Admiralty time legislation dates back to the Admiralty Courts Act of 1840. After that, the Admiralty Court Act of 1861, The Courts of Admiralty Act of 1891, and the Admiralty Rules of 1912 were added to the Act. The Admiralty Courts Act of 2000 now governs all aspects of admiral admiralty in Bangladesh.
Admiralty maritime ship arrest lawyers are normally involve the detention of a vessel for the purpose of securing a claim against it. This can include claims for unpaid debts, cargo damage, and other maritime disputes. Typically, these services are provided by attorneys with expertise in admiralty law and international maritime law, and they may involve collaboration with local courts, government agencies, and other legal authorities. Creditors typically initiate ship arrest by filing a complaint and a warrant for the ship’s arrest, followed by the marshal’s physical arrest of the vessel. The arrest of the vessel creates a lien and prevents the ship from leaving port until the dispute is resolved. If the disputes are not resolved, the arrested vessel can be auctioned off to pay off the debts.
This is Admiralty Court
The High Court Division of Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over admiralty cases.
Admiralty refers to ships or vessels anchored in any Bangladeshi port.
Capture of an Admiralty Ship in Bangladesh
Admiralty Court Authority
The Admiralty Court shall have the authority to hear and decide any questions or claims pertaining to (a) the possession or ownership of a ship; or (b) the operation of a ship. (b) any question arising between co-owners of a ship as to possession, employment, or income of that ship;(c) any claim in respect of a mortgage or charge on a ship or any share therein;(d) any claim for damage done by a ship;(e) any claim for damage received by a ship;(f) any claim for loss of life or personal injury sustained as a result of any defect in a ship; (g) any claim for loss or damage to goods carried in a ship;(h) any claim arising out of any agreement relating to the carriage of goods in a ship or the use or hire of a boat;(i) any claim relating to the rescue of life from a boat. (j) any claim relating to the towing of a vessel or aircraft;(k) any claim relating to the forfeiture or condemnation of a vessel or goods.
Mode of workout
Under certain conditions, the High Court Division’s admiralty jurisdiction may be exercised personally and by action in rem. The Admiralty Jurisdiction of the High Court Division, also known as the Court of Admiralty, may be exercised via an action against a ship, aircraft, or property.
Suit Initiation: An action or suit brought before the High Court Division must be initiated by a plaint drafted, subscribed, and verified in accordance with the Code of Civil Procedure (1908). According to section 7 of the 2000 Admiralty Act, the maximum court fee for Admiralty cases is Taka.1, 00,000 (One Lac), with the exception of claims by the master or crew for wages earned on board.
Legal Services for Maritime Ship Arrests by the Admiralty
Attorneys can provide counsel on the legal process of ship arrest, including the requirements and procedures for obtaining an arrest warrant and the legal grounds for arrest.
Attorneys can represent clients in court proceedings related to the arrest, such as hearings to determine the legality of the arrest and challenges to the release of the arrested ship.
By providing evidence of ownership or other grounds for dismissal, attorneys can aid clients in securing the release of arrested ships.
To resolve the dispute and secure the ship’s release, attorneys can assist in negotiating settlements between the parties involved in the arrest.
Attorneys can advise clients on their legal rights and responsibilities in relation to their arrest and any disputes that may arise.
The High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh has admiralty jurisdiction, i.e the court of first instance for admiralty suits.
Section 3 of the Admiralty Court Act 2000:
(1) The High Court Division shall be a Court of Admiralty.
(2) The Admiralty Court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any of the following questions or claims:
(a) any claim to the possession or ownership of a ship or to the ownership of any share therein or for recovery of documents of title and ownership of a ship, including registration certificate, log book and such certificates as may be necessary for the operation or navigation of the ship;
(b) any question arising between the co-owners of a ship as to possession, employment or income of that ship;
(c) any claim in respect of a mortgage of or charge on a ship or any share therein;
(d) any claim for damage done by a ship;
(e) any claim for damage received by a ship;
(f) any claim for loss of life or personal injury sustained in consequence of any defect in a ship or in her apparel or equipment, or of the wrongful act, neglect or default of the owners, charterer or persons in possession or control of a ship or of the master or crew thereof or any other persons for whose wrongful acts, neglects or defaults the owners, charterers or persons in possession or control of ship are responsible, being an act, neglect or default in the navigation or management of the ship, in the loading, carriage or discharge of goods on, in or from the ship or in the embarkation, carriage or disembarkation of persons on, in or from the ship;
(g) any claim for loss of or damage to goods carried in a ship;
(h) any claim arising out of any agreement relating to the carriage of goods in a ship or to the use or hire of a ship;
(i) any claim in the nature of salvage of life from a ship or cargo or any property on board a ship or the ship itself or its apparel, whether services were rendered on the high sea or within territorial waters or inland waters or in a port, including any claim arising by virtue of the application by or under section 12 of the Civil Aviation Ordinance, 1960, (Ordinance XXXII of 1960) of the law relation to salvage to aircraft and their apparel and cargo;
(j) any claim in respect of towage of a ship or an aircraft;
(k) any claim in respect of pilotage of a ship or an aircraft;
(l) any claim in respect of goods or materials supplied to a ship for her operation or maintenance;
(m)any claim in respect of construction, repair or equipment of a ship or dock charges or dues;
(n) any claim for wages by a master or member of the crew of a ship or any claim for any money or property recoverable as wages of master or member of the crew under the Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1983, hereinafter referred to as the Ordinance, or in the Court;
(o) any claim for disbursements made on account of or for the purpose of a ship by the Master, shipper, charterer or agent of the ship;
(p) any claim arising out of an act which is or is claimed to be a general average act;
(q) any claim arising out of bottomry or respondentia;
(r) any claim for forfeiture or condemnation of a ship or of goods which are being or have been carried, or have been attempted to be carried, or for the restoration of a ship or any such goods after seizure, or for droits of admiralty together with any other jurisdiction to grant reliefs as are provided under the provisions of the said Ordinance or any other jurisdiction which was vested in the High Court Division as a Court of Admiralty immediately before the commencement of this Act and any other jurisdiction as to any matter in connection with ships or aircraft which has by custom been exercised by the High Court Division as a Court of Admiralty.
(3) The jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty in case of a ship, under Sub-Section (2)(b) includes power to settle any account outstanding and unsettled between the parties in relation to the ship, and to direct that the ship, or any share thereof, shall be sold, and to make such other order as the Court thinks fit.
(4) The reference in sub-section (2)(i) to claim in the nature of salvage includes a reference to such claims for services rendered in saving life from a ship or an aircraft of in preserving cargo, apparel or wreck as, under any law for the time being in force, are authorized to be made in connection with a ship or an aircraft.
(5) The preceding provisions of this section shall apply-
(a) in relation to all ship or aircraft, whether Bangladeshi or not and whether registered or not and wherever the residence or domicile of their owners may be;
(b) in relation to all claims, irrespective of the plaice of claim, claims relating to salvage or cargo or wreck or cargo or wreck found on the ground; and
(c) in relation to mortgage and charge, to all legal and equitable mortgages or charges, including mortgages and charges created under foreign law whether registered or not:
Provided that, nothing in this sub section shall be deemed to be applicable to money or property recoverable under the said Ordinance.
Execution of Judgment
Upon satisfaction of a well-grounded case, the Honorable Court may enforce the payment of a judgment by attachment against the party on whose behalf a caveat has been entered, or by seizure of the property if no caveat has been entered. Unless the Honorable Court orders otherwise, the Marshal will conduct an order of sale as a sale of movable property in execution of a decree in an ordinary civil suit. In practice, a bank guarantee will be cashed in favor of the judgment debtor if it is provided. The Honorable Court will also enforce the mental and arbitral decisions of foreign judges.
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A trust is a legal relationship between a trust creator, a trustee and a beneficiary. In a trust, the trustee is compelled in law to hold the property for the benefit of the beneficiary or for a purpose permitted by law. A trust can be classified into various types such as public/charitable trust and private trust; executed and executory trust; express and implied trust; and resulting or constructive trust. In Bangladesh, a private trust shall be created under the Trust Act, of 1882.
What Is A Trust Deed
A trust deed is a legal document which is essentially an agreement between the creator of the trust and the trustee. It sets out the conditions, terms and rules for creating and managing the trust. This trust deed works as a direction regarding how the trust will be operated and how the trustees will deliver the benefits to the beneficiaries.
How to register a deed of trust
Contents of A Trust Deed
A trust deed has to be drafted with well and clear words along with below contents:
Details of the author/creator and the trustee, The object of trust with clarity and certainty, Details of the beneficiaries, How the trust will be governed, Financial administration of the trust, and Option for dissolution of the trust. The registration process of a trust deed
The registration of a trust depends on what type of property is the subject of the trust. As per Section 5 of the Trust Act, of 1882, registration for a trust of moveable property is not necessary, whereas registration of a trust of immovable property is compulsory. So, to register a trust deed the following matters need to be considered:
Step-1 Appropriate authority for registration of a trust deed
A trust deed can be registered in the relevant Sub-Registrar’s office, just like the registration of land documents. As per Section 28 of the Registration Act, 1908, the trust deed for immovable property shall be presented for registration in the office of the Sub-Registrar where that immovable property is situated. On the hand, the trust deed for movable property may be registered where the activities of such trust will be carried on or where the registered office of the trust is located.
Step-2 Registration Fees
The fees for registration of a trust deed can be found in the Gazette being No.- S. R. O. No. 254-Law/2014 which is created in pursuance of the provision of section 78 of the Registration Act, 1908 by the Law and Justice Division of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. As per Article A (1) of the Gazette, when the trust value does not exceed BDT 5,000/- then the fee shall be 2% ad valorem, subject to a minimum of taka 100/-. If the trust value does exceed BDT 5,000/- then the fee shall be 2% of the value to be given as a registration fee.
Step-3 Stamp Duty
The stamp duty for trust deed can be found in Schedule I of the Stamp Act
, 1899. As per serial no.- 64 of Schedule I, the stamp duty for the trust deed shall be 2% of the value of the consideration.
Step-4 Signing the deed
The author/creator and the trustee need to sign the trust deed before the registering officer. In addition to that the authors of the trust need to sign and put his/her fingertip on the register book before the registering officer. Subsequently, 2(two) witnesses need to sign on the last page of the trust deed before the registering officer.
Step-5 application for a certified copy:
The author/creator of the trust needs to complete and sign a dedicated form that needs to be submitted to the office of the sub-registrar for a certified copy of the registered trust deed.
Receipt under section 52(1)(b):
Once completing all the above-mentioned formalities and submitting the document to the registering officer, as per Section 52(1)(b) of the Registration Act, 1908, a receipt for such document shall be given by the registering officer to the person presenting the document.
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Amid investor qualms over the hefty price tag, Adobe Inc. decided to buy cloud-based designer platform Figma on Thursday for $20 billion. As a result, the market capitalization of the company that created Photoshop fell by more than $30 billion.
The cash-and-stock transaction would give Adobe ownership of a company whose web-based collaboration platform for ideas and brainstorming is well-liked by digital firms like Zoom Video Communications (ZM.O), Airbnb Inc., and Coinbase. It is the largest buyout of a privately-owned software startup (COIN.O).
The business of Figma, according to Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, is “the future of work,” and there are “tremendous prospects” to combine it with his company’s products like document reader Acrobat and online whiteboard Figjam.
For Figma’s venture capital backers, including Index Ventures, Greylock Partners, and Kleiner Perkins, the $20 billion exit represented a significant victory.
“Users of Figma will have access to Adobe’s photography, graphics, and video technology through this agreement. And Figma can provide its extensive knowledge in constructing in the browser in return “Josh Coyne, a partner at Kleiner Perkins, who made the initial investment in Figma in 2018, stated that the investment is anticipated to provide a return of over 100 times once the deal is closed.
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Since Figma’s annual recurring revenue (ARR) was $400 million, a negligible portion of Adobe’s $14 billion, according to David Wagner, portfolio manager and equity analyst at Aptus Capital Advisors, which holds a 1.5% stake in Adobe, it was unreasonable for Adobe to pay the equivalent of 11% of its market value for 2.8% more ARR.
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Three years after the deal’s conclusion, according to Adobe, the acquisition should increase its earnings. It also predicted that by 2025, the design, whiteboarding, and collaboration segments of Figma’s total addressable market will amount $16.5 billion.
One of the most opportunistic corporations in Silicon Valley, Adobe has acquired a number of companies as it has sought to protect its market share from rivals over the years.
Prior to Figma, their greatest acquisition was the $4.75 billion purchase of the software company Marketo in 2018.
In order to narrow its focus on collaboration tools, it has also acquired several businesses over the previous 24 months, including video collaboration software Frame.io, social media marketing start-up ContentCal, and collaboration tool provider Workfront.
In 2023, the transaction is anticipated to close, pending regulatory approval.
Co-founder and CEO Dylan Field will remain in charge of the San Francisco-based Figma, which will continue to run independently. If the acquisition is cancelled, each company will be required to pay a $1 billion termination fee.
According to Refinitiv statistics, Adobe’s anticipated fourth-quarter sales of $4.52 billion was less than the $4.58 billion experts had predicted.
The company’s third-quarter profit decreased by over 6% as a result of rising costs and a stronger US dollar.
Visa SB1 The SB1 Returning Resident immigrant visa permits individuals who have lawful permanent resident (LPR) or conditional resident (CR) status in the United States to travel outside the country for a length of time without losing their residence status. LPRs and CRs are both sorts of Green Card holders in the United States. When a Green Card holder leaves the United States for more than one or two years, it suggests to the US government that the Green Card holder wants to relinquish his or her Green Card.
Who Is Eligible for the SB1 Visa? When a Green Card holder leaves the country and tries to return, the US government determines whether the Green Card holder intends to make the country his or her permanent home. If a Green Card holder travels overseas for an extended period of time, the US government may conclude that the Green Card holder did not intend to make the US his or her permanent home. The SB1 visa is required for Green Card holders who want to travel for a duration longer than the one year allowed under their Green Card or the two years allowed under a Re-Entry Permit.
Under a Year of Travel Abroad
In general, Green Card holders who travel overseas and are away from the US for less than a year do not require an SB1 visa or a Re-Entry Permit to return to the US. Returning to the United States following a trip lasting less than a year requires a Green Card holder to submit his or her Green Card identification document, passport, residency cards, and other identifying documents at a port of entry.
Visits to other countries lasting more than a year but less than two years
Green Card holders who leave the United States often cannot stay abroad for more than one year without being considered to have abandoned their Green Card. Green Card holders, on the other hand, can apply for a Re-Entry Permit before leaving the country. A Re-Entry Permit permits Green Card holders to stay outside the United States for two years without losing their Green Card status. A Green Card holder must file Form I-131, Application for Travel, in order to receive a Re-Entry Permit.
Overseas Visits in the Last Two Years
Even if a Green Card holder obtains a Re-Admission Permit before leaving the country, he or she must return to the country within two years to be permitted entry. A SB1 visa may be available for re-entry if a Green Card holder with a Re-Entry Permit is outside the United States for more than two years due to circumstances or events beyond his or her control.
Exception for Armed Forces and Government Employees’ Families
Though most Green Card holders are not authorized to return to the United States after more than two years without receiving an SB1 visa, select Green Card holders are permitted to return after two years without obtaining an SB1 visa.
These two kinds of Green Card holders can travel abroad for more than two years without needing to obtain an SB1 visa when they return:
The spouse or children of a member of the United States Armed Forces; Civilian personnel of the United States government stationed overseas Who is Eligible for the SB1 Visa? When applying for the SB1 visa, an applicant must:
Have been a lawful permanent resident or conditional resident in the United States at the time of departure; Have left the United States with the intention of returning and still intend to do so; Returning to the United States from a temporary visit abroad: Be able to demonstrate that the visit overseas was prolonged due to circumstances or situations beyond the Green Card holder’s control. When a Green Card holder applies for the SB1 visa, he or she must demonstrate to a US Consular Officer that he or she fits these conditions.
What is the Procedure for Obtaining an SB1 Visa? The procedure for obtaining an SB1 visa is rather simple. However, different US Embassies and Consulates may have different criteria at different points throughout the procedure. As a result, applicants for the SB1 visa should carefully read any specific instructions supplied by the US Embassy or Consulate to which they apply.
Step One: Contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate.
Individuals who need to apply for an SB1 visa must first contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate at least three months before their intended return to the United States. The candidate will be interviewed and relevant papers will be submitted through the US Embassy or Consulate. An applicant might also become acquainted with any unique procedural restrictions imposed by the US Embassy or Consulate by contacting the US Embassy or Consulate.
Step 2: Submit the Required Documentation to the US Embassy or Consulate.
Following contact with the United States Consulate or Embassy, the applicant must submit all relevant papers to the same United States Consulate or Embassy. The essential documents is required to demonstrate the applicant’s travel history, eligibility for the SB1 visa, and underlying immigrant visa status.
When applying for an SB1 visa, the following forms and papers are required:
Form DS-117, Application to Determine Returning Resident Status; Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card; and, if applicable, the applicant’s Re-Entry Permit Other documentation must be presented as well, demonstrating:
Dates of travel outside the United States of the applicant, such as plane tickets or passport stamps; Tax returns and evidence of family, social, or economic ties to the United States are examples of proof of the applicant’s ties to the United States and intent to return. Proof that the applicant’s extended stay outside the United States was for circumstances beyond his or her control, such as medical or employment grounds. Third step: Attend the Medical Exam
A SB1 visa candidate must have a medical examination after submitting all needed papers. This is a necessary step before the applicant can meet with a Consular Officer at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate near them. If the applicant has any questions or concerns concerning the medical examination, he or she should contact the US Embassy or Consulate where he or she is applying. The US Embassy or Consulate will provide details on where to receive a medical appointment and what the medical examination will include, including any required vaccinations.
Step 4: Interview at the US Embassy or Consulate
All SB1 candidates must meet with a US Consular Officer at the US Embassy or Consulate where they apply. During the interview, the candidate must adhere to any specific criteria imposed by the US Embassy or Consulate, as well as submit the following documentation:
Form DS-260, Immigrant and Alien Registration Application; original passport of the applicant; two pictures of the applicant that fulfill the Department of State’s photo requirements; Any civil paperwork sought by the United States Embassy or Consulate. What is the cost of obtaining an SB1 visa? Form DS-117 has a processing charge of $180, while Form DS-260 has a fee of $325. The medical examination and mandatory immunizations will incur additional charges for SB1 applicants.
Salman Khan’s brother, actor Sohail Khan and his nephew Ayaan Agnihotri and Being Human Clothing CEO Sanjeev Rao will attend the opening programme
The inauguration program will be attended by Sanjeev Rao, CEO of Being Human Clothing, as well as Sohail Khan, Ayaan Agnihotri, and Salman Khan’s brother.
On Tuesday, Being Human Clothing Bangladesh posted a video about this on their Facebook page (13 September).
Be a part of the launch….Being Human Clothings’ first showroom in Banani, September 15, 2022,” the tweet added. “Official Confirmation from BHAI, Being Human Clothing is Launching in the Heart of Dhaka City.”
The third episode of The Lord of the Rings, the rings of power:
The Rings of Power introduces Adar, who may be the season’s main antagonist. If you are an avid fan of Middle-earth but are confused by this most recent development, don’t worry. Adar is not a character from J.R.R. Tolkien’s works; he was created specifically for the television series. He appears in one of The Rings of Power’s completely original storylines, which follows the Silvan elf Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova) as he investigates a growing evil in Middle-Southlands. earth’s Arondir discovers that orcs have constructed tunnels throughout the Southlands in order to avoid human detection and sunlight. His companions believe they may be searching for something, possibly a weapon.
Could they be searching for the blade discovered by Theo (Tyroe Muhafidin)?
In addition to potentially searching for a weapon, Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) learns in the Nmenórean Hall of Law that the orcs’ tunneling appears to be part of a larger plan. It turns out that Sauron’s sigil is not an ordinary symbol, but rather a map of the Southlands. There, the orcs will create a realm “where evil will not only endure, but flourish.” On the basis of the distinct mountain ranges surrounding the Southlands, their location in the southeastern region of Middle-earth, and the orcs’ destruction of the landscape, it would appear that we are witnessing the birth of Mordor. Who is supervising the Southlands’ transformation into Mordor? The new leader of the orcs is none other than Adar. What is our knowledge of Adar? An army of orcs carrying torches runs through a forest. The orcs are fond of him. Matt Grace/Prime Video is credited. Despite the fact that Adar is a new character and we only catch a blurry glimpse of him at the end of the third episode of the show, we still know a little bit about him. Priority comes first: Joseph Mawle, who you may recognize as Benjen Stark from Game of Thrones, portrays him.
In the casting call for The Rings of Power, Adar (then known as Oren) was described as a villain capable of evoking a profound sense of pathos and wounded/fallen nobility. A certain degree of physicality is required. Should appear middle-aged, but must also emanate an air of timelessness.
Adar is an elf
It appears that Adar is an elf based on his descriptions of timelessness and nobleness. In episode 3, when Arondir questions why the orcs refer to their leader using an Elvish term, it appears that his elfin nature is confirmed. According to the online dictionary for Tolkien’s languages, Parf Edhellen, “Adar” means “father” in Sindarin. Perhaps the orcs have come to regard Adar as a father figure in addition to a commander. This is especially intriguing given that in The Silmarillion, Morgoth (then known as Melkor) corrupts enslaved elves to create orcs. Some of Tolkien’s other works explore a different, non-elvish origin story for the orcs, but for the purposes of the show, Adar could be one of the first elvish orcs, or their father. Let us now examine the “fallen” aspect of Adar. For a Tolkien adaptation, an evil elf in league with the forces of darkness would be uncharted territory. You can read about some of the elves’ more heinous deeds in The Silmarillion, such as Fanor’s kin-slaying and Maeglin’s betrayal of Gondolin to Morgoth. However, these particular wrongdoings were not acts of fealty to Morgoth, but rather evil means to justify selfish ends. If Adar is a fully transformed elf, this would be another instance of The Rings of Power forging its own path, although it could be drawing inspiration from the previously mentioned acts.
Return of Sauron
Sauron will undoubtedly return in The Rings of Power; he is, after all, the reason the rings exist! However, we cannot predict his appearance. In this episode, one of Arondir’s elven companions mentions that Sauron is a shapeshifter and formerly went by many names. Adar might be a new alias. Adar could be Sauron, but this is unlikely. For starters, we’re only three episodes into a show whose subtitle could be “Spot the Sauron.” I doubt that The Rings of Power would reveal its main antagonist so quickly. A major aspect of Sauron’s malice is his cunning and deception. In the Second Age of Middle-earth, he reappears as Lord of Gifts Annatar and gains the elves’ confidence. He accomplishes this not with an orcish army, but with a friendly appearance and offers of assistance. Adar, with his spiked armor and ominous aura, is the exact opposite of this. Who else could Sauron possibly be? Fans speculated that shipwreck survivor Halbrand (Charlie Vickers) was the Dark Lord in disguise prior to the show’s premiere. However, after the revelation in episode 3 that Halbrand is a lost king of the Southlands, this theory becomes much less plausible. It does open a new door, however, as Halbrand would become King of Men if he reclaims his title. And do you know what happens to nine Kings of Men during the Second Age? Some extremely potent rings with extremely dire consequences, such as becoming a Nazgûl. Even though Halbrand and Adar are likely out of the running to become Middle-next earth’s leading Dark Lord, the world is still full of possibilities. As we strive to identify evil before it’s too late, it may be useful to keep in mind some advice from The Fellowship of the Ring: A servant of evil, or perhaps evil itself, will likely appear good but feel bad.