Our Recognition And Awards


Chambers and Partners, Asia Pacific 2022 Rankings: Rahman’s Chambers 

(a) Shipping Department (covering commercial works) again ranked under the Spotlight table for five consecutive years;

The editorial states as follows:

           For Shipping (Under Spotlight Table)

“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.”

(b) Corporate and Finance Department’s (covering construction, investment works) again ranked Band 4 for two consecutive years.

           For Corporate & Finance (Band IV)

“Additionally has a recognised practice in such areas as business formation, M&A and employment matters, alongside energy, infrastructure and real estate matters. Notable clients include China Road and Bridge Corporation and InterContinental Dhaka”

On Rahman’s Chambers’ work highlights;

Rahman’s Chambers assisted Maruha Nichiro with Bangladesh legal matters surrounding its acquisition of a fishing company.
Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC in 2022 quoted one of our respected Clients stating that;

They are friendly and work for us enthusiastically.

(c) Dispute Resolution Department ranked for the very time under Band 3.

“Rahman’s Chambers houses a well-regarded litigation practice in Bangladesh with significant experience in construction disputes. Possesses additional experience in land, banking and insolvency issues. Also assists clients with arbitration proceedings. Clients include Alaris Aerospace Systems, Knight Frank Development and Khan Bahadur Group.”

Strengths
One source states: Their solution-based and customer-oriented approach is enormously helpful in reaching the best solution.”
Another client reports that the team is very fast in taking the necessary steps.”
Work highlights
Rahman’s Chambers acted for Alaris Aerospace Systems in a dispute over non-payment related to the supply of aeronautical parts and equipment.

Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman 

(a) ranked for Dispute Resolution for the second consecutive year

The editorial states as follows:

         Dispute Resolution – Bangladesh (Band III)

Mohammed Forrukh Rahman is a well-established dispute resolution lawyer in Bangladesh. He is particularly praised for his knowledge and experience in arbitration, and he has expertise in bankruptcy, construction, energy and shipping cases. A client describes him as “very adept in his profession” and highlights the “wide exposure and knowledge” he is able to draw on.”     View ranking table

(b) ranked under band two for three consecutive years for Corporate & Finance.

           Corporate & Finance – Bangladesh (Band II),

Mohammed Forrukh Rahman is particularly recognised for his expertise in shipping law matters in Bangladesh, while he also assists clients with M&A and employment law. Market sources describe him as “a very competentlawyer.”      View ranking table

 

We are pleased to announce that our esteemed Head, Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman has been named as one of the top 50 lawyers of Bangladesh– a member of the exclusive A-List of the country’s legal profession, in Asia Business Law Journal’s A-List lawyer, specializing in, including but not limited to Arbitration & ADR, corporate & commercial, inbound investment, infrastructure, shipping, etc.

The endorsement is based on extensive research conducted by Asia Business Law Journal, in which thousands of in-house counsel and lawyers at international law firms were invited to nominate the country’s top private practice lawyers. Nominations were received from professionals at a wide range of Bangladesh and global companies.

“Very in-depth solutions for legal matters, well equipped on law and practices, and sincere service,” says Mohammad Shahriar Kabez, vice president at First Security Islami Bank in Dhaka, when nominating the head of Rahman’s Chambers, Mohammed Forrukh Rahman.

“In addition, the firm keeps conducting the session, training and awareness programme on contemporary legal issues in business and trade for service holders and professionals in related fields,” says Kabez.

Rahman’s expertise is also commended by Tetsuro Kano, chief representative general manager at Japanese general trading company Itochu Corporation in Dhaka. “His advice is always logical and definite, based on the law and objective fact,” says Kano. “He is one of the most trustable people in my network.”

For the Full Article, please click here.

 

 

We are pleased to share that our esteemed Head has been engaged by the Council of Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) as an arbitrator of SCIA with the inclusion into the SCIA Panel of Arbitrators for a term of three years starting from the 21st of February 2022 to 20 February 2025. The SCIA is the first arbitration institution in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, as well as the first arbitration institution in China that implements the statutory body governance mechanism: under special legislation, the SCIA has established a corporate governance structure with its international Council as the core.

 

We are most pleased to announce that our Head of Chambers, Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman, Barrister-at-Law, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh has been appointed as a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.
The Commission on Arbitration and ADR is ICC’s unique think tank and rule making body in the field of international dispute resolution based in Paris. In its research capacity, the commission proposes new policies in the interest of efficient and cost-effective dispute resolution and provides useful tools for the conduct of dispute resolution. It is made up of approximately 1,000 members from more than 92 countries comprising lawyers, in-house counsel, arbitrators, mediators, law professors and experts in various dispute resolution fields.
Members are appointed to the commission by an ICC regional office (known as national committees) in their respective countries.

We are pleased to announce that the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (“SCMA”) has published our Firm’s article titled, “Overview of Bangladeshi Arbitration and Maritime Law” penned down by our esteemed Head of Chambers, Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman, Senior Associate Ms. Tanzina Sharmee, Associate & Coordinator Mr. Khandaker Mashfique Ahmed.

To read the full article, please click here.

We are pleased to announce that the Bangladesh International Arbitration Center (“BIAC”) has published an article titled, “Preference of Mediation, Conciliation & Arbitration over Adjudication under Sharia law” in its 10th-year Anniversary magazine, penned down by our esteemed Head of Chambers, Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman.

To read the full article, please click here.

 

We are pleased to announce that the Japan Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JBCCI) Board has announced the inclusion of our esteemed Head of Chambers, Barrister Mohammed Forrukh Rahman in its Standing Committees, as “Member” under the ‘Mediation / Arbitration Committee’ for the years July 2020 – June 2022.

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce that the Bangladesh German Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BGCCI) Board has confirmed the assignment, as the Convenor of Governance & Legal Affairs Committee, in addition to the Advisory role of our esteemed Head of Chambers, Barrister Mohammed Forrukh Rahman.

 

 

The prestigious SAARC Arbitration Council has featured a write-up by our esteemed Head of Chambers in the 9th Edition of its Bi-Annual Newsletter, titled, “LEGAL ASPECTS OF SUPPLY CHAIN CONTRACTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC”.

To view the full article, please click here.

 

Chambers and Partners, Asia Pacific 2021 Rankings: Rahman’s Chambers 

(a) Shipping Department (covering commercial works) again ranked under the Spotlight table for four consecutive years;

The editorial states as follows:

           For Shipping (Under Spotlight Table)

“Specialist shipping practice covering the full scope of maritime issues including ship arrests, marine insurance, bills of lading and admiralty. Also active on collision cases, often representing international P&I clubs and shipping companies.”

(b) Corporate and Finance Department’s (covering construction, investment works) ranking upgraded to Band 4 from previously recognized firm.

           For Corporate & Finance (Band IV)

“Additionally has a recognised practice in such areas as business formation, projects and energy, M&A and employment matters”

Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman 

(a) ranked for Dispute Resolution for the first time

The editorial states as follows:

           Dispute Resolution – Bangladesh (Band III)

“Mohammed Forrukh Rahman ‘has excellent and wide exposure in his profession, and is impressive in handling legal issues with aplomb,’ summarises an interviewee. He is particularly praised for his knowledge and experience in arbitration, and he has expertise in bankruptcy, construction, energy and shipping cases.”     View ranking table

(b) ranked under band two for two consecutive years for Corporate & Finance.

           Corporate & Finance – Bangladesh (Band II),

“Mohammed Forrukh Rahman is particularly recognised for his expertise in shipping matters, whilst he also assists clients with M&A and employment law. A client says: ‘He gives very precise advice on how to deal with procedural issues and has an eye for detail, providing almost immediate responses.’”

On Rahman’s Chambers’ work highlights;

“Represented London P&I Club and a shipowner in LMAA arbitration, in a payment to hire dispute involving a charterer.”

“Advised Pou Chen Group on various HR and labour compliance issues in Bangladesh.”

Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC in 2021 quoted one of our respected Clients stating that;

“they are very quick to come back to us with solutions and have been very helpful in giving advice on local laws, regulations and requirements.they are very quick to come back to us with solutions and have been very helpful in giving advice on local laws, regulations and requirements.

Another interviewee reports: “It is a highly efficient team which always offers timely support.”

Rahman’s Chambers was recommended by asialaw in 2020.

asialaw produces comprehensive news, information and rankings analysis of the leading regional and domestic law firms in the Asia-Pacific region.

Our Head of Chambers, Mr. Forrukh Rahman’s article titled “COVID-19: Collision Risk at Chittagong Port, Bangladesh” was published by the prestigious Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) in their “Knowledge sharing: Article” initiative, on the field of Maritime Law and Arbitration.

Rahman’s Chambers has been ranked as one of the leading law Firms in the prestigious Chambers and Partners GLOBAL in the field of “Corporate and Finance” and “Shipping” for 2020. The editorial states as follows:

“Specialist shipping practice covering the full scope of maritime issues including ship arrests, marine insurance, bills of lading and admiralty. Also handles shipbuilding matters, as well as ownership disputes, mortgage claims and cargo damage claims. Additionally has a recognised practice in such areas as business formation, projects and energy, real estate and employment matters.”

Mr. Forrukh Rahman has been ranked as one of the leading individual practitioners (Band II) in the prestigious Chambers and Partners GLOBAL for his achievements in the field of Corporate and Finance Laws of Bangladesh. The editorial states as follows:

Mohammed Forrukh Rahman is described by interviewees as “very caring and friendly to his clients.” Further sources report that “he tries to understand the client’s needs and also offers options.” He represents a broad clientele on a range of shipping, real estate, energy, construction and employment mandates.”

Rahman’s Chambers has been ranked as one of the leading law Firms in the prestigious Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC in the field of “Corporate and Finance” and “Shipping” for 2020. The editorial states as follows:

“Specialist shipping practice covering the full scope of maritime issues including ship arrests, marine insurance, bills of lading and admiralty. Also handles shipbuilding matters, as well as ownership disputes, mortgage claims and cargo damage claims. Additionally has a recognised practice in such areas as business formation, projects and energy, real estate and employment matters.

Mr. Forrukh Rahman has been ranked as one of the leading individual practitioners in the prestigious Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC for his achievements in the field of Corporate and Finance Laws of Bangladesh. As one client interviewee explains that he is “very caring and friendly to his clients.” Further sources report that “he tries to understand the client’s needs and also offers options.” 

On Rahman’s Chambers work highlights;

“Represented the shipowner Momentum International Trading, as well as UK P&I Club, in relation to a vessel collision incident in Chittagong port.

Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC in 2020 quoted one of our respected Clients stating that;

According to a client, the firm is“thorough in terms of maritime law, investigating facts in detail, and are good at following up.”

Another interviewee reports: “I have a high-level opinion of them, with one of their strengths being a commitment to delivering on time.”

 

Rahman’s Chambers has been ranked as one of the leading law Firms in the prestigious Chambers and Partners GLOBAL in the field of “Corporate and Finance” and “Shipping” for 2019. The editorial states as follows:

“Specialist shipping practice covering the full scope of maritime issues including ship arrests, marine insurance, bills of lading and admiralty. Also handles shipbuilding matters, as well as ownership disputes, mortgage claims and cargo damage claims. Offers further capabilities in international trade and commercial litigation. Acts for a range of clients including shipowners, operators and P&I clubs.”

Mr. Forrukh Rahman has been ranked as one of the leading individual practitioners (Band II) in the prestigious Chambers and Partners GLOBAL for his achievements in the field of Corporate and Finance Laws of Bangladesh. The editorial states as follows:

“Mohammed Forrukh Rahman debuts in the rankings this year, having received positive recognition from both clients and market commentators. As one client interviewee explains, “he is a knowledgeable and very co-operative person. I have discussed many issues with him and he gives me the right suggestions.” He is active across a range of contentious shipping work, including advising on collision claims.”

 

Rahman’s Chambers has been ranked as one of the leading law Firms in the prestigious Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC in the field of “Corporate and Finance” and “Shipping” for 2019. The editorial states as follows:

 

“Specialist shipping practice covering the full scope of maritime issues including ship arrests, marine insurance, bills of lading and admiralty. Also handles shipbuilding matters, as well as ownership disputes, mortgage claims and cargo damage claims. Offers further capabilities in international t

rade, commercial litigation and project finance.

Mr. Forrukh Rahman has been ranked as one of the leading individual practitioners in the prestigious Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC for his achievements in the field of Corporate and Finance Laws of Bangladesh. As one client interviewee explains “he is a knowledgeable and very co-operative person. I have discussed many issues with him and he gives me the right suggestions.” 

On Rahman’s Chambers work highlights;

“Advised Oriental Container Line regarding the takeover of the company by OOCL Logistics Bangladesh as part of a global takeover.”

“Advised Dongfang Electric with regard to the opening of a new office branch in Bangladesh, for the purpose of carrying out construction and engineering work.”

Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC in 2019 quoted one of our respected Clients stating that;

“They always give us suggestions that help us make a good decision.

 

Mr. Forrukh Rahman has been ranked as one of the leading individual practitioners in the prestigious Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC for his achievements in the field of Corporate and Finance Laws of Bangladesh.

 

 

Rahman’s Chambers has been ranked as one of the leading law Firms in the prestigious Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC in the field of Admiralty, Maritime and Shipping laws of Bangladesh, wherein it has been recommended;

“Specialist shipping practice covering the full scope of maritime issues including ship arrests, marine insurance, bills of lading and admiralty. Also handles shipbuilding matters. Offers further capabilities in international trade and commercial litigation.”

On Rahman’s Chambers work highlights;

“Acted for the London P&I Club on securing the release of a ship that was under arrest after a collision at Chittagong port.”

“Assisted the First Engineering Bureau of Henan Water Conservancy with setting up a branch office in Bangladesh.”

Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC in 2018 quoted one of our respected Clients stating that;

“Their response times are excellent and they make you feel generally very well informed.” 

Rahman’s Chambers has been top ranked in the prestigious Legal 500 ASIA PACIFIC 2018, wherein they have stated:

Rahman’s Chambers handles foreign investment and disputes involving corporate transactions, finance and shipping. Work highlights included advising Velcan Energy Mauritius on a solar power project and assisting London P&I Club with a collision that took place in the port of Chittagong.” 

Mr. Forrukh Rahman has been recommended as one of the leading individual practitioners in the prestigious Legal 500 ASIA PACIFIC 2018, wherein they have stated:

“The ‘very responsible, responsive and knowledgeable’ Mohammed Forrukh Rahman heads the firm.”

Rahman’s Chambers has been top ranked in the prestigious Legal 500 ASIA PACIFIC wherein it has been recommended:

Rahman’s Chambers has strong contentious capabilities, and has handled a number of insurance, fraud and international trade disputes. Barrister Mohammed Forrukh Rahman is the leading Practitioner.

 

Rahman’s Chambers has been ranked as one of the leading law Firms in the prestigious Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC in the field of Admiralty, Maritime and Shipping laws of Bangladesh, wherein it has been recommeded;

Specialist shipping practice covering the full scope of maritime issues including ship arrests, marine insurance, bills of lading and admiralty. Offers further capabilities in international trade and commercial litigation.”

On Rahman’s Chambers work highlights;

“Successfully represented Bangladesh Bank in a dispute regarding the duties of the carrier under foreign exchange regulations. This was a landmark decision which clarified the legality of the house bill of lading for the sea leg of a journey”

“Acted for Sea Power Shipping on the urgent USD 2 million arrest of a ship”

Mr. Forrukh Rahman has been ranked as one of the leading individual practitioners in the prestigious Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC for his achievements in the field of Corporate and Finance Laws of Bangladesh.

 

 

 

Mr. Forrukh Rahman’s article titled “Construction and Engineering Related disputes in Bangladesh” was published in the BIAC Quarterly Bulletin 2017.

 

 

Mr. Forrukh Rahman’s article titled “Power Sector Related Arbitration in Bangladesh” was published in the BIAC’s 6th Anniversary Souvenir.

Mr. Forrukh Rahman’s article titled “Common International Trade Disputes in Bangladesh” was published in the BIAC Fifth Anniversary Souvenir  [pg 30-31]

Mr. Forrukh Rahman’s contribution has been recognized by the Bench-marking Public Procurement Project of World Bank as available in the world bank website.

Event in Commemoration of World Fair Trade Day 2015 organised by the Firm:

The Chief Guest, Hon’ble Mr. Justice AFM Abdur Rahman’s speech during the event held in Commemoration of World Fair Trade Day – 2015 has been published on UNCITRAL’S website. Please click here to access the full speech.

 

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Rahman’s Chambers has been profiled by the reputed LEGAL500 series. To view the full Chambers profile, please click here.

ATN BANGLA: Law & Order interview:

Mr. Rahman has been invited by the Channel to talk on different aspects of International Trade Law.For video, please click here

 

 

 

Mr. Forrukh Rahman’s article titled “Crisis time drafting of commercial contracts” was published in the Daily Star Newspaper. Please click here to view the article.

 

 

The article has since then, been added in the Prestigious CISG Database of Pace Law School, NY. Please click here to view it.

Mr. Forrukh Rahman’s article titled “Judicial Intervention in Administrative Action” was published in the Daily Star Newspaper in 2006.

Mr. Forrukh Rahman’s article titled “Preventing money laundering What should be the mechanism?” was published in the Daily Star Newspaper in 2005.

Mr. Shamsuddin Ahmed had been awarded with the Life Time Achievement award by the Bangladesh Bar Council for the completion of 50 years of practicing career in 2003.

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