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Mediation Forum

The QICDRC Mediation Forum brings together a panel of experts in the field of mediation and dispute resolution to discuss key issues relating to mediating in Qatar, the Middle East and beyond.

This half day forum will comprise interactive sessions which aim not only to impart invaluable information relating to mediation but also to foster discussion among panelists and attendees.


10:45 -11:00

Arrival of Guests

11:00 - 11:05

Welcome Note

Litigation to Enforcement: Mobilizing the Rule of Law in Response to the Climate Crisis

This panel will discuss how the judiciary can ensure governments and corporate institutions uphold their promises and comply with both international and domestic laws related to climate change. How can the judiciary uphold pro-climate action while also maintaining strong rule of law? How can judiciaries address issues arising out of corporate governance, such as “green-washing”, to encourage and enforce a more climate-friendly agenda?

Insights into the Recent Developments of Qatari and Egyptian Arbitration Laws

The distinguished speakers are (representing the Qatar branch) Dr. Zain Sharar Senior Legal Counsel, Qatar International Court & Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) and (representing the Egypt branch) Dr. Khaled Attia; Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution, Nour & Partners in association with Al Tamimi & Company. The discussion is moderated by Mr. Taher Hozayen; Lawyer and Arbitrator, Mackean Law Firm – The House of Advocacy & Arbitration, and Patron of the Egypt Branch. Looking forward to your attendance and participation.

Webinar - The Functioning of Courts in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic


The Rt. Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, President (QICDRC) Chief Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dr. Susan L. Karamanian, Dean, College of Law Christopher Grout, Registrar (QICDRC)

Location: Available on YouTube

The Effects of Covid-19 on Commercial Contracts and Sovereign Borrowing



Sir William BlairChair, Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Regulatory Tribunal, Doha; Professor of Financial Law and Ethics, Queen Mary University of London; 3VB Chambers, LondonBiography

Sean HaganJudge, Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Regulatory Tribunal, and former General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.Biography

Module 1 – Law, Practice and Procedure of International Arbitration


Combination of: Self-Study/ Online Sessions/ Might require physical attendance

Course Information

What is the aim of the course?

To provide candidates with a detailed knowledge of the procedural elements of an international arbitration, using legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law, regional arbitration law, and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

What are the learning outcomes?

On successful completion of this course candidates will be able to:

Module 2 – Law of Obligations Contract & Tort


This event will be held online.


  • To provide an understanding of the relevant principles in the Law of Tort and Law of Contract in the context of how disputes may arise and be resolved
  • This course is designed to consider both common and civil law jurisdictional principles to give a solid grounding to all practitioners

The Official Launch of the QICDRC Mediation Service

An esteemed panel of mediation specialists will talk about Qatar’s first administered mediation service as well as the impact of the recently ratified Singapore Convention on Mediation.


Justice Frances KirkhamJudge, QICDRC

Reflections on Democracy and the Constitution of Qatar




In celebration of Qatar National Day, the College of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University presents an online colloquium reflecting on democracy and the constitution of Qatar.

The Amir’s recent announcement that Qatar will hold elections for its Shura Council (Advisory Council), Qatar’s legislative body, is consistent with the promise of democracy set out in the constitution.


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