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Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners
P.O. BOX 20464


Managing Partner


Sultan Al-Abdulla is the founder and managing partner of Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners. Prior to joining private practice, he worked for the national oil company in Qatar (Qatar Petroleum) where he worked for more than 22 years. During this period, he served in a number of positions including, the position of QP’s managing counsel. During his career with QP, he represented the government of the State of Qatar, QP and QP subsidiaries in numerous oil and gas transactions, usually as a lead negotiator.

Since starting his private practice in 1999, he has advised many governmental agencies and national and multinational corporations on corporate and commercial matters. He currently focuses on representing clients before judicial and arbitral tribunals in and outside Qatar. His recent work included serving as an arbitrator. In his private practice, Sultan has counseled, and negotiated on behalf of, local and multinational clients’ major business transactions and projects. As a litigator, he represents clients before all tiers of courts in Qatar up to the Court of Cassation. Sultan is ranked by Chambers and Partners in Band 1 for Dispute Resolution.

Sultan holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Beirut Arab University – Lebanon and a Master of Laws degree (International and Comparative Law) from Southern Methodist University – USA. He is an active member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators where he served on the board of directors in 2004-2005. He also served as a board member of the Qatari Lawyers Association and the Gulf Lawyers Association. He also served as a member of the Advisory Council for the Faculty of Law at Qatar University.


English and Arabic


International Bar Association


LLB Degree from Beirut Arab University

LLM Degree from Southern Methodist University