BIAC professional arbitration training in Singapore

A four day–long training programme on “Introduction to International Arbitration” was organized jointly by Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) from January 18-21, 2017 in Singapore.

The training programme was inaugurated by Mr. Mohammad Shahidul Haque, Secretary, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary CIArb FinalAffairs, Bangladesh. In his speech, the Secretary lauded commencement of the accreditation course on Arbitration organized by BIAC and CIArb. He appreciated the joint effort by BIAC and CIArb for taking this capacity building initiative of organizing a programme which will contribute in creating a pool of ADR professionals in the country. He also hoped that BIAC and CIArb will maintain the mutual effort to progress the ADR scenario in this region. Mr. Francis Xavier SC, Chairman, CIArb Singapore Branch, Ms. Lim Seok Hui, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Mr. Muhammad A. (Rumee) Ali, Chief Executive Officer of BIAC and Mr. Ataur Rahman, Secretary-General of ICC, Bangladesh were also present in the inauguration ceremony of the training programme.

This course leads to receiving accreditation, provided by CIArb, UK which is recognized worldwide. A total number of 50 participants from different sectors including Ministries, Defence Forces, NBR, Bangladesh Bank, legal heads from corporate and banks and members of legal professionals participated in the training programme. Mr. Francis Xavier, SC and Mr. Chou Sean Yu, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of CIArb Singapore Branch conducted the training along with Ms. Delphine Ho, Registrar of Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and others.

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is the world’s leading professional body for promoting the settlement of disputes by arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. Founded in 1915, it promotes the use of ADR internationally through 12,500 professionally qualified members in over 120 countries. CIArb is a UK registered organization who works in the public interest through an international network of 37 branches.

BIAC is the first alternative dispute resolution (ADR) institution of the country and it aims to embed the use of ADR as a commercial best practice to help/assist/facilitate creation of an eco-system that fosters investment and is conducive to business.