Commercial, corporate and M&A in Qatar
Al Tamimi & Company In Association with Adv. Mohammed Al Marri is a key name in the market for M&A and restructuring, as well as advising international companies on establishing entities in Qatar. Frank Lucente jointly leads the practice and advised Uber on its $3.1bn merger with Careem. Fellow practice head Ahmed Jaafir assisted HSBC Bank Middle East with the Qatari elements surrounding the bank's changing of its head office from Jersey to Dubai. He also advised Microsoft on establishing a foreign-owned entity in Qatar. Senior associate Zeina Al Nabih recently transferred from the firm's Amman office and is experienced in M&A and commercial agreements.
Canon Middle East
Al Khaliji Bank
Commercial Bank of Qatar
- Advised on the documentation on Msheireb, a large-scale real estate develoment in Doha.
- Advising on and implementing the restructuring of Pratt & Whitney’s operations in Qatar.
- Advised Weatherford on the restructuring of its presence in Qatar.
Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners has 'a mature but energetic team', with 'international experience to draw upon' and 'local expertise at the highest level'. Salman Mahmood co-heads the team and works on general corporate and commercial matters in industries such as energy, TMT and infrastructure. Also leading the team is the 'very experienced and knowledgeable' William Cattan, whose work is also energy-focused. Another key figure is managing partner Sultan Al-Abdulla, who has a longstanding history in the oil and gas sector, having previously worked as managing counsel for Qatar Petroleum. Senior associate Michael Earley is also recommended.
‘Great advice for all commercial and corporate areas. Salman Mahmood is extremely knowledgeable and responsive.’
‘The practice has drawn together a team that plays off the competences and expertise of each member with objectivity and self-confidence.’
‘All partners and associates are ready to interact directly with the client, but the protocols in place ensure that every client contact is recorded so that all team members are aware of the most recent developments.’
‘Very unpretentious levels of self-importance make the individuals at the firm readily approachable and responsive to requests for advice and clarification of received counsel.’
‘My own dealings with Salman Mahmood and Michael Earley have always been productive and underscored by practicality and good common sense. The example is given by the managing partner himself: Sultan Al-Abdulla is highly engaged and ready to consider unconventional approaches to resolution.’
‘Rapidly responsive, understands both Qatari law and practice and also the more “Western” attitude, expectations and objectives.’
‘It is a mature but energetic team, with much international experience to draw upon, while the local expertise is at the highest level in terms of commercial and legal knowledge.’
‘Will Cattan is very experienced and knowledgeable.’
Al Rajhi Group
Drake & Scull Qatar/UAE
Sacyr Construccion SA
Virgin Health Bank
Qatar Petroleum Development Company Ltd.
Sharq Law Firm is particularly skilled in handling restructurings and commercial agreements for both international and domestic clients. Rashid Al Saad leads the team and advised Qatar Solar on its restructuring from a private shareholding company to a limited liability company.
Tadmur Trading WLL & Tadmur Contracting WLL
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
K & L Gates
Qatar Development Bank
Pinsent Masons LLP
Qatar First Bank
College of the North Atlantic
Sidra Medical & Research Center
Qatar Chemical Company Ltd
Milaha Qatar Navigation QSC
Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy
White & Case
Al Majed Group
University Foundation College
Doha Elixir Trading
Al Rabban Oil and Gas
Al Rayyan Gold Refinery
IMAR Trading and Contracting
Village Trading Group
Al Rayyan Mineral Water Consortium
Financial Associates International
Miller Thomson LLP
Awfaz Global School
Blue Lynx Co.
Qatar Stars League Management
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Al Hitmi Property Development Co. – Gulf Biotec
Kingsley Napley LLP
Jolt Trading Co.
Graze Café & Volume Café
University Foundation College
PSC Group Engineering Procurement & Construction
- Worked with Ideal Solutions on reviewing and drafting a distribution agreeement.
- Advised Novikov Restaurant & Lounge on the transfer of assets to Novikov Asian.
- Assisted Awfaz Global School with amending its company structure to that of an LLC.
Addleshaw Goddard's team in Doha primarily focuses on M&A, joint ventures, disposals and reorganisations. Corporate and capital markets expert Ahmad Anani leads the team and is very experienced in the GCC legal market having formerly headed Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP's Middle Eastern practice. Another key figure is M&A specialist James Law, who was recently promoted to partner.