Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA) presented a research paper on the rules of international arbitration centres , at the 20th session of the International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA XX 2017), in Copenhagen.
The paper discussed recent amendments to the rules of the international arbitration centres and their impact on the management of international arbitration procedures.
The research paper was prepared by Dr Sheikh Thani bin Ali Al Thani, Board Member QICCA, Dr Minas Khatchadourian, Counselor of QICCA, and Ibrahim Mohamed Shahbik , Deputy Secretary General.
More than 250 official delegates from over 50 countries are attending the ICMA XX 2017.
The five day event that began on September 25 will discuss a number of topics relating to contracts for the carriage of goods by sea and international legislation to which they apply.
The congress will also look at issues as resolving maritime disputes, maritime insurance, bills of lading and shipbuilding contracts, and the most importantly judicial applications in disputes between ship owners and their protection clubs.
Arbitrators, mediators, legal practitioners , trade and investment experts, corporate executives, judicial officers, academics, risk management directors, chartering managers, ship brokers, P&I and hull and machinery representatives are among others who are attending the event.
The five-day congress is hosted by the Danish Institute of Arbitration. The high-profile event has drawn around 300 delegates to the Danish capital.
ICMA, which is held every 2 or 3 years, is an important forum for maritime arbitrators, lawyers and for the world wide shipping industry in which to deliberate on and exchange experience, views and news.
Aside from providing a forum for discussion and high quality papers, ICMA also includes a social programme for accompanying persons and delegates.