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Syed Mohammad Raihan Uddin


Professional Qualifications:

2016: Enrolled as an Advocate, Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association

2015: Enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh

2014: Enrolled as an Advocate, Dhaka Taxes Bar Association

2012: Enrolled as an Advocate, Dhaka Bar Association

Academic Qualifications:

LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M. University of Dhaka

Work Experience:

2012-present:               Associate, The Law Counsel, Chambers of Mr. Abdur Razzaq, Barrister-at-Law, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh

2012-2015:                  Worked as a defence counsel in The International Crimes Tribunal, Dhaka, Bangladesh

January-June 2011:      Intern, MNA Barrister and Advocates

Practice areas:

Family law, International Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Employment Law, Corporate Law, Trade Mark Law, Law of Contract, Taxation and Customs, Labour Law, Commercial Law, Property Law and Cyber Law.

Particulars of Work Experience:

International law: Extensive research on applicability of customary international law in Bangladesh in particular, the evolution of the offences of genocide, crime against humanity and command responsibility in customary international law from 1971-2009. Appeared before International Crimes Tribunal, Bangladesh in relation to two cases namely the Chief Prosecutor vs. Professor Ghulam Azam (ICT-BD Case No. 06 of 2011) and the Chief Prosecutor vs. A.T.M. Azharul Islam (ICT-BD Case No. 05 of 2013). Assisted senior defence counsel in conducting cases before International Crimes Tribunal, Bangladesh and Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

Corporate Law: Experience in corporate matters and especially in drafting and vetting Memorandum and Articles of Association of listed companies. Representing clients before the Company Bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in complicated Share register rectification litigation.   

Employment Law: Experience in drafting tailor-made employment contracts. Provided employment related advice to a number companies including Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Accenture Communication Infrastructure Solution Limited. Provided legal advice on an annual basis to various foreign companies in relation to the offer of Restricted Stock Units, phantom shares, etc. to employees of their subsidiaries in Bangladesh.

Contract Law: Assisted in drafting agreements between MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc., USA and Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited., Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Oman & UAE Exchange, Oman, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and HDFC Bank, India, remittance services agreement between the National Bank of Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE and Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, Samba Financial Group of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia andIslami Bank Bangladesh Limited.

Information Technology: Advised a number of newspapers in relation to violation of the provisions of the Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006. Appeared as a counsel in two cases before the Cyber Tribunal, Dhaka. Also advised foreign companies in relation to Information Technology Act.

VAT, Customs etc: Conducted litigations against the National Board of Revenue in cases involving interpretation of the Custom Act.

Trademark Law: Represented a leading group of companies in a trademark dispute with a rival business group.             

Anti-Bribery law: Providing advice to TRACE International, Washington on anti-bribery related laws in Bangladesh.