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Delivering exceptional client service is at the heart of everything we do.

Who we are

Established in 1999 by Sultan Al-Abdulla, Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners (SAP) is a full service law firm based in Qatar. We offer legal advice to the private sector, governmental and semi-governmental entities in core areas such as oil & gas, construction, dispute resolution, all aspects of corporate work, commercial property, employment, banking and financial services.

SAP is placed highly by international legal directories in all areas of legal practice. SAP is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners and Tier 1 by The Legal 500. The firm was named Qatar Law Firm of the Year in 2017, 2020, 2021 and again in 2022, and Technology, Media & Telecommunications Team of the Year in 2019 and 2023, by the Qatar Business Law Forum hosted by LexisNexis. The firm was also awarded the Domestic Law Firm of the Year for Qatar at the Chambers & Partners Middle East Awards 2021. In addition, our partners are highly ranked individually for their corporate and commercial, energy and projects, and disputes work.

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Feedback from our clients

Salman Mahmood is absolutely superb – extremely bright and very intellectual, thoughtful and conscientious, and immensely knowledgeable. He is able to set out his advice in a way which is crystal clear and succinct.

Legal 500

They are available to answer questions and also really understand our business.

Chambers & Partners

Strong knowledge of the market and excellent commercially; we find their advice to be both tactically and strategically sound.

Legal 500

Firm founder and managing partner Sultan Al-Abdulla is distinguished for his capabilities in litigation at all levels of the court system… He is also experienced in arbitration matters.

Chambers & Partners

Sultan Al-Abdulla have unrivalled experience advising on Qatar law in the context of international arbitrations and domestic litigation, they are absolutely outstanding

Legal 500

Sultan Al-Abdulla can deal with complex matters very well. The team has a great deal of understanding and can work under pressure.

Chambers & Partners

Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners have always paid specific attention to limit the legal costs by focusing on the key points of the dispute. Often the technical issues are extremely complex to understand, but the firm consistently surprises with their capacity to understand the key technical points.

Legal 500

Good and professional lawyers who work efficiently, they are well known in the Qatar market.

Legal 500

Qatar counsel when it matters

Our diversity of clients from around the world is reflected in our legal team drawn from Qatar, North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and other regions who bring a wealth of expertise, experience and knowledge of the region for the benefit of our clients.

Sultan Al-Abdulla’s strength lies in their knowledge of the local market. They have good relationships with the authorities and are able to easily implement complex structures.

-Chambers & Partners

The SAP Experience

How We Work

Delivering exceptional client service is at the heart of everything we do. Every client is different but each client wants to be confident that they are getting the very best advice from legal experts who understand their needs. We will invest our time to understand your business and your business sector.

The team has a high degree of professionalism, effectiveness and responsiveness at all times.



Our corporate and commercial team draws on its expertise and experience to advise on all aspects of domestic and cross-border matters and transactions. As Qatar’s corporate and commercial landscape continues to develop, our team maintains its cutting-edge awareness of developments, regularly updating clients on new and emerging corporate trends and practices. The advisory team invests time to understand the needs of our clients so it can deliver astute, relevant and effective advice.

Over the years, our practice group has built a reputation for insightful out-of-the-box thinking and has concluded successful multiparty contractual structures and sophisticated financial and security arrangements acting for borrowers as well as consortiums of financing institutions. The firm carries a formidable track record for its services in the energy sector as well as in mergers and acquisitions, real estate, due diligence, sports, tax, IT and telecommunications, corporate finance including private placements and IPOs, and banking.

With extensive experience in litigation and arbitration, our dispute resolution practice has an outstanding track record in complex, high stakes disputes across a range of sectors, including construction and engineering, oil and gas, energy, and banking and financial services. The Firm’s construction practice includes disputes relating to works completed, change orders and variations, payment, time-at-large, performance bonds and guarantees, penalties and liquidated damages, force majeure …etc.

Our arbitration team represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations, both under major institutional rules and ad hoc and has extensive experience of commercial arbitrations, including those involving joint ventures, partnerships, and disputes arising from banking and finance transactions. We also advise on related court matters, such as the enforcement of arbitral awards. Reflecting the international scope of our practice, the arbitration team routinely works with lawyers in other civil and common law jurisdictions.