The impact of new arbitration law on ICC arbitration in Qatar

Doha, Qatar, • Arabic and English

The ICC International Court of Arbitration is organizing an event in Doha on 10 May 2017 to launch the ICC Revised Rules of Arbitration which entered into force on 1 March 2017.


Amendments to the ICC Rules of Arbitration have been made with the aim of further increasing the efficiency and transparency of ICC arbitrations. The revised rules apply from 1 March 2017. They provide for expedited procedure rules for cases of lower value. The main changes will be introduced with a strong focus on features of the expedited procedure including substantive and procedural aspects.

Qatar has been one of the fastest growing arbitration jurisdictions in the region with Qatari parties increasingly opting for ICC arbitration. The new arbitration law will further strengthen Qatar as a hub of arbitration. The panel will explore to what extent the new law will address the remaining challenges in international arbitration and particularly in ICC proceedings.

Who should attend?

This programme will benefit practicing lawyers, arbitrators, magistrates, engineers, academics, corporate counsel and LL.M. students.


10:00 – 10:15Welcome remarks and Introduction
10:15– 11:45Panel 1: ICC Expedited Rules: Scope of Application & Procedural Aspects
11:45 – 12:15Coffee Break
12:15- 13-45Panel 2: The impact of the new Qatari arbitration law on ICC arbitration in Qatar
13:45 – 14:00Closing Remarks


Sultan Al AbdullaSultan Al Abdulla and Partners, Doha
Sheikh Thani Al ThaniQICCA, Doha
Dr. Yassin EL SHAZLY (LLB. -Master-PhD.)Associate Dean of Outreach and Community Engagement College of Law, Qatar University
Ghada M. DarwishGhada M. Darwish Law Firm, Doha
José Ricardo FerisDeputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Ziva FilipicCounsel and in-coming Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Sami HouerbiDirector for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Partner, Houerbi Law Firm, Dubai/Tunis
Charbel MaakaronChairman, ICC Qatar Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Doha

Logistical notes

City Centre Rotana
West Bay, Next to City Centre Mall,
Doha, Qatar


This event is free of charge. However, registration is compulsory.

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