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.

BIAC to remain closed until 14 April 2020

As per Government decision a 17-day public holiday in view of the prevailing COVID 19 pandemic is going on from 26 March to 11 April 2020. The Government has now extended the ongoing public holidays for 2 more days, from 12 to 13 April 2020 suffixing public holiday on the occasion of Bangla New Year’s Day on 14th of April 2020 .
Accordingly, BIAC office will remain closed till 14 April 2020. For any information please contact us via  email at info@biac.org.bd or biac.org.bd@gmail.com. We will get back to you.
Please stay home and take care of yourselves. We shall get through this difficult time soon by the grace of Providence.
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FID for giving facility to writ petitioners, loan swindlers

Eminent Economist, former BB governor Mr. Salehuddin Ahmed said, providing the relaxed loan restructuring to facility to errant borrowers who filed writ petitions not be declared defaulters and are facing ACC cases would increase the burden of bad loans. He advised the FID to encourage the state-owned commercial banks and the errant borrowers to settle issues through alternative dispute resolution system of the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre.

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Ease of doing business: Much remains to be achieved

Bangladesh has moved up eight notches to 168 among 190 countries in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index 2020. The country’s ranking was 176 last year. The improvement is an encouraging sign. A strong process that addresses commercial matters in a time-bound system is long overdue. Developed economies around the world have exclusive institutions for commercial ADR created by the government and adopted by the people.

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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