Qatar University (QU) hosted the second phase of training and preparing arbitrators program, organized by Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA) of Qatar Chamber, in cooperation with the QU’s Center for Continuing Education under the title “Arbitration Agreement and its Drafting Regulations”.
The four-day training and preparation program for arbitrators includes a number of topics such as the discussion of the substantive and formal conditions of the arbitral tribunal, the independence of the arbitration agreement, arbitration in the jurisprudence of public international law, arbitration of investment disputes based on national investment legislation, and the drafting and interpretation of the arbitration agreement in international contracts for construction.
QICCA board member, HE Sheikh Dr Thani bin Ali bin Saud Al-Thani said the program is gaining momentum in light of the State’s interest in commercial arbitration, which led the State of Qatar to issue arbitration law No. 2 of 2017.
He added that the program includes all aspects of commercial arbitration and the practical reality of its application and it provides graduates with sufficient knowledge of arbitration at the scientific and practical level, while the registration of participants in the lists of arbitrators at the Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration in order to register them in the Ministry of Justice. He pointed out that the program contributes to the expansion of the rule of Qatari arbitrators in order to benefit the country’s leading experience in arbitration, which attracted attention recently on regional and global levels.
The “Professional Certificate” program aims to prepare and qualify Qatari cadres through a scientific and training program dealing with the concept and essence of arbitration and its nature and types, as well as the development in the jurisprudential legal thought, in order to assume the responsibility of settling commercial, financial and investment disputes through arbitration to contribute to lifting the burden on the judiciary.
The various stages of the program aim to provide the participants with the ability to get the idea of commercial arbitration and its various applications, and the procedures for managing the arbitration proceedings between the claimant and the respondent, and how to formulate the arbitration rule and its main elements, and implement the arbitration rule and the reasons for its invalidity. The program also includes practical training on the mock trial.
The program targets lawyers and legal advisers, legal and administrative leaders in the public and private sector companies, legal departments, ministries and government institutions, banks and financial institutions, as well as heads and members of boards and directors of companies, business owners, contractors and commercial agents, as well as arbitrators and experts in the field of commercial disputes.