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Article: The Role of Specialised Commercial Courts in Supporting Foreign lnvestment: The Experience of the Qatar lnternational Court

January 24 2021

Many jurisdictions are now adopting the establishment of a specialised commercial court. This article discusses the common features of these courts and their important role in supporting a country's investment climate.
In addition, this article discusses the distinctive features of the Qatar International Court and its role in attracting foreign investment.

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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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