Chambers and Partners, Global Asia Pacific, 2024 Rankings of Rahman’s Chambers (a) Shipping Department (covering commercial works) again ranked under the Spotlight table for eight consecutive years; (b) Corporate and Finance Department (covering investment works) ranked for sixth consecutive years (c) Dispute Resolution department ranked for the third time. (d) Construction ( Projects & Energy) Department ranked for the second time.

Chambers and Partners, Asia Pacific 2024 Rankings: Rahman’s Chambers 

(a) Shipping Department (covering commercial works) again ranked under the Spotlight table for eight consecutive years;

The editorial states as follows:

           For Shipping (Under Spotlight Table)

“Rahman’s Chambers has a specialist shipping law practice in Bangladesh, covering the full scope of maritime issues including ship arrests, marine insurance, bills of lading and admiralty. The team is also active on collision cases, often representing international P&I clubs and shipping companies.”

On Rahman’s Chambers’ strengths;

Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC in 2024 quoted our respected Clients (in Shipping) stating that;

“I find Rahman’s Chambers to be very supportive. When we have time constraints they work very hard and provide opinions within time.”  

“They do everything on time and give us practical advice, so I am satisfied with their work.”

(b) Corporate and Finance Department (covering construction, and investment works) again ranked for six consecutive years.

           For Corporate & Finance (Band IV)

“The practice is additionally recognised in areas such as business formation, M&A and employment matters, alongside energy, infrastructure and real estate matters. Advocates at the firm are knowledgeable on restructuring and insolvency procedures. Notable clients advised by the firm include the likes of HR Lines, Lantabur and Maruha Nichiro.”

On Rahman’s Chambers’ strengths;

Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC in 2024 quoted our respected Clients (in Corporate and Finance) stating that;

“I find Rahman’s Chambers to be very supportive. When we have time constraints they work very hard and provide opinions within time.”  

“They do everything on time and give us practical advice, so I am satisfied with their work.”

(c) Dispute Resolution Department has been ranked for the third consecutive year, under Band 4:

“Rahman’s Chambers houses a well-regarded litigation practice in Bangladesh with significant experience in real estate and construction disputes. Other areas of experience include customs and white-collar crime matters. The team also assists clients with arbitration proceedings. Delta Dahlia, Knight Frank Development and Itochu Chemical Frontier are among the key clients advised by the team.”

On Rahman’s Chambers’ strengths;

Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC in 2024 quoted our respected Clients stating that;

“Rahman’s Chambers’ team seems experienced and is able to smoothly deal with issues on time.”

“They are excellent – always on time and very responsive and precise.”

(d) Projects and Energy Department has been ranked for the second first time under Band 3:
“Rahman’s Chambers is well regarded for its legal expertise in handling EPC and O&M mandates in Bangladesh. The firm is experienced in matters in the construction space, assisting with due diligence and tenders, as well as employment concerns. The team also handles disputes relating to projects. Some of its key clients are Unitex, BIG W and IHI-SMCC Joint Venture.”
On Rahman’s Chambers’ strengths;
Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC in 2024 quoted our respected Clients stating that;
“Rahman’s Chambers’ experts are professionals and experienced at handling complex issues. They are familiar with international and domestic law related to the projects.”
“They have a good team of lawyers working from different locations with different levels of experience. I like their teamwork and responsiveness. Their advice is always practical and useful.”

Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman 

(a) ranked for Dispute Resolution for the fourth consecutive year

The editorial states as follows:

Dispute Resolution – Bangladesh (Band IV)

Mohammed Forrukh Rahman is a well-established dispute resolution lawyer in Bangladesh. He is particularly praised for his knowledge and experience in arbitration, and he has expertise in construction, energy and shipping cases.”

Chamber and Partners 2024, has quoted notable comments from our respected Clients (for Dispute Resolution) stating that:

Mohammed Forrukh Rahman has great knowledge and experience in dispute resolution in Bangladesh.”

“His performance in court is very good and he is available any time.”

(b) ranked under band four for Corporate & Finance for the eighth consecutive year.

Corporate & Finance – Bangladesh (Band IV),

Mohammed Forrukh Rahman is particularly recognised for his expertise in shipping law matters in Bangladesh, while he also assists clients with M&A and employment law.”

Chamber and Partners 2023, has quoted notable comments from our respected Clients (in Corporate and Finance) stating that:

Mr Rahman is quite active to ensure that we are connected to the right team, and he steps in when needed.”

“He has been very responsive and on point with the questions we raised.”

Mrs. Narita Navin Khan 

(a) ranked in Projects and Energy (as Up and Coming) for the very first time

The editorial states as follows:

Narita Navin Khan is well regarded in Bangladesh’s legal market, providing clients with strong expertise in construction law.”

Chamber and Partners 2024, has quoted notable comments from our respected Clients (for Projects and Energy) stating that:

“Narita is efficient and very responsive.” 

Chambers and Partners, GLOBAL 2023 Rankings: Rahman’s Chambers 

(a) Shipping Department  (covering commercial works) ranked under the Spotlight table for eight consecutive years;

The editorial states as follows:

“Rahman’s Chambers has a specialist shipping law practice in Bangladesh, covering the full scope of maritime issues including ship arrests, marine insurance, bills of lading and admiralty. The team is also active on collision cases, often representing international P&I clubs and shipping companies.”

On Rahman’s Chambers Strengths:

“We get timely feedback both over email and telephone.”

On Rahman’s Chambers Work Highlights:

The team also represented Yusen Logistics in a dispute relating to the non-delivery of cargo and a related detention and demurrage claim.”

(b) Corporate and Finance Department (covering construction, and investment works) again ranked Band 4 for six consecutive years.

The editorial states as follows:

The practice is additionally recognised in areas such as business formation, M&A and employment matters, alongside energy, infrastructure and real estate matters. Advocates at the firm are knowledgeable on restructuring and insolvency procedures. Notable clients advised by the firm include the likes of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Prantik Marine Services and Global One International Logistics.”

On Rahman’s Chambers Strengths:

“They are professional, and their team is well organised to assist us with complex and sophisticated matters.”

On Rahman’s Chambers Work Highlights:

“Rahman’s Chambers assisted Global One International Logistics with registration as a 100% foreign investment company in the logistics and retail sectors.

Mohammed Forrukh Rahman 

(a) Shipping Department (covering commercial works) again ranked under the Spotlight table for eight consecutive years;

The editorial states as follows:

Mohammed Forrukh Rahman is particularly recognised for his expertise in shipping law matters in Bangladesh…

Highlighting on Mr. Rahman’s “strengths” Chambers and Partners states:

“He has the specialised knowledge and rich experience for dealing with the different types of legal issues the client faces.”

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(a) Corporate and Finance Department (covering construction, and investment works) again ranked Band 3 for six consecutive years.

Mohammed Forrukh Rahmanwhile he also assists clients with M&A and employment law.”

Highlighting on Mr. Rahman’s “strengths” Chambers and Partners states:

“Forrukh is always very responsive and provides clear commercial advice.”

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Our esteemed Head of Chambers, Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman represented BIAC at a Seminar on ‘Deepening International Commercial Law Cooperation’ at the Fourth China-South Asia Southeast Asia Commercial Legal Cooperation Forum joined by Chinese government officials in the legal sector, diplomats based in Yunnan, and foreign guests from different arbitration centers from neighboring Jurisdictions.

Mr. Rahman’s presentation highlighted crucial aspects of the emerging cross-border trade relations between China and Bangladesh which included the legal reforms and enactment of the new taxation, customs and IP and IT-related legislations in Bangladesh whilst also addressing key areas of reforms including but not limited to ratification of the Singapore Convention on Mediation and CISG within Bangladesh and adoption of the existing BIAC rules for arbitration and mediation by relevant stakeholders amongst other matters.


 

Our esteemed Head of Chambers, Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman was awarded a crest following his speech at a seminar on ‘Resolving Investment Dispute: Strategies for Successful Outcome and Need for a Robust ADR Framework’ in Dhaka on Sunday the 26th of May 2024, marking the 13th anniversary of the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC).

 

 

Mr. Forrukh Rahman’s speech underscored the need for setting up a specialized commercial court in the High Court with execution power whilst other key discussions by the esteemed panelists on the Seminar stressed adopting a more open mindset towards mediation and arbitration and urged the government to review all bilateral agreements and ensure that future treaties include ample provisions for ADR to protect the country’s interests.

The event was reported in the newspaper The Financial Express, please click here to read the full article.

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