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Bahria University, winner of City Bank-BIAC International Inter University Arbitration Contest 2022

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Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) organised the City Bank-BIAC International Inter University Arbitration Contest 2022 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, has been held for the third consecutive year. The City Bank was the Title Sponsor of this Contest and International and National Arbitrators served as Judge Arbitrators.

The eight leading National and International universities who participated in this Contest are: Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan, Kathmandu University School of Law, Nepal  Bhuiyan Academy, North South University (NSU), London College of Legal Studies (LCLS) South, University OF Barishal, and University of Dhaka. In the final of the Contest, the Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan secured the distinction to claim the Championship Trophy while Bhuiyan Academy became the Runners –up.

In the above context, BIAC organised a Trophy and Certificate Distribution Ceremony for the Champion and Runners- up teams on 25 May 2023 at BIAC office, Dhaka. Mohammad Mehedi Hasan Chowdhury, Additional Attorney General, Attorney General Office, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, was the Chief Guest, and Mahia Juned, Additional Managing Director and COO of The City Bank Limited was the Guest of Honour.

The Ceremony began with the address of welcome delivered by Mr. Kaiser A. Chowdhury, CEO of BIAC.

Mohammad Mehedi Hasan Chowdhury, Additional Attorney General handed over the trophies to the Champion and Runners-up teams. Members of the participating teams received Certificates of Participation. Mahbubur Rahman, Chairman, BIAC Board handed over Mementos to the Chief Guest and Special Guests.

In his concluding remarks, 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 the requisite skills required in the legal profession particularly in exercising ADR practices.

Student representative Sumaiya Binte Yousuf from Bhuiyan Academy and Muhammad Shahrukh Zafar from Bahria University, Pakistan highly appreciated BIAC efforts in organising such Contest, giving them such a platform where they had the opportunity to gain valuable experience and become accustomed to the globally best practice mechanism of ADR.

Speaking on the occasion, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan Chowdhury, lauded the role of BIAC in promoting ADR in the country and appreciated BIAC’s initiative in arranging the International Contest and further advised  the students  to avail opportunities offered by BIAC to develop their skills in the area of ADR. Mahia Juned, Additional Managing Director, The City Bank Limited, emphasised on the need of ADR and appreciated the initiative of BIAC to encourage the young learners into the ADR field.

Osama Taseer, Member, BIAC Board, Ummay Habiba Sharmin, SVP & Head of Legal Division, The City Bank Limited, Barrister Naquib Karim, Barrister-at-Law, Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh Partner at Karim & Karim SM Anisuzzaman, Lecturer, London College of Legal Studies (South), Barrister Shahanara Bhuiyan, Vice Principal, Bhuiyan academy, Farhana Bhuiyan, Head of Admin & International Relations, Bhuiyan academy, Md. Toufiqur Rahman (Abeer), Student Counsellor and Law Faculty, Bhuiyan Academy, Khandoker M Sayedul Kawsar, Lecturer, Bhuiyan Academy, Mahbuba Rahman Runa, General Manager and Coordinator of the Contest  and Khushnuma Khan, Assistant Counseland Students from Bhuiyan Academy, North South University, London School of Legal Studies (South), University of Barishal, Bahria University, were present in the event.

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