Masterclass in Documentary Credits

ICC Qatar to organize its second banking workshop –Masterclass in Documentary Credits by Prof James .E. Byrne

Sponsored by QNB and Doha Bank


Doha, Sunday 23rd  April

The International Chamber of Commerce Qatar proudly announced the organization of its second banking workshop titled ‘Masterclass in Documentary Credits by Prof James .E. Byrne’, in collaboration with the Institute of International Banking Law and Practice, which will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Doha. The one full day workshop will begin at 8:00 and end at 18:00.

The Masterclass will offer participants a comprehensive one-day overview of pressing issues impacting commercial letters of credit, standby LCs, and independent guarantees. Session 1 will confront threats and challenges facing the present and future of commercial LCs. Session 2 will address key aspects of recent ICC Opinions. Sessions 3 will illuminate common problems with independent guarantee practice and offer viable solutions for today’s banking professionals to consider. Session 4 will compare and contrast the important features and differences between standby LCs and independent guarantees. The day will conclude with a summary of critical issues and an opportunity for final questions and answers.

This regular event that takes place in Dubai, will take place yearly in Doha, making this the second year in a row, offering PDU’s to attendees.

This workshop of documentary credits is being sponsored by QNB and Doha Bank and supported by Qatar Chamber. Official media partners for this event are Entrepreneur Qatar,, BQ Magazine and Inc. Arabia.

QNB’s sponsorship of this important workshop comes as an important part of the Bank’s CSR program and its efforts to support a knowledge-based economy in both in Qatar and abroad across its international footprint.

The ICC Chamber decided to hold

Since the class seemed enormously beneficial to the attendees within the banking industry, it will most definitely be repeating the class yearly.


For more information, please contact

Nora Zeidan

Events and Sponsorship Manager

Tel:   00974 44559136


About International Chamber of Commerce Qatar (ICC Qatar)

ICC Qatar  is the globally-influential national committee of the Paris-based ICC in the State of Qatar, and  works to connect businesses of the country to the world – and  the world to the businesses of Qatar.

We facilitate, educate, and  gather businesses of Qatar  in creating a strong and prosperous business outcome as well as in expanding their role in contributing to the national and  global  economy.

As an apex business chamber that advances the interests of Qatar  business community in trade, investment, and  industrial and  international relations, ICC Qatar  currently represents a growing number of Qatar-based businesses as well as the local and  foreign business chambers and  key national associations of the business sector.

Nationally, ICC Qatar  serves as a bridge between the government and  businesses to drive a business friendly  environment.

Internationally, ICC Qatar  represents the business community in bilateral, regional and  multilateral for a for the purpose of promoting trade expansion and  business networking.


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About Prof James .E. Byrne

Professor  James  E. BYRNE  is the Director of the Institute of International Banking Law  & Practice, Inc. and was a member of the faculty of George Mason University School of Law for over 30 years. He chaired and served as Reporter for the International Standby Practices (ISP98) and the Council on the International Standby Practices (CISP). He is the Editor of Documentary Credit World, a monthly journal of letter of credit law and practice, and has written or edited more than 20 books and numerous articles and lectured extensively on LC law and practice, electronic commerce, international sales of goods, and commercial and financial fraud in more than 40 countries. He regularly attends meetings of the ICC Banking Commission, and was a member of its consulting group on the revision of UCP500, its Working Group on Electronic Credits which drafted the eUCP, and  chaired the Task Force that drafted the 2004  version of the International Standard Banking Practice (ISBP  2004).  He chaired the American Bar Association/ U.S. Council on International  Banking Task Force Study of U.C.C. Article 5, served as head of the U.S. Delegation to UNCITRAL in drafting the 1995 United Nations Convention on Bank Guarantees and Standby Letters of Credit, was an Advisor in the 1995 revision of the U.S. domestic statute, Uniform Commercial Code Article 5, is Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Letter of Credit Subcommittee. Professor Byrne has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law, and an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania College of Law. He clerked for the Honorable Paul H. Roney of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and practiced law for several years in Florida. He is a member of the Florida and Maryland bars.

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