Qatar Chamber’s Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA) concluded the second edition of the Professional Program for Training and Qualifying Arbitrators – the Professional Certificate 2017 in collaboration with GCC Arbitration Center (Daru el-Qarar), according to a press release issued last week.
Commenting on the program, QICCA Assistant Secretary General Ibrahim Shahbik said on the sidelines of the concluding ceremony that QICCA has recommended to help participants to take part in the commercial arbitration cases in order to enhance their skills and prepare them practically.
A large number of lawyers, engineers and accountants took part in the program during 90 training hours.
For his part, GCC Arbitration Center Secretary General Ahmed Najm praised the role played by QICCA in training and qualifying Qatari and Arab cadres to practice arbitration.
He added: “ We are interested to introduce new materials and improvements in each edition. We are considering increasing the practical exercises in the program in the third and fourth editions”.
He extended thanking to QICCA for its continuous cooperation which reflected on qualifying more than 100 participants during two years.
Participants of the second edition expressed their satisfaction and thanking to QICCA for organizing this program which coincided with the issuance of the New Arbitration Law. They gave tribute to the content of the program, noting it is different than what is presented in similar trainings.
QICCA and Daru el-Qarar have jointly announced last January to hold the 2017 Professional Certificate to train arbitrators and formally qualify them for the job.
The program aims to train and qualify Qataris and GCC citizens as arbitrators to enable them to take up the job of arbitration and settle commercial, financial and investment-related disputes through scientific training programs.
The first phase discussed arbitration and its legal nature, and controls of drafting arbitration agreement, while the second phase titled “Procedures and Management of Arbitration Claim” dealt with arbitration proceedings, tribunal formation among the free and institutional arbitration, and the start of arbitration proceedings and circulation before the arbitral tribunal.
The third phase reviewed drafting and issuance of arbitration award, whilst the fourth focused on execution or nullity arbitration sentence. The fifth phase introduced a practical exercise of a moot trial.