Mr. Sheikh Abdullah

Deputy Head, Commercial Department

Mr. Sheikh Abdullah is with the Chambers since 2012. He is a senior member of our Supreme Court Team. He appears a a counsel in shipping, letter of credit and international trade matters before in the High court. Mr. Abdullah is a the deputy Head of Commercial Department and senior member of Shipping Department which are ranked under Shipping by Chambers and Partners 2023 Asia Pacific Guide.  The editorial says: “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….”

Mr. Sheikh Abdullah completed LLB and LLM under the University of Southeast. He is a member of the Supreme Court and Dhaka Bar Association. Having joined the Firm in the year of 2012, Mr. Abdullah is working for the firm as a senior member for 10 years, appearing in Courts, handling cases of related departments. Mr. Abdullah was as Deputy Head, Taxes and Finance department in 2021 and a senior member of Dispute Resolution department. In 2022, he is appointed as a deputy head of commercial department and a senior member of Shipping department. Both the departments, where he is a senior member, are ranked under Shipping  for seven consecutive years.


  • Assisted in a case before Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif And Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ahmed Sohel in a civil revision involving stopping payment under a letter of credit on the ground of fraud. Our client, an MNC, the beneficiary and the supplier of food grain. The Hon’ble Court was pleased to discharge the rule and vacated the injunction granted back in 2016 as the fraud allegation was unfounded.


  • Assisted in court in a complex maritime dispute involving the forceful deviation of vessel by Iranian Navy and discharge of crude oil by Iranian Court in a dispute involving multiple sale of the same crude oil to a number of buyers. We handled the claim brought in Bangladesh by Chinese buyer and assisted the client on releasing the vessel from the arrest order
  • Assisted in court in a dispute arising out of an allision with a gantry crane of Chittagong Port Authority (CPA). The matter was particularly complex as the CPA exercised its statutory power to claim loss & damages and the same has been challenged before the Hon’ble Admiralty Court successfully and the vessel was released on furnishing of security instead of paying in full & final satisfaction of the claim raised by CPA.

He has successfully conducted hearing of a number of cases involving general writs,  financial crimes and banking matters. His recent achievement is successfully conducting hearing and disposal of a case involving electricity distribution related disputes and a banking matters involving dishour of cheque and proceedings arising out of execution.

Organisation Plan 

The Deputy Head of a department is next to the Divisional Head and the Head of Chambers. In a large department there may be more than one deputy head.  Deputy head is a person who has proven track record of working in the respective field and/or has specialized knowledge or exposure in that particular field of law, which make him/her eligible for taking a leading position. 


  • 2008– LL.M from University of Southeast.
  • 2007– LL.B (Hon’s) from University of Southeast.

Legal Qualification

  • 2012–  Enrolled in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
  • 2009–  Enrolled in the District Court & Tribunals.

Recognition and Award

  • Achieved  Best Team Performance Award – Year of 2016
  • Awarded with Best Individual Performer Certificate – July 2016.

Employment History

  • Rahman’s Chambers
  • Al-Amin Associates
  • ABM Nurul Islam & Associates
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