Workshop on International Trade Disputes on 05.10.2013

Chambers will be holding a workshop on international trade disputes on 05.10.2013. Anyone is invited to join. Please book a place in advance as space is limited. Booking are made on First come first serve basis. Materials will be provided at the time of session. This falls within Public welfare activity of Rahman’s Chambers, hence it is free of cost.

Opening Ceremony of Bangladesh International Arbitration Center

Opening Ceremony of Bangladesh International Arbitration Center was held on 09.04.2011 at Bangladesh International Conference Center organised by BIAC. The Chief guest was the Hon’ble Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Shafique Ahmed, Barrister-at-Law. Other guests were Mrs. Nihad Kabir, Vide President MCCI, Mr. Mashiur Rahman, an adviser to the prime minister, Mr. Asif Ibrahim, president DCCI, Ms. Paramita Dasgupta, representative of IFC. Many distinguished personnels including imminent lawyers, retired justices, high commissioners attended in the ceremony. Mr. Forrukh Rahman head of Rahman’s Chambers also attended.

BIAC is registered as no-profit making entity. Mr. Mahbubur Rahman is the Chairman and Dr. Toufiq Ali is the Chief of the BIAC. In Bangladesh it is first of its kind.

Compared to other places, holding international arbitration in Bangladesh would be less expensive. Bangladesh certainly has a legal framework which is suitable for holding international arbitration. Every relevant laws for arbitration are either in English or have authentic English translation. Further, Bangladesh is the one of the few countries who have ratified the “Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Award” without any reservation.

The University of London is one of the oldest and leading University of the world comprising with world famous colleges namely LSE, UCL, King’s College, London, Imperial College, SOAS, Barbick, Institute of Education etc. The international programme is run by the University worldwide in collaboration with the said colleges within its federal structure maintaining same standard. The University of London Alumni Association celebrated its first ever get together party and Dinner in Bangladesh at Westinn, Dhaka on 01 April 2011. The hon’ble graduates took this oppertunity to know each other and share their experience.
Everyone enjoyed while the Hon’ble Foreign Minister Mrs. Dipu Moni shares her experiences when doing her LLM.The event was organised by the University officials with the help of the local institutions who are facilitating students to prepare for the international programme exams held in British Council every year. Amongst others notably Dr. Towfiq Newaz, Mrs. Rabeya Bhuiyan, Mr. Khaled Hamid Chowdhury, Mr. Badruddoza Badal, Mr. Andalib Rahman, Mr. Raihan Hussain, Mr. M.A Jafar, Mrs Fatemna Anwar and Mr. & Mrs. Rahman were also participated in the event.

Opening Ceremony of Mohakhali Office at Baton Rouge, Pink City, Gulshan-2

Rahman’s Chambers officially opened its Mohakhali Office on 26th March 2011 although work was commenced in January 2010. The ceremony took place at Baton Rouge, Pink City, Gulshan-2. The ceremony started with opening speech given by head of Chambers, followed by dua(prayer) conducted by Mr. Abdur Rahim, Hon’ble Imam of Azad Mosque, Gulshan-2, Dhaka. The office was formally opened by Mr. Ajmalul Hossain QC, Senior Advocate, pupil master of Mr. Forrukh Rahman, by cutting of cake and delivering his valuable speech. As a special guest Mr. Rokonuddin Mahmud, Barrister-at-Law and Senior Advocate also gave his valuable speech. Later, all the guests took part the buffet lunch.

Legal Awareness Programme at Bangladesh Bank dated 28 December 2010

As a part of our commitment for providing pro bono services, a day long training programme at Bangladesh Bank premises in the area of banking and finance laws took place on dated 28 December 2010. Several senior and mid level officials of banks an financial institutions participated in the programme. The seminar was conducted by Forrukh Rahman, Barrister-at-Law, head of chambers. The Regulatory laws: (a) Banking (b) finance (c) Money Laundering (d) Forex Regulation (e) Credit information (f) other related Procedural laws and Contractual laws: (a) laws on mode of finance: funded, non-funded, Islamic, syndicated, equity and bond etc. (b) Security documentation, (c) Recovery laws (d) Bank Accounts, (e) Negotiable Instruments and also Fact management, Legal research, Drafting, Case management etc. topics were covered at length in the seminar.

Mr. Sarwar Chowdhury, Head of Compliance of Standard Chartered Bank Ltd, Mr.Mahmud Ur Rahman of JP Morgan Chase, Mr. Maruf Mansur of Islamic Finance & Investment Ltd, Mr.Jayanta Kumer Singha, Head of Legal Department of Prime Bank Ltd, Ms. Nadia Mariam, Credit & Strategy Support Manager of Citibank N.A, Md. Hanef Ali, AVP & Incharge, Law Department of National Bank Ltd, Mr.Qazi Mahmudur Rahman, Manager-Credit Administration of Bank Alfalah Limited, Mr.G.H.M.Zahidur Rahman, Assistant Vice President of Mutual Trust Bank Ltd, Mr.Mokabbir Sarkar of Infrastructure Development Company Ltd., Mr.Md.Rakib Ul Hasan, Assistant Officer of Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd., Mr. Md. Liakot Ali, Senior Executive Officer of Sonali Bank Ltd, Mr. Md. Shahidul Islam, Senior Officer of IDLC Finance Ltd, Mr.Md.sayed Hasan, Law Officer of National Credit and Commerce Bank Ltd., Mr.Pankaj Kumar Debnath, Principal Officer of ONE Bank Limited participated in the training programme.

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