Ajmalul Hossain QC

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Ajmalul Hossain QC is a barrister at Selborne Chambers, an Employment Tribunals Chairman and a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is also the senior partner of A Hossain & Associates, one of the leading commercial law firms of Bangladesh, based in Dhaka. Ajmalul took silk in 1998 and was the first, and so far only known, Queen's Counsel of Bangladeshi origin. He and A Hossain & Associates are also registered with the Attorney-General's Chambers in Singapore as International Arbitration Practitioners.

Ajmalul is counsel for and against banks, financial institutions, corporations and others in complex actions, arbitrations and mediations involving multi-million pound sums. He acted for several hundred ex-employees of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International in the multi-million pound liquidation of the bank in England, Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands, which has now been settled in their favour. He has advised in the setting up of subsidiaries, branches and representative offices of banks, financial institutions and companies in Bangladesh, the UK, America and the Middle East and is an Expert Witness on laws of different jurisdictions, appearing in courts of North America, Europe and Asia.

As an Employment Tribunals Chairman he deals with complex cases of sex, race and disability discrimination, unfair and wrongful dismissal.

Ajmalul was called to the Bar in 1976 and became a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 1988. He also acts as an arbitrator in commercial matters and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of England and regularly chairs arbitrations held under the auspices of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) and other bodies.

He is a Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies and a member of the Standards Panel of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Since January 2006, Ajmalul has been a member of the ICC's Court of Arbitration in Paris.

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The Legal History and The Judiciary sections.