Firm Profile > Addleshaw Goddard > Doha, Qatar
Addleshaw Goddard Offices
LEVEL 44, TORNADO TOWER
WEST BAY, PO BOX 22194
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Addleshaw Goddard has a 'detail-oriented and cooperative' team that displays a wide range of expertise in commercial, corporate and M&A work. The team regularly advises on M&A, joint ventures, disposals and reorganisations, and IPOs are a particular focus. Ahmad Anani, who heads the Qatar office, has a strong background in corporate and capital markets matters.
‘Addleshaw Goddard proved themselves as very effective and professional case managers. In addition, they were detail oriented and cooperative.’
‘The firm is an excellent manager of large due diligence projects and a true expert in commercial, corporate and M&A.’
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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.
|Islamic finance||Roger Byrne|
|Islamic finance||Martin Brown|
|Commercial services||Andrew Johnston|
|International arbitration||Andrew Greaves|
|Private client||Andrew Johnston|
|Private equity||Andrew Johnston|
|Real estate||Louise Vun|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 800+ at this office : 6
LanguagesThe firm's lawyers are fluent in languages spoken across Europe the MENA region Africa and Asia
OtherContact : Martin Brown Other offices : Dubai Other offices : Hong Kong Other offices : Leeds Other offices : London Other offices : Manchester Other offices : Muscat Other offices : Singapore
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