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Crowell & Moring and ICC Qatar Explore Qatar’s Growing Role in International Mediation & ADR

Demand for Dispute Settlement Rises Despite Pandemic Challenges

Doha – March 25, 2021: Crowell & Moring and the International Chamber of Commerce Qatar (ICC Qatar) plan to present an interactive program on the growing interest in mediation and other ADR methods in Qatar. The virtual event takes place at 10 a.m. Arabia Standard Time on Tuesday, March 30. To register, please click here.

Entitled Qatar’s Role in International Mediation & ADR, the program will discuss mediation and other ADR options and will poll attendees for their awareness and views regarding their current and future use in Qatar. Tarek Saad, senior counsel at Crowell & Moring and head of its disputes practice in Doha, will lead the program. Saad also serves as ICC Qatar’s representative to the ICC’s Task Force on ADR and Arbitration. “We look forward to presenting a format that is more interactive than most virtual events. Attendees will have a safe platform to share their knowledge and opinions on mediation and ADR in Qatar using virtual polling, and to see real-time results of the legal market’s perspectives,” Saad said.

The program builds on topics discussed at the Crowell & Moring / ICC Qatar event held on November 19, 2020, which included discussion of the Singapore Mediation Convention (Qatar was the 3rd signatory country) and the ICC’s Mediation Rules. A recent client alert written by Crowell & Moring lawyers in Washington D.C. handling substantial Qatar disputes noted that in 2020, “the ICC reported a record number of mediations and other alternative mechanisms of dispute resolution with 77 new cases, signaling new trends in companies’ efforts to resolve their disputes more creatively.” The alert observed that arbitral bodies smoothly transitioned to fully electronic filing systems, organized remote hearings, and issued COVID-19 guidance, which “enabled parties to continue resolving their disputes without major disruption and have set the institutions up for another busy year in the dispute resolution world.”

The International Dispute Resolution practice at Crowell & Moring delivers advice on the full range of business and governmental disputes worldwide. Together with its affiliate firm C&M International – an international policy and regulatory affairs consulting firm – and Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group, the practice provides pre-dispute counseling on investment decisions and dispute resolution clauses, pre-arbitration assistance on potential geopolitical approaches to resolving disputes, representation in international arbitrations, and litigation to enforce arbitral awards.


Andrew Loeb
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