Akhtar Imam: Lawyer with Akhtar Imam & Associates

Akhtar Imam

Senior Partner
Dhaka,  Bangladesh
Phone+88 01714136071

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Foreign Investment in Bangladesh
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Banks and Banking Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Telecommunications
  • Aviation
  • Insurance
  • Power
  • Education
  • Anti-corruption and Bribery Laws
  • Landlord and Tenant
EducationUniversity of Dhaka (B.A., 1965; M.A., 1966; LL.B., 1967); Inns of Court School of Law, England (Bar Vocational Course, 1970); Kings College, University of London, England (LL.M., 1973)
Admitted1970, England, Barrister at Law; 1976, Advocate, High Court Division, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 2001, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
LanguagesEnglish, Bengali, Hindi and Urdu

Achievements/Career Highlights: Acted as both counsel & amicus curiae in landmark cases in the constitutional history of Bangladesh; Senior Advocate (Equivalent to English Queen's Counsel), Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Head of Chambers and Senior Partner at Akhtar Imam & Associates; Successful law practice for 10 years at the Bar of England & Wales; Landmark mergers and acquisitions in the telecom sector, e.g. acquisition of Sheba Telecom by Egyptian telecom giant Orascom Telecom Holding: first international acquisition in the telecomm sector in Bangladesh; Acted as counsel in the landmark case that declared the 5th Amendment to our Constitution to be illegal.

Previous Positions: First Bangladeshi President of Lincoln's Inn Students' Union, England; First General Secretary of the Bangladeshi Barristers Association in England; Lecturer, Comparative Legal Theory, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; President, Barristers' Association of Bangladesh; Director, PRAN Group, Dhaka, Bangladesh; President, Rotary Club of Dhaka New City; Director, Singer Bangladesh Limited (still active).

Reported CasesIntegrated Services Ltd. Vs. Commissioner, Customs and Others, 59 DLR (HC) (2007) 597; Rafiqul Alam (Md) MD Dhaka Mercantile Co-operative Bank Ltd. Vs. State, 57 DLR (HC) (2005) 145; Khaleda Rahman and another. Vs. Integrated Services Limited and others., 53 DLR (HC) (2001) 161; Kamaluddin Ahmed Vs. Director of Trade Organisations and others., 52 DLR (HC) (2000) 659; Suraiya Rahman Vs. Skill Development for Underprivileged Women represented by its Project Director and others, 49 DLR (HC) (1997) 222; Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board Vs. Lithi Enterprises Limited., 50 DLR (AD) (1998) 63; Mohibul Ahsan (Md) (Shawan), Director, Ittefaq Group of Publications Ltd and others. Vs. Ittefaq Group of Publications Ltd represented by Mainul Hosein Executive Director 1 and others., 50 DLR (AD) (1998) 138; Bangladesh Moktijoddah Kalyan Trust represented by the Managing Director. Vs. Kamal Trading Agency and others, 50 DLR (AD) (1998) 171; SA Alim Vs. Dr. Md. Golam Nabi and another, 48 DLR (HC) (1996) 98; Nelly Zaman Vs. Giasuddin Khan, 34 DLR. (HC) (1982) 221; Managing Partner Vs. Second Labour Court, 34 DLR (HC) (1982) 55; Shamsul Huda and others Vs. Alauddin and Taiwa Textile Mills Ltd., 36 DLR (HC) (1984) 316; Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Welfare Trust and another Vs. Md. Momtazul Hossain, 44 DLR (AD) (1992) 273; Shamsuddin Ahmed alias Md. Shamsuddin Vs. Managing Director, Bangladesh Mukti Juddha Kallyan Trust and others, 44 DLR (HC) (1992) 524; Fazal Mahmud Vs. The Pioneer Printing Press Ltd. & Others, 41 DLR (HC) (1989) 529; Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation Vs. Shahid Hossain Bhuiyan (Md) and others, 43 DLR. (AD) (1991) 154; Bangladesh Sangbadpatra Parishad Vs. The Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and Others, 43 DLR (HC) (1991) 424; Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board Vs. Lithi Enterprise Ltd., 46 DLR (HC) (1994) 122; Ittefaq Group of Publication Ltd vs. Arab Bangladesh Bank Ltd., 19 BLD (HC) (1999) 113; S.I. Khan and others Vs. Integrated Services Ltd. and others, 22 BLD (HC) (2002) 440; Mohammad Mohibul Ahsan, Director, Ittefaq Group of Publications Ltd. vs. Ittefaq Group of Publications Ltd, represented by Mainul Hossain, Executive Director-1 and others, 18 BLD (AD) (1998) 207; Arch Limited and others v. Zillur Rahman Chowdhury and others, 26 BLD (AD) (2006) 197; Fazal Mahmud vs. The Pioneer Printing Press Ltd., 10 BLD (HC) (1990) 339; Social marketing Company vs. Mr. Mahbubuzaman, Chairman Social Marketing Comapany 13 BLD (HC) (1993) 569; Shafi A. Choudhury vs. Pubali Bank Ltd. and others, 22 BLD (HC) (2002) 423; Bangladesh Biman Sramik Union vs. The Registrar of Trade Unions & ors., 13 BLD (HC) (1993) 20; M/S. Kamal Trading Agency vs. Bangladesh Muktijoddha Kalyan Trust and others, 12 BLD (HC) (1992) 258; Bangladesh Freedom Fighter's Welfare Trust and Another's vs. MD. Mamatazul Hossain., 12 BLD (AD) (1992) 199; Zakaria Hossain Chowdhury Vs. The City Bank Ltd & ors., 21 BLD (HC) (2001) 170; Kalam and others vs. Bangladesh and others, 21 BLD (HC) (2001) 446; Kamaluddin Ahmed vs. Director of Trade Organisations, Ministry of Commerce, Dhaka and others, 20 BLD (HC) (2000) 457; Mrs. Suraiya Rahman vs. Skill Development for Under-Privileged Women, represented by its Project Director and others, 17 BLD (HC) (1997) 284; Bangladesh Muktijoddah Kalyan Trust vs. Kamal Trading Agency and others, 18 BLD (AD) (1998) 99; Mrs. Razia Satter vs. Mr. Azizul Huq and two others 26 BLD (HC) (2006) 515; A.Q.M. Shah Alam Chowdhury vs. Govt. of Bangladesh and Others, 28 BLD (AD) (2008) 69; Nowsher Mollah vs. State, 3 BLC (HC) (1998) 251; Bangladesh Shilpa Rin Sangstha vs. Aziz Pipes Limited, 3 BLC (HC) (1998) 295; Bangladesh Shilpa Rin Sangstha vs. Aziz Pipes Limited, 3 BLC (HC) (1998) 297; Shahnaz Traders vs. MV Sletter and others, 5 BLC (AD) (2000) 35; Integrated Services Limited and others vs. Khaleda Rahman and others, 5 BLC (AD) (2000) 69; Bangladesh Italian Marble Works Ltd & another vs. Government of Bangladesh and another, 5 BLC (AD) (2000) 145; PM August, Director Operations vs. Chairman, First Labour Court, 4 BLC (HC) (1999) 402; Aminul Islam vs. Rokeya Begum and another, 2 BLC (AD) 1997 60; Registrar vs. Chowdhury Ataur Rahman Azad and others, 6 BLC (AD) (2001) 79; Nurun Nahar Zaman vs. Sea Pearl Lines Ltd, 11 BLC (HC) (2006)111; Anwar Hossain (Md) and another vs. Uttara Vally Ltd and other, 11 BLC (HC) (2006) 157; Razia Satter vs. Azizul Huq and Two others, 12 BLC (HC) (2007) 357; AQM Shah Alam vs. Bangladesh and ors, 13 BLC (AD) (2008) 122.
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