DIFC Courts

DIFC Courts, Qatar and Bahrain business courts hold trilateral gathering to align common interests

Dubai, 5 December, 2012 – A tri-lateral meeting between the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC), the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) was held today in Doha, Qatar.

Represented by Robert Musgrove, QICDRC CEO, Mark Beer, DIFC Courts Registrar and James MacPherson, BCDR-AAA CEO, the three business courts discussed areas of mutual interest in the Gulf including case management, enforcement of judgements and the promotion of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), legal education and the Rule of Law.

Robert Musgrove, QICDRC CEO said: “As specialist international courts and dispute resolution centres in the Gulf, we have a range of common interests. The meeting combines our experience and expertise and provides an opportunity to strengthen the region as a commercial dispute resolution hub. I am delighted to welcome our partners to Doha today and look forward to working with them more closely in the near future.”

Mark Beer, DIFC Courts Registrar, added: “We appreciate the work that QICDRC has done in organizing this gathering. As the first English-language, common law commercial court in this region, we strongly support closer collaboration with our colleagues in Qatar and Bahrain.”

James MacPherson, BCDR-AAA CEO, noted: “All our joint meetings to date – in Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar – have served to enhance our collective expertise of all our entities; sharing as we all do all the region’s opportunities and challenges. We are grateful to QICDRC for hosting our gathering.”