Mohammad K Shahnewaz


Mohammad Shahnewaz

Professional Qualifications:

2014: Enrolled as an Advocate, Dhaka Bar. 

2009: Called to the Bar of England and Wales from the Hon’ble Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

Academic Qualifications:

LL.B(Hons) from University of Wolverhampton, UK.

LLM in International Commercial Law from University of Buckingham, UK.

LLM in Professional Legal Practice from BPP University, London, UK.

Currently a PhD candidatein Comparative Intellectual Property LawUniversity of Exeter, UK.

Work Experience:

Dec 2020-Present: Associate, The Law Counsel, Chambers of Abdur Razzaq, Barrister-Law, Senior Advocate.

He is also teaching as a member of the Adjunct Faculty at University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh. Previously, he worked as an Adjunct Senior Law Lecturer at North South University, Bangladeshand a Visiting Law Lecturer at University of Exeter, UK. 


  • “Who owns folklore? The relationship and struggle between cultural rights and the right to culture” (June 2015) conference paper presented and published at New IP Lawyers Network’s conference “Who owns arts and Science” held at University of Exeter. 
  • “The impact of Digital Economy Act 2010: balancing the un-balanceable?’ (Autumn 2013, at Business Brief at BPP Professionals, 
  •  “Legal Services Act 2007 and the threat of the retail industry to traditional law firms: Is QualitySolicitors the answer?” (Jan 2013, at BPP Professionals)
  • “Illegal music file sharing and the loss of sales: Is prosecuting the End-Users the answer?” (2006), comparative legal study of UK, USA, Canada; University of Buckingham.
  • “Should Online Intermediaries be held liable for breaches by the End-User?” (2005), comparative study of the laws in UK, USA, Canada and Australia; University of Wolverhampton.