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The firm: Mr Mohammed Forrukh Rahman founded Rahman's Chambers in 2006 following his family tradition that dates back to 1920s all the way to his grandfather, late Mr Shamsuddin Ahmed.

In the early days, Chambers' practice areas were limited to banking, corporate advisory, banking litigation and services. As the firm grew larger, its practice areas expanded to commercial, power, investment, taxation, admiralty and shipping areas.

The firm has now grown into a full service law firm capable of catering to the needs of the business community. The lawyers divided into teams, work in various capacities and appear in different forums eg High court, Judges court, ADR with a view to protect the best interest of clients at all times.

In the last 11 years, the firm has grown organically in all dimensions from a small family law firm to a boutique firm comprising of 13 lawyers and an equal number of management and support staff working from four different locations in Dhaka and one in Chittagong.

Areas of practice: Based in Bangladesh, with offices in two cities, Rahman’s Chambers is one of the leading firms for Corporate and Commercial law. The firm’s main areas of practice are:

Commercial department:

  • Successfully filed a winding up petition (final hearing pending) against United Airways (BD) Ltd for Vector Aerospace Engine Services, a Canadian engine etc supplier for recovery of dues arising from lease of engine.
    • Advised Maersk Bangladesh Limited and A.P. Moller Maersk, Denmark by preparing templates for Letter of indemnity.

Construction department:

    • Takeover of 450 MW combined cycle gas fired AES Meghnaghat Ltd and AES Haripur Ltd by a foreign investor.
    • Legal due diligence for a major 1320 (2 x 660) MW coal fired power project at Rampal.
    • Drafted Memorandum of Articles of a Joint Venture Company between Union Resources, China, Appolo Engineering and others for a 1320MW proposed coal power plant at Cox’s Bazaar.
    • Conducted due diligence on behalf of Velcan Energy Mauritius Ltd. (Singapore) for setting up solar power project.

Corporate department:

    • Advised WoolWorths Group over revising their HR policy to comply with the laws of Bangladesh.
    • Restructuring of HR Policy of Itochu Corporation, Representative Office, Dhaka.
    • Restructuring of HR benefits of International Potato Centre.
    • Successfully completed the takeover of Oriental Container Line BD Limited by OOCL Logistics' Bangladesh as a part of a global takeover.
    • Winding up of NI Industries Limited.
    • Winding up of Idrish Trading Company.

Dispute Resolution department:

    • Successfully argued before a three member arbitral tribunal for Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) over disputes involving non payment of loan and interest in two separate Arbitrations.
    • Successfully argued before the Court for Grameen Danone Food Limited in identifying the different heads of taxes that were imposed and/or different heads of expenditure that were disallowed arbitrarily.
    • Successfully challenged a proceeding under the Food Safety Act 2013 before special magistrate court for KB Food Limited by filing quashment proceeding before Hon’ble High Court.
    • Successfully obtained rule and stay for SBARRO Bangladesh against RAJUK over disputes involving their premises.

Finance department:

    • Successfully advised NEPC 3 on customs matter on conversation of temporary import into permanent.


    • Due diligence for customs, VAT, tax calculation for a leading Japanese company over import of cranes.

International department:

    • Advised our client over a dispute involving fraudulent delivery of cargo from another country.
    • Negotiated the deal and finalized the JVA & Memorandum of Articles for a joint venture of two leather giants Picard Bangladesh Limited & VKC Group of India.

Investment department:

    • Set up 100% foreign owned company for TBEA CO., LTD.
    • Share sell, Exit and Repatriation of proceeds related services to an American shareholder in Toy sector in Chittagong.
    • Advised a Japanese Suzue Corporation before signing JV with HRC of Bangladesh.
    • Legal services involving JV investment in LNG terminal at Chittagong.
    • Due diligence for a Hong Kong based garments for setting up business in Special Economic Zones and EPZ in Bangladesh.

Shipping department:

    • Successfully released M.V. Magnum Force form detention of Bangladesh Navy.
    • Advised and assisted Cosco Shipping in releasing vessel M.V. LE TAI in an agency dues related claim.
    • Represented Ship-owner and its club London P & I Club, UK and successfully settled a collision claim that took place in Chittagong port.
    • Successfully litigated a Civil Revision between Ernst Komrowski Holding KG (GmbH & Co) vs Ananda Shipyard and Slipways Ltd over claim involving finance for infrastructure development of builder.
    • Successfully recovered claim for due salary, wages and service fees for Sea Power Shipping Enterprises Inc. against vessel M.V. LORD.
    • Successfully litigated Admiralty suit between Hyldebrand Singapore Pte. Ltd vs Ananda Shipward and Slipways Limited over a claim relating to shipbuilding contract.
  • Number of lawyers: 13
  • at this office: 10
  • Languages
  • English
  • Hindi

Above material supplied by Rahman's Chambers.

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