ICC Qatar in association with Sultan Al Abdulla & Partners to hold panel discussion on “Qatar’s New Arbitration Law”

Doha, March 6, 2017

The International Chamber of Commerce Qatar in association with Sultan Al Abdulla & Partners will hold a panel discussion on “Qatar’s New Arbitration Law” on the 14th March 2017.

The seminar will be the third in ICC Qatar’s newly launched monthly “Arbitration Series” as part of the 2017 programme of its Commission on Arbitration and ADR. The panel discussion will bring together speakers including Dr. Yassin El-Shazly PhD, Associate Dean for Outreach and Community Engagement, Qatar University College of Law, Mr. William Cattan, Mr. Salman Mahmood and Mr. Hasan El-Shafiey from Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners and will be moderated by Mr. Sultan Al Abdulla from Sultan Al Abdulla & Partners.

“This panel is well timed as it will provide one of the first opportunities to discuss the new Arbitration Law for Civil and
Commercial Matters (Law No. 2 of 2017) since its announcement” said H.E. Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Qatar and Executive Board Member of ICC International Secretariat. Sheikh Khalifa went on to praise the State’s step towards realizing Qatar National Vision 2030 as the new arbitration law will further supplement an investment friendly environment and the facilitation of business and trade in Qatar.

Mr. Sultan Al Abdulla, founding member of Sultan Al Abdulla & Partners and panel moderator said “My colleagues and I are very pleased to have the opportunity to present aspects of the new arbitration law to the public in cooperation with ICC Qatar. We will aim to make the panel discussion useful to practitioners as well as to arbitration users.”

Mr. Charbel Maakaron, head of the ICC Qatar Commission on Arbitration and ADR said “We are delighted that the series we started earlier this year is continuing its successful path and we are confident this session will be equally interesting and extremely relevant. I can say that the Commission, its members, and I am sure the business community as well, is looking forward to hearing the panelists’ experts views on how the new law will affect ICC arbitration in Qatar and how they believe the new law will enhance growth and trade in Qatar.”

The topics to be discussed in the panel will include the implications of arbitration agreements on private and government entities, procedural aspects of the new law, differences from the current legislation and the role in arbitral proceedings of Qatar courts including Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Center established under Qatar Financial Center.

The ICC Qatar “Arbitration Series” follows the Commission’s charge to foster the development of trade and investment between Qatar and the international business community. It has been designed to help inform not only arbitration practitioners but professionals across the entire Qatari community from businesses, governmental agencies and public and private sectors to students.

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About International Chamber of Commerce Qatar (ICC Qatar)

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