K&L Gates > Doha, Qatar > Firm Profile

K&L Gates

Qatar > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

K&L Gates has an ‘excellent’ corporate practice in Doha, which advises government departments, banks and multinational companies on compliance and transactional matters. Amjad Hussain, who has over a decade of experience in the Qatari market, is recommended for cross-border M&A and outbound investments. Other key contacts include Pawel Piotrowski, counsel Simon Chan and Matthew Walker (whose practice is split between the London and Doha offices).

Practice head(s):

Amjad Hussain; Matthew Walker; Pawel Piotrowski


‘The team of K&L Gates has the reputation of being capable of handling sophisticated M&A.’

‘The individuals at K&L Gates are very professional and give their full attention to every matter they handle.’

‘K&L Gates have a very good team, harmonious, renowned and efficient. They provide high quality legal services, are knowledgeable of the market and industry, and they provide quality work. They stand out.’

‘The senior partner Amjad Hussain is a remarkable, very well known and trusted lawyer in commercial, corporate and M&A in Qatar, with a very accommodating personality and in-depth knowledge of his cases and transactions. He is very experienced in his field and highly recommended.’

‘Experienced team that can cater to a wide remit of client requirements. Able to tailor the team to bring in the right expertise as and when required. Always responsive and provide a quality service that allows me to have a high level of trust on the output.’

‘Simon Chan has a very strong and client-centric work ethic. He is also able to have the right balance of legal and commercial risk assessment to ensure transactions maintain traction and can get over the line. Amjad Hussain brings a strong client service and management ethic, as well as deep legal knowledge’

‘Amjad Hussain – Amjad is glad to assist us with any request. He would usually go the extra mile for his clients.’

Key clients

Masraf Al Rayan

Lendable Asset Management LLC


Qatar First Bank

Work highlights

  • Advising on the merger of Al Khaliji Commercial Bank with Masraf Al Rayan to create a bank with assets of $47bn, making it the second largest bank in Qatar and the largest Islamic bank in Qatar.

Qatar > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Qatar > Projects, real estate and construction Tier 3

Qatar > Banking, finance and capital markets