Publication date: 
16 May 2018

Qatar International Court received HE Mr. Ajay Sharma, UK Ambassador to the State of Qatar, where he was welcomed by Mr. Faisal bin Rashid Al-Sahouti ​​CEO of QICDRC.

During their meeting, they discussed means of enhancing the ties between the Qatar International Court and the United Kingdom in legal matters.

In this context, Mr. Al-Sahouti ​​gave a detailed explanation of the success of the State of Qatar's attempt to establish its specialized judiciary through the establishment of the Qatar International Court, the first specialized court in Qatar to deal with commercial and investment disputes arising from international financial transactions, which operates through the Qatar Financial Centre. Mr. Al-Sahouti also discussed the judicial system of the Qatar International Court, the mechanism of its work, the nature of its proceedings and the manner of its consideration and the levels of litigation.

HE Mr. Ajay Sharma commented: ‘I am delighted to visit the Qatar International Court which is playing an important role in attracting international businesses in Qatar. There is a long history of cooperation between the legal professions and judiciaries in both Qatar and the UK, and the Qatar International Court is a key element of this. The UK has a world-famous legal system and this is one of the UK’s greatest assets. I look forward to further expand the existing strong links with the Court’.

As part of the visit, HE Mr. Ajay Sharma visited the courtroom where he met with the Registry team at QICDRC who provided a brief overview of the new eCourt system and the high level of accessibility for parties without having to be present in the courtroom. This feature contributes to saving time and money, as well as ensuring the speed of settling disputes and proceedings before the court. Such developments at the court demonstrates how QICDRC continuously aims to provide an attractive and safe legal environment for foreign businesses wishing to invest in Qatar.