|Dr Mohammed Abdel-Aziz Al-Kulaifi, CDRS Independent Adjudicator
The QFC Regulatory Authority appointed Dr Mohammed Abdel-Aziz Al-Kulaifi to be a CDRS Independent Adjudicator in December 2017.
Dr Al-Kulaifi has been the Dean of the College of Law, Qatar University, and Associate Professor of Commercial Law, College of Law, Qatar University since 2011. He earned his LL.B from Qatar University and his LL.M and JSD from the University of California, Berkeley in the United States. He has published a number of reviewed scientific articles in the field of commercial law on topics such as bankruptcy and the acquisition of commercial companies.
Dr Al-Kulaifi has taught several law courses at Qatar University including Principles of Commercial Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Papers and Banking Transactions. He was a recipient of the HH the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Award at Education Excellence Day (PhD Category) in 2012, as well as a fellowship from the Institute of International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University in Qatar for the academic year 2013-2014.
He is a Visiting Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, where he has participated in several academic and specialised committees including the Permanent Committee for Sharia Affairs affiliated with the Cabinet of Qatar, the chief executive body of the State of Qatar’s Ministers Cabinet. In addition to his academic work, Dr Al-Kulaifi is a lawyer at the Law Office of Abdulaziz Al-Kulaifi as well as a legal consultant for several governmental and private authorities.