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Considering the steady development and accelerated growth witnessed by the GCC countries at all levels and in all areas, especially the economic sectors, their Majesties and Highnesses the leaders of the GCC countries at their Riyadh Summit in 1993 decided to establish a Gulf center for commercial arbitration. Consequently, the Gulf Cooperation Council Commercial Arbitration Center (GCCCAC or Center) was established to support of the growing commercial sector and started its operations in 1995 from Manama, the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The new building of GCCCAC makes it possible to expand the services provided by the Center, and this what we aim to achieve during the coming period. The Center is witnessing a remarkable increased activity in terms of the services it provides, both in the field of training and the growing number of dispute cases that the Center is now receiving. The increase in the number of cases referred to the Center reflects the confidence of businesses in the robustness and fairness of the awards passed by the Center. Similarly, and for the same reasons, large numbers of professionals are seeking to register in the lists of arbitrators and experts maintained by the Center.

The good reputation of the Center and its high standing in the commercial and legal circles motivate us to continue to work harder and exert more efforts to enrich the role and duties of the Center. Achieving the GCC leaders’ vision of the Center is a priority for both of the Board of Directors and the General Secretariat.

We continue to have an ambitious plan to increase in the near future the level of communication and enhance cooperation between the Center and the Gulf chambers of commerce and industry and their affiliated arbitration centers. We also have a vision to strengthen joint work with other organs of the GCC Supreme Council, as well as with the ministries of justice and government agencies that are concerned with local and foreign investments. Considering that arbitration enhances confidence and is considered to be one of the main incentives to attract foreign investments, the GCC Commercial Arbitration Center seeks through persistence and dedicated efforts to be the strongest and largest center in the region. To achieve this, the Center strives to enhance its good reputation, integrity, independence of arbitrators and avoid conflict of interests in commercial arbitration. We look forward to continue to improve and grow the Center to become the best amongst our peers by respecting and adhering to the basic principles of neutrality and independence. To this end, I salute the efforts made by the staff of the General Secretariat who are doing a lot to consolidate the leading role of the Center. We trust that they will continue to do more in their pursuit of excellence and keep the Center in the high standing that we aspire to.


Considering the steady development and accelerated growth witnessed by the GCC countries at all levels and in all areas, especially the economic sectors, their Majesties and Highnesses the leaders of the GCC countries at their Riyadh Summit in 1993 decided to establish a Gulf center for commercial arbitration. Consequently, the Gulf Cooperation Council Commercial Arbitration Center (GCCCAC or Center) was established to support of the growing commercial sector and started its operations in 1995 from Manama, the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The new building of GCCCAC makes it possible to expand the services provided by the Center, and this what we aim to achieve during the coming period. The Center is witnessing a remarkable increased activity in terms of the services it provides, both in the field of training and the growing number of dispute cases that the Center is now receiving. The increase in the number of cases referred to the Center reflects the confidence of businesses in the robustness and fairness of the awards passed by the Center. Similarly, and for the same reasons, large numbers of professionals are seeking to register in the lists of arbitrators and experts maintained by the Center.

The good reputation of the Center and its high standing in the commercial and legal circles motivate us to continue to work harder and exert more efforts to enrich the role and duties of the Center. Achieving the GCC leaders’ vision of the Center is a priority for both of the Board of Directors and the General Secretariat.

We continue to have an ambitious plan to increase in the near future the level of communication and enhance cooperation between the Center and the Gulf chambers of commerce and industry and their affiliated arbitration centers. We also have a vision to strengthen joint work with other organs of the GCC Supreme Council, as well as with the ministries of justice and government agencies that are concerned with local and foreign investments. Considering that arbitration enhances confidence and is considered to be one of the main incentives to attract foreign investments, the GCC Commercial Arbitration Center seeks through persistence and dedicated efforts to be the strongest and largest center in the region. To achieve this, the Center strives to enhance its good reputation, integrity, independence of arbitrators and avoid conflict of interests in commercial arbitration. We look forward to continue to improve and grow the Center to become the best amongst our peers by respecting and adhering to the basic principles of neutrality and independence. To this end, I salute the efforts made by the staff of the General Secretariat who are doing a lot to consolidate the leading role of the Center. We trust that they will continue to do more in their pursuit of excellence and keep the Center in the high standing that we aspire to.