FCIArb; Accredited Mediator (CIArb)
Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn; BPP Law School)
Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
LLB Hons; First Class (University of London)
LLM in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, UCL (Ongoing, 2022-2023)
Managing Partner & Head of the Chamber, Khan Saifur Rahman & Associates
Vice Principal, Newcastle Law Academy West [a recognized teaching center of the University of London]


With an exceptional academic background, our Managing Partner and Head of the Chamber, Barrister Khan Khalid Adnan has developed far-reaching reputation both at the national and international level, in the legal profession of Bangladesh. He obtained the first ever first class in the University of London external programme in Bangladesh in 2007 with one of the highest marks in the history of University of London. He was awarded the University of London Awards for Academic Achievement for his outstanding performance in consecutive two years in a row in 2006 and 2007. He completed his BVC from BPP Law School (Holborn), London, just at the age of 21 in 2008 with some of the best marks in several modules. He was called to the Bar of England & Wales by Lincoln’s Inn in 2008. After his return to Bangladesh, he joined our chamber as a junior associate under the supervision of our Chamber Founder, the one of his kind Senior Advocate, Mr Khan Saifur Rahman. Since then, Barrister Khan Khalid Adnan has been working with tremendous success rate both in his litigation and corporate works. His areas of expertise are Criminal Law, Judicial Review, Tort Law – including Road Traffic Accident and Clinical Negligence cases, Real Estate Law, Corporate Law, Public International Law, International Law of Foreign Investment, Investment Arbitration, International and Domestic Commercial Arbitration and Mediation. For the first time in Bangladesh, Barrister Khan Khalid Adnan has been working with Tort Law claims both in the Civil and Criminal courts. He was the prosecutor of the landmark Tareq Masud & Mishuk Munier Case, Payel Murder Case and Ohona Death Case which brought the attention of the national media and international community to his work. Recently, he has started working pro bono on the preservation of Asian Elephants in Bangladesh that are being unlawfully killed in violation of the wildlife laws of Bangladesh. In November 2021, when many elephants in Bangladesh were being brutally killed, he obtained a remarkable order from the High Court of Bangladesh directing the concerned authorities to take immediate steps to stop the ongoing unlawful elephant killings. Barrister Khan Khalid Adnan is also the Vice Principal of Newcastle Law Academy West, a recognized teaching center of the University of London based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is a regular contributor in several dailies and law journals, such as the law page of the Daily Star and is well known for his exceptional journal writings. He has been engaged with more than 10 multinational and national companies, based in the UK, USA, Canada and Norway to name of a few, as their legal adviser and panel lawyer. Barrister Khan Khalid Adnan has been recognized as one of the “Top 50 Legal Falcons” at the LexTalk World’s Global Hybrid Conference 2021 on 08/04/2021 in Dubai, UAE for his impactful contribution to the legal industry. In the said conference, he also participated in a panel discussion titled “International Arbitration: Are courts becoming congenial to Arbitration over Litigation? A global perspective!”. He was recognised as the Bangladesh’s Top 50 lawyers by the Asia Business Law Journal for the year 2022. Mr Adnan is also a national member and mediator of the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC). He has regularly been called on in a number of TV Talk Shows and TV Interviews by the reputed TV Channels in Bangladesh to shed light on different areas of law having public importance due to his professional achievements in the areas of his expert

Khan Khalid Adnan

Professional Qualifications & Accreditations

2023 Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

2022 DiplCIArb

2022 National Member and Mediator, Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC)

2021 Accredited Mediator (CIArb); MCIArb (Mediation)

Academic Qualifications

LLM in Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Institute Name: UCL
Mode of Study: Full-Time
Year of Passing: Ongoing (2022-2023)
Result: Pending

Postgraduate Diploma in Vocational Training for the Bar 
Institution Name: BPP College of Professional Studies Law School (UK)
Year of Completion: 2008

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Institution name: University of London (UK)
Mode of study: Distance Learning
Year of Passing: 2007
Result: First Class Honours

Diploma in Law Institution Name: University of London (UK)
Mode of Study: Distance Learning
Year of Passing: 2005
Result: Merit

Honours and Awards

Recognised as Bangladesh’s Top 50 lawyers by the Asia Business Law Journal for the year 2022

Lex-Falcon Award 2021 at LexTalk World’s Global Hybrid Conference, in Dubai, UAE

Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from University of London in 2007

University of London Award for Academic Achievement 2007

Certificate of Recognition 2007 from Professor Wayne Morrison, University of London

University of London Award for Academic Achievement 2006

Bar qualifications

Call to the Bar of England & Wales (UK)
Institution name: The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (UK)
Date of Call to the Bar: 27 November 2008

Enrolled as an Advocate of the Bangladesh Bar Council
Date of enrolment: 8 December 2009

Member of the Dhaka Bar Association
Membership No: 13456
Date of membership: 06 May 2010

Enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Date of enrolment: 19 August 2013

Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association
Membership No: 5789
Date of membership:  13 October 2014


“Security for Costs in International Commercial Arbitration” BIAC 11th Anniversary Publication 2022 – Seminar on “The Arbitration Act 2001: Dire need for immediate reform”, pp 41-44

“Tribunal’s procedural powers: within or beyond?” BIAC Quarterly Bulletin, Vol 11, No 1, January-March 2022, pp 16-17

“Emergency Arbitration: Complicating problem or easing solution?” 20 December 2021

“ASSESSING TORT CLAIMS: Relevance of Catherine Masud case”, 31 July 2018,