Rabab Al-Ma’bi named first Saudi woman arbitrator

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Rabab Ahmed Al-Ma’bi, the first woman arbitrator in the Kingdom, is the Goodwill Ambassador of International Commission of Diplomatic Relations, Human Rights and Peace. — Okaz photo
Rabab Ahmed Al-Ma’bi, the first woman arbitrator in the Kingdom, is the Goodwill Ambassador of International Commission of Diplomatic Relations, Human Rights and Peace. — Okaz photo



Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH –
Rabab Ahmed Al-Ma’bi has been appointed the first woman arbitrator in the Kingdom.

The Court of Appeal in Makkah Province confirmed the appointment of lawyer Al-Ma’bi as licensed arbitrator of the Arbitration Commission to settle commercial disputes between two companies in Jeddah. The authority has already adjudicated between the two parties involved in the dispute through holding several sessions.

Speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette, Al-Ma’bi said that she was proud of becoming part of a lawful judicial arbitration panel. She also proposed the establishment of more arbitration centers in order to take advantage of Saudi women’s expertise and capabilities in the areas of arbitration and mediation, and this is in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and chambers of commerce and industry.

Al-Ma’bi is holder of a Masters degree in Commercial Law. She is the Goodwill Ambassador of International Commission of Diplomatic Relations, Human Rights and Peace.

Meanwhile, lawyer Marwa Hamza Moawad has obtained license to practice commercial arbitration from the International Commercial Arbitration Court. She also received the license to practice as an international commercial arbitration consultant.


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