Firm History & Profile

Founded in 1980, Akhtar Imam & Associates is a full service law firm providing a wide range of legal services to national and multinational corporations, in all sectors of industries. Akhtar Imam, the founder, is now a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and regarded as a leading expert in corporate and commercial law in the country. He is also widely respected for his integrity and high ethical standards. Prior to establishing the firm, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1970 and enjoyed a successful law practice in London from 1971 to 1979.

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About US

Our People

To deliver the highest standards of legal services, by ensuring that our corporate clients realise their full business potential, and by procuring the best possible reliefs for our litigation clients.
Akhtar Imam

Akhtar Imam

Senior Partner See bio
rashna Imam

Rashna Imam

Managing Partner See bio
barrister reshad imam

Reshad Imam

Junior Partner See bio

Our Latest News

  • Representing Basic Dredging Limited Company (BDCL) in an arbitration and court proceedings arising out of breach of contract in relation to land development work by BDLC by dredging the river Buriganga along Dhaka-Maowa for the Jhilmil Residential Project (one of the largest residential projects in the capital city) of RAJUK (Capital Development Authority).

    Status: Lower court proceedings on-going to set aside the arbitral award we secured for our client

  • Representing GBB Power Limited, a major player in the power sector in Bangladesh, in arbitration proceedings against a government-owned gas supplier regarding a contractual dispute where the central issue is the extent to which bills can be adjusted based on higher heating value.

    Status: arbitration proceedings

  • Representing a high profile customer of a private bank in High Court Proceedings where the main issue is the scope of the statutory duties of the Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of Bangladesh and the sole regulator of the banking sector, in particular, the extent to which the Bangladesh Bank can and should intervene in a dispute between a private bank and a customer.

    Status: Awaiting judgment

  • Representing Pubali Bank Limited, the largest private commercial bank having 435 branches, in High Court Proceedings where the main issue is the scope of the statutory duties of the Securities and Exchange Commission in according consent for raising capital through Initial Public Offering.

    Status: Hearing

  • Representing the former General Sales Agent of Gulf Air in multiple court proceedings arising out of a contractual dispute regarding incentives and commissions amounting to over Tk. 100,000,00,00.00 (Hundred Crores Taka).

    Status: Hearing

  • Representing Concord Pragatee Consortium Limited in High Court Proceedings challenging the legality of award of tender worth Tk. 600,000,00,00.00 to Tk. 1000,000,00,00.00 (six hundred to one thousand crores taka) for construction of a power plant.

    Status: Hearing

News & Articles

Judicial supersession

Original Source The appointment of Justice A.B.M. Khairul Haque to the prestigious office of Chief Justice of Bangladesh, superseding two senior judges Justice M.A. Matin and Justice Shah Abu Nayeem M.R., brings to the fore perplexing questions regarding the many alleged ramifications of judicial supersession (judicial appointment disregarding seniority) on the independence of the judiciary.

Convicted for contempt, but no right of appeal

Original Source Absence of a right of appeal in the ICT Act in a case where a person may be put behind bars for up to a year is definitely a step backwards when one considers the global trend in relation to contempt of court.

ICT issues arrest warrant against Zafrullah Chowdhury

Original Source The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Thursday issued warrant of arrest against veteran freedom fighter Zafrullah Chowdhury as he failed to pay the fine imposed by the tribunal for contempt of court within the stipulated time of seven days of awarding the sentence.

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What Our Clients Says

During our 40 years in the legal profession, we have established a strong and loyal client base, here is what some of our clients have to say about working with us:

“The firm’s attention to detail is second to none”.

“The qualities I like most about this firm: ease of reaching desired party at the firm; promptness in responding to emergency situations; quality of representation and advice".

“They truly have their clients’ best interest in mind, be it through pursuing an aggressive litigation strategy or working towards a satisfactory settlement if that is a preferred solution”.

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Office Hours 9:30am – 9:00pm Saturday to Thursday High Court Office Room 119 (Ground Floor) Supreme Court Bar Association Building Dhaka Bangladesh
Address: Flat C1, House No. 51/A, Road No. 6/A (New), Dhanmondi – R/A, Dhaka- 1209, Bangladesh
Phone: • Landline: +880-2-8142527 • Mobile: +8801711526454; +8801714136071; +8801755590736 • Fax:+880-2-58153424

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