The Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) has hosted a seminar with The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to discuss the latter's role in the resolution of disciplinary and commercial disputes directly or indirectly linked to sport.
This has been done with an emphasis on disputes that arise during events such as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games.
Antonio De Quesada, Head of Arbitration Services in the CAS and Dr Zachary Calo, Professor of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University and Senior Counsel at McNair International, were the guest speakers at the seminar.
"This seminar is an opportunity for us to collaborate with a highly respected independent body in the arena of sporting disputes, the CAS, in order to discuss dispute mechanisms and sports arbitration, especially within the context of the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022," said Faisal Rashid al-Sahouti, chief executive officer of Qatar International Court.
De Quesada said the CAS ad hoc divisions have become a key element for the good organisation of different international competitions.
The CAS Ad Hoc Divisions are present in the Olympic Games since 1996 and in the FIFA World Cup since 2006. They provide legal certainty and a very fast resolution system to the relevant stakeholders to solve disputes that may arise during the competitions; as such disputes are per se very urgent, according to him.
"As Qatar prepares to host the FIFA World Cup, this event provided an opportunity to explore the critical role of the CAS in addressing disputes that arise during mega-sporting events," Calo said.
This seminar comes as part of The Qatar International Court’s commitment in engaging with local and international legal professionals and experts in its continuous efforts to promote access to justice, and encouraging a better understanding of arbitration and dispute resolution within the community.
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