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Qatar > Dispute resolution Tier 2

DLA Piper‘s practice in Qatar is part of a wider litigation, arbitration and investigations offering in the Middle East, which is led out of the Dubai office by Henry Quinlan. George Vlavianos, who is the managing partner in the Doha office, specialises in energy and construction sector disputes and regularly advises contractors on project-related issues. Mediation and ADR proceedings are also a specialty of the team. Legal director Hasan El-Shafiey acts for contractors, government entities and local clients on commercial arbitration matters.

Practice head(s):

George Vlavianos

Other key lawyers:

Hasan El-Shafiey; Mapanza Nkwilimba; Muhammad El Gawhary


‘DLA Piper has an extremely well-rounded and diverse practice with the ability to call on resources worldwide.’

‘The overall impression of the firm is positive. As main strengths I can record their capability to understand and summarize a huge amount of information in a relatively short time. They are able to formulate also commercial strategies and not only legal advice.’

‘I have dealt mainly with George Vlavianos and Mapanza Nkwilimba. George is very professional and highly prepared. He is able to analyze arguments quickly but deeply starting from the various elements provided and ending with a structured viable commercial/legal strategy.’

‘George Vlavianos is extremely good at managing arbitrations.’

Global co-chairs: Roger Meltzer and Jon Hayes
Co-chief executive officers: Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
Number of partners: 1,500
Number of lawyers: 5,000
Languages: The firm speaks over 60 languages
Offices: Lawyers located in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Please see https://www.dlapiper.com for further information about the firm.

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