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Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm
Building 8, Al Mansour St. 980, Zone 45
P.O Box: 4912
Doha
Qatar

Qatar > Dispute resolution Tier 3

At Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm, the disputes practice has experience handling international arbitration work for a steady stream of corporate clients and foreign businesses. Managing partner Essa Mohammed Al Sulaiti is recommended for construction disputes while Ricardo Cid handles non-payment issues related to real estate and construction.

Practice head(s):

Essa Al Sulaiti; Ricardo Cid; AbdelRaouf Mohd Gharibeh

Testimonials

‘Experts in their field. Communication is very good and the team is always eager to discuss and understand the core issues.’

‘The following stood out in their approach 1) Able to manage both institutional arbitration as well as Qatari Courts 2) Good grasp on Qatari Law 3) Able to understand the dispute and provide advice on a variety of matters 4) Good mix of experienced and young professionals 5) Reasonable billing.’

Ricardo – Very quick in grasping the subject. Ability to listen to our matters and provide clear directions. Non-complicated and easy to work with.

Ricardo is a very well prepared lawyer, always prompt to provide legal advices on various grounds (construction, companies establishment, financial, taxes, etc.) and well versed in Qatari Law.’

They are real professionals in their field and always ready to discuss & suggest alternative options to resolve the problem and extending extra support & help. Never hesitate to go an extra mile to satisfy the client’s requirements. Flexibility is a part of team’s specialty.

Key clients

WJ Groundwater

Abdul Aziz & Zafir Company

Minnitz Doha

Cardoso Racing SL

Arab Host Services

Morenike Adebola Christiana Nwandu

Planet Medical Center

Syed Meesam Ali

Adbulla Mohammed Al Attiyah

Brew Café

TabiBoba Café

Attibass

The Firm: Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm is a result-oriented, full-service law firm headquartered in Qatar. The firm offers comprehensive legal services and representation in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Greek, Italian, and Portuguese.

Our in-depth understanding of our clients, legal expertise, and international experience enable us to provide attentive, effective representation in a variety of practice areas, including corporate, commercial, and construction – with a particular focus on litigation and arbitration across various industries and sectors.

We are a client-driven firm. Our close-knit team of legal professionals shares a common commitment to providing the knowledge, skill, and care required to serve the exact needs of every client. We pride ourselves in delivering uncompromising quality and value, and we make sure our clients are always up-to-date on any regulatory and legislative changes that impact their businesses.

We foster meaningful client relationships and spend as much time as needed responding to client questions, learning about their needs, and addressing their concerns. Our firm was built on this value.

We are an independent firm, which means we are not restricted by rigid corporate protocols and franchisee regulations; we also have a special capacity to tailor our services to client needs in tandem with our standard of practice. Our size also means that we are better positioned to adapt to a changing legal market.

Our senior counsels and star associates have deep and varied arbitral and litigatory experiences in Qatar, UK, Portugal, France, Spain, and Egypt – resulting in favorable outcomes for our clients. We have represented clients in a range of corporate and construction disputes.

Founder’s Message: Thank you for your interest in Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm. We take great pride in being a top-tier Qatar-based firm with international expertise and a global reach; a firm that is also strongly committed to aligning its vision with that of Qatar Vision 2030.

At our firm, our priorities are to advance your interests, cater to all your legal needs, and significantly minimize your legal risks and liabilities. When dealing with our team, expect to receive extensive support and expert advice on the legal issues you face.

We are an innovative, client-driven law firm committed to leveraging our exceptional legal expertise and local and international experiences to meet— and exceed— client expectations.

As we keep pace with an ever-changing legal market and global economy, we maintain a high quality of ethical legal services and ensure that confidentiality, transparency, and open communication remain unwavering Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm values.

I invite you to reach out to us to learn about how we can help you achieve your goals.

Sectors: Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm offers services in the following sectors:

  • Corporate and commercial
  • Construction and engineering
  • Infrastructure
  • Industrial and manufacturing
  • Banking and finance
  • Property and real estate
  • Retail
  • Oil and gas
  • Energy
  • Technology
  • Telecommunication
  • Media, entertainment, and sports
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare and pharmaceutical
  • Transport
  • Maritime and shipping
  • Automotive
  • Insurance
  • Labour and employment
  • Criminal
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Chairman Mr. Essa Mohammed Al Sulaitiinfo@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Monir AbdulAziz ShalabyLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Ricardo CidLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Atef Abdel MoneimLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Yehia Tawfiq EL DemiryLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Yasser Assed Yousef MohammadLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. AbdelRaouf Mohd GharibehLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Ahmed Saeed ElBeheryLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr.Ezequiel ZampettiLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Mohamed Ahmed KabilLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mrs. Fatma Saber AliLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mrs. Paraskevoula NtaiLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Ibrahim Fahmy FadlLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Abdelkadir Abdalla MohammadLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Ahmed Baher AbdelHakimLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Safwat Ebrahim MohamedLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Mohamed El-KashashLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Konstantinos ZacharioglouLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Mr. Obada El-SarrafLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Legal Department Ms. Amy SaretskyLegal@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Business Development Department Ms. Mennatallah Elsherifpr@eslaa.com+974 4447 1505
Business Development Department Mr. Asim Zubairpr@eslaa.com+974 4447 1505
Staff Members Mr. Mostafa Ahmed Abdelgawadinfo@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Staff Members Mr. Sherif AbdelGalil Neaminfo@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Staff Members Mr. Osama Ezzat ElBanainfo@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Staff Members Mr. Jamal Mohammed Ahmedinfo@eslaa.com+974 4447 1555
Headquarters - Doha, Qatar : 20 - 50
Arabic
English
French
Spanish
Portuguese
Greek
Italian
Qatar Lawyers Association (QLA)
International Chamber of Commerce – Qatar (ICC)
International Bar Association (IBA)
Asian Football Confederation Legal Committee (AFC)
Portuguese Business Counsil - Qatar
Qatar Sports Arbitration Tribunal (QSAT)
Qatar British Business Forum
Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Qatar
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Qatar
Greek Business Counsil - Qatar
German Business Counsil - Qatar
Indian Business & Professional Counsil (IBPC)
Medical Affairs Committee – Qatar Red Crescent

CLIENT: AGUAS DE VALENCIA
COMPANY/FIRM: Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm
TESTIMONIAL: “At Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm, we found the legal representation for which we had been searching for many years. They did not only build consistently strong cases, but also actively follow up and ensure that we are supported throughout.

Mr. Essa Al Sulaiti and his experienced team members are talented, honest, and available at all times. We would like to thank them for their advice, experience, and resolution of the Qatari Law. We trust them and foresee a strong and enduring relationship with their firm.”


CLIENT: IDRICA
COMPANY/FIRM: Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm
TESTIMONIAL: “Resilient team with colossal proficiency and experience.”

Essa Al Sulaiti Law firm is more than our consultants; this law firm is always prepared to support us when unexpected difficulties arise. Ever since we began our business activity 7 years ago, Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm has been with us, giving invaluable legal and business support.

The team is very effective and execute each one of our request with the utmost professionalism, even at the shortest of notice. Additionally, Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm’s practice has displayed extensive skill and a bottomless depth of knowledge in engineering and legal matters whilst also appreciating their clients and facilitating honest and forthcoming relationships with their clients.

We are very pleased with ESLF and wish them all kinds of professional success, and we are sure that we will continue working together for many years to come.

CLIENT: PLANET MEDICAL CENTER
COMPANY/FIRM: Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm
TESTIMONIAL: “Expertise in many fields, exceptional responsiveness, flexibility, and long-term experience in the medical & pharmaceutical sector.”

As a loyal client of Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm, we are proud to attest to their experience in various legal disciplines with excellent performance, reliability, and response time. We are always confident that our matter is in good hands, and that we will be provided with a global view of all the possible outcomes while minimizing the undesirable risks.

Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm is a perfect choice for every healthcare and pharmaceutical business-based company seeking responsive and reliable support, accurate insights, and comprehensive explanation.

We have been working with ESLF for more than 6 years, which shows that this law firm is a very trustworthy and reliable partner.


CLIENT: 1000 WALLS
COMPANY/FIRM: Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm
TESTIMONIAL: We offer our sincere thanks on behalf of 1000 Walls Interiors & Decoration to Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm for the invaluable legal and business consultancy services they have provided and for their support in facilitating successful business transactions with our clients. Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm’s team has been an extremely efficient and focused service provider right from the beginning and continues to deliver the desired results for our engineering and legal matters. We will certainly turn to Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm for any legal issues we may encounter in the future, and we would gladly recommend ESLF to other companies looking for legal, engineering, and business consultancy services to achieve their business objectives.


CLIENT: WJ Groundwater
COMPANY/FIRM: Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm
TESTIMONIAL: We have entrusted Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm with our legal matters for several years and are consistently confident in their ability to represent our company with integrity. They have supported us in court and throughout arbitration proceedings, and have proven to have a deep and diverse skillset.

We have and will continue to recommend ESLF’s services to anyone in need of representation.

CLIENT: Mr. Ali Ahmed Al-Muhanadi – Senior Associate General Counsel at Qatar Foundation
COMPANY/FIRM: Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm
TESTIMONIAL: When it comes to our legal representation, confidence and trust is the most important factor. The preservation of our reputation and the swift resolution of our legal matters is vital to our business, and we trust that Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm understands and upholds this need.

QF wishes ESLF a prosperous future.


CLIENT: London Academy
COMPANY/FIRM: Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm
TESTIMONIAL: London Academy has worked with Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm for many years and has observed the firm’s growth and evolution. We know that any time we require legal services or advice, we will be served with respect and hard work. We can’t imagine turning to any other firm for legal support and look forward to continuing our partnership with ESLF.


Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm (“ESLF”) is dedicated to pursuing the best possible outcomes for our clients. Our legal team is not only highly skilled and experienced in the field of law, but is also comprised of team members from diverse cultural, linguistic, and professional backgrounds. Each individual brings unique knowledge and wisdom, and we are proud to foster an environment in which all members can draw on the experience and expertise of others, and in which teamwork and cooperation are valued and encouraged.

We regularly contribute to local and international-based matters and transactions, and our record of accomplishments is proof that we are a reliable and consistent law firm in the Middle East region.

Our lawyers and staff regularly communicate and advise on international, regional, and domestic matters, in a variety of languages. We have Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Greek, French, Italian, Urdu, and English-speaking lawyers, making us highly accessible to all clients across the world. Augmenting market standards is as significant to us as it is to our clients. Our clients’ evolving needs mean that we unremittingly test ourselves to provide a service that is ever more vigorous, reliable, efficient, and innovative both now and into the future. Our exceptional innovation teams are developing and progressing to meet all future challenges.

Essa Mohammed Al Sulaiti, Chairman

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm from your competitors?

Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm chooses its core values and do them better than anyone. We put our clients first. Always. For our team and myself this does not only mean using the generic standard legal procedure most use. It means using the best methods of communicating and making our client feel more at ease, whilst allowing our legal team to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients. When our client chooses us and gives us the opportunity to provide them with any sort of legal assistance, they know they are receiving the best possible care.

I have tried my best to make ESLF a diverse one, at the same time, we do have a specialty. Our clients value the fact that we are specialized in Corporate, Commercial & Construction.

ESLF, always aimed to be innovative, a firm that keeps on pursing greater lengths to provide clients with the best possible outcome. We do not sit back and enjoy the ride, but move onto the next best thing, always trying to figure out what the law has in-store for us before our competitors. We have grown our legal services in line of what the up and coming market has been indirectly requesting.

Lastly, I have always wanted my Firm to be one of patience, which may indirectly be seen as the opposite of innovative, however I believe that working too fast will put our clients at risk and not represent them as well as they should have been. We maintain the integrity of each client and therefore, in return we receive their trust and unyielding loyalty.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

I believe the main practices that will grow over the next 12 months will be technology, due to the foundation of Qatar Science & Technology Park, which was created for international technology companies in Qatar, and acts as an incubator of start-up technology businesses. Also the fact that the Covid-19 pandemic struck the world, also further sped up the use of technology in Qatar, in order for work to keep on progressing. The next practice that will grow is Maritime Shipping, due to the Hamad Port, which happens to be Qatar’s main seaport, located south of Doha in the Umm Al-Houl area. It is capable of handling up to 7.8 million tonnes of products annually. Lastly, due to the World Cup 2022, which will be hosted in Qatar, the rise in hospitality, commercial properties and hotels shall be begin, due to the vast amounts of individuals who will seek to come and watch the games live in Qatar. Luckily, it is what we are specialized in and we imminently wait to provide what we can to all individuals and companies who require Legal Services in such practices.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

I have put ESLF on track to implement the ISO 9001 for Quality Management System as well as ISO / IEC 27001; this will help keep my clients confident of our abilities to provide top-tier services. I have also invested in a diverse legal team, from all ethnical backgrounds. We currently have Spanish, Portuguese, French, Greek, Italian, Urdu, Arabic, English native speaks, which accommodates and benefits all international and local clients. I have invested time in conducting Business Collaborations with property developers, financial auditors, construction and engineering experts and third party funders. Third party funders support our clients, that are in financial difficulties to help them fund their litigation or arbitration process. Construction experts issue technical reports to support our clients with their ongoing cases/disputes and the financial auditors help our clients with any financial disputes they may be having. Property developer, help our clients invest and obtain the best possible land for the amount of capital they are willing to invest. Some of the business collaborations I have implemented partner us up with project developers, who give our clients quick and swift advice as to the newest hottest piece of real estate in Doha, which will be or become available.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Of course, since the COVID-19 Pandemic hit, we use a variety of technological equipment in order to liaise and/or educate Clients and/or potential Clients.
Firstly, we use a variety of technological portals to allow us to communicate and liaise with our clients. Some of which, but not limited to are Teams, WebEx, Skype, Our Client Portal, which eases access for clients, which in turn makes things easier when we need to exchange documents. With technology, we have a faster method of communication and in term collaborations with other law firms across the globe to support clients that have business international etc. This is all attributed to our new client portal system, which is a next generation technology changer.

We have had many Webinars online, with a Q&A, where my employees conducted a presentation regarding the Labour Law of Qatar. The audience would write their question down on the Zoom Q&A and my employees would later proceed to answer them. Furthermore, we are receiving & conducting meetings via zoom and teleconferences due to the Pandemic. Considering this, it is safe to say that we can provide services to Our Clients, without them ever having to set foot in the office if that is what they wish. However, it is my personal view that it is best to meet at least once in person, because the emotional and human contact can speak a lot louder than electronic words. Nevertheless, this is just my humble opinion.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

We have a variety of practical examples we can use, but the most notable one is that fact that ESLF has managed to obtain a 100% ownership Company for a Foreign Company under the Foreign Investment Law. ESLF also performs legal audits for high profile companies, analysing risks in every deals transaction. This also including providing legal solutions, which reduces these risks and losses, which in term helps the growth of the companies in the long-run providing great longevity.

Lastly, we have managed to secure certain projects for Our Client, which ended up yielding a tremendous amount of profit.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

In my opinion yes, they are indeed looking for stability and strategic direction. They come to us because they are confident in our ability to provide the best possible solutions to their problems and they would like a professional input on how to grow their business in a legal manner and accordingly the best strategy to do so. It is not always litigation and court cases, ESLF is much more than that, because we aim to not only get our clients out of jams, but also additionally expand their businesses and horizons and see them prosper. My dream is for my clients to have unrelenting trust ESLF and in-turn ESLF to provide impeccable services, which none can rival. I know that this is very optimistic, but I have been taught that by working hard and being honest, you can travel unmeasurable amount of distances, professionally speaking. It is also important to note that across the globe lead legal experts normally get back to us, because they value our opinion and legal advice.

In 3 years, I would like to think that we would have accelerated our digitization by implementing new technology. We aim to be a fully digitalized law firm. We would have evolved our customer relationship and services largely. I would like to think that this pandemic has made us adapt and become easily available, even at the sanctuary of our own home. I aim to build an ever-stronger trust with my clientele and have an increase of work and additional employees.

Essa Mohammed Al Sulaiti, Chairman, Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm

Chairman, Essa Al Sulaiti explains how the firm is adapting to clients’ changing needs

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm from your competitors?

Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm carefully selects its core values and follows them better than anyone. We put our clients first, always. For our team and myself, this means not limiting ourselves to the generic standard legal procedure implemented by most firms. It means using the most effective methods of communication and making our clients feel more at ease, whilst allowing our legal team to obtain the best possible outcomes in all matters. When our clients choose us and give us the opportunity to provide them with any sort of legal assistance, they know they are receiving the best possible care.

While it has been a priority of mine to ensure the diversity of ESLF’s team, we do have a specialty. Our clients value the fact that we are specialized in the Corporate, Commercial & Construction sectors, and frequently turn to us for services in these areas.

ESLF continues to innovate and pursue greater lengths to provide clients with the best possible outcomes. We are never passive in our approach to the law, and ensure that we consistently predict and prepare for potential changes and evolutions therein. The particular skill and experience of our legal team allows us to do so ahead of our competitors, and to grow and refine our services in alignment with the requirements of the developing market.

Lastly, it has long been a priority of mine to ensure that patience is a pillar of my legal practice. I believe that working too fast would put our clients at risk and would hinder our provision of the highest quality individualized representation that each client deserves. We maintain and value the integrity of each client and each matter, and in return, we receive their trust and unyielding loyalty.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

I believe the main area of practice that will grow over the next 12 months will be technology, due to the expansion of the Qatar Science & Technology Park, which was created to support international technology companies in Qatar, and acts as an incubator for new tech start-ups. In addition, the impact of COVID-19 has accelerated the use of technology in Qatar in order for businesses to continue their activities.

The next practice that will grow is Maritime Shipping, due to developments at Hamad Port, which happens to be Qatar’s main seaport, located south of Doha in the Umm Al-Houl area. It is capable of handling up to 7.8 million tonnes of product annually and as Qatar’s economic sector continues to experience exponential growth, this port will inevitably see increased traffic.

Lastly, due to the upcoming World Cup 2022 in Qatar, a rise in hospitality, commercial properties, and hotel establishment is well underway. This event will bring huge influxes of people to the country wanting to come and watch the games live in Qatar and will naturally continue to bring huge amounts of business. Fortunately, ESLF specializes in these types of endeavours, and we anticipate the opportunity to continue providing our services to all individuals and companies who require such support.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

A significant new implementation that our firm has made is our certification of ISO 9001 for Quality Management System as well as ISO / IEC 27001. This will help maintain my clients’ confidence in our ability to provide top-tier services. I have also invested in a diverse legal team, from all cultural and professional backgrounds. We currently have Spanish, Portuguese, French, Greek, Italian, Urdu, Arabic, English native speakers, which allows us to accommodate and benefit all international and local clients.

Further, I have invested time in building collaborative relationships with property developers, financial auditors, construction and engineering experts, and third-party funders. Third-party funders support our clients who may be experiencing financial difficulties to help them fund their litigation or arbitration process. Construction experts issue technical reports to support our clients with their ongoing cases/disputes and the financial auditors contribute to the resolution of any financial disputes the firm may be handling. Property developers assist our clients in their investment endeavors and ensure they see the highest value for their money. The firm has also had the opportunity to collaborate with a number of project developers who give our clients real-time advice on the newest and most popular pieces of real estate in Doha, whether they are currently on the market or will soon become available.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients and the services you can provide them?

Naturally, since the COVID-19 Pandemic hit, we have been using a variety of technological equipment in order to communicate with clients and potential clients.

Firstly, we use a variety of technological portals, which allow us to liaise with our clients via telecommunication. These portals include but are not limited to Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Skype, and Our Client Portal, which eases access for clients and in turn facilitates document sharing, meeting scheduling, and efficient communication. This has also supported our collaborations with other law firms across the globe and with international clients. Our firm’s developments in these areas can be largely attributed to our new client portal system, which implements next-generation technology.

We have hosted several interactive Webinars during which my employees conducted presentations on pertinent topics such as the Labour Law of Qatar. The audience had the opportunity to engage in live Q&A sessions and receive on-the-spot answers to their questions from our talented legal team. Furthermore, we frequently receive & conduct meetings via zoom and teleconference, so it is safe to say that we can be available to our clients without them ever having to set foot in the office if that is what they wish. However, it is my personal view that it is best to meet at least once in person because emotional and human connections can speak a lot louder than electronic words. Nevertheless, this is just my humble opinion.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

We have a variety of practical examples we can use, but perhaps most notable is a case in which ESLF managed to obtain 100% ownership of a company in favour of our client under the Foreign Investment Law. ESLF’s handling of this case and its intricacies.

ESLF also performs meticulous legal audits for high-profile companies, analysing the risks of each deal and transaction. This service includes providing legal solutions and guidance, which reduce these risks and potential losses and in turn supports company growth and longevity.

Lastly, we have managed to secure certain projects for our clients which have ended up yielding a tremendous amount of profit. We are proud to be able to support our clients’ business and to have the opportunity to build strong and profitable relationships.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

In my opinion, yes, they are indeed looking for stability and strategic direction. They come to us because they are confident in our ability to provide the best possible solutions to their problems, or they seek professional input on how to grow their business in a legal manner. Our expertise is not limited to litigation and court cases, ESLF is much more than that. We aim to not only resolve our clients’ legal issues, but also to support the expansion of their businesses and horizons and see them prosper. My dream is for my clients to have unrelenting trust in ESLF and in turn for ESLF to provide impeccable and unrivalled services. While this is an optimistic goal,, I have learned that by working hard and being honest, no goal is unachievable, professionally speaking. It is also important to note that international legal experts often refer to us for support and advice because they value our opinion and expertise.

In 3 years, I would like to think that we will have accelerated our digitization by implementing new technology and further pursued our goal of becoming a fully digitized law firm. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a solid foundation of adaptability and flexibility that we will continue to use as the basis of our expansion in this regard. We will also have continued to improve our customer relationships and services and fostered an ever-stronger trust with our clientele. In order to support these developments, I would also like to have seen an increased workload and to have welcomed new employees to the team.