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Arbitration

Overview

Law No 2 of 2017 issuing the Arbitration Law in Civil and Commercial Matters provides parties with the option to agree on the “Competent Court” of the arbitration. The Competent Court may perform various functions including in relation to interim measures, enforcement of awards and appeals 

When drafting an arbitration agreement as part of a contract and where parties wish to elect the Court at the QICDRC as the Competent Court, parties should use the wording of the QICDRC Dispute Resolution Clause so that the intention of the parties is clear and unambiguous. 
 

  • Why choose the Court at the QICDRC?

    Parties will need to decide which court is right for them when it comes to selecting the Competent Court. A number of factors will be relevant, most importantly, the particular nature of the contract and the type of disputes which may arise.

  • What applications can be made to the Court?

    Subject to the agreement between the Parties, where the Court has been chosen as the Competent Court of the arbitration, it has jurisdiction over matters relating to...

  • Other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution

    If you are interested in learning more about other forms of ADR which the QICDRC may be able to offer, including mediation, please do not hesitate to contact the Court.

  • Legislation/Forms

    Prior to filing an application before the Court in connection with an arbitration, parties should familiarise themselves with the provisions of Law No 2 of 2017 issuing the Arbitration Law in Civil and Commercial Matters and the Regulations and Procedural Rules of the Court. 

  • Dispute Resolution Clause

    Where, pursuant to the provisions of Law No 2 of 2017 issuing the Arbitration Law in Civil and Commercial Matters, Parties wish to elect the Court at the QICDRC as the “Competent Court” then use of the following clause, amended where necessary, is recommended when drawing up a contract.

  • Arbitration Facilities

    In addition to providing access to the Court, the QICDRC’s purpose-built arbitration facilities are available for use by those parties who wish to use the QICDRC as a venue to conduct their arbitrations at.

Services

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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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