Qatar Law Forum

Host Organisations

The Qatar Law Forum is generously sponsored by the Government of Qatar through the Qatar International Court & Dispute Resolution Centre and MOFA’s Permanent Committee for Organising Conferences in Qatar.

MOFA’s Permanent Committee for Organising Conferences is led by H.E. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Jabor Al-Thani (Assistant Foreign Minister for Follow-Up Affairs) and H.E. the Ambassador Abdullah Abdul Rahman Fakhroo (Executive Director). Click here for further information and contact details.

The Court was established by His Highness The Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani to provide a modern specialist court with international expertise to resolve disputes between institutions and other bodies.  A Regulatory Tribunal was also established to act as an appeal body from decisions of the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority. 

The Court and Dispute Resolution Centre provide the full range of options for resolving disputes.  This includes case managed trials, mediation, arbitration and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). For further information on the Qatar International Court & Dispute Resolution Centre, visit

The Forum’s international Organising Committee comprises:

  • Robin Knowles CBE QC (Chair), Sir William Blair, Toby Brown, Yang Zhao, Mizan Abdulrouf (London)
  • Robert Musgrove, Pam Goodwin, Ghada Darwish (Qatar)
  • Judy Lane, Annie Dunster, Dawn O’Hanrahan, Leslie Alekel (Judy Lane Consulting)

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Forbes Associates are responsible for media relations. 


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