ICC Qatar, Squire Patton Boggs Held Seminar on Drafting Arbitration Clauses

Doha, January 24, 2017 – The International Chamber of Commerce Qatar held a seminar entitled “Drafting Arbitration Clauses” presented by Squire Patton Boggs on Tuesday, 24 January. The seminar shed light on how to draft arbitration clauses in commercial contracts and the importance of paying attention to arbitration clauses when drafting contracts for companies. Mr. Tarek Saad and Mr. Kevin Oles of Squire Patton Boggs gave a presentation on standard ICC arbitration clauses.

This seminar is part of the 2017 programme of ICC Qatar’s Commission on Arbitration and ADR and ICC Qatar’s monthly arbitration series which is intended to foster the development of trade and investment between Qatar and the international business community.

Free of charge, the series will be held on a monthly basis until May. The series 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.

Attending the seminar, Mr. Charbel Maakaron, Managing Partner of Squire Patton Boggs in Doha, commented: “I’d like to thank the participants for their excellent contributions.  This presentation, as with other topics to be covered in the monthly series, is intended to share international best practice in arbitration and also to suggest clear, practical steps to take, and strategies to pursue, to avoid disputes in the first instance.”

The seminars are presented by Commission members and distinguished arbitrators and legal practitioners, and will address a number of relevant topics, including the changes and developments in foreign and domestic arbitration in Qatar, how Qatari professionals might prepare for arbitration and ADR proceedings, and how arbitration in Qatar links to the international business community and investments.

About International Chamber of Commerce Qatar (ICC Qatar)

ICC Qatar works to connect local businesses to the world – and the world to the businesses of Qatar. As part of the world’s largest business organisation, ICC Qatar advances the interests of the Qatar business community in trade, investment, industrial and international relations.


About Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated legal practices. With 46 offices in 21 countries, the firm is renowned for its local connections and global influence, delivering comprehensive legal services across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. With expertise spanning all key sectors.

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