Qatar International Court And Regulatory Tribunal Jurisdictions Expanded To Include Qatar Free Zones
September 28, 2021
By virtue of Law No. 14 and Law No. 15 the respective jurisdictions of the Qatar International Court (“QIC”)(also known as the Civil and Commercial Court of the Qatar Financial Centre(“QFC”)) and the QFC Regulatory Tribunal (“Tribunal”) have been expanded now to include disputes relating to the Qatar Free Zones (“QFZ”) and decisions issued by the Qatar Free Zones Authority (“QFZA”).
The laws grant the QIC jurisdiction over all civil and commercial suits relating to the QFZ, and provide the Tribunal with the authority to hear appeals made in relation to decisions of the QFZA regarding the revocation or suspension of licenses of QFZ companies.