Chamber News
Posted On 1/5/2017
ADCCAC concludes a program on preparing and habilitating arbitrators 2016

The Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center, an initiative by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has concluded a training program to prepare and habilitate arbitrators. The 12 week training program was executed in cooperation with the GCC Commercial Arbitration Center.

The program included a preliminary stage and five stages that represented a complete training program to habilitate arbitrators. The participants of the program received a “Certificate of Profession” which enables them to be registered as approved arbitrators in the list of GCC Commercial Arbitration Center.

Dr. Majdi Ibrahim Qasem, Executive Director of the ADCCAC, supervised the five stages of the program as well as the preliminary stage.

His Excellency Mohammed Helal Al Muhairi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, said that organizing the program comes within the policy of the Chamber and the Center in providing high quality and advanced training programs for participants and enabling them from handling and managing commercial disputes as well as implementing the culture of arbitration within the medium of companies operating in Abu Dhabi.

For his part, Dr. Majdi Ibrahim Qasem, Executive Director of the ADCCAC, said that the program achieved its targets in informing about arbitration and its legal nature and the separation line between the national tribunal and the international one as well as in informing about the role of normal judiciary in the arbitrational system and in shedding the light on the legal aspects in contracts and their effects on the arbitrational system and in enhancing the concept of arbitration in investment and international contracts disputes. The course also aims at informing about the centers of arbitration, UNISTRAL rules, and a number of arbitration awards by the bodies of the Center.

His Excellency Ahmed Al Najm, Secretary General of the GCC Commercial Arbitration Center, pointed out that training program aims at preparing national arbitrational cadres to work in disputing commercial disputes in alternative methods. The program also aims at offloading the burdens from the judicial system and spreading the culture of commercial arbitration scientifically and practically as well as shedding the light on the national commercial arbitration system in the GCC.