With one of the world's highest GDPs and the third highest natural gas reserves, Doha is a quiet but growing force. As our clients increasingly find business opportunities in the region, our Qatar office provides a premium commercial service.
Clyde & Co’s first office in the Middle East was established in 1989, following many years of regional client involvement. Today Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms in the GCC with around 160 specialist lawyers and paralegals operating as one unit across offices in Doha in Qatar; Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE, Tripoli in Libya; and via an associated office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Our Middle East offices provide advice to corporate clients from all over the world, as well as to regional corporates and governments, on their operations throughout the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. Our approach in the region is based on a successful formula which combines in-depth local expertise and know-how with international law firm standards.
Our Qatar office acts for the Government of Qatar, Qatari public and private companies and non-Qatari companies, banks and insurance companies. Our Doha-based lawyers advised widely on the establishment of the Qatar Financial Centre, with other significant matters including the sale of Mannai Corporation QSC on the first Qatari debt for equity swap, and representing Libano Suisse on the first insurance portfolio transfer.
Together with Clyde & Co’s global sector strengths in international trade; infrastructure; aviation; insurance; energy; shipping and transportation, our core areas of expertise in the region include:
- Banking & finance (including Islamic finance)
- Corporate / Mergers & acquisitions
- Commercial contracts
- Dispute resolution
- Employment & immigration
- Foreign direct investment
- Information & communications technology
- Intellectual property
- Real estate
- Regulatory, governance & compliance
These services are underpinned by our outstanding in-house translation and government liaison services.
Please contact us to find out more about any of our regional expertise areas.
Please also click here to request our 'Guide to doing business in Qatar'.
Qatar Financial Centre Branch licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority.