Publication date: 
10 May 2018

The Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) was platinum sponsor at the Wolters-Kluwer 4th Annual International Arbitration Summit held yesterday at the Marriot Marquis, Doha.

The Annual International Arbitration Summit is an important event for arbitration. The 2018 edition is the fourth edition of the summit, which provides an opportunity for experts from all over Asia to discuss arbitration and its dimensions in settling disputes in various fields. The participants heard a distinguished group of local speakers and international specialists in the field of international commercial arbitration and commercial justice.

On behalf of Mr. Faisal Al-Sahouti, CEO of QICDRC, Ms. Noora Al-Qahtani, Case Progression Manager at QICDRC, delivered the introductory remarks at the beginning of the session. Noora Al-Qahtani highlighted the importance of the role of the Qatar International Court in the field of arbitration in the State of Qatar and its effective role in supporting and creating the appropriate environment for a healthy arbitration environment. Noora Al-Qahtani pointed out that the Qatari legislator's enactment of the new arbitration law is a confirmation of Qatar's determination to provide an attractive investment environment in line with international trends on commercial arbitration.


Al-Qahtani spoke about the official launch of the electronic court at the International Court of Qatar, where she noted that the inauguration of the electronic court comes as a result of the directives of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to develop and achieve justice. She pointed out that the new electronic system is one of the latest systems to manage a case electronically, which will contribute to the expeditious decision on the cases and avoid the postponement of meetings for long periods of time.


Noora Al-Qahtani also commented on the move to Msheireb, "the new financial city", saying that the move will contribute significantly to creating an attractive investment climate for foreign investors, which is reflected in the country's vision to diversify sources of income. The move comes in line with the plan to develop the judicial system in the court, especially in view of the expected changes to the law of the Qatar Financial Centre.