|Constitution||:||Constitution of the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre.|
|Centre||:||GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre.|
|Regulation||:||Regulation concerning Registration in the Arbitrators’ Roll and in the Experts’ Roll.|
|Board||:||Centre’s Board of Directors.|
|Secretary General||:||Centre’s Secretary General.|
|Applicant||:||A natural person, whether a man or woman, who applies for registration in the Arbitrators’ Roll or in the Experts’ Roll.|
|Arbitrator||:||A person who is registered in the Arbitrators’ Roll.|
|Expert||:||A person who is registered in the Experts’ Register.|
|Arbitrators’ Roll||:||A Roll containing the names of arbitrators who are divided into three classes of arbitrators with their different specializations in the branches covered by each class.|
|Experts’ Register||:||A Register containing the names of recognized experts with their specializations in different branches of professional expertise.|
The Arbitrators’ Roll and the Experts’ Register shall be drawn up so that they shall contain the names of arbitrators and experts of all nationalities, levels, branches of specializations and professions. They shall be prepared in accordance with the requirements for settlement of commercial disputes.
An applicant shall request the registration of his name in the Arbitrators’ Roll or in the Experts’ Register by completing the prescribed application form, which shall be accompanied by copies of all the required certificates and documents.
A registration application shall be submitted to the Registrar of the Arbitrators’ Roll and the Experts’ Register upon ascertaining the fulfillment of all the required documents for the validity of registration and the application shall be given a reference number and be delivered to the concerned Director for processing.
The Secretary General shall approve acceptance of the registration of arbitrators’ and experts’ names within 5 working days from the receipt of the complete documents. An applicant shall be given notice of such approval and the need to pay the membership fees, otherwise his application shall be rejected.
The Centre shall issue to an arbitrator or expert a registration certificate and his Identity Card showing the type, number, dates of commencement and expiry of his membership, professional specialization branch and any other details.
Upon the rejection of his application, an applicant shall file a complaint with the Board Chairman within fifteen days from the date of becoming aware of the decision. Such complaint shall be entered in the Complaints Register and a report in this respect shall be submitted by the Secretary General to the Board Chairman.
An applicant shall be given notice concerning the Chairman’s decision within 15 days from the date of registering the complaint and the latter’s decision shall be final.
Membership shall be terminated upon the expiry of its term. An arbitrator or expert who wishes to renew his membership shall pay the membership fee for the new term.
Membership of an arbitrator or expert who delays the payment of the membership renewal fee shall be suspended for a period not exceeding 3 months. Upon payment of the membership renewal, the suspension period shall be deducted from the membership term.
Membership of an arbitrator or expert shall be frozen if one calendar year elapses from the date of suspending his membership.
If anyone whose membership has been frozen wishes to reactivate it, he shall pay all the fees for the period of membership suspension or shall file a new application to obtain membership on the Arbitrators’ Roll or Experts’ Register and shall pay the prescribed fee. In this case, he shall be given a new registration number.
Subject to a resolution of the Board of Directors, membership of any member on the Arbitrators’ Roll or the Experts’ Register may be revoked if it is proved beyond reasonable doubt that he has caused offence to the Centre in public or where he is convicted for a crime affecting his honour and integrity.
A member of the Board of Directors may be registered on the Arbitrators’ Roll or the Experts’ Register so long as he fulfils the required conditions.
This Regulation shall come into effect as from 1st March, 2011. Conditions of registration on the Arbitrators’ Roll and the Experts’ Register that are applicable before the date of issuing this Regulation shall cease to be effective. Permanent membership (Life membership) awarded to arbitrators and experts shall cease to be in force.