September 18 2018
The Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (Qicca) and the Centre of Continuing Education (CCE) at Qatar University (QU) have signed an agreement renewing its partnership in providing training programmes in the different facets of arbitration.
The agreement was signed by Qicca board member Sheikh Dr Thani bin Ali al-Thani and QU head of Strategy and Development Dr Darwish al-Emadi, in the presence of CCE director Dr Rajab A al-Esmail.
Sheikh Thani said the programme courses offered this year include Fundamentals of Commercial Arbitration, Arbitration in Disputes of Engineering Contracts, Arbitration of Financial and Banking Disputes, Anti-Money Laundering, Arbitration of Maritime Disputes, Establishment of Companies and Commercial Agencies, Qualification and Preparation of Arbitrators Professional Certification (Phase II, III, and IV), and Qualification and Preparation of Arbitrators Professional Certification Phase I Study.
“The previous training programmes were welcomed by all the trainees, who praised the good organisation and efficiency of the lecturers and the continuous updating of the scientific material provided.
“The topics of training courses offered in co-operation with the Qicca vary between different branches of law, especially the Trade Law, Commercial Companies Law, Arbitration Law, management of construction contracts, and the resolution of related disputes,” Sheikh Thani said in a speech.
He noted that the training programmes are characterised by a combination of theoretical and practical aspects, which makes the trainee fully aware of the actual practical problems that may be raised in certain cases.
“We also offer an extensive integrated programme that offers five different stages for the preparation and qualification of Qatari and resident arbitrators.
“The trainees receive a certificate in arbitration that qualifies them directly to register with the Qicca,” he added.
For his part, al-Emadi lauded the series of training courses “that come within the framework of Qatar University’s strategy to serve the community”.
“The courses are offered in the evening, allowing employees in all sectors to join these programmes, which have been developed scientifically in co-operation with the Centre for Continuing Education to collect different sciences in a range of legal knowledge areas,” he said.
Speaking to Gulf Times yesterday, al-Esmail said that more than 100 people from within the QU and outside the university participated in the training courses held during the Academic Year 2017-2018.
He said that the CCE will be offering more courses for Academic Year 2018-2019.