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Resolving Disputes Through Mediation

May 31 2021 04:00 PM
- May 31 2021 05:00 AM

In this webinar, the panel will critically examine the extent to which mediation serves as a viable form of alternative dispute resolution across a wide range of contentious areas. In particular, the panel will look at the advantages of mediation over litigation and arbitration, whether there has been an increased reliance on mediation services in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the qualities required of those performing the role of mediator. In addition, the panel will provide an overview of the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) Mediation Rules which were launched last year.

Discussions will be held in English. 

Susan L. Karamanian, Dean, College of Law, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)
Zachary Calo, Professor, College of Law, HBKU
Christopher Grout, Registrar, QICDRC
Edwin Glasgow CBE, QC, Judge, QICDRC


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    The Court’s independent judiciary is comprised of a civil and commercial court and a Regulatory Tribunal that specialises in regulatory appeals.

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    The Court administers swift, fair, cost-effective and enforceable judgements in line with global best practice, delivered by a distinguished panel of local and international judges.

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    The Court offers mediation services to individuals, businesses, and others, whether located in Qatar or abroad. This is a voluntary process involving an independent third party (‘the mediator’) who helps the parties reach an amicable settlement in respect to their dispute.

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    Through its supervisory arbitrational jurisdiction under Law No 2 of 2017 issuing the Arbitration Law in Civil and Commercial Matters, parties can elect the QICDRC as the “Competent Court” of arbitration to perform various functions in relation to interim measures, enforcement of awards and appeals.

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    eCourt, QICDRC’s innovative electronic case management system, offers globally-accessible virtual hearing capabilities and live-streaming services.

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