Execution of Subscription Agreement for Preference Shares

Mr. Rahman with Nobel Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Grameen Danone Foods Limited, a social business company being a joint venture between Grameen entities and Danone entities of world famous Danone group have executed a Preference Share Subscription Agreement. The agreement was unique for having some distinctive features with regards to rights and liabilities of the investors of social business. Rahman’s Chambers along with DLA Piper, France drafted the same in compliance with relevant laws. Nobel Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Chairman of Grameen entities was present in the execution meeting.

Mr. Rahman with Mr. Justice Imman Ali, the Hon’ble Justice of Appellate Division and Mr. Ajmalul Hossain QC, Senior Advocate, President BAB.

The President of Barristers’ Association of Bangladesh (BAB), Mr. Ajmalul Hossain QC, Senior Advocate & Bencher of the Hon’ble Society of Lincoln’s Inn hosted a dinner for the members at Winter Garden, Hotel Ruposhi Bangla, Dhaka on 08 March 2012.
Amongst many dignitaries Mr. Md. Muzammel Hossain, Barrister, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Bangladesh and Mr. Shafique Ahmed, Barrister & Minister, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs also attended in the Dinner. Dr. Kamal Hossain gave his valuable speech as the most senior member of the Association.

Executive Course on VAT

Executive Course on VAT was held on 18-19 May 2012 at BD jobs training centre. The resource person Dr. Md. Abdur Rouf, the First Secretary of National Board of Revenue conducted the session. Mr. Forrukh Rahman Head of Rahman’s Chambers participated in this course.

SIArb Commercial Arbitration Symposium 2012

A Symposium namely SIArb 2012 took place at 32 Maxwell Road, 02-07 Maxwell Chambers, Singapore on 8 June 2012. Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman associate member of SIArb and head of Rahman’s Chambers participated in the event. Symposium was divided into three interactive sessions. Session I was The Arbitration- Conduct, practice and procedure, conducted by Mr. John Savage (Singapore) and Ms.Lucy Reed (USA).Session II was The Tribunal- Jurisdiction, Power and Duties, conducted by Mr. Guy Spooner (Singapore) and Mr.Eun Young Park (Korea). Session III was The Courts-Role, Support and Enforcement, conducted by Mr. Chong Yee Leong (Singapore) and Mr.Ciccu Mukhopadhaya (India). Symposium was inaugurated with lot of thanks given by the president Mr. Mohn R Pilly.He gives his valuable opening speech. Amongst many other Mr.Ganesh Chandru, senior associate of CLASIS LLC, 3 Anson Road, 21-01 Spring leaf Tower, Singapore, Mr. Mark McGeoch,general manager of Fairway Singapore, Land Tower,37th Floor,50 Raffles Place, Singapore,Mr.Raymond Chan, advocate & solicitor notary public commissioner for oaths, 133 cecil street,kech seng tower 16-02,Singapore,Mr.HayleyNaidoo,manager of MDD,65 Chulia street,36-08,OCBC Centre, Singapore,Mr.RajendraNavaratnam,chartered arbitrator of Azman Davidson &Co, Suite 13.03,13th Floor,Menara Tan & Tan,207 Jalan Tun Razzak , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Mr.Edmund Kronenburg ,managing partner of BraddellBrothers ,one Raffles Place30-02 ,Singapore,Mr.Mahesh Rai ,senior associate of DREW & NAPIER ,Mr. Chong Yee Leong,partner of RAJAH TANN,9 Battery Road#25-01,Straits Trading Building Singapore,Mr.Andre Arul, advocate & Solicitors of ARUL CHEW & PARTNERS ,20 Maxwell Road #02-13/14 Maxwell House, Singapore,Mr.Ashish Chugh,associate of K&L Gates,10Collyer Quay #37-01,Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore,Dr.Eun Young Park, member of Korean & New York Bar,Seyang Building ,223 Naeja-dong,Jongno-gu,Seoul 110-720,Korea, Mr. Johnny Tan Cheng Hye,Imm.past president & chairman ,External Relations Committee of SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS ,32 Maxwell Road ,Maxwell Chambers, Singapore,Mr.Gerald Paul McAlinn,professor of Keio Law School ,Mita 2-15-45 Minato-ku,Tokyo,Mr.Marcus Gordon,partner of Farely & Williams Asia Practice LLP,6 Battery Road #28-00,Singapore,Mr.Dr.Le Net, partner of LCT Lawyers & Arbitrator of Vietnam International Arbitration Centre,level 21,Bitexco Financial Tower,2 Hai Trieu Street ,District 1,Ho Chi Minh City, also participated in the event.

Legal Awareness Programme at Bangladesh Power Development Board

A day long legal Awareness Programme on Power Sector laws & Practices was held on 11th July 2012 at Bangladesh Power Development Board Mukti Hall, 1 Abdul Gani Road, Dhaka-1000.BPDB provided the venue free of cost. The resource person Mr. Forrukh Rahman, head of Rahman’s chambers conducted the seminar. Seminar was divided into four interactive sessions. Session I was on Electricity Laws, which discussed issues like law on generation, law on transmission, law on distribution. Session II was on procurement & other related laws, which discussed issues like procurement law, judicial review law, employment law. Session III was on dispute resolution which discussed issues like litigation & arbitration. Session IV was on legal methodology, relating to fact management, legal research, drafting, case management.

Amongst many others, Mr. H.M. Ziauddin, deputy secretary, Bangladesh power development Board, ,Mr. R.H.Talukder, DM(Legal Affairs), Dhaka Electricity Supply Company Limited, Mr. Md. Jalal Uddin Khan, senior assistant director, Bangladesh Power development Board, Mr. A.K.M. Fakhrul Alam, deputy director(Accounts),Bangladesh Power Development Board, Mr. Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, assistant director(HR),Bangladesh Power Development Board, Mr.Md. Rafique Ullah, senior assistant director(law), Bangladesh Power Development Board, Mr. Md. Rukan Uddin, sub-divisional engineer, Bangladesh Power Development Board, Mr.Md. Mahbubur Rahman, company secretary, rural power company limited, ,Mr.Md. Mahfuzul Haque, deputy director(Procurement),Rural Electrification Board, Mr.Mohsin Ali, director(training),REB, Mr.Sharif Uddin Ahmed,deputy secretary(Policy),REB, Mr. Kazi Mohammed Tanvir, assistant manager(Administration), Rural Power Company Limited, Mr. Nishit Kumar, assistant director(law), Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission, Mr. Md. Shariful islam, assistant director, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission, Mr.Md. Rafiqul Alam, assistant director(administration), Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission, Mr. A.K.M. Mostafizur Rahman, manager(procurement), Eelectricity Generation Company Bangladesh, Mr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain, manager(finance),Dhaka power distribution company limited, Mr. Mostafizur Rahman, manager(regulatory affairs), Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited, Mr. Moniruzzaman, manager(HR), DPDC, Mr.Md. Rafiquddaulla, manager(Procurement), Mr.Kshitish Chowdhury Biswas, planning & development, Ashuganj Power Station Company Limited, Mr. Md. Alamgir Kabir,manager(HRM),Ashuganj Power Station Company Limited, Mr.Md. Mamunur Rahman Mondol, manager(HRD), North-West Power Generation Company Limited, Mr.Dipak Kumar Dhali, company secretary, NWPGCL, Mr. Kazi Mohammed shamsul Haque, assistant manager(Procurement), NWPGCL, Mr.Md. Muniruzzaman ,manager(Audit),Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh, also participated in the seminar.

Opening Ceremony of Banani Office dated 01/12/2012

Rahman’s Chambers officially opened its Banani Office on 1th December 2012 although work was commenced in 1st November 2012. The ceremony started with opening speech given by head of Chambers, followed by dua (prayer) conducted by Hon’ble Imam of Banani Chairman Bari Mosque, Banani, Dhaka & cutting of cake.

Amongst many others, Mr. Chowdhury MAQ Sarwar, Head of legal & Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank Ltd., Mr. Mohd. Shoyeb Ali, Vice President & Head of Investment Dept., First Security Islami Bank Ltd, Mr. Abdur Aziz, Executive Vice President & Manager, First Security Islami Bank Limited, Mr. Md. Mustafa Kahir, Executive Vice President & Manager, First Security Islami Bank Limited, Mr. Syed Waseque Md. Ali, Deputy Managing Director, First Security Islami Bank Limited, Mr. M.A. Matin, Executive Director, Foreign Investors’ Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FCCI), Mr. Lui Shuang Chuan, President & Managing Director of How are You Ltd, Mr. Md. Nazmul Hasan, Managing Director, Leatherex Footware Industries Ltd, Eng. Abdul Motin, Barrister Afzal Hossain, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Mr. Shadman Sadekeen, Project Manager, M & H Informatics BD Ltd., Mr. Mahbubur Rahman, Senior Officer, So IT Division, The Premier Bank Ltd., Mr. Golam Awlia, Senior Executive Vice President, United Commercial Bank Ltd, Mr. Monzurul Islam, Vice President, United Commercial Bank. Ltd participated in the opening ceremony.

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