The Department of Law, FASS, organized Dr. Anwarul Abedin Lecture Series webinar entitled “COVID-19 and Pertinent Corporate Issues” held on 28 October 2020. Barrister Md. Sameer Sattar, Advocate – Bangladesh Supreme Court, and a member of the prestigious ’40 under 40’ list, was the resource speaker for the webinar.
Barrister Sattar, founder and Head of Firm - Sattar & Co., in his presentation focused on two aspects of corporate law: i) performance of contract entered into before COVID-19, and ii) lay-off and retrenchment of workers in light of COVID-19 crisis. Barrister Sattar discussed force majeure, force majeure clauses and frustration during the presentation related to performance of contracts. In the second part of the presentation, he discussed lay-off, retrenchment, and termination simpliciter.
In her inspirational message, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice Chancellor of AIUB, highlighted the importance of Dr. Anwarul Abedin lecture series on current issues and supported the activities initiated by FASS. Prof. Dr. Taslima Monsoor, Advisor of the Department of Law, stated how COVID-19 has affected our lives, and Prof. Dr. Tazul Islam, Dean of FASS, in his concluding remarks expressed his gratitude to all the stakeholders for their support for this webinar.
The webinar was also attended by Prof. Dr. Charles C. Villanueva, Vice President – Academic Affairs, Prof. Dr. ABM Siddique Hossain, Dean – Faculty of Engineering, faculty members and administrative staff of AIUB, and students of AIUB. The webinar was telecasted live in AIUB facebook page where a good number of participants were there along with the participants joined through online platform ZOOM cloud meeting.
Dr. ABM Rahmatullah, Associate Dean of FASS, being the anchor of the program, greeted all the participants and in the end thanked everyone to make the webinar successful.