Dr. Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky

Senior Associates

Professional Qualifications:

2007: Enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

2004: Called to the Bar of England and Wales from the Hon’ble Society of Middle Temple. 

Academic Qualifications:

2011: Completed PhD in Energy Law at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy under the University of Dundee, UK. 

2011: Completed PhD in Energy Law at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy under the University of Dundee, UK. 

2006: Completed LLM in Energy Law& Policy at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy under the University of Dundee, UK. 

2003: Completed LLB from University of Kent, UK. 

Work Experience:

2012-Present: Senior Associate, The Law Counsel, Chambers of Abdur Razzaq, Barrister-Law, Senior Advocate.

Practice Areas:

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Energy Law, Labour and Employment Law

Publications:

Articles
:

  • The Caspian Energy Scenario and the Pipelines of former Soviet Union. OGEL, 2008
  • The Caspian Energy Scenario and its Pipelines: Amalgamation of Interests? International Energy LawReview (IELR), 2009.
  • The Energy and Transportation Policy of Kazakhstan. How wise is it? OGEL, March, 2010.
  • Towards a New Framework for Cross-border Pipelines: An International Pipeline Agency? The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, vol 8, no.2, 2010.
  • The Failure of ECT in resolving Cross-Border Pipeline Problems: Towards a New Framework for Cross-border Pipelines – The International Pipeline Agency (IPA) Energy Policy, August 2011.
  • Co-editor of OGEL special issue on Cross-border Pipelines, OGEL, 2011 at www.ogel.org.
  • Cross-border Pipelines and Cross- Border Waterways: a comparison between the two legal regimes, The journal of World Energy Law and Business, Oxford University Press, 2013
  • The International Legal Instruments for Cross-border Pipelines (chapter in a book), Research Handbook on International Energy Law, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, USA, 2014.
  • Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant: is Bangladesh ready for Nuclear Power? The journal of World Energy Law and Business, Oxford University Press, 2015
  • The Nuclear conundrum for developing countries. Are they ready yet? Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, International Bar Association, 2015.
  • The Regime of Cross-Border Pipelines and the Issue of Transit: the Way Forward? International Energy Law Review, Sweet & Maxwell, 2015. 
  • Cross-border Pipelines and its Legal Aspects, OGEL, September, 2018


    Books:

  • The Energy Security of Bangladesh. Is Gas Export an Option for the Country? VDM publishers, 2009, ISBN-10: 3639194624.
  • Cross-border Pipeline Arrangements: What would a single regulatory framework look like? :Kluwer Law International , December 2011, ISBN- 9789041148446
  • The Rule of Law in Developing Countries: The Case of Bangladesh, Routledge, March, 2018.
  • The Geo-politics of Energy in South Asia: the case of Bangladesh, Routledge, July, 2021