The Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) has signed a Memorandum of Guidance (MOG) with the Commercial Court of England and Wales, relating to the enforcement of money judgments. The signing took place on June 14th at the City Court House, Rolls Building, in London.
The MOG was signed in the presence of the head of the judiciary of England and Wales in the United Kingdom, the current Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Burnett of Maldon, as well as three former Lords Chief Justice of England and Wales: Lord Woolf of Barnes, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, and Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, who also serves as President of QICDRC. CEO of QICDRC Mr. Faisal Rashid Al-Sahouti signed the MOG with the Honorable Mr. Justice Foxton, Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court, King’s Bench Division, England and Wales.
The momentous occasion was witnessed by a number of eminent legal personalities, including the former Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court, Mrs Justice Cockerill; Mr Justice Robin Knowles; Sir William Blair; and Her Honour Frances Kirkham CBE. Two representatives from the Qatari Embassy in London, the Registrar of the Qatar International Court, and other representatives from the England and Wales Commercial Court were also present.
The purpose of this MOG is to set out guidelines of the procedures for the enforcement of money judgments, that is to say judgments that require one person to pay a sum of money to another person.
The cooperation defined by this MOG is expected to provide a mutual guidance on the two parties’ respective laws and judicial processes, in order to improve public perception and guidelines.