Welcome to Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre

Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre is the first international arbitration institution of the country. It is registered as a not-for-profit organization and commenced operations in April 2011 under a license from the Government. Three prominent business Chambers of Bangladesh, namely, International Chamber of Commerce-Bangladesh (ICC-B), Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) and Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI), Dhaka are sponsors of BIAC. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the private sector arm of The World Bank – with funds from UK Aid and European Union, is supporting BIAC in the initial stages under a co-operation agreement. BIAC provides a neutral, efficient and reliable dispute resolution service in this emerging hub of South Asia’s industrial and commercial activity. BIAC introduced its Arbitration Rules in April 2012. These Rules incorporate some of the leading developments in domestic and international arbitration, while conforming to the Bangladesh Arbitration Act 2001. BIAC is renowned for its first-rate, state-of-the-art arbitration facilities, experienced panel of independent arbitrators and excellence in serving its clients. Discover from these pages why businesses increasingly choose to arbitrate in BIAC.

Kai Hughes: From ICA to ICAC

The Managing Director of the International Cotton Association, Mr Kai Hughes, will be leaving his post at the end of August to take up position as Executive Director of the International Cotton Advisory Committee, based in Washington DC.

Kai said “I am leaving the ICA after a wonderful almost-ten years. Ten years which has seen the organisation change and grow to be a truly international organisation representing its members worldwide. I am now looking forward to a new challenge and to making ICAC a force for change in the cotton industry. I have made many close friends during my time in the ICA and it is particularly pleasing for me that I am going to be able to continue old friendships and make new ones in my new position as part of our global cotton community.”

The ICA President, Mr Jürg Reinhart, states that “The ICA regrets losing Kai after so many years of valuable service, and we wish him every success in his new role. We hope that this will also be an opportunity for the ICA to develop even stronger relations with ICAC and to promote our message about contract sanctity amongst its member governments. The recruitment process for a new Managing Director has already started and the advertisement will also be on our website shortly.”

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five–day long training on “ Accreditation on Mediation” on 23-29 July 2017 in Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC), Thailand jointly organized by BIAC & THAC with the support of Mainland –Hongkong Joint Mediation Centre.  The certificate of professional mediation training will be provided by The certificate of professional mediator training will be provided by MHJMC (Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center)

Registration is ongoing at BIAC, Last Date of Registration 3 July, 2017

For more information & assistance please contact BIAC office or call Ms. Mahbuba Rahman Runa  ( cell: +8801716-413842), Sr. Counsel.

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Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC)

69/1 Panthapath, Suvastu Tower (6th floor), Dhaka-1205,

PABX: +8802-964-1071 , +8802-964-1072, Fax: +8802–964-1074,

E-mail: info@biac.org.bd