Banking, finance and capital markets in Qatar

Al Tamimi & Company In Association with Adv. Mohammed Al Marri

For some, Al Tamimi & Company In Association with Adv. Mohammed Al Marri is the 'go-to firm for finance matters in Doha', particularly in the areas of debt capital markets (DCM) and aviation financing. A prime example of the team's work in the DCM space was advising on Masraf Al Rayan's $2bn sukuk programme. Practice head Matthew Heaton advises on aircraft financing, but is also skilled in acquisition, leverage, corporate and real estate financing. Rafiq Jaffer, who is based in Dubai, primarily leads on DCM matters.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Heaton


‘Matthew Heaton is responsive and user-friendly. I enjoy working with him.’

Key clients

Doha Bank

Masraf Al Rayan

Credit Agricol

Work highlights

  • Advised The Commercial Bank on the financing of Doha College.
  • Assisted a consortium of banks with a $1.5bn EMTN issuance guaranteed by Ahli Bank Q.P.S.C.
  • Advised a financial consortium on a $4bn debt issuance programme established by Qatar Islamic Bank.

Sharq Law Firm

Sharq Law Firm often works alongside international law firms as local counsel on major mandates in the region, as exemplified by its work with White & Case LLP for Qatar Petroleum in listing its subsidiary, Qatari Public Shareholding Company, on the Qatar Stock Exchange. Rashid Al Saad leads the practice and is particularly skilled in the financing of real estate and infrastructure projects, having formerly worked as general counsel for Qatari Diar and Qatari Rail.

Practice head(s):

Rashid Al Saad 

Key clients

Tadmur Trading WLL & Tadmur Contracting WLL

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

K & L Gates

Qatar Development Bank

Pinsent Masons LLP

Katara Hospitality

Qatar First Bank

College of the North Atlantic

DLA Piper

Sidra Medical & Research Center

Qatar Chemical Company Ltd

Milaha Qata Navigation QSC

Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy

White & Case

Mazaya Qatar

Ijarah Holding

Al Meera

Onsite Spain

Al Majed Group

University Foundation College

Doha Elixir Trading

International Trade & Development

Al Rabban Oil and Gas

Gulf Shade

ANAS TEC Gulf Engineering L.L.C.

Al Rayyan Gold Refinery

IMAR Trading and Contracting Co. W.L.L.

Village Trading Group

Reed Smith LLP

Roofoods Ltd

Al Rayyan Mineral Water Co

Work highlights

  • Advised MAS Holding on the heads of terms for a potential financing agreement.
  • Reviewed a facility debt agreement for Mazaya Qatar.

Arab Law Bureau

Arab Law Bureau has advised major domestic banks on loan facilities and debt restructurings and assisted international banks with project finance. Managing partner Alaa Hamad is a key name to note.

Law Offices of Gebran Majdalany

Law Offices of Gebran Majdalany has advised on project finance mandates that incorporate both Islamic and conventional financing. The team is also highly skilled in handling shipping and aviation finance. Managing partner Gebran N. Majdalani is highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Gebran N. Majdalani