Ruling on the necessity for arbitral awards to be rendered in name of HH the Emir of Qatar

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A recent controversial decision by Qatar’s Court of Cassation has ruled on the necessity for arbitral awards to be rendered in the name of HH the Emir of Qatar.

An award issued by a Qatari Arbitration Centre obliged the Plaintiff to pay to the Defendant more than QAR 8m. (Note that the Arabic text of the law makes no distinction between the words “award” and “judgment”). 

In 2010, the Plaintiff filed a civil case with the Court of First Instance in Qatar, seeking to nullify the validity of the impugned award.

In 2011, the Court of First Instance rejected the Plaintiff’s case…

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