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Arab Law Bureau

Corporate/Commercial

2 ranked lawyersBand 2QatarGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Arab Law Bureau (ALB) is a leading law firm with an especially distinguished finance practice in Qatar. The firm's Doha office offers broad-ranging corporate capabilities covering acquisitions, group restructuring and insolvency mandates. Furthermore, its banking practice covers significant project finance transactions, especially in syndicated finance. Clients include international financial institutions as well as government-related entities.

Strengths

One source says: "ALB is certainly one of the firms we will turn to if we ever need to recommend a local law firm. We find them pragmatic, knowledgeable about Qatari law, and extremely courteous and collaborative in their approach."

A client adds: "The firm continues to be the epitome of legal professionalism and excellence in Qatar."

Work highlights

An ALB team led by Alaa Hamad acted for Qatar Islamic Bank on a QAR1.2 billion facility agreement to QTerminals.

Notable practitioners

Alaa Hamad is a distinguished lawyer based in Doha who is noted for his extensive expertise across the full spectrum of transactional matters. He particularly excels in project finance, and has additional experience advising on M&A, corporate structurings and restructurings.
"Alaa Hamad’s deep understanding of the legal landscape in Qatar and his ability to apply that knowledge to get results for his clients is impressive, though no less impressive is his ability to convey complicated legal concepts to his clients directly and clearly." "He is an excellent lawyer - pragmatic, collaborative and with lengthy experience of operating in the Qatar market."

Senior associate Diane Doumit is based in Doha, from where she assists with financial restructurings as well as project finance mandates. Her clients include several domestic and international corporations from the oil and gas sector.
"Diane is a legal expert who is not only very knowledgeable in the letter of the law but more importantly its practical application. She is always up to date on the latest developments and trends both in the law and in practice." "She is able to provide practical solutions when roadblocks are faced and has been very accommodating to client requests."

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Alaa Hamad
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