Interim remedies in support of arbitration in Qatar
Produced in partnership with Matthew Walker (Partner), Burak Eryigit (Senior Associate), Neil Coertse (Senior Associate), and Hena Sial (Associate) of K&L Gates Doha, Qatar

The following Arbitration practice note produced in partnership with Matthew Walker (Partner), Burak Eryigit (Senior Associate), Neil Coertse (Senior Associate), and Hena Sial (Associate) of K&L Gates Doha, Qatar provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Interim remedies in support of arbitration in Qatar
  • Interim relief—the tribunal's powers to grant interim remedies
  • Interim relief—assistance from the courts in support of arbitration

Interim remedies in support of arbitration in Qatar

For an introduction to arbitration in Qatar, see Practice Note: Arbitration in Qatar—an introduction.

Interim relief—the tribunal's powers to grant interim remedies

Qatar Law No. 2/2017 promulgating the Civil and Commercial Arbitration Law (New Arbitration Law) governs arbitral tribunals’ ability to issue provisional measures or interim awards.

The old arbitration law contained in Articles 190–210 of Qatar Law No. 13/1990 promulgating the Civil and Commercial Procedure Law (CCPL) did not include express provision for arbitral tribunals to issue provisional measures or interim awards. However, the New Arbitration Law provides arbitral tribunals with the full authority to issue provisional measures or interim awards that are dictated by the nature of dispute or for the purpose of preventing irreparable harm. Such provisional measures or interim awards include but not limited to the following measures:

  1. maintaining or restoring the status quo pending determination of the dispute

  2. adopting a measure to prevent the occurrence of current or imminent damage, or that would prejudice the arbitration process itself, or to prevent the adoption of procedures that may possibly result in such damage or prejudice

  3. providing a means of preserving the assets by means of which later awards may be executed, and

  4. preserving evidence that could be important or material to the determination of the dispute

An arbitral tribunal is further permitted to amend, stay or cancel

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