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Ashraful Islam Khan
The Twelve Tables
Corporate, Bangladesh

Road-5, House-129, Mohammadia Housing Limited
Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207

Mr. Md. Ashraful Islam Khan a retired Judge obtained LLB (Hons) and LLM degree from the University of Dhaka in 1981 and 1982 respectively. Mr. Khan also obtained LLM with distinction on International Maritime Law in 1996 from International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), Malta. Mr. Khan also obtained Diploma on Public International Trade Law from International Development Law Organization, Sydney Australia in 2007. He did advance training course from Institute for legal Development, Stockholm Sweden in 1994. He also did advance training course on different law from Bangladesh Institute for Law and International affairs, Dhaka, Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI), Dhaka, also did advance training course on Judicial Information Technology Training Course from the same institute, and also did training course on Arbitration from Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) Dhaka.

Mr. Md. Ashraful Islam Khan was enrolled as an advocate on 4th September 1983 and joined at Pabna District Bar and practiced there under strict supervision of his father, KMA Abdul Momen who was one of the most renowned Lawyer of Pabna District bar Association.

Mr. Khan joined in Judiciary of Bangladesh on 22nd February 1984 as an Assistant Judge. He was in charge of an independent Civil Court and dealt with only Civil and Family Court cases including disputes relating to marriage, dower, divorce, maintenance and guardianship of minors.

Mr. Khan was promoted to the post of Senior Assistant Judge in 1990 and remained in charge of an independent Civil Court dealing with same Civil suits and Family suits with higher pecuniary Jurisdiction.

Mr. Khan was posted to the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs in 1992 on deputation as Senior Assistant Secretary and worked there for about six years. Here he dealt with administrative control of judicial offices of all over Bangladesh. He also dealt with amendment of different rules and regulations, drafting of new rules and regulations.

Mr. Khan was promoted to the post of Joint District and Sessions Judge and posted in Chittagong in 1997. He dealt with Civil, Money Suit with unlimited pecuniary jurisdiction. Lastly he was posted as Special Tribunal judge, Sylhet. He dealt with Criminal cases and cases under Special powers Act 1974.

As a Joint District and Sessions Judge he was appellate judge of Assistant Judge and Senior Assistant judge. He heard and disposed of appeals arising out of the Judgment of Assistant Judges and Senior Assistant Judges.

Mr. Khan voluntarily retired from Government Service on 2nd September 2014. Now a retired Judge having more than 30 years of experience in Civil and Criminal Justice delivery process as well as experience in Artharin Adalat Ain, Company law, International Trade Law, Maritime Law, Income Tax Law and International Commercial Arbitration. He is one of the few experts in International Maritime Law in Bangladesh. He was trainer and resource person at the Continuing Legal Education Programme (CLEP) under Bangladesh Bar Council.

He was a member Secretary for the workshop on Review and Implementation of Bangladesh Laws relating to Children at social risk and juvenile justice in the light of the Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC) organized by the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary affairs, Government of Bangladesh with the Assistance of UNICEF, Dhaka in 1996.

Mr. Khan is now Head of Chambers of ‘THE TWELVE TABLES’, A Chambers of Barristers, Advocates and Consultants. Now he dealt with Civil Matter as well as Criminal matter. In dealing with Maritime law related matters he is in close connection with Professor P.K Mukherjee, Now professor at Dalain International Maritime University, China and with Mr. Fazlur Rahman another renowned maritime Law expert.

Practice Areas: Civil law, Criminal Law, Corporate & Commercial Law, Maritime Law, Family Law, Company Law, International Joint Venture, IP law, International Trade Law, and Arbitration.