Firm Profile > Addleshaw Goddard > Doha, Qatar

Addleshaw Goddard

Foreign firms Tier 4

The team at Addleshaw Goddard advises on contentious and non-contentious corporate, finance and construction matters, and has complementary experience of consumer protection issues, IP law, labour and employment, and immigration. In April 2018, former practice head Martin Brown left Qatar and joined Keystone Law; he was replaced in the same month by Ahmad Anani, who joined the firm from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP and now heads the Doha group. Also recommended is Robin Hickman, who specialises in real estate and project finance.

The firm

Addleshaw Goddard is committed to delivering outstanding value and to doing all it can to help clients succeed in their ambitions. By understanding what really matters to clients, spending time in their markets and through finding new and better ways to deliver and price its services, clients report time and again that the firm’s investment in them, allied with first-rate technical expertise, sets Addleshaw Goddard apart. Addleshaw Goddard is also recognised for its differentiated approach to attracting, retaining and developing great people. The firm offers a full range of commercial legal services from its offices in the UK, Dubai, Hong Kong, Oman, Qatar and Singapore. As part of an increasing focus on the Asia Pacific region, the firm also has a formal alliance with Tokyo-based Hashidate Law office.

The firm’s network of preferred firms is extensive and covers all major jurisdictions and regions, in particular Europe, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Brazil, India, South East Asia, Korea and China.

The firm’s preferred firms are all well regarded in their home jurisdictions, and are all significant, independent, commercial law firms capable of delivering a quality of service commensurate with Addleshaw Goddard. Addleshaw Goddard enjoys close but non-exclusive relationships of mutual trust and commitment with these firms, supported by a high level of personal contact through regular meetings both in the UK and overseas.

Working independently, and also alongside the preferred firms, Addleshaw Goddard has built up a wealth of insight and specialist expertise in all the major jurisdictions. The firm draws this knowledge together through multidisciplinary international groups. The Africa, India, Korea and Malaysia business groups are highly regarded.

The firm’s client portfolio is testament to its strength and range of expertise, including financial institutions, public sector bodies, successful businesses and private individuals. It is a leading advisor to FTSE 100 companies, and a market leader across the firm’s operating divisions – commercial services, corporate, finance and projects, litigation and real estate – as well as in its four chosen sectors: financial services, government, energy and infrastructure, retail and consumer, and property.

Areas of practice

The firm’s experienced team combines a deep understanding of Qatar and the MENA region with specialist expertise in corporate and commercial, finance, private wealth management, construction, projects, arbitration and dispute resolution to deliver high-value complex assignments across the Gulf region.

With the increasing importance of Shari’ah-compliant financing to clients’ businesses, the firm also has the expertise and experience in Islamic finance to help clients develop and use Shari’ah-compliant structures and products for their business and transactions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking Roger Byrne
Banking Martin Brown
Islamic finance Roger Byrne
Islamic finance Martin Brown
Commercial services Andrew Johnston
Construction Andrew Greaves
Corporate Andrew Johnston
Employment Gorvinder Pannu
Energy Andrew Greaves
Healthcare Andrew Johnston
International arbitration Andrew Greaves
Litigation Andrew Greaves
M&A Andrew Johnston
Private client Andrew Johnston
Private equity Andrew Johnston
Projects Roger Byrne
Projects Andrew Greaves
Real estate Louise Vun
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Martin Brown  photo Mr Martin Brown
Mr Alan MacRitchie  photo Mr Alan MacRitchie
Mr Anthony Matsis  photo Mr Anthony Matsis
Number of lawyers : 800+
at this office : 6
The firm's lawyers are fluent in languages spoken across Europe
the MENA region
Africa and Asia
Contact : Martin Brown
Other offices : Dubai
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : Leeds
Other offices : London
Other offices : Manchester
Other offices : Muscat
Other offices : Singapore