Second panel highlights the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Qatar

Moderated by Eng. Saad Hegazy, an international arbitrator, Partner at Resolve, and Board Member at CIArb Qatar, the conference second panel was held under the theme ‘Arbitration, Investment, and the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in the State of Qatar’.

During the session, Lord. Gold Smith, UK former Attorney General & Chair of European and Asian Litigation at Debevoise & Plimpton, reviewed the arbitration based on investment treaties and their impact on achieving a satisfactory environment for investment.

On his part, Professor. Loukas Misteils, Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Director of the QMUL-UNIDROIT Institute of Transnational Commercial Law – Queen Mary Law School, spoke about recent international trends regarding the nullity of foreign arbitral awards

Dr. Susan L. Karamanian, Dean of HBKU’s College of Law- Qatar, focused on the Qatar Arbitration Law and the New York Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, 1958, while Professor. Wael Shalan, Associate Professor of Procedural Law at Al Azhar University and Legal Consultant at the Ministry of Justice of Qatar, highlighted the Qatari judiciary’s approach on the application of the New York Convention’s provisions.

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