Second phase of arbitrators’ training begins today

February 07, 2016

The second phase of a 2016 programme to train arbitrators and formally qualify them for the job begins at Qatar Chamber today.

The programme includes five phases and is organised by Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA) in collaboration with the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre, with a large number of lawyers, engineers and accountants taking part.

It 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,e, the chamber said in a statement yesterday.

The four-day first phase started on January 24 under the theme ‘Arbitration Agreement and its drafting terms’ and legal bases.

Local legal experts, including Qatari lawyer Yusef Ahmed Al Zaman, and Consultant and International Arbitrator Yarub Rayyan, were among the trainers.

The programme included practical activities and workshops on how to prepare arbitration agreement documents. The second phase will also continue for four days and address issues like the procedure and management of arbitration cases. It will also include practical activities and theoretical aspects of actual practices of arbitrations, the  differences between free arbitration and institutional arbitration procedures and formation of juries.

Last year, QICCA invited legal personalities to register to participate in the training and qualifying programme for arbitrators for 2016.

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