Posted on November 26, 2019

Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC), Qatar’s leading civil and commercial court, announced the secondment of two distinguished Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) judges as part of the parties’ ongoing cooperation.

The secondment of Mubarak Saad Al-Hajri (pictured), President of the Court of First Instance, and Al-Reem Nasser Al-Nuaimi, Judge in the Court of First Instance, aims to bolster exchange of judicial knowledge. Both judges will participate in the QICDRC proceedings of litigation and case hearings. Faisal Al-Sahouti, Qatar International Court CEO, said: “The Court welcomes the esteemed judges from our partner institution as part of our efforts to attract Qatari judicial staff. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the SJC for their commitment in delivering the highest level of home-grown judicial expertise to the Court.”

As a specialised civil and commercial court, QICDRC delivers English-language proceedings for the Qatar Financial Centre entities. To date, the Court’s staff consists of 16 judges from 10 different countries – a level of diversity that offers seconded judges the opportunity to learn about other judicial specialisations and develop their legal expertise. Targeted development of judicial talents is part of the Court’s mission to contribute to enhancing the country’s legal skillset in line with the objectives outlined in the Qatar National Vision 2030.