Dr. Kamal Hossain: Lawyer with Dr. Kamal Hossain & Associates

Dr. Kamal Hossain

Head of Chambers
Dhaka,  Bangladesh
Phone+880-01712000325; +880-2-9564954; +880-2-9552946; +880-2-9565259; +880-2-9560655

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Practice Areas

  • Admiralty
  • Banks and Banking
  • Commercial and Corporate
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Energy
  • International Arbitration
  • Oil and Gas
Contact InfoTelephone: +880-01712000325; +880-2-9564954; +880-2-9552946; +880-2-9565259; +880-2-9560655
Fax: +880-2-9564953
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame (A.B., 1955); University of Oxford (B.A., Hons, 1957; B.C.L., 1958; Doctor of Philosophy, International Law, 1964)
Admitted1959, Lincoln's Inn, England, Pakistan and High Court, Dhaka; 1971, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
LanguagesEnglish and Bangla

Chairman, Constitution Drafting Committee, Constituent Assembly of Bangladesh, 1972; Member of Parliament, 1972-1975; Minister of Law, 1972, Petroleum and Minerals, 1974 and Foreign Affairs, 1973-1975, Government of Bangladesh; Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 1975. International Consultant, Clifford Chance, London (till 2001). Member: Panel of Arbitrators; Visiting Professor Free University of Amsterdam (1997); Chairperson, Commonwealth Human Rights Advisory Commission (1993-1998); UN Special Rapporteur (Afghanistan) (1998-2003); Member, Annex VII Tribunal under International Tribunal of the Law of Sea (ITLOS)-Guyana Vs. Suriname (Maritime Boundary Dispute) (2007); Judge (ad hoc), Malaysia Vs. Singapore, ITLOS and member of Annex VII Tribunal (2003-2004); Chairman (Panel D-2) and Member, UN Compensation Commission (1999-2005); Member of Advisory Council, Transparency International (2005); Chairman, Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust; INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: Member, Panel of Arbitrators, ICSID; Chairman and member of a number of ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL Arbitral Tribunals (1992-2010) Publications: Law and Policy in Petroleum Development (London: Frances Pinter, 1979); Articles: Choice of petroleum development regime in joint development of offshore oil and gas, in Hazel Fox (ed.), Joint Development of Offshore Oil & Gas (British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 1990); Contribution to The Future of International Human Rights (1999); An Arbitration Case Study: The Dispute That Never Was ICSID Review- Foreign Investment Law Journal, Vol. 5, Issue 2, p. 311 (With Jeremy Carver).

Reported CasesIdrisur Rahman (Md) and Others with Md. Shamsul Huda and Others and Farhad Ahmed v. Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh 61 DLR (2009) 523; Dr. Md Sarwar Ramiz and Others v. Shyam Sundar Kundu and Others 29 BLD (AD) (2009) 33; Unilac Sanowara (BD) Limited v .Bonlac Foods Limited and another 60 DLR (AD) (2008) 161; Arif Sultan (Md) v. Chairman, Dhaka Supply Authority 60 DLR (HCD) (2008) 431; Iqbal Hasan Mahmood alias Iqbal Hasan Mahmood Tuku v. Govt. of Bangladesh and others 60 DLR (2008) 88; Abul Khair Condensed Milk and Beverage Ltd v. Commissioner of Customs 60 DLR (2008) 450; Ashutosh Chakma and Others v. Rajdhani Unnayan-Kartipakha (RAJUK) and others 60 DLR (2008) 273; Anwar Hussain Monju v. Bangladesh 12 BLC (HCD) (2007) 792; K M Shamsul Alam v. Police line High School 15 BLT (HCD) (2007)1; Rabia Bhuiyan,MP v. Ministry of LGRD and others 59 DLR (AD) (2007)176; Government of Bangladesh v. M Salahuddin Talukdar 15 BLT (AD) (2007) 60 & 58 DLR (AD) (2006) 171; NBR, Chairman and others v. Intertek Testing Services International Ltd and Another 11 BLC (AD)(2006) 233; Bangladesh Tele-communication Regulatory Commission v. Ekushey Television Limited 58 DLR (AD) (2006) 83; Hamidul Huque v. Akhteruzzaman Choudhury 11 MLR (AD) (2006) 32; World Tel Bangladesh Ltd v. Government of Bangladesh and Others 58 DLR (2006) 14; Election Commission v. Mohammad Rahmat Ali and others 11 MLR (AD) (2006) 345; Md. Abdul Mazid Khan v. The State 26 BLD (AD) (2006) 100; North pole (BD) Ltd v. Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority 25 BLD (HCD) (2005) 57; Chief Election Commissioner and 3 Others v. Controller and Auditor General of Bangladesh and 4 Others 57 DLR (HCD) (2005) 113; Government of Bangladesh v. Md. Abdul Halim 13 BLT (AD) (2005) 120; Chief Election Commissioner and Others v. Bangladesh and Others 13 BLT (HCD) (2005) 29; Korea Exchange Bank, Seoul, Korea v. Gemini Garments Limited and others 56 DLR (2004) 392; Ain-O-Shalish Kendra (ASK) and Others v. Bangladesh Home Affairs 56 DLR (2003) 620; Ekushey Television Ltd. And Another v. Bangladesh and Others 56 DLR (2003) 91; Loyal Shipping (Pvt) Limited represented by Siraj-ud-Dowlah and Another v. M.V Anangel Wisdom and Others 8 MLR (AD) (2003) 265; Commissioner of Customs (Chittagong) and Others v. Monohar Ali and Others 8 MLR (AD) (2003) 116; Ekushey Television Ltd and Others v. Dr. Chowdhury Mahmood Hasan and Others 54 DLR (AD) (2002) 130; Kamal Uddin Ahmed v. Director of Trade Organization Ministry of Commerce 20 BLD (HCD) (2000) 457; Bangladesh v. Miazanur Rahman 52 DLR (AD) (2000)149; Professor Muzaffer Ahmed v. BD Bank and Others BLD (HCD) (2000) 235; Mustafa Kamal v. Commissioner of Customs and Other 52 DLR (AD) (2000)1; Mirpur Mazar Co-operative Market Society Ltd v. Ministry of Works Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh and Others 52 DLR (2000) 263; Saudi Bangladesh Industrial and Agricultural Investment Company Ltd v. Eastern Bank Ltd and Another 5 BLC (AD) (2000)51; Ain-O-Shalish Kendra (ASK) and Others v. Government of Bangladesh and 4 BLC (1999) (HCD) 591; Ashok Kumar Karmaker v. State 51 DLR (AD) (1999) 235; Hefzur Rahman v. Shamsun Nahar Begum 4 BLC (AD) (1999) 15; Habib Bank Ltd v. UAE Investment Co Ltd 4 BLC (AD) (1999) 110; Sabita Dutta v. Manager, Cinema Palace, Chittagong and Another 51 DLR (AD) (1999) 214; Mostafizur Rahman v. Government of Bangladesh and 6 Others 51 DLR (AD) (1999) 41; Faruk v. Abdul Hamid and Others 51 DLR (AD) (1999) 48; Abul Bashar v. Hasanuddin Ahmed and Others 51 DLR (AD) (1999) 15; Bangladesh, represented by Secretary, Establishment Division and Others v. Mahbubuddin Ahmed 50 DLR (AD) (1998)154; Aung Shwe Prue Chowdhury v. Kyaw Sain Prue Chowdhury and Others 50 DLR (AD) (1998) 73; Abdul Jalil v. Sharon Laily Begum 50 DLR (AD) (1998) 55; Abu Bakkar Siddique v. Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed and Others 49 DLR (AD) (1997) 1; Md. Shamsuddin alias Lambu and ors v. The State and others 40 DLR (AD) (1988) 69; Mir Abdul Ali v. Md. Rafiqul Islam Khan 40 DLR (AD) (1988) 75; Awlad Hossain v. Haji Monaruddin Ahmed & ors 40 DLR (AD) (1988) 270; K.D.H. Laboratories Ltd v. Pubali Bank and Ors 40 DLR (HCD) (1988) 1;Afroze Miah & Others v. Al Haj Md. Siraj Miah & Others 39 DLR (HCD) (1987) 360; Anwar Hossain v. Bangladesh and Others 1989 BLD (Spl)1; M/s. M. M. Ispahani V. Sonali Bank and ors 37 DLR (AD) (1985) 1; Bangladesh Jatiya Samabaya Bank Ltd v. Sangbad Daily Paper and others 36 DLR (AD) (1984) 5; Md. Monzoor Alam v. Noor Mohammad and ors 36 DLR (AD) (1984) 94; Azizur Rahman & ors v. Abdus Sakur and ors 36 DLR (AD) (1984) 195; Khan Sons (a private Ltd Company) v. Motor Vessel YIH SHEN and ors 36 DLR (HCD) (1984) 28; S.B. Construction v. D.M. Corporation 33 DLR (HCD) (1981) 364; Bangladesh v. Mashrique Textile 35 DLR (AD) (1983) 66; Dhaka Municipal Corp. v. Ruhul Amin 35 DLR (HCD) (1983) 428; The Collector of Central Excise and Land Customs, East Zone Chittagong & others v. Azizuddin Industries Ltd 23 DLR (SC) (1971) 73; Eastern Federal Union Insurance Co Ltd v. A.T.M. Hoq, Divisional Manager, Eastern Federal Union Insurance Co Ltd. Comilla-Noakhali Zone, Comilla 23 DLR (HCD of East Pakistan) (1971) 79; Karnaphuli Paper Mills Ltd v. Amanullah, Proprietor of M/s. P. Akhtar & Co. Ctg 23 DLR (HCD of East Pakistan) (1971) 150; Pakistan Eastern Bengal Railway v. M. L Jhawar 21 DLR (HCD) (1969) 13; Farid Ahmed v. Province of East Pakistan 21 DLR (HCD) (1969) 225; Mohd. Nurul Islam v. Board of Revenue, Government of East Pakistan & others 21 DLR (HCD) (1969) 560; The Chairman, Chittagong Port Trust Worker's Union v. Chittagong Port Trust Worker's Union 21 DLR (HCD) (1969) 771; Haji Mohammad Suruj Mia and Another v. Owners and Parties interested in the vessel ML Madina, the owner being Haji Abul Hasem 20 DLR (1968) 342; B. Rahman v. Assistant Collector od Customs 19 DLR (HCD) (1967) 217; Jalaluddin Ahmed v. The American Insurance Company 19 DLR (HCD) (1967) 449; Parimal Kumar Das & others v. Deputy Commissioner, Barishal 19 DLR (HCD) 210.
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Dr. Kamal Hossain

122-124 Motijheel C.A.
Dhaka 1000

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