Afrin Ahmed

Position: Partner

Afrin Ahmed is an Advocate having 13 years of professional experience in corporate legal field. She has completed her Diploma-in-Law from University of London and did her LL.B (Hons.) from University of Wolverhampton, UK. In her professional life, she has worked in Juris Counsel with Advocate Tawfique Nawaz as well as a Legal Associate in Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed and Associates in her early career. She was the Senior Legal Counsel at Bangladesh International Arbitration Center (BIAC) for 6 years which is a project funded by IFC (World Bank). She was involved in policy making, International & local training arrangements & administration, facilitation of arbitration and mediation and communication & PR with stakeholders including Government, Corporate & International Organizations.

In addition to that during her 2 years at Rancon Group, she was involved in providing legal opinions & advice, strategies & planning, company policy making, evaluating processes & finding gaps, monitoring and ensuring compliance and managing legal team in their 13 SBUs. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), U.K. She get appointed as the International Consultant of Kunming International Commercial Arbitration Service Centre, Kunming, China in 2019. She is currently holding the position as a Partner at Jural Acuity, a renowned Law Firm situated in Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Apart from her the legal practice she provides trainings in various institutions and took part in seminars on ADR. She facilitates ADR for Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) and Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF). She also trained high officials of KAFCO (Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company Limited) in Chottogram, Dhaka International University, Bhuiyan Academy, Bangladesh Security Exchange Commission (BSEC), South East University, Daffodil University, Eastern University, London College of Legal Studies (LCLS- South) and many more.

She was born in UK and worked in the Administration Department at the National Health Service (NHS) in her early career.

She has completed several trainings on ADR which are as follows:

  • 2012: A day long certificate course on ‘the Art of Negotiations’ in 2012.
  • 2013: Week long Basic Arbitration Course by International Law Institute (ILI) Washington, DC in 2013.
  • 2014: Successfully completed the 5 days certificate course on ‘Advanced Arbitration Training Course’ by ILI, USA in October 2014.
  • 2014: Bar Council Accreditation Certificate on ‘Establishing a Securities Markets Administrative Tribunal’ by Bangladesh Security Exchange Commission (BSEC) and London Bar council in 2014.
  • 2014: A day long course on ‘Labor Mediation and Problem-Solving Techniques for Workplace Disputes’ by The U.S. Federal Mediatio­n and Conciliation Service (FMCS) in 2014.
  • 2016: Attended workshop on International Factoring for Foreign Trade organized by International Chamber of Commerce- Bangladesh (ICC-B) on February, 2016
  • 2016: Workshop on International Trade Finance, ADR, Logistics & Business Development organized by ICC-B and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industries (VCCI) on 21-23 April 2016 at Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2017: Participated in the four day long accreditation training on “Introduction to International Arbitration” by BIAC and CIArb in Singapore in January, 2017
  • 2017: Passed the Assignment and successfully completed the Introduction to International Arbitration course conducted in Singapore on 19-20 January 2017 by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, CIArb (U.K) and is eligible to be an Associate Membership of the CIArb, U.K.
  • 2019: Attended “BRICS and South and Southeast Asia International Commercial Arbitration sub-forum” and “International Science and Technology Cooperation and Exchange Conference of BRICS Transfer Centre (Kunming), China from 1 Sept to 4 Sept, 2019. She got appointed as the International Consultant of Kunming International Commercial Arbitration Service Centre, Kunming, China