Sameera Mahmud has a LL.B (Hons) degree from Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK and has a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in Commercial law specializing in Banking and Finance from the City University of London, UK. She has been called to the Bar of England and Wales in the year 2011 by the Hon’ble Society of Lincoln’s Inn, completing her Bar Professional Training Course with “Very Competent”. Sameera also qualified as an Advocate in Bangladesh in 2012 and enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 2016.
Sameera’s main practice area is Banking, Finance, Real-Estate & Development, Employment & Labour, Civil, Corporate, Litigation and Arbitration. Sameera has 10+ years of experience in the field of law and her legal career began as an Associate at Rokanuddin Mahmud in 2011. During her tenure at the chamber she gained extensive experience in negotiating contracts, drafting legal documents, guiding on regulatory and compliance matters, formulating employee handbooks for various corporations, analyzing legal issues relating to various company matters, advising and guiding foreign investments, acquisitions and mergers and more.
Sameera joined The Legal Circle in 2016, where she oversees the Firm’s banking practice. She has extensively dealt with complex loan advisory transactions including loan syndication. She has experience dealing with security enforcement matters, including enforcement in Artha Rin Adalat (Money loan Court).
She has facilitated issues between clients by assisting in out-of-court settlements and compromises. Her experience and legal practice also includes matters related to human resource, employment and labor issues, telecommunication matters, government and regulatory matters, banking and financial services, including syndication, lease finance, corporate finance and mobile banking. She has also worked as a Legal Counsel for bKash Limited and was responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory affairs, advising on employment matters, company matters, litigations, mobile banking and finance.