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Dispute Resolution Clause

Where, pursuant to the provisions of Law No 2 of 2017 issuing the Arbitration Law in Civil and Commercial Matters, Parties wish to elect the Court at the QICDRC as the “Competent Court” then use of the following clause, amended where necessary, is recommended when drawing up a contract:

QICDRC DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSE

Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this contract, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration administered by [insert name of Arbitration Centre/Institution] in accordance with [insert name of applicable institutional rules] in force at the time the request for arbitration is submitted, which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference in this clause.

  • The seat of the arbitration shall be Qatar.
  • The Arbitral Tribunal shall consist of [insert an odd number of arbitrator(s)] arbitrator(s). 
  • The language of the arbitration shall be [insert applicable language].
  • The Competent Court of the arbitration shall be the First Instance Circuit of the Civil and Commercial Court of the Qatar Financial Centre and, in the case of enforcement, the Competent Judge shall be the Enforcement Judge of the First Instance Circuit of the Civil and Commercial Court of the Qatar Financial Centre.
     

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