Suhan Khan is recognised as one of the top corporate, transactional and shipping lawyers of Bangladesh. Recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as a notable practitioner, he has been awarded the International Advisory Experts Awards Winner 2020 for shipping practice, the Leaders in Law Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year in Bangladesh 2020 and Global 100 Corporate and M&A Lawyer of the Year 2020 for Bangladesh. Suhan was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Barrister and is currently practising as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is the Managing Partner of Accord Chambers, Bangladesh\’s top tier law firm. Suhan advises his client’s on contentious shipping matters, complex regulatory issues, internal legal & compliance issues, domestic and cross-border joint ventures & collaborations as well as mergers, corporate restructuring and transactional affairs.
Suhan advises his client’s on regulatory affairs, internal legal & compliance issues, domestic and cross-border contract negotiation as well as mergers, corporate restructuring and transactional affairs. Suhan has helped numerous foreign investors to set up businesses in Bangladesh. Suhan is currently acting as the lead counsel for the first and only private sector oil refinery project in Bangladesh since 1961 involving US$ 1.25 Billion. He is also one of the very few lawyers in Bangladesh with extensive experience & expertise on cross-border EPC/ turnkey contracts for projects, particularly in the energy sector and industrial supply contracts.
Suhan acts as the legal counsel for the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh, multiple U.S. based corporations, several MNCs & INGOs, leading oil and gas corporations in Singapore, UAE and Bangladesh, energy and infrastructure project contractors based in the EU, major insurance underwriters in Malaysia and Hong Kong as well as the largest group of companies of Bangladesh. He is also the counsel of choice of top tier international law firms based in the UK, Singapore, UAE, China, Hong Kong and India and is frequently instructed for matters involving the jurisdiction of Bangladesh.
Suhan is one of the very few lawyers in Bangladesh who acted as lead counsel in international arbitrations arising from commercial and construction disputes. He acted as legal counsel for international contractors, commodities suppliers and global oil enterprises in international arbitrations and foreign arbitral award enforcement proceedings in a multitude of commercial arbitrations before the ICC, GAFTA, FOSFA, ICA, SIAC etc. Suhan also regularly represents his clients before the arbitration bench, admiralty & company bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, High Court Division. He has successfully represented owners of vessels, cargo owners, insurers and P&I Clubs in litigations before the admiralty court of Bangladesh.
ACCORD CHAMBERS is the leading law firm of Bangladesh that offers full service “complete legal solutions” to its domestic and international clients. The firm has a rich team of highly experienced lawyers with 20+ years of experience and international qualifications. Accord Chambers maintains two specialist departments: Corporate, Transactional & M&A Department alongside its Dispute Resolution Department.
The firm’s Corporate, Transactional & M&A Department is a market leader in the corporate and finance, energy, construction and real estate practice and provides one-stop legal solutions to inbound foreign corporations seeking entry into the Bangladesh market and/or executing or financing energy, infrastructural development and various industrial projects in Bangladesh. Its Dispute Resolution Department possesses the country’s leading shipping practice team and has earned its reputation for arbitrations and civil litigations. Furthermore, Accord Chambers also works in close collaboration with top tier international law firms in the UK, the Netherlands, UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong and India, amongst other regions across the globe. This is what makes Accord Chambers a local Bangladeshi firm with a global outlook.
Accord Chambers has been advising several American and multi-national corporations, European construction and engineering contractors and investors, leading oil & gas corporations in Singapore, United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh, major insurance underwriters in Malaysia and Hong Kong, major engineering and infrastructure construction contractors and investors from China and Korea as well as the largest group of companies of Bangladesh. The firm has also represented as the legal counsel for the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh. All these demonstrate the firm’s high standard, excellent track record and solid presence as leading law firm of Bangladesh. Furthermore, Accord Chambers has been representing the largest private corporations of Bangladesh for over a decade which gives the firm an upper edge for evaluating critical decision factors and deep local understanding about Bangladeshi laws and regulatory frameworks so as to keep foreign investors’, contractors’ and financiers’ best interests protected at all times.