Posted on April 09, 2014

The Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) has announced Faisal Rashid Al Sahouti’s appointment as CEO.

Faisal Rashid Al Sahouti joined the QICDRC in 2011 and received his legal training both in Qatar and the UK, where he has obtained a Master’s degree in law at Nottingham University. Mr Al Sahouti, replaces Robert Musgrove, who was previously the CEO of the Civil Justice Council of England and Wales and who has served as CEO of QICDRC for nearly four years. During his time as CEO, Robert Musgrove has been responsible for considerable progress at the QICDRC including the courtroom’s official opening, development of case management and IT systems, the Qatar Law Forum 2012 on the rule of law, mediation training and collaborative work on legal education.

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QICDRC President, and former President of the UK Supreme Court, Lord Phillips said: “I am delighted to welcome Faisal Rashid Al Sahouti’s appointment as CEO. He will work closely with myself, with Sir David Keene, who chairs the Regulatory Tribunal, with Judge Hassan Abdulrahim Y H Al Sayed, a Judge of the Court, and with the Registrar. The Court has a reputation for independence, international expertise, and excellence. With the help of Mr Al Sahouti we look forward to the further development of the Court, in the interests of Qatar and as part of its legal system, and will undertake this in close liaison with HH the Emir and HE the Prime Minister.”

“I wish to thank Robert Musgrove for the valuable contribution that he has made as CEO towards the continuing development of the QICDRC.”