BANGLADESH INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTRE
The Institution for Alternative Dispute Resolution
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Al-Amin is an Engineer by Profession and is currently employed as Senior Manager (Technical) at Unique Meghnaghat Power Ltd. Prior to that he has worked for Summit Bibiyana Power Co. Ltd. as Assistant Manager. He has undertaken various online and offline training courses on Public-Private Partnerships, Infrastructure Projects, Fiscal Management, Supply Chain Management, 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), and Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB).
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.
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
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.
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.