Mr. A. B. M. Hamidul Mishbah
Old Bailey Chambers
Mishbah is a corporate lawyer practicing at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and is the Managing Partner at Old Bailey Chambers. He obtained his LL.B (Hons) and Post Graduate Degree in Law from the United Kingdom and was called to the Bar of England and Wales from Lincoln’s Inn in March 2005. Mishbah later on pursued an LL.M Degree in Competition Law at the City University, London.
Mishbah specializes in the areas of Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, Media & Entertainment and Defamation, IT & Telecommunication, Competition, and International Commercial law.
Mishbah's noted works till date include his contribution as a member in the drafting committee of the National ICT Policy 2009, assisting BTRC to draft licensing guidelines on Vehicle Tracking Service and Commercial Video Conferencing Service, advocating change in the Customs Law (National Budget 2012-2013) to prohibit importing of foreign GI products to Bangladesh which imitates Bangladeshi GI products.
Mishbah’s recent work includes advising in the merger between two leading e-commerce companies in Bangladesh and the possible competition impact in Bangladesh's e-commerce market, and assisting the music fraternity of Bangladesh in establishing the first ever CMO (Bangladesh Lyricist, Composers and Performers Society). Mishbah is a Member at the Committee for amendment of Copyright Act 2000, and at the Anti Piracy Taskforce under Cultural Ministry.
In 2011 Mishbah founded Bangladesh Copyright & Industrial Property Forum (BCIPF), which is a not-for-profit organization solely focuses on promoting IPR and enforcement in Bangladesh. It runs a legal aid center called “IP Plus Law Clinic” which provides pro-bono legal support to creative fraternity, software developers and start-up businesses.
Specialties: Telecommunication, ICT, Cyber Law, Intellectual Property, Antitrust (Competition), Media & Entertainment, Customs, VAT, Tax, Cross Border issues and Foreign Exchange Laws.