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WEBINAR: APCCA SERIES | Episode 6: Understanding the Bangladesh Regulatory & Business Framework arising from COVID-19

WEBINAR: APCCA SERIES | Episode 6: Understanding the Bangladesh Regulatory & Business Framework arising from COVID-19

Venue : Zoom

Event Start Date : Friday 19 June 2020

Event End Date : Friday 19 June 2020

Event Start Time : 05:00 pm

Event End Time : 06:00 pm

Registration Start Date : Thursday 04 June 2020

Registration End Date : Friday 19 June 2020

THIS EVENT PAGE SHOWS SINGAPORE START AND END TIMING. Your final calendar confirmation will be set according to country-specific time upon registration.

 

As part of the APCCA webinar series, the SCCA brings insights into the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh.

Event Overview

The event will provide participants a brief overview of the laws and regulations issued to implement measures and restrictions to and the existing business framework in Bangladesh because of the COVID-19 health crisis. The webinar will also discuss how COVID-19 affects work-life, especially from an HR and management standpoint.

 

ABOUT APCCA

Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA) in its original form was initiated in 2009 at the first regional corporate counsel conference (organised by SCCA in Singapore) with signatories being the SCCA, Indonesia Corporate Counsel Association (IndonesiaCCA), Association of Corporate Lawyers Sri Lanka (ACLSL) and In house Counsel Forum – Korea (IHCF). In 2011, APCCA was formally launched at the third such conference (organised by the IndonesiaCCA in Jakarta ) with the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), Legal Management Council of Philippines (LMCP) and Indian Corporate Counsel Association (IndiaCCA) joining the alliance. APCCA partners SCCA, MCCA, IndonesiaCCA, IndiaCCA and LMCP are also part of the In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW).

 

SPEAKER PROFILES

Khaled is a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn and an Advocate of the Appellate Division of Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is an Accredited Mediator of CEDR & ADR-ODR Int'l and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  He is also an empaneled Mediator and Arbitrator at Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC). Khaled is also a Fellow of AIAC, Malaysia. He is a specialist international Sports lawyer and has more than 10 years of work experience as an adjudicator in the construction industry of Bangladesh. He is a Partner of Chowdhury and Ullah, a leading set in Bangladesh dealing with variable types of clients. He is also a legal adviser for the Ministries of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment, of Roads and Bridges, Home Affairs and of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. He sits in a number of panels involving domestic and international commercial arbitration. Khaled excels in Academia, heading a reputed institute London College of Legal Studies South in Dhaka affiliated with University of London and BPP University and is also a part of the Global Faculty at ADR ODR International. He has been conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of West of England, UK for his contribution in the legal education in Bangladesh in 2019. He is an adjunct professor Law and Business at a number of University. Khaled and his esteemed team offer extensive dispute resolution services online along with training.  He is the Current Vice-President of the Barristers’ Association Bangladesh.

 

Barrister A. M. Masum is a highly repudiated practicing lawyer who has been acknowledged as a well- achiever and famous face due to his ardent self devotion and vast experience in the legal arena of the country. He has explored various legal arenas and developed expertise in Arbitration, Negotiation,Civil & Criminal Laws, Labour & Industrial Laws, Company Laws, Laws of Intellectual Properties, Telecommunication Laws, Environment laws, Employment Laws, Labor & Industrial Laws, Drafting, etc. He is the Head of the Chamber of the esteemed Law Firm “The Lawyers & Jurists” that renders its service to various national and international organizations and the Editor of The Lawyers & Jurists ( A Monthly Law Journal). He is also appointed as an arbitrator in Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) and as a penal lawyer in various Banks, Public and Private Organizations such as Bangladesh Bank, Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission, Bangladesh Water Development Board, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation, Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited, Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (BSEC), UCEP Bangladesh, Mongla Port Authority, Rural Electrification Board of Bangladesh, Trading Corporation of Bangladesh, WASA, Bangladesh Power Development Board, Bangladesh Railway (East),BAPEX, Dhaka Power Distribution Com Ltd, etc. Barrister A. M. Masum has also endeavored to ameliorate between philanthropy and legal practice, the result of which is “The Lawyers & Jurists Foundation”, through which he strives to provide legal aid and services, to the disadvantaged.

 

OPENING ADDRESS:

REZA PERMANA TOPOBROTO

Reza P. Topobroto started his legal career as a practice lawyer in 997, after moving to several law firms he had a chance promoted as a Senior Associate in Roosdiono & Partners.  In 2005, he shifted careers to corporate counsel by joining Procter & Gamble as Country Legal Lead. In 2008, Reza was appointed as the Head of Legal for Mondelez (p.k.a Kraft Foods).  In 2012 he joined Microsoft as Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs in charge for Indonesia.  After 7 years in Microsoft, he moved to Indosat Ooredoo in 2019, becoming Senior Legal Advisor to CEO.

Reza was the third President of the Indonesian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA). He ended his term in 2014 and continues contributions to ICCA through his role on the Supervisory Board. In 2009, he co-founded the Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA), In 2012, he was appointed Secretary General of the APCCA.

In 2015, Reza was given the award of ‘Indonesia In-House Lawyer of the Year 2015’ and ‘In-House Legal Team of the Year 2016’ by Asia Legal Business.   Reza obtained his law degree at Trisakti University, Jakarta in 1997, and his Master of Laws at Monash University, Melbourne in 2003.

 

 MODERATOR:

ANIL CHANGAROTH

Anil a Mediator (accredited in South Asia), Arbitrator (Fellows of the Chartered, Singapore and Philippines Institutes of Arbitrators and Adjudicator (with AIAC Malaysia); and trained in International Treaty Arbitration, is an Advocate & Solicitor, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public of Singapore, a Solicitor of England and Wales (2009); qualified as Barrister Middle Temple of England & Wales (1993) and also holds a Master of Science in Construction Law & Arbitration, Kings College London & National University of Singapore (2006).

In legal practice since 1995 and his Chambers representing parties in the region, focuses on Appropriate Dispute Resolution involving Infrastructure, Building, and Construction work and most aspects of Commercial, Civil, Criminal and Corporate Front End Advisory services. Conversant in Mandarin, Malay, Malayalam and Tamil besides English, he has also worked In House, with a International Arbitration practice and started his work life for five-years career as an infantry officer, Singapore Armed Forces. His consultancy also Consults & Administers International Infrastructure & Construction, Trade & Investment Treaty projects and developments; carries out Appropriate Dispute Resolution Services including Mediator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Dispute Boards, Expert Witness & Neutral Evaluator; and Developing Online Dispute Resolution Legal Technologies.

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