On May 5, 2018, Zahida Fizza Kabir, Executive Director, SAJIDA Foundation attended the Think Legal Bangladesh Corporate and Commercial Law Conference as a panelist at The Westin Hotel, Dhaka. Ms Kabir spoke on the topic “Corporate Taxation: Issues and Trends” where she focused on the uncertainties surrounding taxes on NGOs.
Other panelists who spoke on the topic included Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif, Judge of the High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, Robi Axiata Limited. The discussion was moderated by Mr Junayed Ahmed Chowdhury, Partner, Vertex Chambers and the Key Note Discussion was presented by Abul Nashar Azad, Partner, Eden Chambers.
A total of eight panel discussions took place during the day-long conference which aimed to facilitate information exchange and dissemination of knowledge on key legal issues and industry insights in the corporate and commercial law arena of Bangladesh.
A number of distinguished speakers graced the event, including Dr. Kamal Hossain, Senior Advocate, Senior Partner, Dr Kamal Hossain & Associates; Justice M Imman Ali, Judge of the Apellate Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Justice AFM Abdur Rahman, Judge of the High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury, Judge of the High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Justice Mirza Hussain Haider, Judge of the Appellate Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Justice Kashefa Hussain, Judge of the High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed, Judge of the High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Barrister Fida M Kamal, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Sheikh F. Fahim, Senior Vice President, Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries; Rubana Huq, Managing Director, Mohammadi Group; Probir Neogi, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Shadab Khan, Managing Director, Coca-Cola Bangladesh Ltd.; Dr M Fouzul Kabir Khan, Former Secretary, Ministry of Power Energy and Mineral Resources; Asif Ibrahim, Vice Chairman, Newage Group of Industries; Md A, Rumee Ali, CEO, Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre; Christabel Randolph, Head of Legal, Marico Bangladesh; Kazi M. Aminul Islam, Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority, Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh; Sheikh F. Fahim, Senior Vice President, FBCCI; and others.