National Members

Md. Emdadul Haque Kazi
Mr. Kazi is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Head of Jurischolar Associates. He has completed Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws from the University of Dhaka. He has successfully completed international and national courses and workshops on Arbitration and Mediation.

Muhammad A. (Rumee) Ali
Mr. Ali is the CEO of BIAC and Chairman of AB Bank Ltd. He is also Chairman of the Commission on Banking of the International Chamber of Commerce-Bangladesh (ICC-B), Independent Director on the Board of Eastland Insurance Company Ltd., Director on the Board of Industrial and Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IIDFC), Board Member of Friendship (International NGO) and Advisor to Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, USA. He was former Deputy Governor of the Bangladesh Bank, Chairman of BRAC Bank Ltd., founding Chairman of Bkash Ltd. He was the first Bangladeshi CEO of ANZ Grindlas Bank later Standard Chartered Bank.

Mohammad Abdul Wadud
Mr. Wadud is Deputy Managing Director-Head of Commercial, Trade and SME-M business segment at The City Bank Limited. Since joining the bank in 2011 he has looked after various divisions like Credit Risk Management Division, Credit Administration, Consumer Credit & Collection, Special Asset Management, Legal, Risk Management, Fraud Risk Management. He holds a Master of Science in Statistics, Jahangirnagar University and MBA, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He has successfully completed international and national courses on Arbitration and Mediation.

Harun-Or-Rashid
Mr. Rashid is a Contract Management Specialist at the Tekken Corporation (Bangladesh Branch). He has completed Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Master of Science in Quantity Surveying from university College of Estate Management (UK) and has a Certificate in Contract Law from Harvard University (USA). He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor, Project Management Institute, UAE Society of Engineers and Institute of Engineers Bangladesh.

Shafayat Ullah
Mr. Shafayat Ullah is the Head of Group Legal Affairs at Mutual Trust Bank Limited. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President-Head of Legal at The City Bank Limited. He started his career as a lawyer in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, before joining City Bank in 2016. He is also an expert in commercial and legal matters, such as commercial disputes, insolvency and bankruptcy, corporate finance, taxation, banking and financial institutions and legal documentation. He has successfully completed international and national courses on Arbitration and Mediation.

Amirul Islam
Mr. Islam is Executive Vice President – Head of Corporate Credit Risk at The City Bank Limited. He has completed Masters in Business Administration. He has also successfully completed international course on Negotiation and Mediation.

Tarique Afzal
Mr. Afzal is the President & Managing Director of the AB Bank Ltd. He joined AB Bank in 2018 as Deputy Managing Director – Head of Corporate, Legal & Regulatory Affairs. He has worked in London, UK and Credit Union in Canada, ANZ Grindlays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank in Bangladesh and abroad. He also held senior positions in BRAC Bank and Bank Alfalah as well as represented Dun & Bradstreet in Bangladesh as Country Head. He also successfully led the automation and transformation of banking process and systems at the country’s two largest state owned financial institutions- Sonali and Rupali Bank.

Professor Abu Zayed Mohammad
Professor Mohammad is Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at City University Bangladesh. He is a well-known Research Expert at the R&D Cell of RAB, Research fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies and a lawyer of Dhaka Bar Association. He completed his LLB and LLM from Dhaka University, Post-graduate Fellow (M.A) from School of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Md. Nurul Islam
Dr. Nurul Islam is Director (Agriculture Information Service) under the Ministry of Agriculture. He is an international procurement specialist. He completed his Bachelor of Arts (Honors) and Horticulture in Agriculture and PhD from Bangladesh Agricultural University. He also has an MBA degree and Diploma in Public Procurement Degree. He is a member of the BCS (Agriculture) cadre and is a skilled and experienced Resource Person in ICT based Innovation.

Shifat-E-Noor Jhily
Ms. Jhily has completed her Post Graduation in International Business Law. She is an accredited mediator of the ADR-ODR International, UK and is a lawyer by profession.

Md. Quamruddoza
Mr. Quamruddoza is Joint Director (Finance & MIS) at ASA. He has more than 15 years of experience and has worked with organizations such as Otobi, Shanta and PKSF. He has completed MBA in Finance and Post Graduate Diploma in Information & Communication Technolgy.

Zaidy Hasan Khan
Mr. Khan has been serving as Assistant Attorney General for Bangladesh since October 2017. He has more than 13 years of experiences in various areas of law including Corporate, Commercial, Arbitration, Regulatory issues, Foreign exchange laws, Digital Security and compliances, Anti-corruption law and regulations. He has completed Bachelor of Law from Southampton Institute & Nottingham Trent University, UK and Master of Laws from Bangladesh University of Professionals.

Khadiza Nasrin
Mrs. Nasrin is a Research Officer (Senior Assistant Judge) with the Law Commission of Bangladesh. She has completed her LL.M in Global Crime, Justice & Security from Liverpool John Moores University, UK under Commonwealth Shared Scholarship in 2016 and in Comparative & International Law from University of Dhaka in 2008. She completed her LL.B from the University of Dhaka in 2007.

Mohammad Arifur Rahman
Mr. Arif is an apprentice lawyer who has completed his Bachelor of Laws (2019) from University of London. He is an ADR-ODR accredited Civil-Commercial Mediator (2019).

Justice AFM Abdur Rahman
Former Justice of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Justice Rahman has delivered more than 7000 judgments over 15 years’ time since 2003. He has dealt with and disposed of Judicial ADR matters related to Income Tax, VAT, Admiralty, etc and commenced practice as an independent International Commercial Arbitrator since 2018. He is Head of Chamber of Rahman Law Associates & Company.

Md. Emdadul Haque

Mr. Haque is an Assistant Professor, teaching Law at the Southeast University. He is also a Human Rights Researcher and Freelance Journalist. He obtained his LLB (Hons) and LLM from the University of Rajshahi. He has published peer reviewed articles, book chapter and conducted study reports funded by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Dhaka.

Ajmalul Hossain, QC

Mr. Ajmalul Hossain QC, the first and only Queen’s Counsel in England of Bangladeshi origin, is also a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Mr. Hossain QC is the Senior Partner of A Hossain & Associates. He practices in London from Selborne Chambers, and from A Hossain & Associates in Bangladesh and Singapore. He is the first Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators from Bangladesh and specializes in Arbitration, Banking and Finance, Business and International Trade, Corporate Advisory, Cross Border Dispute Resolution, Public Law and Judicial Review, Regulatory Issues among other things. He completed his Bachelor and Master of Laws from Kings College London and is also BIAC’s Panel Arbitrator.

Ghazi Afreen Asmat

Ms. Asmat is an Advocate of the Chattogram District Court since 2014 and has handled civil cases related to land. She has completed her Masters of Law from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Premier University, Chattogram. She is a member of Lawasia (Australia) since 2017. She has presented a paper titled “Comparative Study Between Conventional Microfinance and Shariah-Compliant Microfinance in Bangladesh Perspective” at the International Conference on Governance and Wealth Management 2018 in Malaysia.

Mahfujul Alam Russel

Mr. Russel is Additional Deputy Police Commissioner with the Dhaka Metropolitan Police. He had started his career as teacher and later joined the Bangladesh Police Force in 2010. He is a recipient of the President Police Medal (PPM). He has completed Bachelor and Master of Science in Geography & Environment (Jahangirnagar University), Bachelor of Laws (Northern University), Master in Police Science (Rajshahi University) in addition a number of training courses while in service.

Anwar Ahmed Chowdhury

Mr. Chowdhury is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He holds an LL.M (Legal Professional Skills) City University (UK) and completed his Bar Vocational Course with a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills. He also has LLB (Hons) from University of Wolverhampton and BSS (Hons), MSS in Political Science, (Major Economy and International Relationship) from Jagannath University College, Dhaka. He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEX), UK, and Associate of Bangladesh Insurance Academy (ABIA)”  

Ahmad Naquib Karim

Naquib is currently an associate at Huq and Company. He has completed his Bar Professional Training Course from City University London (UK) and Bachelor of Laws from University of London. He has been associated with Arbitration in Bangladesh for many years, as Secretary to the Tribunal as well as Counsel representing parties in Arbitration. 

    

Umran Chowdhury

Umran is an in-house counsel at Amir & Amir Law Associates. He has completed his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Sorbonne-Assas International Law School (a branch of the University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas) with a focus on comparative and international law. He has previously worked with the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute, Amnesty International, Grameen Bank and Grameen Shakti. He also writes for the Dhaka Tribune.  

Farzana Ahmed

Ms. Farzan Ahmed is currently Senior Vice President and Head of Legal Affairs Division at Dhaka Bank Limited. She is a Barrister-at-Law and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. She is registered as a Foreign mediator of the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) and has been accredited by the ADR-ODR International, UK.

Manjur Ahmed

Mr. Manjur Ahmed is the former Managing Director of Bangladesh Development Bank Limited. Prior to this, he was MD of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB). He started his career by joining Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) as Principal Officer in 1983. He has been a banker for over 32 years. He obtained MBA degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) under the University of Dhaka and an MS in business from the University of Canberra in Australia. During his long banking career, the banker took part in many workshops, symposiums and seminars at home and abroad.

Saiful Islam

Mr. Saiful completed his graduation and post-graduation from University of Dhaka. He has accreditation on Arbitration the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and works in the legal arena of corporate sector.

Riaz Muhammad Adnan Chowdhury

Mr. Adnan has completed his LL.B. (Hons.) and LL.M. He is a Law and Human Rights Activist, Law Associate at Advocate Mohammad Abdur Razzaque & Associates. He is also an accredited Civil Commercial Mediator of the ADR-ODR International, UK, a member of ATAS (World) & IBM (USA). He has completed land survey course under BTEB. He has successfully participated in many of National and International Programs, Seminars, Symposiums, Workshops, Training courses etc. He is a popular Lecturer and Socio-Cultural worker. He won the President’s Award and Community Development Award for his activities.   

Muhammad Abu Taher

Mr. Taher has completed Master of Laws in National & International laws from Eastern University in 2013 and Bachelor of Laws in 2012. From           November 2017- December 2019 he has worked as “Child Protection Activity Coordinator” with Terre des hommes Foundation Cox’s Bazar. Prior to that, he worked as “Legal Associate” for TAI Inc. Nayapara Refugee Camp, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh and as an Associate Lawyer for Shameem Aziz & Associates.

Tanha Zarrin Ahmed

Ms. Tanha Ahmed received her LLB from University of Southampton and was called to the Bar in 2007. She was awarded a Distinction in her LL.M from SOAS including a Distinction in International Commercial Arbitration. She worked as a Research Assistant for the book titled “International Commercial Arbitration and the Arbitrator’s Contract” written by Emilia Onyema. Tanha worked as an Associate at Dr. Kamal Hossain & Associates. She is qualified as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. She assisted Dr. Hossain in his role as an Arbitrator at several ICSID arbitrations. In London, she worked as an associate at Fenchurch Law LLP and at Ashurst LLP. After Ashurst, she worked in the Enforcement and Financial Crime Division of the Financial Conduct Authority (UK). Currently, she runs her own practice (TZ Ahmed & Associates).

Md Noor E Nabi Mim

Mim is a first year Law student under the University of London International Programmes. He has completed ADR ODR International, CMC and SIMI Accredited Civil-Commercial Mediator Training Programme (Dhaka). He won a Silver Medal in the Negotiation Bootcamp and Ad Hoc Negotiation Competition (Dubai). He has completed day-long training course on Negotiation and Mediation from BIAC.

Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman

Mr. Rahman as an educator has been teaching at higher and further education institutes in the UK and Bangladesh for the last 15 years. A business graduate majoring in Accounting and Management also has completed his masters in International Finance at the University of Westminster, London. While being an educationalist Mr. Rahman has also been in different educational administrative position and have the experience of working with nationals from all over the world.

A.M. Al-Amin

A. M. Al-Amin is a passionate Public-Private Professional currently serving as PPP Specialist in PPP Authority under Prime Minister’s Office. Prior to that he worked for Unique 584MW Power Plant as Senior Manager and Summit Bibiyana 341 MW Power Project as Assistant Manager. He has undertaken various online and offline training and certification courses on Public-Private Partnerships, Project Management and Procurement, Infrastructure Projects, Project Finance, etc. He is affiliated with the World Association of PPP Unit and Practitioners (WAPPP), Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Project Management Institute (PMI), Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) and Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB). He is a proud graduate from BUET.

Benojir Shakina

Benojir is a lawyer and works on a pro bono basis with a registered NGO named BANDHU. She holds Masters degree in English, Law and Human Rights, Post Graduate Diploma on Genocide and Bachelors Degree in English and Law. She has achieved USAID Lawyers Fellowship for contribution to establishing the human rights of Hermaphrodites. For over five years she has worked on juvenile and family law advocacy and continues to sensitize her clients on ADR.

Mubina Asaf

Ms. Asaf is currently the Head of Legal and External Affairs at British American Tobacco (BAT) Bangladesh. She possesses over 20 years of rich experience in the legal profession. Before joining BAT Bangladesh, she worked in the Attorney General’s Office of the Government of Bangladesh, first as an Assistant Attorney General and then as Deputy Attorney General for more than seven years. Before this, she was appointed as an Associate of Rokanuddin Mahmud and Associates, one of the most reputed law firms of Bangladesh. She is enrolled as an Advocate of the Dhaka District Court, High Court Division and Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. She leads and actively supports women empowerment initiatives in Bangladesh and is also involved in various social initiatives. She is the President of ‘Care in Need’ foundation (companion care service for elderly citizens) and is also in the board of ‘SEID Trust’ (daycare service for children with special needs).

Md. Harun- Ar-Rashid

Barrister Md. Harun- Ar-Rashid, BPM joined as DIG of Mymensingh Range on 26 December, 2019. Prior to that, he served as DIG (Procurement) at Police Headquarters and DIG of Telecom and Information management in Dhaka. Barrister Rashid has 25 years’ experience of law enforcement in Bangladesh Police. He has earned excellent reputation as International Police Officer (IPO) at different UN Peace Keeping Operations and was awarded UN Police Medal for his significant contribution. He played a leading role to set up National Emergency Number 999, Online Police Clearance System, BD Police Helpline and made significant contribution in the formulation of Rangpur Metropolitan Police Act, 2018, Gazipur Metropolitan Police Act, 2018, River Police Rules and Digital Security Act, 2018. He was awarded Bangladesh Police Medal(BPM) for his outstanding contribution to add value to the service. He has as many as 10 years’ experience of public procurement in Bangladesh police. Barrister Rashid obtained his Bachelor degree with Honors majoring Statistics from the University of Dhaka. He completed his Masters from the same department and also earned MBA degree from the University of Dhaka. Furthermore, he graduated from the University of London in L.L.B. and completed Bar at Law (Lincoln’s inn)from UK. 

ASM Monirul Alam

Mr. Alam is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is a Barrister-at-Law and is a Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (MCIArb). He is a partner at Fillip Partners which provides Corporate and Transaction Advisory. He holds a BA.BL (Hons) from NALSAR, University of Law, Hyderabad, India, LLB and LLM (International Commercial Law) from Cardiff University and University of South Wales respectively. He completed his BPTC (PG Dip) from University of Law.

Muhammad Zeeshan Mohsen

Mr. Mohsen is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Co-Founder and Partner at Fillip Partners. He is a Barrister-at-Law and is a Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (MCIArb). He holds a Diploma in Law from University of London,  Bachelor of Laws from Cardiff University, Master of Laws in International Trade and Commerce from University of Swansea and completed his Bar Professional Training Course (Post Graduate Diploma in Law – PGDip) from The University of Law (Formerly – The College of Law, Birmingham) Birmingham, United Kingdom  

Lutfun Kadir

Ms. Kadir is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Barrister-at-law of England and Wales and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (MCIArb). She is the Managing Partner of LexCorner and specializes in Commercial Litigation, Arbitration (International & Domestic) & Mediation. She holds LLB (Hon’s) from University of London, UK, LLM (Int. Commercial Law) from London Metropolitan University, London, UK and BPTC (PG Dip), University of Law, London, UK

Md. Rashidul Alom

Mr. Alom is a Chartered Procurement and Supply Management Professional of The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), UK. He has completed Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET); MBA in International Business from University of Dhaka; Masters in Procurement and Supply Management from BRAC University; Diploma in Project Planning, Development Management from NAPD, Ministry Planning in 2019; Executive Level Certification in Competitive Business Strategy and Innovation (CBSI) from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. He has 17 years of experience, of which 15 years in Procurement and Project Management Sector from both National and International development perspective. He is currently working as Senior Procurement Specialist in a World Bank funded Project of Bangladesh Meteorological Department under Ministry of Defence.

Suhan Khan

Mr. Suhan Khan, FCIArb, is a Fellow of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), UK, a Barrister-at-law called to the Bar of England and Wales, and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Mr. Khan has successfully acted as the lead counsel in several international arbitrations seated in Singapore, London and Dhaka, alongside participation in numerous domestic arbitrations and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Mr. Khan is the Managing Partner of ACCORD CHAMBERS, one of Bangladesh’s leading law firms. He regularly represents clients before the arbitration bench, admiralty and company bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, High Court Division, and is frequently instructed by top tier international law firms for cross-border contentious and non-contentious matters involving the jurisdiction of Bangladesh. Notably, Mr. Khan has been acting as the legal advisor for some of Bangladesh’s largest construction and infrastructure projects and advising multiple MNCs, INGOs, foreign investors as well as esteemed organisations such as the United Nations (UNHCR), the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh etc. He has previously worked as an international consultant and researcher for the University of California Berkeley, War Crimes Studies Center and the East-West Center based in the United States. He was also a part-time faculty member for the University of London International Programme and taught at its affiliate centre. Prior to commencing his professional career in the year 2009, Mr. Khan obtained Bachelor of Laws from the University of London and a Master of Laws from the Bristol Law School, UWE Bristol, UK. He was also professionally trained as a Barrister at the Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, UK from where he obtained PGDiL. He has also completed extensive international arbitration assessments and training at North America, New York and Canada Branch of CIArb, UK.

Faiyaz Bin Hasan

Mr. Faiyaz Bin Hasan is a Barrister and an Advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He has significant work experience in Securities laws of Bangladesh both having worked in the capacity of Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs at the Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd. and as an external lawyer. He specializes in Securities, Anti-Money Laundering, Counter Terrorist Financing and Canadian Immigration & Refugee laws.
Faiyaz has also worked as Head of Legal & Asset Management at Grameen Telecom Trust chaired by the Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus and took care of legal issues concerning organizations in the Grameen family.
He has completed LL.B (Hons.) from the University of London, LL.M in International Commercial Law from City University, London and Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills from the City Law School, London prior to his call as a Barrister from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He was an Associate of Late Dr. M. Zahir and later, a Senior Partner at Amicus Curiae law chambers.
Faiyaz delivered part-time lectures on law at the University of Information Technology & Sciences and the London College of Legal Studies (South) for several years.
Faiyaz is certified in anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing. He is a Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), UK Accredited Mediator and Trainer.

Brigadier General Md. Munirul Islam

Brigadier Munir is a CEDR Accredited Mediator. He has completed Training of Master Trainers in mediation and Advanced Arbitration Training from BIAC. He is currently Director, Personnel Service and Provost Marshal at the Army Headquarters based in Dhaka Cantonment. He is a recipient of Two United Nations Medal and has completed courses on Public Procurement Management, Supply Chain Management. He has completed two Masters and submitted Ph.D. thesis on “Public Procurement in Bangladesh-A Study in the Health Sector”

Mahbuba Rahman Runa

Mahbuba Rahman Runa is the General Manager of BIAC and joined back in February 2011. She is in the Panel of Mediator of Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC) and Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. She is also a consultant of Kunming International Commercial Arbitration Service Centre (KICASC), China. She has more than 20 years of experience, where 8 years were contributed to the senior management team of working experience in project management, operation, administration, procurement, logistics, outreach, HRM as well as strategic planning at the national and international environment. Before BIAC, she worked as a manager in Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), She started her career in a UNICEF project as a research officer in Bangladesh. Before that, she also served the UN Population Council as an intern during her post-graduation. She completed her graduation and post-graduation in statistics from a public university in Bangladesh. She also completed MBA in Human Resources from a reputed private university in Bangladesh. She participated in a course on ‘Introduction to International Arbitration’ of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) held in Singapore and Basic Training Course on Arbitration conducted by the International Law Institute (ILI), Washington DC, USA She completed the training course on labor Mediation: Technique and Approaches conducted by Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, the USA held in Dhaka.

Dr. Khaled Hamid Chowdhury

Dr. Chowdhury is LLD (D.L. H.C.), Barrister, FCIArb, Mediator, Legal Educationist, Experienced Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. He has strong entrepreneurship and is professionally skilled in Legal Assistance, Dispute Resolution, Academia and Legal Research. He is currently head of Dr. Khaled H. Chowdhury and Associates (Dispute Management Specialists) and Head of Laws at the London College of Legal Studies (South). Dr.Chowdhury is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Global Faculty at the ADR-ODR International (UK). He is an a CEDR accredited Mediator, empanelled Arbitrator and Adjudicator at the Asian International Arbitration Centre among other institutions.

Ferdaus Rahman

Mr. Rahman is a partner at A.S. & Associates. He has been recognized by IFLR1000 as a Highly Regarded Practitioner and is a legal professional and compliance specialist with business and HR knowledge who leads the Employment & Labour Sector, Corporate Governance, Compliance & Regulatory Matters, Issues related to Govt., Non-Profit & Charitable Organizations and International & Commercial Contract related matters of the firm. Mr. Rahman also practices in the fields of ADR, Land matters and Family disputes. He is the Reporting Partner of the Network Firm at Moulovibazar. He has completed his legal studies from the University of London, PGDL, LL.M, MBA and PGDHRM from different universities of UK, USA and Bangladesh. Mr. Rahman is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (UK), Dhaka Bar Association, International Bar Association and an Associate Member of Bangladesh Society for Human Resources Management. A CEDR accredited mediator, Mr. Rahman was an adjunct faculty of Eastern University and Bhuiyan Academy.

Mohammed Forrukh Rahman

Mr. Rahman is Head of Rahman’s Chambers, Barristers & Advocates. He is a Barrister-at-Law and Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He obtained Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree on International Dispute Resolution with merit from University of London, Post Graduate Diploma in Laws (PGDipLaw) on Maritime Law with merit and Post Graduate Certificate in Laws (PGCertLaw) on Commercial & Corporate from the same University.
Mr. Rahman, is a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb) and Member of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (MSIArb). He is a panel arbitrator of SAARC Arbitration Council (SARCO) and also a CEDR (UK) Accredited Mediator. He passed LLB from the University of London in 2002 and BVC from the University of Law, London in 2003.
He has 16 years’ experience of working in the field of corporate & finance, shipping and dispute resolution. Mr. Rahman was a Legal Consultant of Power Cell, Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources and also a member of Legal Counsel, Central Bank Strengthening Project of Bangladesh Bank.

Sarojit Kumar Ghosh

Mr. Sarojit Kumar Ghosh is a Corporate Banking Professional working at ONE Bank Limited posted at its Corporate Headquarters. He started his career as a Special Cadre Officer.
He obtained his MBA (Finance and Marketing) from North South University and was awarded Summa Cum Laude and is currently pursuing Doctor of Business Administration under the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Dhaka University. He holds a Master of Laws from Bangladesh University of Professionals. He also obtained a Master in English Language and Literature.
He is a CIArb Student Member and a Diplomaed Associate of the Institute of the Bankers, Bangladesh.
He was awarded a number of national and international Professional Certifications from World Bank Group, SETYM International-Canada, IIFC, BIBM, etc. He also successfully participated in many of national and international programs, seminars, symposiums, workshops, trainings etc.
He presented a paper titled “The Roles and Challenges of Independent Directors in the Banking Sector” in the International Conference on Management of Innovation and Sustainability: Vision 2041 organized by IBA, University of Dhaka and co-authored another paper titled “Assertiveness, Corporate Social Responsibility and Brand Association in Anti-Globalization Era” published in the International Journal of Management and Accounting, UniversePG. He has also developed a number of Training Materials for the bank.

Md. Jahirul Islam

Mr. Jahirul Islam is an Advocate of the Advocate of the Dhaka Bar Association. He is currently Head of Chambers of “The Legal Earth”. He has completed Bachelor of Laws in 2014 and Master of Laws from World University of Bangladesh in 2015. He has 8 years of work experience in the legal arena as a lawyer in Corporate firms namely Law & Equity, The Legal Care, Reliance Legal Services among others. He is also Legal Advisor of Aman Plastic Industries.

Chowdhury Mowsumee Fatema

Ms. Chowdhury Mowsumee Fatema is a Bangladeshi Lawyer having license to practise in both the High Court Division and Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. She has been practising more than 25+ years in the lowest Court to the Highest Court of Bangladesh. She is the Head of leading Chamber named Barrister Mowsumee Kavita and Associates.

Barrister Mowsume Kavita has completed LL. B (Hon’s) fromthe University of Dhaka and LL.M from the same University. She has obtained second LL. B (Hon’s) & LL.M from the University of London and PGDL from the City University, London, UK. Moreover, she has accomplished Bar-at-Law from renowned Lincoln’s Inn of the United Kingdom (UK). Ms. Mowsumee Kavita has completed M.Phil. from the University of Dhaka. Thereafter, for securing corporate expertise, she has completed MBA and presently completing her Ph. D. on company matter from the University of Dhaka. Barrister Mowsumee Kavita is an independent Corporate Lawyer and expert on Writ matter and ADR matters and she is the Legal Adviser and Panel Lawyer of more than 13 Ministries and Government Organizations including Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Liberation War Affairs and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) etc. and more.

Rawnak Jahan

Ms. Rawnak is an accredited mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI). She has received extensive training from International Institutes especially on handling cross-border disputes. She has completed LL.B (University of London), LL.M in commercial law (Cardiff University, UK) and Master of laws in Bar Practice (Northumbria University, UK). She is a barrister and was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK. Her background reflects that she is well acquainted with multicultural environment which enables her dealing with clients from different backgrounds with ease and confidence. Previously, she was appointed by University of Information, Technology and Sciences (UITS) as a lecturer. Before resigning from her academic career Ms Rawnak served in Northern University Bangladesh as a senior lecturer. She was a pupil in Dr. Kamal Hossain and Associates, one of the most prominent law chambers in Bangladesh. Currently, she is practising as an advocate in Bangladesh. She has written article on newspapers and delivered public speech on different legal matters which were broadcast by Bangladesh Radio.

Khan Khalid Adnan

Having completed his LLB (Hons) from University of London with a 1st class and his Bar Vocational Course from BPP Law School (UK), Khan Khalid Adnan was called to the Bar of England & Wales from the Lincoln’s Inn. Barrister Adnan has been practising as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh since 2013. He is an Accredited Mediator and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). He is the Managing Partner and Head of the Chamber of “Khan Saifur Rahman & Associates” based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and his areas of expertise are criminal law, judicial review, tort law, real estate law, banking law, corporate and commercial law. He has also been extensively working in the areas of domestic and international arbitration and mediation. Mr Adnan is the Vice Principal of Newcastle Law Academy West, a recognised teaching centre of the University of London based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has been relentlessly working on a pro bono basis on the development of laws of the road traffic accident and clinical negligence cases which areas are significantly underdeveloped in Bangladesh. He is the winner of the prestigious Lex-Falcon Award 2021 at the LexTalk World’s Global Hybrid Conference 2021 in Dubai, UAE, for his impactful contribution to the legal industry. Mr Adnan has also been named in “The A-List – Bangladesh’s Top 50 Lawyers” in 2021 by Asia Business Law Journal.

Md Shameem AIam Qurashi

Mr Md Shameem AIam Qurashi, General Manager of Janata Bank Ltd has been working in Janata Bank Ltd since 1988. He completed his Primary and Secondary School level from his Village. Later on, he completed his Higher Secondary Graduation and B.Sc Degree from MC College, one of the most prestigious College in the Country. He secured 1st Division with 2nd Position in B.Sc Exam under Chittagong University at that time. After that, he was admitted into the Chemistry Department of Dhaka University. Mr Qurashi also completed Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Bangladesh Open University and MBA Degree from a Private university. During his study period, he appeared at the BRC Exam & Selected as a Senior Officer of Janata Bank Ltd in the year 1988. Afterwards, he was promoted and lastly he was promoted as General Manager. At present, he has been discharging his responsibility as Head of Credit, Head of Treasury and Foreign Trade Division in the same Bank. He has also been appointed as the Director of Janata Capital Investment Ltd a Subsidiary Company of Janata Bank Ltd. He worked as Assistant Manager & System Administrator of Dubai branch in UAE for almost four (4) years. As a Manager, he has discharged his responsibility in many important branches including the Corporate Branch. He has completed DAIBB. He is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ClArb), UK.

Mohammed Iqbal Hossain

Mr. Mohammed Iqbal Hossain is an Advocate and Public Prosecutor. He has completed his LLM in 2008 and LLB in 2006. He is very much skilled with all types of crime related legal fields. He gained mentionable experience in Bank – Financial Institution’s legal Matters and Alternative Dispute Resolution matters.

Dr Anowar Zahid, ACIArb

Professor Dr Anowar Zahid is the Dean, Faculty of Law, and Director, Centre for Research and Development (CRD), Eastern University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Prior to the present position, he was an Associate Professor and the Director for the Centre of International Law and Siyar (Islamic International Law)- CILAS, Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia- UKM (National University of Malaysia). Earlier, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Law, University of Dhaka. With his teaching and research interests in international business and Islamic law, Professor Zahid has published extensively in various internationally acclaimed journals, such as Transnational Dispute Management Journal (Netherlands), Suffolk University Law Review (USA), European Business Law Review, US-China Law Review and Journal of East Asia and International Law (South Korea), . He is the Editor of the Eastern University Journal and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Centre for Research in Law and Development in Asia. He served as a member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Civil Society Law, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University, Washington DC, USA (2012). In the area of his expertise, Professor Zahid supervised a number successfully completed PhD and LLM theses. He has been a PhD thesis examiner for the Macquarie University (Australia), Wollongong University (Australia) and National University of Malaysia. He may be contacted at anowar.zahid@easternuni.edu.bd; dr.anowar.zahid@gmail.com

Muntasir Mahmud Rahman

Mr. Muntasir Mahmud Rahman is a regular practitioner in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is the Head of Chamber of ‘Muntasir& Associates’- a Law Firm specializing in multi-dimensional litigations and corporate practice. His area of practice includes Writ, Civil, Criminal, Company Matters, Corporate and Banking, Arbitration, VAT and Customs Matters, Labour and Employment Matters, Land and Real Estate etc.

Mr. Muntasir was enrolled in Bar Council as an Advocate of Judge Court in 2010 and extensively practised in all trial courts till moving to the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 2015. He obtained his permission to practise before the High Court Division in 2015. Currently, he is serving as a Panel Lawyer/Legal Advisor to many government organizations, banks and NBFIs and local and multinational corporates. Adv. Muntasir did his LL.B. (Hons.) with a first-class from the University of Dhaka and his LL.M. (Commercial Law) from North South University. He secured first place in his MSS in Criminology & Criminal Justice in the University of Dhaka. He is a Member of Supreme Court Bar Association, Dhaka Bar Association, Dhaka Taxes Bar Association, Administrative Tribunal Bar Association, Bangladesh Law Association and Dhaka University LLM Lawyers’ Association.

Md Jakaria Habib

Barrister Habib is an Advocate of the Dhaka Session and Judge Court and lawyer of the Dhaka Taxes Bar Association. He is also a Member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and Associate Member of the Chartered Institution of Arbitrators, UK.  He holds Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills from City University (UK) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Master of Laws (LLM) in Commercial Law from BPP University, UK.

He started his career as a criminal lawyer in the Bangladesh Legal System. He is also an expert in commercial and legal documentation. He has successfully completed international courses on Arbitration and Mediation.

Shadman Akib Mostafa

Mr. Mostafa is the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) at Action Shoes Bangladesh with 8 years of experience of working in the corporate sector. Possess expertise in areas such as International Commercial Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Intellectual Property Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR).
An accredited Mediator having received accreditation in 2018 from ADR ODR International, based in United Kingdom and Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), based in Singapore.
A member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrator (CIArb) since 2018, having first joined the institute as an Associate Member (ACIArb) and then achieved full membership status (MCIArb) within two weeks of joining.
Also a General Member of International Bar Association (IBA) since 2019 after having received invitation to join the prestigious institute.
Also working as a Panel Mediator and ADR Counsel for Centre for International Alternative Dispute Resolution (CIADR) which is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.