Recent developments in international arbitration and the status of arbitration in the Sultanate of Oman

  • Location: Muscat (Oman)
  • Date: 03/02/2014
  • Event Type: International Court of Arbitration Conference
  • Language: English and Arabic
On 3 February 2014, an ICC conference will be held in Muscat about the recent developments in international and regional arbitration. This conference will be sponsored by Mohammed Ibrahim Law Firm.

This conference will give full exposure to ICC Dispute Resolution Services. It will be an occasion to highlight the status of arbitration in the Sultanate of Oman.

Who should attend

All local, regional and international professionals involved in international trade and dispute resolution: businesses, government representatives, in-house counsel, lawyers, arbitrators, magistrates, academics, students and everyone interested by this subject.

1st Session : 9:15 – 9:45

PHILIP PUNWAR: Partner, Baker Botts LLP, Dubai

Definition of Arbitration and its importance as an alternative dispute resolution

Arbitration and ADR as methods of dispute settlement are expanding and their importance is growing nowadays. These methods are becoming the most preferred way of dispute resolution among the international and national companies worldwide. Given their rising importance, this session will define and explain the different ways of dispute resolution such as arbitration, mediation, etc. The opportunity will be seized to discuss the importance of arbitration in commercial disputes in general, as well as the development of arbitration institutions.

Q & A 9:45 – 10:15

2nd Session : 10:15 – 10:45

ANDREA CARLEVARIS: Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

The characteristics and specificities of ICC Dispute Resolution Services

The International Court of Arbitration is the world leading arbitration institution. During this session, the panellist will take the participants through the characteristics and specificities of ICC arbitration and ADR. The new ICC arbitration and ADR rules will be presented.

Q & A 10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break 11:15 – 11:45

3rd Session: 11:45 – 12:15

LARA HAMMOUD: Independent Arbitrator, Abu Dhabi

International Arbitration and Arbitration in the GCC

The GCC have been experiencing a financial and economic growth lately. In this context, arbitration has just started to settle in the region, given its complementary nature with economic development. The panel will discuss the current status of regional and national arbitration laws within the GCC, as well as the role and rising importance of institutional arbitration in the region related to the expansion of arbitration in the GCC.

Q & A 12:15 – 12:45

4th Session : 12:45 – 13:15

AMEL K. ABDALLAH: Assistant Dean, Sultan QaboosUniversity (SQU) College of Law, Muscat

The future of arbitration in Sultanate of Oman

During this session, full exposure on the current status of arbitration in Sultanate of Oman will be presented. Given the expansion and development of arbitration in the region, this panel will discuss about the ways to improve its efficiency in the country.

Q & A 13:15 – 13:45

Closing 13:45 – 14:00

Lunch 14:00


3 February 2014, 09:00am to 14:00pm


Intercontinental Muscat
Muscat, Oman


For further information, please contact
Mr. Ahmed Alkhatib

Tel: (+968) 24487600


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