City Bank-BIAC Int'l Arbitration Contest 2021
Dhaka University receives championship trophy
Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) held a trophy and certificate distribution ceremony of the City Bank-BIAC International Inter University Arbitration Contest 2021 at the BIAC office in the city on Tuesday, says a press release.
Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, Vice Chancellor of the University of Dhaka, was present as the chief guest and Mashrur Arefin, Managing Director and CEO of The City Bank Limited, as the guest of honour.
CEO of BIAC Kaiser A. Chowdhury delivered the welcome address.
Dr. Akhtaruzzaman handed over the trophies to the champion team -- the University of Dhaka, and the runners-up team -- the University of Chittagong. Members of the participating teams received the certificates of participation.
At the event, Chairman of the BIAC Board Mahbubur Rahman handed over mementos to the chief guest and the guest of honour. Dr Jamila Chowdhury, a professor at the Department of Law, Dhaka University, received a crest as trainer of the champion team.
BIAC organised the Arbitration Contest 2021 for university level students with an objective to provide the students of law an opportunity to acquire practical knowledge on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and develop articulation skills in this field.
The contest, first of its kind in Bangladesh, was held on digital platform in the last quarter of 2021. The City Bank was the title sponsor of this contest and international and national arbitrators served as judges of the contest.
Seven leading national and international universities participated in this contest. They are Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, India; Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan; Bhuiyan Academy, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), London College of Legal Studies (LCLS) South, University of Chittagong and University of Dhaka.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Akhtaruzzaman lauded the role of BIAC in promoting ADR in the country and appreciated BIAC's initiative in arranging the international contest.
He advised the students to avail opportunities offered by BIAC to develop their skills in the area of ADR.
Mr Mashrur Arefin offered internship opportunities to the participants at the City Bank's Legal Department and assured BIAC of the bank's continued patronage in holding the contest on a regular basis.
In his concluding remarks, Mr Mahbubur Rahman affirmed that BIAC will continue to organise contests of this nature in the years ahead so that the professionals of the future can equip themselves with requisite skills required in the legal profession, particularly in exercising ADR practices.
Mr. AK Azad, Member of BIAC Board, Vice President of International Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Ha-meem Group and the President of Dhaka University Alumni Association, was also present at the event.
Among others, Farhana Bhuiyan, Head of Admin & International Relations, Bhuiyan academy, Dr Assaduzzaman Khan, Associate Professor, IUB, Ayesha Fariha, Lecturer, London College of Legal Studies (South), Mesbaul Asif Siddique, Head of CRM and Acting CRO, The City Bank Limited, Ummay Habiba Sharmin, SVP & Head of Legal Division, The City Bank Limited, Syedul Tanvir Hoque Priyam, Head of Legal Documentation, The City Bank Limited, Barrister Mohammed Forrukh Rahman, Head of Chambers, Rahman's Chambers Advocate, Barrister Margub Kabir, Head of Chambers, Margub Kabir & Associate, Barrister Monzur Rabbi, Head of Chambers, Rahman & Rabbi Legal, Barrister Naquib Karim and Mahbuba Rahman Runa, General Manager and Coordinator of the contest, Asif Sultan Bhuiyan, Assistant counsel of BIAC, and Nuzhat Kamal, Assistant Counsel, were also present.