Md. Shah Jikrul Ahmed, Business Attorney & Consultant

Md. Shah Jikrul Ahmed, Business Attorney & Consultant

Mr Ahmed is a business attorney in Hopestone Consulting Ltd. who focuses on tax matters for domestic and international clients. With 35 years of combined practice as a tax lawyer, Mr. Ahmed has vast experience advising clients in structuring domestic and international transactions and business operations in a tax-efficient manner, and in representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in tax disputes.


Mr. Ahmed counsels’ clients on tax matters related to the organization and reorganization of domestic and cross-border business structures, including international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and divestitures. In addition, Mr. Ahmed advises clients on international tax planning matters such as income tax deferral, foreign tax credit utilization, transfer pricing strategies and maximization of tax treaty benefits, among others.

He coordinates global planning and transaction structures by working with an extensive network of lawyers throughout the world. Mr. Ahmed has served as counsel in numerous tax controversy matters at the audit, appeals and litigation levels. He also has represented numerous clients in voluntary disclosures, as well as penalty disputes related to foreign bank account reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). He has completed LL. B and LLM and a member of Dhaka Supreme Court.

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