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Management / Executive Team
Faisal Rashid Al-Sahouti
Chief Executive Officer

Faisal Rashid Al-Sahouti is the CEO of the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC). He is accountable for the administration of an international commercial court, a regulatory appeal tribunal and an ADR Centre providing arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution services.

He is involved in the QICDRC’s contribution to the development of international legal practice in Qatar and the development of the rule of law internationally through the Qatar Law Forum.

Faisal is a member of the QICDRC's Judicial Advisory Board, contributes to the drafting of the laws and regulations of the QICDRC, and is responsible for delivering the QICDRC's overall vision, mission and strategy.

Faisal holds a Bachelor in Law from Qatar University and an LLM in International Trade Law with Public international Law from Nottingham Trent University in the UK. He is a CEDR accredited mediator.

Faisal has previous experience at the QICDRC working closely with senior judges from around the world, case management and projects related to the growth and development of the QICDRC.

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Christopher Grout
Registrar

Christopher has been the Registrar of the QICDRC since 2012. As Registrar of both the Qatar International Court and the QFC Regulatory Tribunal, Christopher is in charge of the Registry which is responsible for the case management of cases before the two bodies. As Registrar, he gives procedural guidance to parties to proceedings as well as gives directions in relation to the progression and management of active cases. He will also, where required by the judges, make costs assessments following the conclusion of a case. In addition, Christopher is a member of the QICDRC’s senior management team and of the Judicial Advisory Board.

He holds an LL.B degree from Newcastle University and was Called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple in 2007. He is currently studying for his LL.M in Canon Law at Cardiff University.

From 2007 to 2009 he worked for the Ministry of Justice at the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in the Royal Courts of Justice, London. In 2009, he joined 15 New Bridge Street where he specialised as a criminal defense barrister appearing in the Magistrates Courts, Youth Courts, Crown Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Christopher is a member of numerous associations, including the International Bar Association, Criminal Bar Association and the Ecclesiastical Law Society, having written for the Ecclesiastical Law Journal. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

He has a keen interest in the development of legal education and has lectured widely whilst in the United Kingdom and Qatar.

In 2019, Christopher was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in England and Wales.

 

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Registry Team
Abdullatef Al-Mohannadi
Deputy Registrar

Abdullatef Al-Mohannadi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Qatar University. He served as a Prosecutor Assistant in the Public Prosecution for two years and later setup his law firm handling various corporate, criminal, labour, leasing, liquidation, and civil law suits for five years.

 

In his role as Deputy Registrar, he acts as the right hand person for the Registrar, and within that, supports the Registrar with managing aspects of the Court and the Tribunal and, in particular, the management of cases before the two bodies. The Deputy Registrar liaises, on behalf of the Court and Tribunal, with government institutions in the State of Qatar to ensure the follow up and action regarding the compliance and enforcement of Court and Tribunal orders and decisions.

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Hamad Muhammad Al-Musfir
Legal Research Associate

Graduated from the College of Law at Qatar University. Interned at US, UK and French firms in Doha. Undertook a summer placement in a UK firm in Dubai. Participated in international moot court competitions (VIS), twice. Member of the Honor Society. Won award for Best Claimant Memorandum in the Middle East. Won award for Best Advocate at Qatar University. Responsible for providing legal support to the Registrar and judges of QICDRC by analyzing Court papers for legal content, providing advice on the preparation of papers submitted to the Court and liaising with the parties’ representatives to ensure all appropriate papers are before the Court for the purposes of case management and determination. Prepares summary documentation for QICDRC and undertakes general or specific legal research for the judges, CEO, and/or Registrar as well as provides a ‘law clerk’ function for the judges and may be required to sit in Court at the request of the Registrar or the judges. 

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Abdullatef Al-Mohannadi
Deputy Registrar

Abdullatef Al-Mohannadi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Qatar University. He served as a Prosecutor Assistant in the Public Prosecution for two years and later setup his law firm handling various corporate, criminal, labour, leasing, liquidation, and civil law suits for five years.

 

In his role as Deputy Registrar, he acts as the right hand person for the Registrar, and within that, supports the Registrar with managing aspects of the Court and the Tribunal and, in particular, the management of cases before the two bodies. The Deputy Registrar liaises, on behalf of the Court and Tribunal, with government institutions in the State of Qatar to ensure the follow up and action regarding the compliance and enforcement of Court and Tribunal orders and decisions.

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Duha Ahmed Al-Mulla
Case Progression Manager – Associate

Duha Al-Mulla is responsible for the administration of cases before the Court, the Regulatory Tribunal and alternative dispute resolution centre. She joined the team in 2019 as Case Progression Manager – Associate to manage the progress of cases from the point of initial enquiry to final determination and disposal.

She previously worked at Sidra Medicine as an in-house lawyer from 2015 to 2019. She holds a Master of Law and a Legal Practice Course award from the University of Law in London as well as an LLB degree from Nottingham Trent’s Law School.

She is a Member and the Rapporteur for Qatar International Court’s Strategic Legal Committee and manages all matters in relation to issues arising from the committee.

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Zeinab Lakiss
Administrative Assistant - Registry

Zeinab Lakiss is the primary point of contact for queries received at the Registry, while undertaking a broad range of duties related to case administration for the Court and the QFC Regulatory Tribunal. She also provides administrative and operational support to the judiciary and registry team.

She holds a bachelor’s in law from Lebanese University.

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