We provide Qatari clients with quality resources and expert local knowledge. We are instructed to advise Qatari clients, and clients with interests in Qatar, on contentious and non-contentious matters spanning a broad range of sectors. The cornerstone of our Qatari practice is the depth of our experience in the wider MENA region and our strong relationship with local Qatari firms.
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We have an established pedigree in Qatar, and the wider MENA region, for the quality of the advice which we render both to Qatari clients, and clients with business interests in Qatar.

These clients include government bodies, sovereign wealth funds, banks, multinational corporations, oil and gas companies, operators, contractors, developers, financiers, insurers, small to medium enterprises and private individuals. In many cases our relationships with these clients are very longstanding.

We provide these clients with a full range of legal services on contentious and non-contentious matters spanning a broad range of sectors, not only in Qatar, but across the Middle East and beyond, from our extensive international network of offices and affiliates.

Our on-the-ground experience has enabled us to develop deep relationships with local Qatari firms with whom we work seamlessly to deliver our clients comprehensive advice in a cost efficient manner without time and money being wasted on familiarisation with issues of local law and custom. The breadth and depth of our experience in the wider MENA region has developed over many years.

"Specifically they have a very good network in the Middle East"
Corporate client from Singapore

Sovereign wealth fund

Representing on European investments, including a substantial investment in the UK, dealing with the regulatory/investigation authorities in the UK and USA, and advising on contractual issues and consideration of possible civil claims.

Government department

Advised in relation to its negotiations with a global championship relating to the potential hosting of the event in Qatar, and would necessitate the construction of associated infrastructure.

Qatar National Bank SAQ

Regulatory and compliance review and advice.


Advising on a number of corporate, finance and investment funds matters.

Qatar Investment Fund

Advising on the migration from AIM to the main market of the London Stock Exchange, advising on the prospectus and all listing requirements.

Qatar Museums Authority

We are the UK representative law firm of the Qatar Museums Authority. 

Qatar Petroleum and Shell

Advising in respect of the Qatargas 4 LNG project agreements.

Zoul Projects (Qatar)

Advising on a number of commercial media agreements, including agreements relating to the 2012 Asian Football Cup in Doha.

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