The Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (Qicca) of Qatar Chamber has kicked-off the first phase of the ‘Qualification and Preparation of the Arbitrators Programme’ held virtually, in collaboration with Qatar University’s Community Service and Continuing Education Centre.
The training, titled ‘Concept and Legal Nature of Commercial Arbitration’, aims to help trainees learn about the concept and types of arbitration and systems similar to arbitration, and types and legal nature arbitration, as well as provide them with the requirements of arbitration litigation.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Qicca board member for International Relations Sheikh Dr Thani bin Ali al-Thani said Qatar’s legislation environment contributed to disseminating the culture of arbitration in business community.
He noted that Law No (2) of 2017 on arbitration in civil and commercial matters had taken into account the best and modern practices and trends in international arbitration.
Sheikh Thani also pointed out that alternative methods of dispute resolution, especially arbitration, have greatly developed and the general rules in force have been adapted several times, so that visual arbitration or remote arbitration has become the most recent feature of international arbitration, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Qicca had made it a priority to disseminate the arbitration culture and introduce the most recent trends in the use of alternative means of dispute resolution. It successfully managed to qualify a myriad of arbitrators who are eligible to settle commercial disputes,” he said.
Sheikh Thani said the programme is a continuation of a close co-operation between Qicca and the Community Service and Continuing Education Centre, through which several trainings were concluded for more than 1,500 trainees.
The inclusive initiative aims to qualify and prepare Qatari cadres through a scientific and training programme on the concept, nature and types of arbitration, and the development of arbitration legal thinking, and to take responsibility for settling commercial, financial, and investment disputes through arbitration to alleviate pressure on courts.
The various stages of the programme are intended to provide the participants with the ability to get the idea of commercial arbitration and its various applications, and the procedures for managing the arbitration proceedings between the claimant and the respondent, and how to formulate the arbitration rule and its main elements and implement the arbitration rule and the reasons for its invalidity as well as practical training on the participation in mock trial remotely.