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Arbitration Challenges in the Middle East: Arbitration vs. Litigation


Al Tamimi & Company hosted the firm’s first Arbitration event in Qatar on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 at the InterContinental Doha The City Hotel. The breakfast event was well attended by clients and contacts of the firm. Hani Al Naddaf (Partner – Litigation) moderated the event and also provided an interesting presentation examining the differences between arbitration and litigation. Hani was joined by Anne K. Hoffmann (Special Counsel – Arbitration (UAE)) who presented a thought provoking presentation on why the choice of seat is important for any arbitration and some key points to consider when drafting an arbitration clause. Finally, Hazem Hussien (Senior Associate – Arbitration) concluded the presentations with a an overview of the new draft Arbitration Law in Qatar.