BANGLADESH INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTRE
The Institution for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Recently Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Singapore organised an exclusive training on the Introduction to International Arbitration from 5-6 November 2019 at the Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy. A total of 16 delegates representing Bangladesh Bank,Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information and Statistics (BANBEIS), Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA),bKash Limited, AB Bank Limited, Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, Mutual Trust Bank Limited, North-West Generation Company Limited, Sonali Bank Limited, Square Pharmaceuticals Limited, The City Bank Limited and BIAC. The team was accompanied by Ms. Rubaiya Ehsan Karishma (Counsel, BIAC).
The course was headed by Mr. Chou Sean Yu (FCIArb, Partner at Wong Partnership LLP, Director and Past Chairman of CIArb Singapore). Other trainers included Ms. Camilla Godman (Regional Director for Asia Pacific, CIArb), Ms. Amanda Lees (FCIArb, FSIArb, Partner at Simmons & Simmons JWS) and Ms. Sapna Jhangiani (FCIArb, FSIArb, Partner at Clyde & Co. Clasis Singapore). Special Sessions were arranged to share practices of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Singapore and ICC International Court of Arbitration conducted by Mr. Chahat Chawla (Associate Counsel, SIAC), Ms. Chiara Accornero (Legal Officer, IP Disputes Section WIPO) and Mr. Akhil Chowdary Unnam (Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration) respectively.
The course was an intensive one with tutorial sessions and gave the participants an overview of the process of International Arbitration, new concepts such as Emergency Arbitration, Early Dismissal, Arbitration and Meditation in IP disputes. Arbitration under the SIAC, ICC and BIAC rules were also discussed. The participants are to sit for an online assessment, qualifying which they will be eligible to become Associates of CIArb and members of BIAC. Plans of organising the next module leading towards Membership of CIArb are being explored in addition to other courses. BIAC looks forward to welcoming these new members and further collaboration with CIArb.