Firm Profile > Al-Khalifa Law Firm > Doha, Qatar

Al-Khalifa Law Firm
ABU HAMOUR, AREA NO.56
AL REHAB ST.570, BUILDING NO.91
P.O. BOX 912
Qatar

The firm: Al-Khalifa Law Firm has proud and long-standing excellence in legal services. From the founding in 1999 by Rashid Bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa (he is qualified to appear before all Courts upto the Court of Cassation) and while managed by Hamzeh M Abdelhady, who joined in January 2016 as a managing partner, the firm has evolved and flourished in the Qatari legal sector. He leads the office and works for both international and domestic clients.

Al-Khalifa Law Firm is organised to provide distinct legal services, answer queries and secure legal advice and requests for both individuals and various business sectors in Qatar.  Al-Khalifa Law Firm are in collaboration with one of the biggest name in Tax & Legal, Andersen Global in Qatar.

Al-Khalifa Law Firm is highly qualified to provide commercial legal services in all business sectors such as corporate and companies, commercial contracts, taxation (income and WHT tax), employment, real estate and retail, intellectual property (trademark registration), dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration.

Al-Khalifa Law Firm dedicates its efforts to maintaining high standards of legal and consultancy services in the fields of Qatari law and furthermore provides regional and international services through an elite of allied law firms.

Al-Khalifa Law Firm has, and will continue to obtain, business affiliation with a number of local, regional and international law firms and their branches around the world. Therefore, Al-Khalifa Law Firm has the capacity to assist clients anywhere in the world and obtain quick access to lawyers with the right expertise and depth of jurisdictional knowledge to meet the clients’ needs.

Al-Khalifa Law Firm is serving its local and international clients from its office located in Doha.

Areas of practice
Corporate: Al-Khalifa Law Firm delivers legal counselling and support, and assists local and foreign companies in establishing and developing their businesses in the Qatari and international market. Commercial, corporate and M&A have been major practices of Al-Khalifa Law Firm.

Managing partner Hamzeh Abdelhady leads the corporate team and works for both international and domestic clients that includes advising on M&A, private equity, restructurings, securities market listings, IPO, private placements, commercial contracts and commercial advisory issues. He also had strong experience in joint ventures, reorganizations, tax advice and banking.

We are always honest with our clients. Transparency is our main policy. We don’t over promise and under deliver. Our lawyers take the time to understand our client’s business, industry and goals before tackling complex transactions. We always try to stay ahead of the curve by reinventing ourselves, adopting new ideas, trends and emerging technologies to introduce a new process or solution.

Real estate and retail: Al-Khalifa Law Firm is specialised in offering assistance in the field of construction, promotion of property and business transactions concerning real estate in Qatar and the region.

Intellectual property: the intellectual property attorneys at Al-Khalifa Law Firm have efficiently litigated cases involving trade marks and copyrights. It routinely deals with trade mark counterfeiting and infringement, copyright and patent infringement, unfair competition and antitrust matters and registration of copyright and trade marks.

Litigation:  Litigation, construction disputes and arbitration have been a mainstay of Al-Khalifa Law Firm. The firm specialises in all fields of litigation, such as commercial, civil, criminal, family, inheritance, corporate, financial, construction and administration litigation.

Over the 20 years, we have built a reputation as a leading provider of commercial litigation services. Total client satisfaction is the foundation upon which the firm is built, whether the call for our services takes us into the boardroom or the courtroom. Al-Khalifa team has a strong track record of handling litigation in the local courts.

We approach our cases with one single thing in mind: “Winning.”

Arbitration: The office’s collective experience brings with it unrivalled knowledge of arbitrators, institutions, expert witnesses and opposing counsel, which can make the difference in the outcome of the dispute.  We regularly represents our clients in arbitration proceedings.

Employment and pensions: Al-Khalifa Law Firm has a wealth of legal experience on matters cornering employment and benefits including but not limited to advising employers on contracts of employment, drafting policies and procedures, code of conduct, penalties and corporate governance.

Taxation: the firm advises leading local and international companies in tax-related matters.

Insurance: Al-Khalifa Law Firm has a team of dedicated attorneys who are highly competent in providing full legal advice concerning insurance and reinsurance, from complex reinsurance coverage disputes to forming alternative risk transfer products.

When you speak with anyone at our firm, you will quickly learn that we are genuine people who are passionate and knowledgeable about what we do. Although our law firm provides zealous and aggressive representation for our clients, you will find that our lawyers and staff are friendly, warm, and inviting. We take pride in working hard for our clients and you will find us easy to talk to about your legal matter. We run our law firm with an open door policy. Our lawyers and staff are very accessible for inquiries about your legal matter and cases. You will not have trouble reaching anyone for a quick update on your case within a reasonable amount of time. We are just an email or a call away from our clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Hamzeh M Abdelhady h.abdelhady@alkhalifalaw.com
Corporate Mohammad Manauar m.manauar@alkhalifalaw.com
Real estate and retail Hamzeh M Abdelhady h.abdelhady@alkhalifalaw.com
Intellectual property Hamzeh M Abdelhady h.abdelhady@alkhalifalaw.com
Litigation Rashid Bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa r.alkhalifa@alkhalifalaw.com
Litigation Ahmed Said Al-Rekaby a.rekabi@alkhalifalaw.com
Litigation Ahmed Samir Tayel a.tayel@alkhalifalaw.com
Litigation Nisreen Al-Shahrori n.abdullatif@alkhalifalaw.com
Litigation Ahmad Elabd a.elabd@alkhalifalaw.com
Litigation Lassaad Kassem l.kassem@alkhalifalaw.com
Litigation Mai Adham Al-Nahar m.alnahar@alkhalifalaw.com
Arbitration Rashid Bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa r.alkhalifa@alkhalifalaw.com
Arbitration Hamzeh M Abdelhady h.abdelhady@alkhalifalaw.com
Arbitration Mohammad Manauar m.manauar@alkhalifalaw.com
Employment and pensions Hamzeh M Abdelhady h.abdelhady@alkhalifalaw.com
Employment and pensions Ahmed Samir Tayel a.tayel@alkhalifalaw.com
Taxation Hamzeh M Abdelhady h.abdelhady@alkhalifalaw.com
Insurance and reinsurance Hamzeh M Abdelhady h.abdelhady@alkhalifalaw.com
Health and Medical Laws Nisreen Al-Shahrori n.abdullatif@alkhalifalaw.com
Commercial Contracts, Advisory matters Mohammad Manauar m.manauar@alkhalifalaw.com
Photo Name Position Profile
 Rashid Bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa  photo Rashid Bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa Senior Partner
 Hamzeh M. Abdelhady  photo Hamzeh M. Abdelhady Managing Partner 
Number of lawyers : 9
Arabic
English
Indian
Hindi/Urdu
French

Al-Khalifa Law Firm, Qatar is very much committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our management establish a sense of belonging for everyone in the firm. We are very much committed to ‘Workplace diversity’ and ‘workplace equality’. Every employee is supported, accepted, respected and feels safe at work.

Our hiring team focus on a candidate’s ability to perform a job, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, gender, national origin, etc. We seriously believed in the motto of “different is better”. We have employees from diversified background, ethnicity and nationality which includes Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon, India, Philippines, etc.

Diversity in our team helps us in Market Integration and reaching out to diverse customers. Our employees develop cross-cultural knowledge and competencies and display those skills both internally and when communicating with customers and partners. As our team speaks several languages, it helps us to understand the requirements of our clients and there need in more detailed manner.

Our team encourages Gender Equality, understands Ethnic and Cultural Differences, follow Accommodation of different Beliefs, open communication culture to help bridge the gap between generations.


Al-Khalifa Law Firm is a mirror that reflects the globalized world and legal landscape. With office based in Doha, Qatar and Jordan, the firm is well positioned to help its clients in more than 129 countries and over 256 locations.

We are the international collaboration firm of Andersen Global in Qatar. Andersen Global, is an international association of legally separate, independent member firms with more than 7,000 professionals worldwide, over 1,000 global Partners, and a presence in over 256 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms.

Our international cross broader practices cover the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. Our international network of offices with a combination of local expertise and global experience helps us provide innovative and informed solutions to our clients.

The firm’s pioneering approach is reflected in its diverse international and local client base, which includes governments and state-owned entities, multinational companies, financial institutions, public and private businesses, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals.

The Clients:

Al-Khalifa law brings exceptional international services at reasonable professional fees and acts for clients who are based anywhere or who want to have business interest in Qatar or abroad. The firm has worked with a diverse range of international client’s including:

  • International fast food chain
  • A big Spanish Architecture Firm specialized in racing tracks
  • International investors in Qatar
  • A Leading global leader in container shipping and liner shipping company
  • A major American multinational corporation that provides B2B IT services

The Team:

Al-Khalifa Law is made up of a diverse team of individuals with an international background and having worked with various countries, including:

  • Qatar
  • Jordan
  • Egypt
  • Tunisia
  • Algeria
  • Lebanon
  • India

Together the team speaks a range of languages including English, Arabic, French, Indian, Hindi, Urdu. So where your business takes you, Al-Khalifa Law will be able to help you speaking the language.

The Network:

Working with Al-Khalifa Law also having access to its extensive global network of law firms and businesses. The firm have network firms in almost all the major jurisdiction. Whether you need lawyers in foreign jurisdiction or legal assistance, the firm’s commercial approach means that your business gets more than just a legal advice.

Jordan Office:

Al-Khalifa Law has a second office in Amman, Jordan. The firms Jordan office operates primarily as a marketing and back office to provide access to companies and law firms within the region.


CLIENT: GWC (Gulf Warehousing Company QPSC)
COMPANY/FIRM: A Market leader in warehousing and distribution company
TESTIMONIAL: We can assure you that Al-Khalifa Law will give you a very succinct service. They have;

  • Quick Understanding of the problem
  • 24/7 responsiveness
  • Strong understanding on Local applicable law and litigation matters

TESTIMONIAL: Al-Khalifa Law Firm have great “people skills” and they know the need of the clients and serve them well as per the requirement.


CLIENT: Sefa GUVEN
COMPANY/FIRM: Managing Partner, G&G Law Firm, Turkey
TESTIMONIAL: Mr. Hamzeh who is leading the firm as Managing Partner, is a true gentleman and great leadership qualities. Personally, he is very accessible and have in depth knowledge of the Qatari laws and Qatari markets.


TESTIMONIAL: Most organised law firm in Qatar and one of the best in follow up.


TESTIMONIAL: Understand the requirement of the clients and provides most accurate legal advice.


TESTIMONIAL: Mr. Hamzeh is leading a fantastic team. Mohammad Manauar has great client focussed skills and he is easy accessible and knows how to make a client happy and satisfied.

QATAR

Established in 1999, Al-Khalifa Law Firm is one of the leading law firm in Qatar managed my Hamezh Abdelhady. Litigation, Construction disputes, Arbitration have been a mainstay of Al-Khalifa Law Firm. On the global level they have collaboration with Andersen Tax & Legal which had presence in more than 129 countries. Through the collaboration Al-Khalifa Law Firm can provide legal services in almost all the major jurisdiction and they work closely with them on cross border transactions in multiple jurisdiction.

Over the 20 years, they have built a reputation as a leading provider of commercial litigation services in Qatar. Total client satisfaction is the foundation upon which this firm is built, whether the call for services takes them into the boardroom or the courtroom. They specialized in a niche practice area, had worked with selected and consistent clients base and build their professional reputation for being one of the best in litigation field in Qatar. They are entitled to appear before all Courts till the Court of Cassation.

They approach their cases with one single thing in mind: “Winning” and utmost client satisfaction is their mantra.

They provide Personal attention to all clients on individual basis and makes every one of them feel special, and when they have any legal need, concentrate on only their case while we are speaking or meeting with that person.  They said that ‘Client conversion process is one of the major focus areas for us’. Al-Khalifa Law provide dedicated SPOC to all of their clients to serve them better.

On the other front Commercial, Corporate and M&A have been a another major practice of Al-Khalifa Law Firm. Managing Partner Hamzeh Abdelhady leads the Corporate team and works for both international and domestic clients that includes advising on M&A, private equity, restructurings, Securities Market listings, IPO, Private placements, commercial contracts and commercial advisory issues. He also had strong experience in joint ventures, reorganizations, Tax Advice, construction disputes and shareholder disputes.

They provide Legal advice and opinions to clients on major transactions within Qatar and internationally. Also they are advising non-registered international Law Firms based out of Qatar on matters related to Qatari laws. The firm advised reputed corporates, MNC, Semi-Govt. entities, Private offices on their corporate & commercial activities on regular basis.

Irrespective of the geography, they are a relationship focused firm which gives them a better understanding of their clients’ businesses, enabling them to provide practical solutions to complex legal problems. No matter the scale and scope of your business needs, you get the individual attention you need and deserve. The practice is being managed by a group of skilled and well-experienced attorneys with dedication and strong commitment to provide the best service to the clients.

When you speak with anyone at our Firm, you will quickly learn that we are genuine people who are passionate and knowledgeable about what we do. Although our law firm provides zealous and aggressive representation for our clients, you will find that our lawyers and staff are friendly, warm, and inviting towards our clients. We take pride in working hard for our clients and you will find us easy to talk to about your legal matter. We run our law firm with an open door policy. Our lawyers and staff are very accessible for inquiries about your legal matter and cases. You will not have trouble reaching anyone for a quick update on your case within a reasonable amount of time. We are just an email or a call away from our clients.

Practice Areas:

Composed of a blend of experienced and traditional lawyers with in depth knowledge of international and Qatari laws, Al-Khalifa Law is among the largest, most well established and respected firms in Qatar that provides all types of legal services pertaining to all business sectors such as:

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Real Estate and Retail
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Employment and Pensions
  • Taxation
  • Insurance and Re-insurance

Languages:

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Urdu