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 Director talks as Panelist at the CIArb Young Members Group World Tour 2021 Webinar on Arbitration and Mediation as a Global Force for Good on 19 January 2021


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ARE YOU A STUDENT OF LAW OR BUSINESS? WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL PROFESSIONAL? Join BIAC’s online training on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Date : 27 February 2021, Time : 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

A main purpose of ADR training for students is to help them become successful professionals. In order to do away with the misunderstanding of many lawyers, clients, teachers of Law and Business who feel that they can or should choose between ADR and litigation, it is very important to teach students how ADR fits with other aspects of law practice.

Being the country’s first and only registered and licenenced ADR centre, Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) is offering this training course for students:

  • for popularising ADR among the students so that they can navigate dispute resolution processes in a variety of legal contexts.
  • for providing legal framework and basic understanding of ADR options as a core competency to the future lawyers/ professionals, especially those students who want to pursue careers as complex civil litigators, in-house counsel/lawyers, public policy leaders, or third-party neutrals, e.g., mediators, arbitrators.
  • for enriching negotiation and communication skills of all students , especially those students who want to be professionals in the fields of financial institutions or banks, business, construction, sports/entertainment, public policy and international law.

This course is available for university-level students of Law/ Business / Management and any graduate student interested in ADR.

Registration is ongoing at BIAC or through email-

mahbuba.runa@biac.org.bd; info@biac.org.bd.

The last Date of Registration is 24 February 2021.

For more details and registration please contact BIAC office No: 02 55138092-93

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


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BIAC holds 10th Webinar jointly with International Investment & Trade Service Window of China Yunnan Pilot Free Trade Zone (IITSW of CYPFTZ) on ‘’Using ADR Clause to Strengthen Open Account Trading for Imports and Exports between China and Bangladesh’’, on Monday, 25 January 2020

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the experts. Join us on 25th January 2021 from 11:30 am. Register by 24th January 2021 at: https://forms.gle/eH1ZUxXSmNdnDRDP9


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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Young Members Group (YMG) ADR World Tour Asia Series

Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) is a collaborating organisation for this Webinar series and our Director, Mr. M A Akmall Hossain Azad is representing BIAC at the first session of the Asia leg of the CIArb YMG World Tour 2021. This session will be held on 19 January 2021 on “Emerging Arbitration Trends in Asia” from 08:00 am ET, 09:00 pm SGT, 10:00 pm KST.  #YMGWorldTour #BIAC


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Government keen to incorporate ADR in existing laws, says Law Minister at BIAC’s Anniversary Webinar held on 26 December 2020



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Join BIAC’s List of Mediators


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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