Firm Profile > DWF > Doha, Qatar

DWF
OFFICE 01D04, MEZZANINE FLOOR,
TORNADO TOWER, PO BOX 9417
Qatar

Projects, real estate and construction Tier 2

Based in Doha, managing partner, Kirk Durrant leads the energy, construction and infrastructure practice at DWF. The team provides end-to-end support not only to developers and contractors but also advises government departments, banks and sponsors. It guides clients from the contractual/EPC phase through to related disputes and is skilled in international arbitrations. It is also known for advising on PPPs. Senior associate Elena Suraeva is noted for her experience advising on the development and financing of energy projects in addition to construction and real estate matters.

DWF is the largest listed legal business in the world, with an award-winning reputation for client service excellence, effective operational management and innovation. The company became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange in March 2019. DWF has been named by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s most innovative legal businesses and has been independently recognised for its quality of legal advice, service delivery and responsiveness.

DWF’s stated purpose is to transform legal services through its people for its clients using its three principal strategic objectives: understanding our clients, engaging our people and doing things differently. DWF aims to deliver its strategy by building long-term relationships with its clients, recruiting talented individuals to maintain a high service level culture and continually innovating in its provision of complex legal services, managed and connected services to address client needs and increase its market share.

The business has core strengths in corporate banking, insurance and litigation and in-depth expertise in several chosen sectors, including insurance; public sector; energy and industrials; real estate; financial services; retail, food and hospitality; technology and transport.

In addition to its legal services, DWF provides a range of professional, business or consulting services, a number of which include or are enabled by technology products and solutions to its clients through its Connected Services division. This offering is complementary to the traditional legal services offered by DWF.

DWF employs over 4,000 people across 31 key locations and has steadily grown its international presence in response to client demand. In 2019 and 2020 DWF expanded its international footprint by opening a new office in Warsaw, Poland and acquired Mindcrest Inc. to establish offices in Chicago and New York, USA, and Pune, India. DWF also acquired RCD in Spain and now has offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, Spain as part of its strategic growth plans.

DWF was the first UK legal business to achieve the ‘Disability Confident’ accreditation, which highlights the firm as an inclusive recruiter of disabled talent and is a Top 30 Employer for Working Families. The business also has its own charitable enterprise, the DWF Foundation, a registered charity aimed at providing funds and support to local charities and programmes focused on education, employability, health and wellbeing and homelessness.

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Email: enquiries@dwf.law Website: www.dwfgroup.com Tel: 0333 320 2220

The Firm

DWF is a listed legal business with an award-winning reputation for client service excellence, effective operational management and innovation. The company became the first main market premium listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange in March 2019. DWF has been named by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s most innovative legal businesses and has been independently recognised for its quality of legal advice, service delivery and responsiveness.

DWF’s strategy is to offer clients an integrated legal management approach through three streamlined and efficient global divisions of Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services.

Legal Advisory is DWF’s traditional law firm arm. The division provides commercial intelligence and deep sectoral experience to deliver premium legal advice to clients.

Mindcrest is an established and well-known brand that provides outsourced and process-led legal services through which DWF standardises, systematises, scales, and optimises legal work.

Connected Services is DWF’s collection of products and business services that enhance the Group’s legal offerings. The division complements the Legal Advisory and Mindcrest teams through the provision of non-legal services such as claims management, costs and regulatory consulting.

Together, the three divisions support DWF’s single Integrated Legal Management approach through which DWF seamlessly combines any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions to its clients with efficiency, price certainty and transparency. This approach enables DWF to offer solutions that combine traditional law firm services with new, modern legal and business services relevant to today’s companies, and the challenges and opportunities they face.

DWF employs over 4,000 people across 30 key locations and has steadily grown its international presence in response to client demand.

In 2019 and 2020, DWF expanded its international footprint by opening a new office in Warsaw, Poland and acquired Mindcrest Inc. to establish offices in Chicago and New York, USA, and Pune, India. DWF also acquired RCD in Spain and now has offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, Spain as part of its strategic growth plans.

DWF was the first UK legal business to achieve the ‘Disability Confident’ accreditation, which highlights the firm as an inclusive recruiter of disabled talent, and is a Top 30 Employer for Working Families. The business also has its own charitable enterprise, the DWF Foundation, a registered charity aimed at providing funds and support to local charities and programmes focused on education, employability, health and wellbeing and homelessness.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICES Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Qatar, Poland, Spain, UAE, USA

*USA, *Colombia, *Panama, *Argentina, *Turkey, *South Africa

* Associations

Chairman: Jonathan Bloomer

Managing Partner and DWF Group CEO: Sir Nigel Knowles

Number of UK partners: c. 230

Number of qualified lawyers in the UK: c. 905

PRACTICE AREA CONTACTS

Legal Advisory: Paul Rimmer

Mindcrest: Mark Qualter

Connected Services: Jason Ford

Public Sector: Jonathan Branton

Energy: Slava Kiryushin

Financial Services: Martin Pugsley

Retail, Food & Hospitality: Dominic Watkins

Technology: Stewart Room

Transport: Jonathan Moss

Insurance: Claire Bowler

Real Estate: Melanie Williams

UK OFFICES

Belfast: 42 Queen Street, BT1 6HL

Tel: 028 9023 0230 Fax: 028 9024 4644

Birmingham: One Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, B4 6GA

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Bristol: 120 Redcliff Street, BS1 6HU

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Edinburgh: No. 2 Lochrin Square, 96 Fountainbridge, EH3 9QA

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Glasgow: 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3HD

Tel: 0141 228 8000 Fax: 0141 228 8310

Leeds: Bridgewater Place, Water Lane, LS11 5DY

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Liverpool: 5 St Paul’s Square, Old Hall Street, L3 9AE

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

London: 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 3AG

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Manchester: 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, M3 3AA

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Newcastle: Central Square South, Orchard Street, NE1 3AZ

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440

Southampton: Network Eagle Lab, Portland Terrace, Southampton, SO14 7SJ

Tel: 0333 320 2220 Fax: 0333 320 4440