Agency & Franchising
Our formidable experience in advising in relation to registering agency agreements, and avoiding such registration, allows us to provide both practical and commercial options facilitating any client requirements.
Construction & Engineering
We have been involved with some of the region’s most pioneering and ambitious engineering and construction projects. We have an exceptional track-record on both non-contentious and contentious sides of our construction and engineering practice.
Corporate, Commercial, & Transactional
Our team not only advises on corporate structures, but also gives sound commercial advice with regard to share voting rights, company management, JV structuring, general assembly meetings, and employment related issues.
Dispute Resolution
We are one of the few firms in Qatar able to provide assistance on contentious and non-contentious matters. Our in-depth industry knowledge is supported by a team of lawyers drawn from around the globe focusing on dispute resolution, arbitration, litigation and mediation.
Employment & Immigration
Not only do we advise on general employment and immigration issues, we consistently encounter more esoteric employment concerns, such as leave and entitlement to overtime for shift-workers, transfers of sponsorship and employment.
Energy
For 22 years Sultan Al-Abdulla, the founding partner of Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners, acted as legal adviser to Qatar Petroleum providing him with unique insight into Qatar’s energy sector. Other members of the team have deep experience in the LNG, commodity petroleum products, chemical and petrochemical, and crude oil sectors in Qatar.
Events & Sporting
Our events and sports law team has been active over the years as sports law continues to develop in Qatar. We were the counsel of record for the 15th Asian Games hosted in Doha, and frequently counselled the Organising Committee on a variety of hosting-related contracts and regulations.
Intellectual Property
Unlike many other firms, we can offer a one-stop-shop service through our affiliate, AraMarks Intellectual Property LLC. Acting in concert with AraMarks, we can assist clients through all phases of IP filing and registration including clearance, prosecution, and maintenance in addition to IP advisory services like portfolio management, IP due diligence and consultancy.
Regulatory & Compliance
In addition to advising foreign governmental trade and investment groups, our regulatory and compliance team has advised some of the largest companies in the world in relation to a variety of regulatory and compliance matters involving the Bribery Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, local regulations, and compliance with the Qatar Penal Code.
Tax
Our tax team advises on all aspects of taxation, including withholdings and deductions, and offers sound commercial recommendations regarding the structuring of transactions, companies and joint ventures to ensure the best outcome for our clients.
Telecommunications & IT
In addition to advising on general matters of law such as incorporating companies and registering branch offices, we also have extensive experience advising on regulatory concerns and in many instances deal directly with local regulators on behalf of our telecommunications and technology partners.