Bangladesh is a maritime country with 710 KM of coastline at the vertex of the Bay of Bengal. It has two major seaports largest, and busiest one is in Chittagong and the other port is in Mongla at Khulna. Another port named Paira in Potuakhali District is under construction. Besides, a deep sea port named Matarbari Port is under construction for importing coal required for the power plant, which will include a 760m-long container and a multi-purpose terminal. The admiralty court is located in the High Court in Dhaka. All maritime and admiralty-related claims and proceedings are brought before the Admiralty court. Due to several factors like weather conditions, conditions at the port, navigation error, pilotage, etc collision does occur and such cases are not very uncommon in Admiralty court. Similarly, ownership disputes for local seagoing and non-sea going vessels are required to be brought before this court and the same are a regular item of this court. Foreign and local bunker suppliers, crews and mortgagee banks often invoke this jurisdiction for recovering their dues by arresting the vessels lying in Bangladesh territory. Involvement of International P&I Clubs and local and foreign Banks is a common affair as without their undertaking or bank guarantee respectively, the release of the ship cannot be insured. Claims arising from the carriage of goods, Shortfall of Cargo, Cargo damage, dead freight failure to pay freight and hire, etc are nowadays common items as litigants are now more concerned with their rights. Action in rem for charter party claims for sub-freight on cargo lien can also be brought in limited cases depending on the arbitration clause.  

Due to the complexity of the transactions, prior experience is essential to deal with claims involving chartering e.g. claim for hire, B/L claim for freight, demurrage and detention claim, etc. Charter-party hire-related disputes are mostly resolved through arbitration as per contractual terms. In exceptional cases, charter-party hire-related disputes may be enforced as action in rem by filing an admiralty suit in the Bangladesh territory as a means of recovery of the claim which allows the arrest of the ship in question.


We will discuss and analyze the current legal issues involving Charterparty etc. The event will be conducted in a hybrid fashion, where participants can join physically or virtually. The Seminar will be conducted on the 12th of December 2022 (Monday) from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm by Rahman’s Chambers, Chattogram Office, 7th Floor, Al Madina Tower, 88/89, Agrabad C/A, Chattogram -4100, Bangladesh.


Join the event to enhance your knowledge and make yourself aware of the current legal issues.


Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman

Head of Chambers, Rahman’s Chambers  

Barrister-at-Law, LL.M.(International Dispute Resolution) (London) 

PGDipLaw(Maritime), PGCertLaw(Commercial & Corporate), FHKIArb, MSIArb

Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR, Paris

Panel Arbitrator, SCIA & SARCO, Member, NYSBA, SCMA

CEDR Accredited Mediator, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh

Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh.



Ms. Tanzina Sharmee 

Senior Associate

Deputy Head, Shipping Department  

Senior Member, Taxes & Finance Department 

Rahman’s Chambers (Chattogram)   

LLB Premier University 

LL.M Premier University 

Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh



Mr. Khandaker Mashfique Ahmed 

Associate & Coordinator  

Member, Shipping & Investment Dept.

Member, Legal Consultancy & Documentation team

Rahman’s Chambers (Headquarters) 

Diploma-in-Law, University of London 

LL.B, University of London

LLM, Int. Business & Commercial Law (UK)


Time Schedule

Time : 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Date  : 12th December 2022 (Monday)

Booking Instructions:

  • Please register for our event as indicated below. Also indicate it you are joining physically/ virtually.  We will send you registration confirmation by email/SMS.
  • Materials will be provided at the time of the session.
  • There is no fee for attending the above event.

For Physical participation 

  • Advance booking is recommended.
  • Bookings are made on First come first serve basis.
  • Priority is given to Past/Present Clients in Booking.

For Registration:

Mobile: (+88) (0)1319787453

Email:  chittagong@rahmansc.com      


Click here to Register

Organized By:

Rahman’s Chambers, Chattogram Office

7th Floor, Al Madina Tower
88/89, Agrabad C/A, Chattogram-4100.

Emailchittagong@rahmansc.com, Phone: (+88) (0)1319787453 

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