Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) signs MoU with London College of Legal Studies (North)

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the city on 17 February 2019 between London College of Legal Studies (North), a registered centre of University of London International Programs and Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) with a view to establishing a basis upon which both LCLS (North) and BIAC may explore areas of further collaboration in respect of the use of facilities and services provided by both the institutions.

London College of Legal Studies (North) provides unparallel opportunities to study law in an energetic and creative legal environment. It was founded in 2004, since then LCLS (North) has flourished and grown and is now home to a few hundred law graduates. LCLS (North) endeavors to give its members a rewarding, richly resourced and intellectually inspiring environment in which to pursue their education and research in law.

Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) is the country’s first and only Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) institution licensed by the Government which was established in April 2011. BIAC has its institutional Rules for administering Arbitration and Mediation. It is recognized by national and international institutions having Cooperation Agreements with 22 national institutions including banks, corporate, real estate, insurance, universities, law chamber and NGO and 14 international ADR institutions.

Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) both the institutions will be able to exchange information and publications of mutual interest in the field of commercial Arbitration and Mediation and organize seminars, symposia, workshops, roundtable discussions, conferences, awareness programs and trainings. The MoU was signed by Muhammad A. (Rumee) Ali, Chief Executive Officer, BIAC and Barrister Taufiqur Rahman, Principal, LCLS (North).

The Instrument of the MoU was exchanged by Barrister Taufiqur Rahman and M A Akmall Hossain Azad, Director, BIAC at a simple ceremony held on 17 February 2019 on the LCLS (North) campus at Banani in the city. Head of Laws Barrister Arunav Das Shuvro, Head of International Relations Barrister Asif Rahmatullah, Lecturer & Student Liaison Officer Barrister Phabliha Nusaiba Khalid and Lecturer & International Relations Officer Barrister Rabbiul Alam Rafi of LCLS (North) along with BIAC Senior Counsel Mahbuba Rahman Runa were among others who attended the ceremony.