With proven reserves of both oil and natural gas and one of the world’s highest per capita production rates, Qatar’s economy is one of the fastest growing in the world. Its ambitious National Vision 2030 provides for substantial investment of its wealth in four major areas – human, social, economic and environmental development – with the objective of creating a competitive and diversified economy and a high standard of living for its people.
The K&L Gates Qatar office is located in Doha’s prestigious West Bay. Our team of lawyers has a deep understanding of the Qatar legal, regulatory, commercial and financial markets together with substantial Middle East and international experience. In Qatar, we represent major Qatari companies and financial institutions doing business both domestically and abroad as well as international clients doing business in Qatar and across the region. We are committed to maximize our clients’ commercial pursuits by providing top-of-class advice and support.
Our Doha lawyers, supported by a larger team in the Gulf Region, have substantial experience in Qatar and internationally in regulatory and legislative drafting, projects, energy and infrastructure (including transportation), aviation, banking and finance (including Islamic finance), telecoms, media and technology, real estate and construction, intellectual property and dispute resolution, among other areas. Moreover, the seamless integration of our Doha practices with our other offices throughout the world, a hallmark of K&L Gates, ensures our clients that their legal requirements will be met with the highest quality service and skill wherever they do business.
Members of our team have worked on projects involving legislative drafting and government advisory projects. These projects include advising a Qatari government agency on the preparation and drafting of the legal and regulatory framework to establish economic zones, on the laws and regulations governing a Dubai Free Zone, advising on bylaws for a key Qatari government entity involving high-level negotiations with key ministries and authorities and advising on the regulatory framework of the patent laws for another Gulf-based Free Zone. In addition, our lawyers in the Middle East are able to leverage the expertise of the K&L Gates global policy and regulatory team based across our international network of offices. The global team has extensive experience serving in government and senior policymaking around the world.