Qatar Chamber to host an international arbitration week
Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA) at Qatar Chamber will host the Qatar International Dispute Resolution Workshop Week between 16 -20 April at the Chamber headquarter, said a press release issued by the Chamber yesterday.
The event will highlight the required specialised knowledge and essential skills in international dispute resolution. It is tailored to interactively teach participants these skills and equip participants with critical knowledge for the international operating lawyer.
The workshop will assemble a world class and engaging “faculty”, with years of experience guiding lawyers and judges through the labyrinth of international dispute resolution.
List of lecturers includes Professor. Gary Born who is the world’s leading authority on international arbitration and litigation, author of lots of arbitration publications. He is President of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Court of Arbitration and serves in an advisory capacity at other institutions around the world. He is an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and Tsinghua University, Beijing, and teaches regularly at law schools in Europe, Asia, and North and South America.
Among speakers are Dr Petra Butler, Professor at the Victoria University and Co-Director of the Centre for Small States at Queen Mary, University of London, Dr Anthony Daimsis Professor of International Commercial Arbitration and legal writing at the University of Ottawa, Dr Michel Kallipetis, the former Head of Littleton Chambers, Dr Douglas W. Arner . Professor in Law at the University of Hong Kong and Dr Andrew Dahdal is an Assistant Professor in commercial Law at the College of Law, Qatar University.
For his part, HE. Sheikh Thani bin Ali Al Thani, QICCA board member, commented on the host saying: “ We are so honored to host such event that assemble elite of international arbitrators and leading figures of law under one umbrella to discuss the best practices in international arbitration”
He pointed out that the Center has locked lots of achievements since its establishment in 2006 including hosting events and conferences, assuring that this upcoming event is the most ever important one for the center. It welcomes participation of many leading legal and international arbitration dignitaries of the caliber.
Such presence of these international arbitrators in this workshop is an added value to the center’s successes. QICCA has achieved more presence locally and internationally, he added.
The first day workshop titled “Advocacy Skills” will be delivered by Professor Anthony Daimsis and Professor Petra Butler. It will discuss language as the lifeblood of legal work. Over this one and a half day workshop participants will learn how to improve their written and oral communications skills by following easy steps suitable for native and non-native speakers alike. Participants will have the opportunity to practice those steps in specially designed exercises.
The second day will be delivered by Dr Michel Kallipetis on the International Commercial Mediation. This workshop will understand, develop and practice the advocacy skills specifically relevant to mediation.
The third day titled “International Arbitration” by Professor Gary Born who will review the International commercial arbitration as the single most important means to resolve cross-border commercial disputes today. This workshop provides participants with the fundamental legal and jurisdictional underpinnings of international commercial arbitration, the procedural mechanisms for conducting international commercial arbitrations. It will also discuss the enforcement of international commercial arbitration awards.
The fourth day titled “Qatar’s potential Role in the Diversity Debate” will be given by Professor Gary Born, whereas the conclusion day will be on the “International Financial Law” with Professor Gordon Walker, Professor Andrew Dahdal and Professor Douglas Arner.