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Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh



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Abir Abbas Chowdhury is a Barrister-at-Law and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He obtained his LL.B (Hons) from University of London, UK in 2009; he completed his Bar Vocational Course (BVC) from City, University of London, UK in 2010 and was called as a Barrister-at-Law by the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK in 2010. Abir was enrolled as an Advocate of the Bangladesh Bar Council in 2012 and as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 2015. He joined Sadat Sarwat and Associates in 2015 and has been working in the Firm since then. In 2021, he went to pursue his LL.M from Ghent University in Belgium on International Business Law which he successfully completed in 2022 with cum laude.


Abir has gathered 13 years of legal experience to cater the legal needs of the Firm’s clients. His practice in the Firm focuses on commercial, tax, labour, banking and constitutional matters.


On behalf of the Firm, he has participated in numbers of landmark cases, some of which includes determining the legality of imposition of income taxes on private universities and VAT on the tuition fees at private English medium schools, determining the legality of age restriction on the qualification of freedom fighters in our country, determining the justification of obtaining security cheques from the borrowers in banking transactions, representing the employees of energy and power giants to protect their statutory rights. He has also participated in numbers of local and international commercial arbitrations ensuring participation from the commencement of the arbitration proceeding till the execution of the awards. In addition to these, he also advises the clients on various aspects of the affairs of their businesses and investments.

His career includes some notable publications such as: “Virtual ADR: Essence of Arbitration in this Lockdown” (published on 05.07.2020 in “The Daily New Nation”), “Securing rights at the border area” (published on 03.02.2015 in “The Daily Star”) and “The court-ordered interim measures in arbitration: an inconsistent development in Bangladesh under distinct interpretations of the UNCITRAL Model Law” (LL.M Paper published in 2022 by the Ghent University, Belgium)


Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn, UK)

LL.B (Hons)

University of London, UK


International Business Law, Ghent University, Belgium

Practice Areas

Areas of expertise include:

  • Commercial law
  • Constitutional law
  • Tax law
  • Labor law
  • Arbitration
  • Banking