Challenging an Arbitrator’s Appointment: A study of the position in Qatar and in ICC Arbitration

Harriet Jenkins, Associate in the Doha office, recently presented a study setting out how to challenge the appointment of an arbitrator in a domestic arbitration in Qatar, as well as in international ICC arbitrations. This study was prompted by potential conflict issues as to the nomination of arbitrators which recently arose on two of Harriet’s construction arbitration claims, one being an ICC arbitration seated in London, England and the other a domestic arbitration seated in Doha, Qatar. In this presentation, Harriet explains the standard of an arbitrator to act independently and impartiality, and its duty to disclose potential conflicts of interest to the parties. She also examines the mechanisms available to parties to challenge a suspect appointment and provides insight of the practical issues to consider when deciding whether to mount a challenge to an arbitrator.

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