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Head of Chambers: Mohammed Forrukh Rahman

Divisional Head: Narita Navin Khan

Number of Department Heads/Deputy Heads: 7

Senior Associates: 8

Associates: 8

Languages: Bengali, English, Hindi


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 31 practice areas, which fall under 9 departments. The departments are further divided into 5 divisions for functional benefits as follows:

■ Shipping (Shipping & Commercial Departments)

■ Construction and Investment (Construction and Investment Department)

■ Corporate and Finance (Corporate, Taxes & Finance Departments)

■ Dispute Resolution (Dispute Resolution Department)

■ International (International & IT Department)


Main Areas of Practice:


Shipping Division:

■ Acted for Maersk Line in a complex dispute and claim involving the delivery of cargo to the consignee without production of shipping documents

■ Acted for Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises Pte Ltd, a part of US $43 billion Aditya Birla Group, in an Admiralty suit involving a claim of loss and damage of cargo against the Shipowner

■ Jointly with MFB Solicitors, London advised GARD and MT Burgan on a collision between MT Burgan and MV X-Press Mahananda at Chattogram.

■ Acted behalf of leading P & I Club and the owner of vessel on a multiple collision matter at Chattogram anchorage and successfully resolved the dispute out of court protecting the client’s best interest

Contacts: Khandaker Mashfique Ahmed


Construction & Investment Division:

■ Worked jointly with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited in a project involving upgrading several power sector agreement templates for Power Cell under Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Bangladesh

■ Advised Unitex LP Gas Ltd in the legal process of appointing contractor, DEC S.A. for procurement, supply, transportation, supervision & commissioning of LPG loading/unloading under a subsea project, to be operated with Umbilical cord &Hydraulic Power Unit

■ Provided due diligence in both Chittagong Export Processing Zone (EPZ) and Mongla Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and on upcoming economic zones such as Karnaphuli Export Processing Zone, Adamjee Export Processing Zone etc for a major Japanese company for establishment of a Tobacco company in Bangladesh

■ Provided due diligence and consultancy on a PPP based major 1320 (2 x 660) MW coal-fired power project at Rampal between National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)

■ Successfully completed very first arbitration under BIAC rule involving investment in EPZ for a Japanese investor.

■ Successful commenced post arbitral award enforcement suit involving a complex construction arbitration

■ Incorporated local subsidiary for US based Ralph Lauren Corp. namely, “Ralph Lauren Sourcing Ltd” in Bangladesh.

■ Assisted in setting up business and with immigration formalities of employees for TBEA CO., LTD., China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC), Shakti Pumps (India) Ltd., etc.

Contacts: Mohammad Nasir Uddin


Corporate & Finance Division:

■ Advised a leading MNC on leather good manufacturing in Chittagong on issues involving layoff and entrenchment arising from COVID-19 redundancy and lockdown situation.

■ Involved in a complex restructuring transaction of a major fishing company involving Maruha Nichiro Corporation, A.K. Khan & Company Ltd. & Pacific Traders Limited.

■ Assisted a major Malaysian Digital IT/ Internet Content Provider company by filing a Winding Up petition against local creditors and successfully recovered dues

■ Conducted Due Diligence for CCCC for industrial lease of a land located at the bank of Karnaphuli river for the purpose of operational & maintenance of dredgers.

Contacts: Narita Navin Khan


Dispute Resolution Division:

■ Advised and dealt with a complex dispute and claim involving accidental death of a worker of a Taiwanese client at a garments industry by taking steps as per labour law and before the labour court

■ Represented Philips Lighting Bangladesh Limited before different customs appellate authorities in a number of Customs Appeals involving Valuation and HS Code related disputes of imported goods

■ Successfully completed four arbitration and also commenced execution proceedings 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 favour involving the recovery of outstanding dues

■ Commenced execution proceedings for Knight Frank Development Ltd. in the area of real estate

■ Successfully completed two customs valuation disputes through ADR for a major multinational company

■ Advised a major MNC based in Hong Kong over a disputes involving purchase of 50+ acres land subject to acquisition rights of Ministry of Land

Contacts: Mohammad Ahasan Uddin


International Division:

■ Conducted due diligence involving fiscal incentives available within SAARC countries under bilateral/multilateral treaties between Bangladesh, India and other SAARC countries for export and import of few specified items for Sesa Care.

■ Advised Ralph Lauren, a Fortune 500 MNC, TEBIAN (TBEA) China on double taxation, investment treaty and public international law matters involving Bangladesh.

■ Advised and assisted in resolving disputes for a MNC against Department of Environment involving environment clearance, sound pollution, dust production and Building plan approval

■ Advised a Cyprus based company IQ Option Europe and IQ Option International on several aspects involving IT and e-commerce.

Contact: Abdur Rahman Junaid

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Bangladesh

Corporate & Finance
Band 4
Shipping
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Bangladesh

Corporate & Finance


Mohammed Forrukh Rahman
Band 2

Dispute Resolution


Mohammed Forrukh Rahman
Band 3

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Mohammed Forrukh RahmanCorporate & Finance
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Mohammed Forrukh RahmanDispute Resolution

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Suite 5B (4th Floor), Ataturk Tower

22, Kemal Ataturk Avenue

Banani Commercial Area

Dhaka

Dhaka District

Bangladesh

1213

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