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Rahman's Chambers

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Head of Chambers: Mohammed Forrukh Rahman
Divisional Head: Narita Navin Khan
Number of deputy heads: 2
Number of department heads: 3
Senior Associates: 6
Associates: 8
Languages: Bengali, English, Hind

Firm Overview:
Based in Bangladesh, with offices in two cities, Rahman’s Chambers is one of the largest and most nationally diversified law firm. Following a family tradition that dates back to 1920s, Rahman's Chambers was founded by Mr Mohammed Forrukh Rahman in 2006. The Chambers serves a number of MNCs, foreign investors and overseas and local companies and high net worth individuals. It provides one stop legal service for business related clients with expert lawyers heading different departments.

The Chambers has total 26 practice areas, which fall under nine departments. The departments are further divided into four divisions for functional benefits as follows:
■ Shipping (Shipping & Commercial Departments)
■ Corporate & Construction (Corporate, Construction, IT, Investment Departments)
■ Dispute Resolution & Finance (Dispute Resolution & Finance Department)
■ International (International Department).

Main Areas of Practice:

Shipping Department:
■ Acted for agent and Ivory P & I in claim for damages against owners of M.V. Ocean Diamond
■ Acted for a leading P & I Club and the owner of vessel in a complex dispute involving damage of bulk cargo in Chattogram outer encourage
■ Acted for Vector Aerospace Engine Services, a Canadian engine manufacturer & supplier, for recovery of dues arising from the lease of an engine
■ Obtained favourable judgement for How Are You Textiles Ltd of Taiwan, a 100% foreign owned seller, over a complicated LC related documentary fraud involving collusion of buyer and buyer’s bank
Contacts: Mohammed Forrukh Rahman / Khandaker Mashfique Ahmed

Corporate & Construction Division:
■ Provided due diligence of crew working on Moheshkhali LNG Terminal for SVITZER, a part of A.P. Moller - Maersk
■ Provided land due diligence for Vanessa Enterprise Ltd
■ Provided land due diligence and also assisted with land acquisition for Gildan G.A.B Limited
■ Reconstruction of HR policy for DK Company
■ Provided due diligence of land & building safety for BIG W (Australia)
■ Minority Protection proceedings initiated for shareholder of a major RMG company
■ Takeover & due diligence of 450 MW gas-fired combined cycle power plant from AES Meghnaghat Ltd and a 360 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant from AES Haripur Ltd to a Malaysian group of companies
■ Legal services involving the transfer of construction equipment for an EPC contractor from the employer
■ Several litigations involving IPP, Small IPP and rental contracts in High court and the lower court
■ Advised Unitex Group on IT related agreements
■ Successfully opened subsidiary for Ralph Lauren.
■ Provided investment related due diligence for Sesa Care Private Limited
■ Assisted in setting up a branch office and with immigration formalities of employees for TBEA CO., LTD
Contacts: Narita Navin Khan /Amir Hossain Sarker / Salah Uddin Reza Sohel

Dispute Resolution & Finance Department:
■ Successfully commenced the very first arbitration proceeding under BIAC fast track rules
■ Successfully challenged the order of RAJUK for eviction of SBARRO from building located in Banani & Gulshan area
■ Successfully completed two arbitrations for Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) in the area of Banking and were successfully able to persuade the tribunal to pass awards in our Client’s favor involving the recovery of outstanding dues
■ Advised on bonded warehouse related disputes involving custom duties for G.A.B Limited (Gildan) Bangladesh ■Legal advisory and support in matters involving customs valuation on HS code related disputes in different forum for Phillips Lighting.
Contacts: Faria Binta Alam / Mohammad Ahasan Uddin

International Work:
 International Division:

■ Advised Ralph Lauren, a Fortune 500 MNC, TEBIAN (TBEA) China on double taxation, investment treaty and public international law matters involving Bangladesh
■ Advised UK P&I Club and the owner of M.V. SUPRAMAX VIVI in a collusion matter on conflict of law with Singapore
■ Advised A.P. Moller Maersk Line head office over issues involving shipment and foreign exchange control regulation, effective cargo discharge regulation
■ Advised London P&I club on issues related to commencing arbitration in LMAA against a charterer in Bangladesh
Contact: Mohammed Forrukh Rahman

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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