From left, Sabur Khan, DCCI president; Toufiq Ali, Chief Executive of Bangladesh
International Arbitration Centre (BIAC);Rokia A Rahman, MCCI President; Shafique Ahmed,
Law Minister; Latifur Rahman, Member of BIAC Council and Chairman of Transcom
Group; Kyle Kelhofer, Country Manager of IFC; Carlos Davila, Program Manager, ILI
lead the Commercial Arbitration program.


The ILI and the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) organized the first seminar on commercial arbitration in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The seminar took place in January 2013.

The seminar was sponsored by the Minister of Law; Justice and Parliamentary Affairs of Bangladesh; and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as part of an initiative to alleviate the growing backlog of cases in local courts and to expedite adjudication of commercial disputes. The trainingr was offered as part of a more comprehensive program which will include the training of a local arbitrators and training for judges who have jurisdiction over arbitration.

The training was attended by 65 professionals from the business community in Bangladesh, including prominent lawyers, bankers, accountants, engineers, distinguished business executives and other members of civil society.

The program was inaugurated by the Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Barrister Shafique Ahmed.

The opening ceremony included a welcome Chief Executive of BIAC, Dr. Toufiq Ali; remarks by the Chairman & CEO of Transcom, Latifur Rahman; IFC Country Manager, Kyle Kelhofer; President of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka (MCCI), Rokia Afzal Rahman; President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI), Md. Sabur Khan; and Carlos Ivan Davila, Program Manager from the ILI.


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