FM Associates is among the very few leading Law Firm in Bangladesh which meets the standard of the International Legal Community in many different horizons. Over the years, the firm has achieved several domestic and international awards; and have worked with several fortune 500 companies, MNC's, Private Individual, & corporations with great success. Its biggest achievement lies in the satisfaction of its clients in every possible manner.
Our Law Chamber or Firm doesn't discriminate between big and small clients. It tends to preserve a high level of secrecy when it's about disclosing information about the clients.
The firm has received several awards which justify its growth and organic capacity building. FM Associates is regularly organizing seminars and symposiums as a part of its CSR activities and assisting several private individuals (mostly woman and children) to ensure Rule of Law and uphold natural justice.
Chairman, FM Associates
Mr. Som Mandal is the Managing Partner of Fox Mandal , Delhi . He also steers the International practice of Foxmandal. His focus is mainly in M&A, corporate law and project finance. Mr. Mandal is rated by various publications including Legal 500 as a Leading Individual Lawyer for Corporate and M&A. The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has accredited him for the Mergers & Acquisitions sector in India. He was also nominated by Asia Law & Practice, a publication from Hong Kong, as a leading lawyer in Asia in the field of Merger & Acquisition. He has also been nominated by Chambers Global, a leading law publication, as a leading individual in Project Finance. He has been nominated as the Asian Hot 100 lawyers by ALB and amongst the 40 International Worldshakers by The Lawyers uk. He is a Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Delhi High Court Bar Association, International Bar Association, American Bar Association (International Section) Union des Advocate, Inter Pacific Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, etc. He is the one of the Indian representative at the Commission on Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Asia Pacific Forum and Council member of Section on Legal Practice of the International Bar Association and of Committee on Corporate Law & Legal Affairs-FICCI.
Barrister Al Amin Rahman is a practicing advocate at the Honourable Supreme Court of Bangladesh who has years of experience in Legal Consultancy, and he is a Managing Partner of FM Associates. Mr. Rahman has been involved with a number of donor-funded agencies and multinational clients, including: International Bank and Company; Advised on cross-border transactions and M&A works across jurisdictions in Japan, India, Germany, Korea, France, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Australia, Ireland, United States, United Kingdom, UAE, Turkey, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Australia, etc; Advised in several PPP Projects; Advised many domestic and international non-profitable Organization; His excellence in the matter of dealing Legal Issues has gained him several awards, including M & A award as Dual Qualified Lawyer
Mr. Rahman has worked on two biggest PPP projects in Bangladesh, one in the healthcare sector and another one in the energy sector.
He has worked with several ministries of Government to formulate new laws amend existing laws and ordinances. Mr. Rahman works closely with several embassies, foreign missions and several foreign chambers of commerce association.
Barrister Sabrina Zarin is an advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh who has over nine years of experience in the legal arena. She is also the Head of Litigation practice division. Her practice areas include Litigation of both Civil and Criminal nature.
From the beginning of her tenure with FM Associates she has also advised numerous prominent national and international clients on corporate matters, including: Advised several Management Services, Private & Public Limited companies, and several subsidiary company on the laws of Bangladesh; Advised pharmaceutical companies in relation to their share transfer and management sale in Bangladesh; Advised several leading telecommunication company based in Singapore on its licensing agreement in Bangladesh and other telecom matters; Advised several association of top private airlines companies in financial dispute with Government of Bangladesh: Advised several power generation companies on setting up power plants in Bangladesh;
Advised numerous foreign companies in setting up joint venture companies for various projects in Bangladesh.
Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Former Minister for Law Justice Parliamentary Affairs of Bangladesh, Member of the Parliament. Abdul Matin Khasru is a renowned politician and popular for having high integrity and very long years of legal experiences.
Law Secretary of the Central Committee of Bangladesh Awami League during 2009 -2016 ie, for the last 2 (two) terms. Chairman, Executive Committee, Bangladesh Bar Council. Commander of Freedom Fighters in the then undivided Burichong Thana in 1971. Former General Secretary and President Bangladesh Awami League in the Comilla District unit since 1992-1995. Formerly a member of the Central Committee Bangladesh Awami Jubo League for consecutive three terms since 1989. Former Member Parliamentary standing Committee for the Ministry of Disaster management and relief in the 5th Parliament of Bangladesh (1991-1995). Former Minister, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh (1996-2001). Former Chairman of the National Legal Aid Committee while serving as Law Minister of Bangladesh. Member of Parliament for 4 (four) terms 1991-1996, 1996-2001, 2008-2013 and 2014-2019. Ex-officio Chairman of the Human Right Committee while serving as the Law Minister. Former Director of the Bangladesh Apex Club (an International Youngman’s Service Club). Former joint secretary of Supreme Court Bar Association, Comilla Branch in 1982. Life member of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.
International activities: Member, Standing Committee of ICAPP (International Conference of Asian Political Parties); Was elected Vice-President of the African – Asian Association legal consultative committee (AALCC) meeting held in Cairo, Egypt in 2000, Attended International conference in the Heague in 1993, as a member of the CWC on non-proliferation of chemical weapons (ie, for elimination of chemical weapons from the face of the earth). Former member of a New York based organization namely, Parliamentarian Global Actions (PGA) during 1991-1996. Senior Advisor and Deputy Director of Legal Affairs Committees of International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organisation (IESCO) meeting held in China in 2013. Attended UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting with the then Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Attended as a sole observer of the United States Presidential Election from Bangladesh in 1992. Attended in international conference of the first International Scout Parliamentary Association held in Santiago, Chile on 1994. Attended Al-Quds committee meeting in Casablanca, Morocco along with late lamented president Yeasir Arafat of Palestine and king of Morocco his Excellency King Hasan in 1997.
Sarjean Rahman Lian is a Junior Partner at FMA who has completed his BPTC from City Law School, City University, London and become a Barrister at The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He is a member of the Dhaka Bar Association and a qualified Advocate at Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Handling potential inquiries from clients regarding their legal disputes, arranging confidential conferences with clients and providing initial advice regarding the outcome of the trial and promoting alternative dispute resolution, providing legal opinion on civil and corporate matters, analysing the contemporary international common law and statutes for practical outcome of disputes, drafting and reviewing various agreements based on company and corporate matters, vetting various types of service agreement. Company & Commercial law, Arbitration law, Labour law and Constitutional law.
Mohammad Nafiu Alam is a qualified Barrister from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK and an Advocate of Dhaka Bar. He has completed his BPTC and LLB from University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK and BBA from North South University, Bangladesh. During his span at FM Associates he has worked for several governmental projects, PPPs, advised several business conglomerates and multinational companies and represented clients in for ADRs. Besides his company and corporate practices, he has advised for labour law matters, family law issues, intellectual property matters, contract law matters and other regulatory compliance issues. He is a criminal litigation practitioner as well.
Barrister at Law from UK and a professional accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh with 7 years experience. He is currently working as the Financial Lead in FM Associates, Bangladesh and has advised several clients.
Associates Strategy Officer
MSc, BSc (First Class), University of Hull UK
He is a Barrister at the Honourable Lincoln's Inn, and after joining FM Associates Bangladesh he quickly became a key member of the litigation wing. He handled several big-notch clients, his passion and interest incline him towards Civil and Criminal Law practices in Bangladesh.
Sadia Sarah is a Barrister from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK and completed her Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) from Northumbria University, UK. She has completed her Bachelors of Law (LLB Hons.) from University of London, UK and is also registered as an Advocate at the Bangladesh Bar Council. She is proficient in providing legal assistance in matters which include, but not limited to, freight forwarding, foreign direct investment, employment, Patent & Design, Trademarks, drafting various legal agreements, contracts and legal opinion, dealing with corporate secretarial concerns. She also provides legal advice on legal & regulatory compliance and general commercial issues.
Syeda Faiza Hossain is a Barrister from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, United Kingdom. She completed her Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) from Northumbria University in United Kingdom and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B HONS) from University of London, UK. Due to her outstanding results in her Bachelor of Laws, she was the sole candidate from Bangladesh who made herself eligible for the “Academic Achievement Award” given by University of London in the year 2014. After joining FMA, she provided legal assistance in matters relating to labor law, foreign direct investment, contract law, commercial issues and other corporate matters. She assisted in handling various inquiries from clients and also provided legal opinions on various civil matters. Along with that, she drafted and vetted legal agreements.
Abdullah Al Mamun is a very competent advocate and an important member of FM Associates litigation wing. He has finished LL.B(Hons) and LLM from Northern University Bangladesh. His several years of experience in the court coupled with his good and effective advocacy skill makes him a great candidate for FM Associates.
Ashiqul Islam finished LL.B(Hons) from University of London with a Second Class, and LL.M from Southeast University with a First Class. He is currently pursuing MPhil. His previous work experiences consist of several legal matters which mainly concerns Company, Land, and Family law issues. His expertise mainly lies in corporate practices such as Vetting, Agreement Drafting, Due Diligence, Corporate Compliance, Legal Opinion, Research Analysis and so on. He wishes to expand his expertise in Litigation and at the same time likely to put his remarks in the field of Research & Analysis.
Tasnia Siddiqui completed her LL.B. (Hons) and LL.M. in Commercial Law from University of Derby with a Second Class. Her previous work experience consists of different legal matters relating property issues with various Banks and Financial Institutions. Her expertise mainly lies in corporate practices such as vetting of property documents, Agreements and other Deeds Drafting, Legal Opinion, Legal Research etc.
Jasmine Khan is a Barrister from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK and completed her Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) from Northumbria University, UK. She has completed her Bachelors of Law (LLB Hons.) from University of London, UK. She has a keen interest in both academic and practice and hence has been working on both the sectors from 2012 onwards. She has been handling legal aspects successfully by using her knowledge, people skills and a sharp analytical ability and thereby acquiring competence in handling clients and cases individually and as part of a team.
MD. Habebur Rahman a passionate Legal Representative; he has achieved lots of appreciation from his seniors during the period of Mini-Pupillage.
He is a great find, and his reasons of working diligently in research & analysis, cumulatively other matters has awarded him an intern position on the FM Associates. His keen interest in the field of litigation has made him an excellent candidate; FM Associates is looking forward to his further achievement.
Monjur A Morshed is a Barrister from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK. He finished his LL.B (Hons) from University of Northumbria, UK with a Second Class Honours Upper Division, and BPTC from BPP Law School, London. He has worked as a Conference Aide at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh. He represented Bangladesh in various international conferences in Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey and USA. He started his professional career in 2017 at FM Associates as a junior associate. Since his joining, he has worked on various cases and legal research. He assisted in various Trademark related issues, vetting different contracts and property documents, land related disputes, legal research on establishing joint venture companies, researching on joint venture disputes in Bangladesh and advising on disputes between employer and employee. He also assisted foreign expatriates of various foreign and local companies in obtaining the required visa and work permit.
Ajanta Hossain Moushumi completed her LL.B. (Hons); and LL.M. in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution from U.K. with a first class. She has worked as a legal advisor and provided advise on housing, debt, employment, welfare, family, immigration, etc. She has also assisted charity organisations in many anti-poverty and anti-corruption projects. She also has keen interest in legal research.
Benazir Alam passed LL.B(Hons) from the University of West of England (UWE, Bristol) with an Upper Second Class division. She is a great speaker and participated in several mock trials competition throughout the globe; Co-Founder and former President of UWE Bangladeshi Society.
Senior Court Clerk