First female commercial judge appointed

ENDORSEMENT: The Appeals Court upheld Shaimaa Sadeq Al-Jibran's appointment.
Updated 02 August 2016
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First female commercial judge appointed

DAMMAM: The Administrative Appeals Court in the Eastern Province has appointed lawyer Shaimaa Sadeq Al-Jibran the first female commercial arbitrator in a commercial case, rejecting objections by one of the parties in the case to her appointment because she is a woman.
According to sources, commercial arbitration comes under the judiciary and is a means of resolving conflicts by issuing binding rulings on the parties involved.
Judicial sources called on the Ministry of Justice to reconsider the issue of permitting women to join the judiciary. No woman has previously been appointed as a commercial judge or in any of the ministry’s judicial posts in the past.
Al-Jibran’s appointment was made based on the recommendation of the office of lawyer and legal adviser Bakharji, who submitted her CV and requested she be appointed commercial arbitrator in a case concerning a company.
Lawyer Dana Al-Hamd said Al-Jibran was appointed because of her expertise, but the move received plenty of criticism and objections. Her appointment was challenged in the Administrative Appeals Court, which approved her appointment.
Al-Jibran confirmed that commercial arbitration requires experience in conflict resolution and an analytical mind able to deal with international and local commercial proceedings.


Saudi Arabia gears up for live music festival during E-Prix race

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Saudi Arabia gears up for live music festival during E-Prix race

  • International and Arab musicians are set to perform
  • The event will be held at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will be hosting a three-day music festival during the Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix in December.

International and Arab musicians are set to perform for fans to celebrate the first staging of the Formula E race.

The event will be held at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah where six major artists will be performing each night from December 13, 14 and after the race itself on December 15.

“The ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix is set to be the hottest ticket in town for so many reasons, from breath-taking electric racing, to entertainment, to culture. Soon everyone will find out who is coming, and we can promise a festival of music that offers fans, friends and families an unmissable experience,” Vice-Chair of the Saudi Arabia General Sports Authority, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal, said.

“We suggest fans avoid the rush by getting your ticket now to avoid disappointment after the names are released,” he added.