Welcome to Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre

Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) 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. The 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, had supported 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 and Mediation Rules in 2014 both of which have been updated in 2019. 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, list of mediators and excellence in serving its clients. Discover from these pages why businesses increasingly choose to arbitrate and mediate in BIAC.

Congratulations to University of Dhaka, the Champion of the BIAC Inter University Arbitration Contest 2020

Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) organised the first ever BIAC Inter University Arbitration Contest 2020 held in three rounds, on 12 September 2020, 19 September, 2020 and 17 October, 2020. This year 4 of the leading universities of Bangladesh took part in the Contest which are: University of Dhaka, London College of Legal Studies (LCLS) South, Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) and Bhuiyan Academy. In the First Round, University of Dhaka won its place by competing against LCLS (south) and in the Second Round Bhuiyan Academy won against IUB. In the Final, University of Dhaka and Bhuiyan academy competed against each other and the team of University of Dhaka won the championship trophy by defeating the team of Bhuiyan Academy.
BIAC congratulates the team of Department of Law, University of Dhaka and extends special thanks to Professor Dr. Jamila A. Chowdhury, who worked hard to train up and prepare her students for this Contest.

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Webinar on “Challenges of Application of Institutional ADR in Real Estate and Construction Disputes in Bangladesh” on Wednesday, 21 October 2020 from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm BST

Registration is ongoing through this link:
The last date of registration is 20 October 2020 till 2 pm.



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Online training programmes on arbitration

Online Training Course on Arbitration-Module 1: “Overview & Drafting of an Arbitration Clause” to be held on 28 October 2020.

Registration is ongoing at BIAC or through email- mahbuba.runa@biac.org.bd; info@biac.org.bd

Last Date of Registration 25 October 2020.

For more information & assistance please contact BIAC office No: 02 55138092-93

Call Ms. Mahbuba Rahman Runa, General Manager, BIAC. Cell: 01716 413842

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Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC)

Unique Heights, 13th Floor, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka-1217

Contact Us: 01314-447490

E-mail: info@biac.org.bd, Website:www.biac.org.bd