Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Foundation of Qatar Sports Arbitration to begin their cooperation in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
The memorandum provides for joint cooperation to strengthen the international arbitration sector in the State of Qatar and co-ordinate the organisation of events, seminars, training workshops and conferences on arbitration, conciliation and mediation.
QICDRC opened official premises of Foundation of Qatar Sports Arbitration (FQSA) to benefit from the international arbitration sector available in court facilities, which will be reflected positively on the organisation’s performance of its arbitration functions in sports disputes.
The Foundation of Qatar Sports Arbitration was established in accordance with international standards applied in the sports sector to be competent in the consideration of sports disputes.
Faisal bin Rashid Al Sahouti, CEO of QICDRC and Ibrahim bin Khalil Al Mohannadi, President of Foundation of Qatar Sports Arbitration, signed the MoU. The MOU also included the exchange of experiences and information on various dispute settlement instruments for the common interest, the creation of an international dispute settlement sector.
Al Sahouti stressed the importance of the MoU to focus on mutual cooperation between the two parties in supporting and enhancing the arbitration sector in the Qatar, recognising that arbitration is a successful and effective means of settling disputes in a quick and confidential manner.
“Our partnership with the Foundation of Qatar Sports Arbitration will consolidate our efforts in the field of alternative dispute resolution, which will contribute to enhancing the dispute resolution sector in Qatar.”
For his part, Ibrahim bin Khalil Al Mohannadi said that the partnership with the Qatar International Court will enhance the legal sector for the alternative means of conflict in the sports sector and will allow Foundation of Qatar Sports Arbitration to start operations in facilities equipped with the latest technological means.
Al-Mohannadi added that the Foundation of Qatar Sports Arbitration is looking to benefit from the expertise of the Qatar International Court and to enhance the arbitration sector in Qatar.