Legal Bureau


April 8, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
This event will be held online.

The panel of distinguished experts will explore the practice of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Islamic and Middle Eastern law and share practical insights on the arbitration practice in Qatar and Turkey. The webinar provides an in-depth opportunity to explore the latest arbitration trends and controversies in the region.

It is designed to bring together arbitration and dispute resolution practitioners, arbitrators, counsel, academics and professionals from all parts of the world involved and/or having an interest in gaining further knowledge in the practice of arbitration in the Middle East.

The session will last around 1 hour and 15 minutes. There will be an opportunity for Q&A and general discussion.

Attendees are invited to register on Eventbrite. The Zoom link to the webinar will be provided in the order confirmation email.


Dr Amel Makhlouf, MCIArb 
Attorney at law, Paris Bar; Lecturer in Law, Sorbonne Law School 
Research Associate, SOAS, University of London 
The use of alternative dispute resolution in Islamic law 

Dr. Zain Al Abdin Sharar  
Senior Legal Counsel-CEO Office, Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) 
Arbitration in Qatar: Challenges and Opportunities 

Att. Turgut Aycan Özcan 
Head of International Arbitration Practice, LEXIST Law Firm, Istanbul 
Arbitration practice in Turkey as a bridge between Asia and Europe 


Dr Jonathan Ercanbrack 
Chair, Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law; Senior Lecturer in Transnational Financial Law, SOAS, University of London