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Charbel Maakaron, new chief of ICC Qatar's Arbitration and ADR Commission

ICC Qatar’s Arbitration and ADR Commission gets new chief

DOHA, QATAR, May 29, 2016

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Qatar has developed a new programme of action for its Arbitration and ADR Commission and has appointed lawyer Charbel Maakaron to head the commission.

Maakaron is the managing partner of the Doha office of global law firm Squire Patton Boggs.

As part of its effort to support the local business community, the ICC Qatar commission works in close cooperation with the Paris-based ICC International Secretariat, drafting and revising the various rules for dispute resolution, including the ICC Rules of Arbitration, the ICC ADR Rules, the ICC Dispute Board Rules, and the ICC Rules for Expertise. The commission works with regional and international bodies to research the most efficient, cost-effective and up-to-date modes of dispute resolution.

“Our vision at ICC Qatar is to foster the development of trade and investment between Qatar and the international business community by using the unique International Chamber of Commerce network,” said Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Al Thani, chairman of ICC Qatar. 

“A key focus of our work has been to ensure that all businesses operating in Qatar have access to the best possible dispute resolution mechanisms administered in the most efficient manner," he added.

Maakaron, a partner in the law firm’s global Corporate Practice, has been involved with the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry and ICC Qatar for many years, actively promoting Qatar and ICC business initiatives. Last February he led Squire Patton Boggs to partner with ICC Qatar to host the International Arbitration Conference on Energy Disputes.

Maakaron commented that his focus will be to work with young Qatari lawyers in his role promoting ICC arbitration in Qatar and to create an even stronger base of experienced Qatari lawyers within the ICC community. –TradeArabia News Service


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