BANGLADESH INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTRE
The Institution for Alternative Dispute Resolution
BIAC offers excellent facilities for arbitration and mediation meetings, including two state-of-the-art meeting rooms with audio-aides and recording facilities, arbitrator’s chambers, and private consultation rooms. BIAC provides all necessary business facilities like video conferencing, powerful multimedia projection; computer and internet access, printing, photocopying. Full-fledged secretarial services and catering are also available on request. BIAC’s library is gradually expanding, providing books and journals relevant to arbitration and mediation.
BIAC is prepared to offer specific services for non-institutional arbitration. A brief description of the services is provided below. Parties are free to choose individual elements of the services. Where the service is not listed or described, the requirements should be discussed with BIAC staff to determine whether they can be preformed and the charge to be levied, if any. It is intended that these services will assist the Secretaries to the Arbitration Tribunals in the effective discharge of their duties.
Delivery of notices & documents: BIAC will undertake to make copies of documents, as required, and circulate to intended addressees. At the same time, any notices or communication from the arbitrators or parties will be communicated immediately.
Mode of distribution: BIAC will take all measures for delivery of notices and documents. Telephones, faxes, e-mail, courier, hand-delivery will be used as may be appropriate. Receipts of delivery will be maintained.
Safe-keeping of documents: BIAC will offer facilities for safe-keeping of documents required for arbitration.
Calendar: BIAC will maintain a calendar of the meetings, and the timelines for each stage of the arbitration process, and inform the arbitration tribunal and parties as may be required. As required, the meeting venue can be reserved and other facilities that may be desired can be arranged.
Assistance to the Tribunal: BIAC can provide typing and other services to the Tribunal.
Award: BIAC can assist in the copying and certification of the Awards.
Fund Holding Service: From the initial deposit onwards, BIAC can maintain the accounts and provide proper accounts to the Arbitrators and to the parties concerned. All payments,including the Arbitrators’ fees and other charges, will be made by BIAC, as per direction of the Arbitrators and established procedures. As and when additional funds are required, the parties will be informed well ahead of time along with a complete statement of accounts.
All services described above, except for the fund-holding service, can be provided by BIAC for a total charge of Taka 5,000 for the full duration of the arbitration. For the Fund-holding Service, the charge will be Taka 5,000 per year. This extra charge will cover all bank charges, and keeping proper accounts of payments and receipts. Every six months, a full statement will be given to the parties and to the Tribunal.
• When required, BIAC will facilitate entry visas for foreigners coming for arbitration hearings at BIAC.
BIAC will make all necessary practical arrangements for:
• any meetings and hearings, together with support services, such as interpretation, translation, recording, telephone, photo copying and video conferencing, as per request of the parties in an arbitration proceeding;
• accommodation for parties and arbitrators coming from abroad;
• proof-reading of draft Awards for typographical and clerical errors;
• preparing and issuing certified copies of any Award, including notarizing, where required.
Charges may apply to these services; rates are available on request.
BIAC Secretariat will be pleased to assist parties in their arbitration proceedings, as may be desired by the parties.