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Qatar > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Dani Kabbani leads Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's corporate practice in Qatar, which is highlighted for its strengths in multijurisdictional M&A (including inbound and outbound investment transactions), IPOs and joint ventures. The firm also advises on almost all of the funds that are issued in Qatar, as well as advising on ultimate structures in Cayman Islands and Luxembourg. Sector strengths for the team include renewable energy and oil and gas. Principal associate Samer Sarkis is a key figure in the group.

Practice head(s):

Dani Kabbani

Other key lawyers:

Samer Sarkis

Testimonials

‘Eversheds Qatar has an extremely versatile team. They understand the market and the business very well and always deliver work of a high standard.’

‘Dani Kabbani is a very experienced lawyer and the main driver for Eversheds Qatar being at the forefront of international law firms. He is smart, business savvy and has the contacts to make things happen. An opinion from Dani is not just a reading of the law, but the culmination of his experience and contacts within the Qatari market.’

‘Samer Sarkis is very efficient, reliable and proactive.’

Key clients

Al Faleh Educational Holding

QInvest

Investment House

Qatargas

Yara

Work highlights

  • Advised Al Faleh Educational Holding in relation to its proposed listing on the newly established Venture Market of Qatar Stock Exchange.
  • Advising Investment House (IH) in connection with new acquisitions relating to its private equity fund, targeting Qatari investors in the alternative asset class of commercial shipping.
  • Advising QInvest on a structured real estate acquisition for the purpose of acquiring six buildings from a Qatari listed entity.

Qatar > Projects, real estate and construction Tier 2

Led by managing partner Dani Kabbani, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's team acts for developers and funders on renewable energy projects in the MEAP region, including solar and wind projects. The team is also considered the go to for PPP projects in Qatar and is instructed by government entities on multiple procurement matters. Senior associate Benjamin Clark leads on sponsor and lender projects across the MENA region, working with Iwan Walters in Dubai. Principal associate Samer Sarkis is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Dani Kabbani

Other key lawyers:

Benjamin Clark; Samer Sarkis

Key clients

Qatar General Electricity and Water Co (Kahramaa)

Qatargas

Aspire Zone

Public Works Authority of Qatar

Ministry of Transport

Ministry of Finance in Qatar

Ministry of Health in Qatar

Qatar Airways

Qatar National Tourism Council

Ministry of Municipality and the Environment

Work highlights

  • Advising Ashgal on the structuring, negotiation and delivery of a new wastewater treatment plant in Southern Doha.
  • Advising a multinational power developer and its consortium on Qatar law matters in connection with its bid for the Facility E independent water and power (IWPP) project under development by the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa)
  • Advising Ashgal on the delivery of four new health clinics across Qatar.

Qatar > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP demonstrates strong capabilities acting for borrowers and lenders on a myriad of complex shari’ah-compliant and conventional finance transactions. Its work in this space spans areas such as real estate finance, project finance, syndicated and bilateral loans, acquisition finance, trade finance and asset finance. Elsewhere, capital markets transactions are another key driver of mandates, as are fund structurings. Doha managing partner Dani Kabbani has been active in the local market for 25 years. Dubai-based partner Clint Dempsey is the overall head of the banking practice in the Middle East.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Samer Sarkis

Work highlights

  • Advising Investment House (IH) on new acquisitions relating to its private equity fund, targeting Qatari investors in the alternative asset class of commercial shipping.
  • Advising QInvest on a structured real estate acquisition for the purpose of acquiring six buildings from a Qatari listed entity.
  • Advising IH on five series of issuance of a Shariah Global Certificate Programme involving a Shariah structured real estate acquisition of income generated offices in Europe.

Qatar > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s dispute resolution practice is now led by ‘excellent‘ legal director Alexander Whyatt, following the retirement of former head Richard Ward. Whyatt handles a steady stream of domestic and international construction disputes for clients operating in the industry in Qatar and across the Middle East. His experience includes arbitration (ICC, LCIA, QICCA), Qatar court litigation, expert determination and mediation. Elsewhere, other key contacts at the firm include managing partner Dani Kabbani and Dubai-based partner Shalagh Massingham.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Whyatt

Other key lawyers:

Dani Kabbani

Testimonials

‘Alex Whyatt is a clever and hard-working lawyer. He produces excellent written work and is an engaging and effective advocate.’

Key clients

Qatar Foundation

Sidra Medicine

Qatar Free Zones Authority

China Gezhouba Group

Yuanda Aluminium Industry Engineering Company

Qatar Navigation (Milaha)

Mowasalat

United Bank Limited

Work highlights

  • Close project support to Sidra Medicine’s in-house legal team, including assistance with contentious disputes and contract negotiations.
  • Close project assistance to Qatar Free Zones Authority in contentious and noncontentious matters.
  • Representation of Qatar Foundation in respect of a large industrial dispute.
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration Richard Ward
Commercial Dani Kabbani
Corporate and M&A Dani Kabbani
TMT Dani Kabbani
Real estate Dani Kabbani
Construction Richard Ward
Projects and infrastructure Richard Ward
Projects and infrastructure Dani Kabbani
Employment and labour Dani Kabbani
Energy Dani Kabbani
IP Dani Kabbani
Antitrust and competition Dani Kabbani
Regulatory and legislative advice Dani Kabbani
Insurance Dani Kabbani
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Dani Kabbani photo Dani KabbaniManaging Partner
Julie Menhem photo Julie MenhemSenior Associate
Samer Sarkis photo Samer SarkisPrincipal Associate
Richard Ward photo Richard WardPartner
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