The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) launched its very first training course since the establishment of its branch office at Qatar International Court in the State of Qatar. The training course ‘Introduction to International Arbitration’ which took place on Thursday 18th October, allows candidates to learn about the background of international arbitration, to become engaged with the process and procedure of international arbitration, and to understand international arbitration in the context of other forms of dispute resolution.
CIArb is the leading and oldest global professional membership organisation relating to the practice and profession of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), with a worldwide membership of 16,000 people.
The training course follows on from the signing of a MoU between CIArb and the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) in December 2017. In addition to opening a branch at QICDRC’s premises, the terms of this MoU included the provision of a range of resources to the Qatari and international legal community, most notably arbitration training in line with the best international best standards in both Arabic and English languages.
Engineer Ahmad Al-Ansari, Chairman of CIArb Qatar commented: “Such training courses provide lawyers and other professionals in Qatar with a great opportunity to develop the necessary skills required to enable them to thrive in the legal and commercial community. CIArb’s presence in Qatar is a welcome chance for all to better understand the mechanisms behind the arbitration system and how best to implement that through practice.”
The MoU established a strategic partnership between CIArb and QICDRC, whereby the two sides will work together to promote the practice of ADR in Qatar, improve the quality of specialised arbitration programmes, and enhance the ADR skills of all professionals involved in dispute resolution in Qatar: lawyers, accountants, engineers, quantity surveyors, claims consultants and others. CIArb is committed to working together with QICDRC to develop training programmes in arbitration, mediation and adjudication as well as other events to promote ADR in Qatar.