LL.B. (Hons.), London School of Economics & Political Science
BPTC-PgDL (BPP Law School, UK)
Barrister-at-law (Lincoln's Inn, UK)
Advocate, Bangladesh Bar Council
Ahnaf Chowdhury was awarded a scholarship to study Bachelor of Laws at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) after achieving 5 A’s in his A’ Levels. He graduated from LSE with LLB (Hons.) in 2013. Ahnaf undertook the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) from BPP University Law School in London and was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2014 from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
Ahnaf worked as an Associate of Dr. Kamal Hossain where he advised and represented local and international clients across a broad range of the firm’s practice areas. Ahnaf has assisted senior counsel in representing clients before the Appellate Division and the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in landmark cases. He frequently advises and represents clients before the District Courts in a wide range of civil and criminal disputes.
In recent years, Ahnaf has worked as counsel for a range of local and international clients, providing legal opinions in contentious and non-contentious matters in areas including arbitration, aviation, corporate & commercial (including m&a), constitutional & administrative, employment, securities, energy & infrastructure, taxation and telecommunications laws.
Ahnaf has experience in structuring in-bound private equity deals, foreign direct investments/acquisitions, divestments, conducting due-diligence on target companies for cross-border acquisitions, advising on international financing transactions, drafting and perfecting security documents in such transactions as well as structuring and reviewing relevant agreements.
Ahnaf served as a Legal Consultant and Claims Reviewer to the Tazreen Claims Administration Trust (TCAT) under the leadership of Dr. Mojtaba Kazazi (an international law practitioner, arbitrator and former Executive Head of the UN Compensation Commission). TCAT was an ad-hoc mass claims processing scheme for compensating the victims of the Tazreen Garments Factory fire in Dhaka funded by several international donors.
Ahnaf was engaged as consultant for Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) to advise on, and represent BLAST in, discussions and consultations on road traffic, safety and transportation laws. Ahnaf has contributed to various World Bank reports, assisted in the preparation of the ICCA Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration (Bangladesh Chapter), published by Kluwer Law International.