Our Recent Works
We have recently completed advising a reputed Real Estate Developer in a number of complex transactions involving joint venture, sale of residential apartment and commercial outlets, shops, etc also matters involving owning, operation and maintaining of common areas, representation, associational rights etc. A large commercial project involves much complex issues as it has many stakeholders, huge land and commercial documents compared to residential. Several laws also comes into play. It took almost 6 months to complete the work. [pic source: corporatefinanceinstitute]
We have advised an MNC having significant investment in Bangladesh on international law involving compliance of labor, environmental treaties, changes involving the new EU GSP scheme, WTO’s SCM Agreements, and signing of PTAs, FTA,s and CEPA in relation to LDC graduation of Bangladesh in 2026. [photo source: thefinancialexpress.com]
We have advised an MNC on the possibilities of introducing ’employees share scheme’ under the labour law of Bangladesh and its implications under the Companies act ie possible reduction of capital and treatment under tax laws. The work was interesting as this was our first work of such nature and we found that law is required to be updated to effectively deal with such issues. [photo source: expert-market.com]
We are assisting in the process of resolving disputes for several landowners against a renowned land developer involving delay in payment and construction of a commercial building at Gulshan Avenue. As per common law, a force majeure clause cannot be implied and must be present in the JV agreement. Besides, it must have the word “pandemic” etc. It does not matter how the parties believed!! Law follows its own course and it is the learned arbitral tribunals who is going to decide the outcome. [photo source: njordlaw.com]
Our investment department has successfully registered a 100% foreign investment company in the logistics and retail sector in the last month. During the covid 19 period, there were a number of queries, however, we have hardly seen any investor actually moving forward. This is one of the very few exceptions where the esteemed client actually decided to go ahead. [photo source: realhonglee]
We have advised a leading local RMG on a transaction involving Engineering, Procurement, Construction related to an Effluent Treatment Plant. We have advised them on legal and regulatory issues involving the environment and also drafted the EPC contract. RMGs and other industries are increasingly becoming compliant with environmental regulations. [photo source: the Independent]
We are happy to inform that we have recently completed advising an organization created under a bilateral investment treaty on breach of treaty provisions and obligations of respective countries under international law and consequence of such breach etc. [photo source: dw.com]
Chambers have advised one of the major EPC contractor involving Matarbari Ultra Super Critical Coal-Fired Power Project on transactions and agreements involving the projects. [Photo source: The financial express BD]
Our Head of Chambers is associated with Deloitte Bangladesh Limited for providing Consultancy Services for Insolvency Law Reforms in Bangladesh to Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
We have advised a leading group of companies over loan security and documentation requirements under Bangladesh Bank regulations and circulars. In particular the legality and documentation involving mortgaging existing land for securing a second loan known as second mortgage.
We acted for a multistoried commercial building owners located in a prime location involving challenging a notice issued by RAJUK. The notice was issued without taking into account the representation previously made by the client.
The Chambers construction department advised an LGP terminal on transactions involving construction of LPG station and supply contract.
The Chambers have advised a NBFI on loan security documentation involving Tk.20 Million loan.
We have advised a 5 star hotel owners on issues involving method of calculating revenue to resolve difference of opinion with an international hotel chain.
Our investment team advised a MNC on regulations involving acquisition of large shareholding of a listed company listed with DSE.
We have advised a local group of companies on a franchise agreement with a an Italian lubricant brand .
Our corporate department advised a leading MNC on leather good manufacturing in Chittagong on issues involving layoff and entrenchment arising from COVID-19 redundancy and lockdown situation.
We have advised an MNC on due diligence involving appointing an EPC contractor for construction of a steel building for their project at Savar.
We have initiated a construction arbitration proceeding against land developer for failure to handover the apartment and pay arrears penalties even after completion of construction.
We advised our client Unigas in transactions involving setting up multiple Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) infrastructures on the respective premises of authorized Meghna Refueling Station
We advised a garments MNC, leather goods producer MNC based in Chittagong and a number of local businesses on options of termination, furlough, layoff and entrenchment due to redundancy and lockdown arising from COVID-19.
We have advised a local group of companies for setting up a JV with a foreign counterpart for developing, operating and managing an Inland Container Depot (ICD).
Chambers COVID-19 practice group on Banking and Finance advised an garments MNC on rules and regulations for availing stimulus package made available during the COVId-19 pandemic.
China Road and Bridge Corporation, CCCC, appointed Rahman’s Chambers as its retainer for legal advisory services involving Construction of Patenga Container Terminal (PCT) . We are advising on several legal issues involving the project.
Our COVID-19 special practice group on supply chain advised a number of MNCs, local group of companies on different terms and conditions under different sales and supply chain contacts affected by COVID-19 lockdown with a view to protect the best interest of the client.
Our shipping department represented Swiss Singapore in an Admiralty suit involving claim of loss and damage of cargo against the Shipowner.
We have conducted DD and advised an MNC on possible M&A (Merger) of their two entities in Bangladesh.
We have advised an Australian MNC on workers and their family’s insurance policy under the law of Bangladesh
We have advised EC4J project funded by Government of Bangladesh, Ministry of Commerce and World Bank on establishing a number of self sustaining technology centers (TCs) in different parts of Bangladesh with a view to advancing R & D, innovation, technology, enabling technological based testing facilities and bringing competitiveness in different export earning sectors and ensuring diversification of job and national earning etc. As a part of the creation of a number of TCs, which are basically self sustaining companies limited by guarantees, we assisted client on M& A (land Acquisition) in different locations.
One of such acquisition where we were involved was relating to 10.0 (Ten) acres (40,468.60 square meter) of developed land situated in Mirsarai-Feni Economic Zones in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar under Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA). A major part of that advisory was related to negotiating various critical terms and conditions of such lease.
Another such acquisition were involving lease of 16350 sqm or 4 acres land for value USD 2 Million for 40 years in Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City situated at Kaliakoir, Gazipur, Bangladesh under Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, under Information and Communication Technology Division. A major part of that advisory was related to negotiating various critical terms and conditions of such lease.
We have advised Unitex LP Gas Ltd in the legal process of appointing contractor, DEC S.A. for procurement, supply, transportation, supervision & commissioning of LPG loading/unloading under a subsea project, to be operated with Umbilical cord & Hydraulic Power Unit.
We handled a dispute for a renowned resort relating to physical injury of a guest caused by alleged negligence of our client. There were issues of contributory negligence and forceful use of the golf cart (buggy) which was supposed to used for elderly and luggage. Due to different contour and hilly terrain of the resort, the buggy was never recommended for travelling due to chances of loss of control. Early warning signs were given and also terms and conditions was added in the guest booking receipts.
We have advised a major MNC based in Hong Kong over a disputes involving purchase of 50+ acres land subject to acquisition rights of Ministry of Land. There were complex issues involving failure to take prior permission, misrepresentation, non-disclosure, promissory estoppel and legitimate expectation.
We have handled disputes involving denial of seniority of section of employees of Bangladesh Bridge Authority. The issues came under the spotlight are issuance of recruitment circular indirectly having discriminatory effect on a section of employees violating the service rules applicable.
Our shipping department were successful in arresting a container vessel at Chittagong port berthing for its alleged involvement with causing damage to a Fire Truck imported for CAAB for Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka due to negligent discharge operation.
Our IT department advised client based in Chittagong on different aspect of legality involving opening an e-commerce platform providing services of buy & sale of industrial land, factory along with arranging finance from scheduled banks and NBFI.
We have successfully handled a complex disputes involve rights to receive rent by landowner, developer and lending bank of a commercial lease from the tenant. The matter was litigated before rent control tribunal and later appeal filed before District judge court against order.
We have commenced an execution proceeding of an award received from a arbitral tribunal comprising three arbitrators involving recovery of payment of loan. The award were delivered in 2020 and award debtor failed to show up to comply with the award.
We have handled a writ involving non compliance of bonded warehouse conditions and removal of raw materials from one bond house to another without permission and associated duties, penalty and baseless assumptions of customs authority for sale of bonded item for a major garments industry.
We have successfully advised a Japanese MNC by providing assistance in forming committee and initiating disciplinary proceedings against an employee who was allegedly involvement in taking bribery involving company’s business transactions.