 1 Temple Avenue, London, EC4Y 0HA, UK
Tel: (+44) 207 583 1815
Email : afsar@templecourt.co.uk

   
Career Objectives  
   
I want to maximise the suite of legal services I presently offer across the multiple jurisdictions in which I am authorised to practice, raise the standards of the provision of legal services across the same jurisdictions as well as offering pro bono legal services to SDG aligned needs globally.
 
Personal Background
 

I have a record of achievement at institutions of learning and gained recognition for performing professionally by seeking out and following related international best practices. I have equally gained a diverse range of experiences benefitting my practice, through work, and whilst taking the bar, at law school, during university, and through my internships. Additionally, as a person who is consistently involved in multiple spheres of activity, I have developed very good of organisational skills, whilst also using my time effectively. This has facilitated successful outcomes in a number of projects simultaneously, working both individually and as a member of teams. In the course of both my academic and professional careers, I have also adopted a structured approach in every task for which I have assumed any responsibility, irrespective of the degree. I equally undertake increasing levels of responsibility both professionally and personally, whilst maintaining levels of service and performance. At the same time, I always endeavour to maintain a balance with social and recreational interests.

 
Professional Development
 

I have attended the following extraneous training courses & leadership courses:

  • FIA University Senior Executive Program, Colombia University (2018)
  • FIA University Emerging Leaders Program, Esade Business School (2013)
  • Foundation in Mediation, Lambeth Mediation Service (2005)
  • Management and Entrepreneurship, London School of Economics (2002)


COMMUNICATION

  • My communication skills are continuously developing through written and oral advocacy in arbitrations, my written advices to clients, and in the performance of my duties, and speaking at the FIA and FIM. Additionally, I am constantly engaging with clients and colleagues, as well as addressing queries and implementing instructions on their behalf and in collaboration, respectively.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Whilst performing legal tasks, my management skills have also evolved significantly as a result of perpetually executing multiple sets of instructions for clients, keeping them properly informed, coordinating cases and overseeing lawyers, as well as improving the efficiency and support capabilities of our administrative officers, and seamlessly organising multiple forms of voluminous information.

CLIENT SERVICE

  • I am constantly agreeing terms of service with clients relating to litigation, dispute resolution and corporate cases at each of the offices where I provide legal services. This has developed my ability to ensure, whether working in teams, or individually, that I draw upon the requisite skills and experience, and make available all necessary resources in order to provide clients with the correct legal services, in the particular set of circumstances.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Of Counsel at ARAA Group Advocates & Legal Consultants - September 2020 to Present I am engaged with this law firm for the development and running of its corporate practice for its existing sovereign, ultra high net worth, and conglomerate clients in the region, as well as being tasked with brokering a historic strategic alliance agreement with a foreign law firm, and developing their joint practice, focusing on particular practice areas, which mutually and significantly feature in the two law firms.
  • General Manager at Imperator Legal Consultancy LLC - February 2020 to Present I have established this legal consultancy, which services the needs of specific clientele, being mainly high net worth individuals and / or owners of multiple business entities, in turn being part of major conglomerates. Accordingly, this legal consultancy utilises a streamlined and simplified approach for the provision of legal services, for clients requiring fast, effective and discrete legal advice and assistance, in a manner commensurate to their business needs, and aligned to the demands of their corresponding lifestyles. The use of technology to aid in the provision of these legal services features significantly in the provision thereof.
  • Managing Partner at A Hossain & Associates - September 2014 to Present Ensuring growth of our Client base and improving efficiencies in Client Service, the role of Managing Partner has enabled me to maintain & enhance the functionality of relationships between our Clients, Lawyers, Staff & external representatives, whilst developing the ability to quickly delve into cases, assess the relevant information and make positive decisions in respect of the interests of our Clients across different practice areas.
  • Pupillage at Selborne Chambers - April 2013 to August 2014 Gained experience in Chancery, Property and Commercial matters relevant to the areas of practice undertaken by my Pupil Supervisors and completed all pupillage requirements in respect of core skills and checklists relating to advocacy, drafting, opinion writing, negotiation, conferences, conduct and etiquette, legal research and other specialist checklists.



QUALIFICATIONS:

2020 Legal Consultant, UAE
2015 Registered Foreign Lawyer, Singapore

2014     

Barrister, England and Wales
2008 Called To The Bar, Lincoln’s Inn
2005-2008 Post Graduate Diploma in Vocational Training for the Bar, BPP Law School
2004-2005   Graduate Diploma In Law, BPP Law School
2001-2004 BA in European Studies with French, Durham University
1998-2000 A-Levels: Mathematics, History, Latin, Ancient Greek; Westminster School
1995-2000     GCSEs: Mathematics, History, English, English Literature, French, Latin, Ancient Greek, Physics, Chemistry, Biology; Westminster School

APPOINTMENTS:

2020 Gender Equality Commission - FIA
2019 Customs Council Member - FIA
2018 World Council Member - FIA
2018

Region II Executive Committee - FIA

2017

Ethical Chamber - Federation International de Motocyclisme (“FIM”)

2016 Legal Advisor - Shuchona Foundation  

2014         

Mobility Services Commission - Federation International d’Automobile (“FIA”)

2011 Vice President - Automobile Association of Bangladesh

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

09/20 to Present

ARAA Group Advocates & Legal Consultants – UAE Local Law Firm
Of Counsel

This role has been created so that local clients in the region can receive the best of corporate and transactional legal advice in addition to facilitating business conducted on a regional basis.

02/20 to Present

Imperator Legal Consultancy LLC – UAE Legal Consultancy
Legal Consultant

Servicing existing and prospective clients in the region from this entity, designed specifically to address the needs and changing demands of the private client market.

03/18 to Present

A Hossain SARL – Geneva Foreign Law Firm
Foreign Lawyer

Tasked with developing our continental practice, we are aligning our European expansion with our existing areas of expertise and offering them to existing clients, as well as prospective clients to whom they would be of value.

09/14 to Present

A Hossain & Associates - Singapore Foreign Law Firm
Foreign Lawyer

Heading our Singapore office and fully engaged in our Arbitration and Advisory teams, represent international clients in dis-putes and transactions ranging from Shipping to Company matters, Infrastructure Projects and all manner of contractual claims amongst other specialisms.

04/12 to 08/14

A Hossain & Associates – Singapore Foreign Law Firm
Associate Director

Having raised our visibility in the region, this professional appointment in an administrative role, has enabled me to increase productivity of results for existing clients, refine our internal processes and expand our client base alongside attendance at Singapore seated arbitrations.

01/11 to Present

Automobile Association Of Bangladesh - FIA Member Club
Vice President

Oversee all growth and development in the Club from Motorsport to Mobility & Road Safety. Managing multiple Club initia-tives simultaneously, whilst also representing the Asian Region on committees in Motorsport and Mobility at the FIA itself.

8/08 to Present

A Hossain & Associates – Bangladesh
Law Firm Associate

Working in two jurisdictions, I participate in arbitrations, undertake preparation for litigation, dispute resolution and corporate cases, draft documents and prepare oral arguments. I also review operations at the practice and implement advancements.

8/06 to 8/08

A Hossain & Associates – Bangladesh Law Firm
Trainee Associate

I led in the comprehensive revision of systems employed at the firm in relation to its lawyers and administrators. I also gained an understanding of procedure and law relating to the courts and dispute resolution institutions relevant to our cases.

8/05 to 9/05

Emmett, Cobb, Waits & Kessenich – US Law Firm
Legal Assistant

I was required to research legal principles and present my findings to a senior partner during a case on appeal. My experience with American Westlaw enabled me to make use of other such information databases, refining my legal research skills.

8/04 to 9/04

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary – US Law Firm
Foreign Legal Assistant

Work involved the drafting and filing of patents with the US Patents Office. I learnt the value of gaining copyrights to protect intellectual property as well as part of the process required in successfully applying for a patent in the United States.

7/04 to 8/04

A Hossain & Associates – Bangladesh Law Firm
Legal Assistant

I assisted advocates and senior advocates in case preparation and practice administration whilst acquiring knowledge of how to manage cash flow, invoice clients, disburse court costs and develop client relationships.

1/04 to 1/04

Gide Loyrette Nouel – French Law Firm
Legal Assistant

I was involved in a case concerning an energy based infrastructure project in the Middle East. I researched the contempora-neous political climate to assist the client in understanding potential risks faced when embarking upon this form of foreign investment.

8/01 to 8/01

Emmett, Cobb, Waits & Kessenich – US Law Firm
Legal Assistant

My first internship with the firm exposed me to planning and organisational phases of legal cases as well as allowing me to work in close proximity to senior partners, with learning focused primarily on preparation of witness statements and evidence.

4/98 to 4/98

10 King’s Bench Walk –Barristers Chambers
Mini-Pupil

I observed strategic development and planning of cases alongside a criminal bar practitioner. I began to identify key issues in criminal cases, such as correlating or distinguishing relevant facts with ingredients of an offence.

 

OTHER SKILLS:
Proficient in the majority of Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Office applications used in the provision of legal services,
and trained to touch-type at 100 words per minute.

LANGUAGES:
English, French (Written), Bengali (Spoken)

INTERESTS:
Sports, Games, Reading

REFEREES:
Available Upon Request

 

 



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