Firm Profile > Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners > Doha, Qatar
Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners Offices
LEVEL 16, THE Y TOWER
MARINA STREET 305, LUSAIL CITY
P.O. BOX 20464
Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.
Dispute resolution Tier 1
Construction disputes have been a mainstay of Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners' docket, with expertise in both ligation and arbitration cases. Name partner Sultan Al-Abdulla leads the team and has acted before judicial and arbitral tribunals in Qatar. William Cattan is another notable name and particularly strong in the energy sector. Salman Mahmood is also highly recommended.
China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Salam International Investment Ltd
Industry Technology Qatar
ETA Star Engineering and Contracting
United Engineers Malaysia
Olayyan Financial Company
Qatar Building Company
Qatar Petroleum Development Company
Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners advises on the commercial, contractual and regulatory requirements surrounding major oil and gas projects. Managing partner Sultan Al-Abdulla leads the practice and benefits from his previous role as managing counsel for Qatar Petroleum when it comes to handling projects in the oil and gas space. William Cattan advises energy companies on general corporate agreements and has also expertise in dispute resolution. Salman Mahmood, who also has broad expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters, is also noted.
Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners > Firm Profile
Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners (“SAP”) is a full- service Qatar law firm which provides a wide range of services in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Our clients range from multinational companies and international law firms to Qatari private business and governmental entities. Founded in 1999, SAP is one of the longest established and largest law firms in Qatar.
SAP is placed highly by international legal directories in all areas of legal practice. SAP is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners and Tier 1 by The Legal 500. The firm was named Qatar Law Firm of the Year 2017 and Team of the Year 2019 for Technology, Media & Telecommunications by the Qatar Business Law Forum sponsored by LexisNexis. In addition, our partners are highly ranked individually for their corporate – commercial, energy, projects and disputes work.
Our corporate advisory team draws on its expertise to advise on all aspects of domestic and cross-border transactions. The advisory team invests time to understand the needs of its clients so it can deliver astute and effective advice. Our team not only advises on corporate structures, but also gives sound commercial advice on company management, mergers and acquisitions and employment related issues. In addition to providing commercial and industry insight, the team, alongside the dispute resolution teams, supports its clients throughout the dispute resolution process, including litigation, mediation or arbitration.
Our dispute resolution team are highly experienced in local practice with thorough grounding in the procedural and substantive law. Our lawyers regularly appear before all courts and tribunals in the state of Qatar, including the Court of Cassation. Our dispute resolution team has an outstanding track record in complex, high stakes dispute arising from construction contracts, which includes disputes relating to works completed, change orders and variation, payment dispute and change of law claims.
Our arbitration team has extensive experience of commercial arbitration and represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations, both under major institutional rules and ad hoc. Our team has assisted arbitration on matters involving joint ventures, partnerships and disputes arising from banking & finance transactions. The team also advise on related court matters, such as the enforcement of arbitral awards.
|Agency & Franchise||William Cattan|
|Agency & Franchise||Salman Mahmood|
|Arbitration||Sultan M. Al-Abdulla|
|Banking & Finance||William Cattan|
|Banking & Finance||Salman Mahmood|
|Corporate, Commercial and Transnational||William Cattan|
|Corporate, Commercial and Transnational||Salman Mahmood|
|Employment & Immigration||William Cattan|
|Employment & Immigration||Salman Mahmood|
|Energy & Natural Resources||Sultan M. Al-Abdulla|
|Energy & Natural Resources||William Cattan|
|Energy & Natural Resources||Salman Mahmood|
|Events & Sporting||William Cattan|
|Events & Sporting||Salman Mahmood|
|Intellectual Property||William Cattan|
|Intellectual Property||Salman Mahmood|
|Litigation||Sultan M. Al-Abdulla|
|Regulatory & Compliance||William Cattan|
|Regulatory & Compliance||Salman Mahmood|
|Telecoms, Media & Technology||William Cattan|
|Telecoms, Media & Technology||Salman Mahmood|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 19 (including partners)
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