QICDRC hosts ICC International Court of Arbitration secretary-general
February 03 2016 11:47 PM
Al-Sahouti and Carlevaris discuss matters relating to domestic and international arbitration at the
Al-Sahouti and Carlevaris discuss matters relating to domestic and international arbitration at the QICDRC.

The Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) yesterday welcomed the secretary-general of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Andrea Carlevaris, and the regional director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Sami Houerbi.
Carlevaris met with the QICDRC chief executive Faisal al-Sahouti, wherein they discussed matters relating to domestic and international arbitration, the role of the ICC in Qatar and the work of the QICDRC in relation to litigation and other forms of dispute resolution.
Al-Sahouti provided the attendees with an overview of the work the QICDRC was undertaking in the field of arbitration which included its present role, namely acting as a supervisory body under the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) arbitration regulations, but more importantly its aspirations to assist with the development of international arbitration in Qatar and the desire to provide a fully administered arbitration service to those who wish to conduct international arbitration in Qatar.
Carlevaris highlighted the growing significance of arbitration both locally and regionally as well as the importance that is to be attached to having an “arbitration friendly” judiciary who understands arbitration and arbitral concepts and will be ready to enforce arbitral awards where appropriate.
During a tour of the QICDRC’s facilities, its registrar, Christopher Grout, outlined the role of the court in resolving civil and commercial disputes arising within the QFC.
He stressed the importance of having an international judiciary, an efficient case management system and making appropriate use of information technology, including holding “virtual hearings”, where possible.

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