Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Ishtiaque Ahmed, MCIArb.

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor & Chair


J.S.D., University of Maine School of Law, USA,

LL.B (Hons) , LL.M (Maritime Law) University of London in Associaltion with Queen Mary and UCL,

Of Lincoln's Inn Barrister-at-Law
B.Sc (Marine Engineering), Bangladesh Marine Academy (29 Batch)

Ex-Certified Merchant Marine Engineer Officer, Certificate of Competency Class III (Motor Ship), Bangladesh Merchant Navy


PGCL ( Int. Business Law) ,PGDL ( Corporate & Commercial Law) University of London
PGDL (Legal & Professional Skill ) Inns of Court School of Law, City University, London

Member , Chartered Institute of Arbitrators , London , UK

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext- 2100
Email: ishtiaque.ahmed@northsouth.edu
Office: NAC 609

 

Dr. Ishtiaque Ahmed is an Assistant Professor and currently working as the Chair , Department of Law. He joined the School of Business of North South University in September 2011 as a full-time faculty member and Lead Course Coordinator in 'Business Law' and 'Business Ethics' courses in the BBA program. Since January 2015 he has been serving at the Department of Law of the University. He earned his J.S.D. (Doctor of the Science of Law in Latin Juris Scientiae Doctor) from the Center for Oceans & Coastal Law, University of Maine School of Law, United States with specialization in "International Maritime Law & Policy". He obtained his Master of Law degree in the specialization "Maritime Law" from the University of London in association with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University College London (UCL), UK. He completed Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the same University in 2004. Dr. Ahmed successfully completed a Post Graduate Diploma in "Legal & Professional Skill" from the Inn's of Court School of Law (ICSL), City University, London and qualified as a Barrister of Lincoln's Inn in 2005. He was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate & Commercial law and a Post Graduate Certificate in International Business Law by the University of Lodon in 2007. Mr. Ahmed was admitted as 'Member' of the Charted Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), London, UK and Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association in 2010.

Dr. Ishtiaque Ahmed has diverse qualifications and prior industry experience relevant to his specialization in oceans and maritime law. He served as a Certified Merchant Marine Engineer Officer on board ocean going merchant vessels in full charge of Engine Room watch from January 1996 to December 1999 operated by Acomarit (UK) Ltd , Mitsui OSK Lines (Japan) and Sea Quest Shipping (PVT) Ltd. Singapore. He holds COC (Certificate of Competency) Class -3 (Motor Ship) issued by the Department of Shipping, Government of Bangladesh. He is an alumni of Motijheel Govt. Boys High School and Dhaka College Dhaka and an Ex Cadet of Bangladesh Marine Academy Chittagong (29th Batch) from where he obtained Bachelor of Science (Marine Engineering) degree in 1995 from Marine Academy, Chittagong, a branch of the World Maritime University (WMU), Malmo, Sweden. He successfully completed four years theoretical and practical training (Phase I, Phase II and Phase III) at the Marine Academy, Chittagong in line with Merchant Navy Training Board , UK as approved by the Ministry of Shipping , Government of Bangladesh and International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized regulatory agency of the United Nations. Dr. Ahmed worked as 'IMO National Consultant' in Bangladesh to assist the country in the reform and alignment of several domestic maritime legislations and institutional frame work with the international standard. He presented research papers on the topic of Oceans & Maritime Law in several international conferences. Dr. Ahmed is a 'Non-Resident Visiting Scholar' and an 'Affiliated Faculty' at the Center for Oceans & Coastal Law, University of Maine School of Law, USA.

Doctoral Thesis:

  • Ishtiaque Ahmed, 'Towards Ratification of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships 2009: Application of this instrument in Bangladesh & India', (J.S.D. thesis, University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine, USA, 2018)

Journal Articles:

  • Ahmed, I (March 2012). ADR in Corporate Wrangling; A Vehicle for Easy Access to Justice, Dhaka, The Chartered Secretary, pp. 28-34
  • Ahmed J, Ahmed I, Chowdhury M (November 2016), “Ferdous; Custom Made Tailors Fabrics fashions”; Asia Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation (APJMRI), SAGE Publications

Conference Papers:

  • Ishtiaque Ahmed, ‘Jurisdiction, Practice and Procedure of Ship-recycling: International Law and the Response of Bangladesh and India’ (1st International Conference on Social Science and Law-2019, University of Barishal, Bangladesh, 15-16 March 2019)

Workshop Presentation:

  • Ishtiaque Ahmed & Archana Reddy, 'Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh', (International Maritime Organization Workshop on Ship Recycling , Dhaka, November 2018)
  • Charles H. Norchi & Ishtiaque Ahmed, International trade in the North Atlantic Arctic and near-Arctic regions ; Legal and Technological Infrastructure Challenges, (Fourth Ramball Arctic Round Tables 2016, Portland ME, USA 8-9 December 2016)

 

 

Maritime and Oceans & Coastal Law Award , University of Maine School of Law , USA

J.S.D. (University of Maine School of Law, USA) , LL.B (Hons), LL.M (Maritime Law) University of London in Association with Queen Mary & UCL , Barrister-At-Law (The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn),
B.Sc (Marine Engineering), Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chittagong (29th Batch), Ex Certified Merchant Marine Engineer Officer (COC Class III)
PGCL ( Int. Business Law) ,PGDL ( Corporate & Commercial Law) University of London
PGDL (Legal & Professional Skill ) Inns of Court School of Law, City University, London, UK 

Prior working full time at the Department of Law at North South University, Mr. Ahmed taught law in different higher educational institutions both at home and abroad as adjunct faculty member. He has got over 12 years of teaching experience at undergraduate and post graduate level including part time positions. He taught Contract Law, Tort Law, Islamic Law, Islamic Criminal Law, Law of Trust , Evidence, European Union Law  as adjunct faculty member in LL.B. and LL.M. programs and ‘Business law’ and ‘Business Ethics’ in BBA and MBA programs of the following reputed universities and law schools in Bangladesh.

 

  • School of Business at North South University, (NSU)
  • United International University (UIU)
  • International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) [Dhaka Campus],
  • Dhaka International University, (DIU)
  • Stamford University, Bangladesh (SUB)
  • Northern University, Bangladesh (NUB)
  • British School of Law, (BSL)
  • Chancery Law Academy (CLA)
  • London College of Legal Studies, (South) (LCLS)
  • New Castle law Academy (NCLA)
  • Britannia Law Academy (BLA)
  • Dhaka Centre for Law and Economics, (DCLE)

 

 




Mr. Ahmed worked as "Senior Associate" in several corporate law firms and later as an independent Legal Practioner at the District & Sessions Court Dhaka and the Supreme Court of Bangladesh until September 2011. He also worked as "National Consultant (Legal) " of IMO (International Maritime Organization) in Bangladesh to assist the country in the reform and alignment of several domestic maritime legislations and institutional frame work with the international standard. International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialized regulatory agency of the United Nations with responsibility for the safety and security of international shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships.

He served in the past as "Merchant Marine Engineer Officer" on board ocean going merchant vessels carrying foreign flags. He has about four years sea service experience as 3rd and 4th Engineer. He worked for M/S Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan, Acomarit (UK) Ltd and M/S Sea Quest Shipping Co. Ltd, Singapore as Certified Watch Keeping Officer on board ocean going vessels in full charge of Engine Room watch. Dr. Ahmed has successfully completed the following nationally & internationally accredited courses;

 
1. Advanced Training on Fire Fighting ( Bangladesh Marine Academy)
1. Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats, ( Bangladesh Marine Academy)
2. Basic Sea Survival, ( Bangladesh Marine Academy)
2. Advanced First Aid, ( Bangladesh Marine Academy)
3. Certificate in Personal Safety and Social Responsibility. (Seaman Training Center, Chittagong)
4. Internal Auditor course on ISO 9001:2008 (Bureau Veritus Bangladesh Pvt Ltd.)
5. Advanced Course on Research Methodology (Dhaka University)
6. UNDSS Basic Security in the Field, (United Nations Department of Safety & Security)
7. UNDSS Advanced Security in the Field, (United Nations Department of Safety & Security)
 

Maritime & Shipping Law (LL.M 515)

Law of the Sea

Corporate Governance (LL.M 512)

Corporate Law

International Commercial Arbitrations

Legal Environment of Business (LAW 200)

 

 
1. Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators , London ,UK (MCIArb)
2. Member, Dhaka Bar Association
3. Member, Bangladesh Bar Council
4. Member, The Hounourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn , UK
5. Member, Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association.
6. Member, Merchant Mariners Association of Bangladesh
7. Ex. Member, Merchant Navy Officers Guild, Hong Kong
8. Member, International Maritime Lecturer's Association, Sweden
9. Member, Dhaka Taxes Bar Association

Admiralty Law , International Maritime Law, International commercial Arbitration, Law of the Sea , Corporate & Commercial Law