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Arab Law Bureau

Projects

2 ranked lawyersBand 1QatarGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Arab Law Bureau (ALB) is a leading domestic law firm based in Doha with an especially distinguished projects practice. The firm demonstrates significant expertise in project financing and all aspects of PPPs and energy projects, acting for notable international clients. Its expertise also ranges across oil and gas, infrastructure and renewables.

Strengths

Sources agree that in the projects market, "Arab Law Bureau is the most active local player."

Work highlights

An ALB team led by Alaa Hamad acted as lenders' counsel to JBIC in regard to the Facility E project.

Notable practitioners

Alaa Hamad is based in Doha and is noted for his extensive expertise across the full spectrum of transactional matters. He particularly excels in project finance, and has additional experience assisting with development issues in the context of energy and PPP projects.

Matthew Williams is well versed in project finance, in which arena he is especially prolific with regard to power, water and renewables matters. He is based in Doha and also acts on acquisitions and corporate structuring mandates.
"Matthew is a first-rate lawyer who has been working in Qatar for many years." "Matthew provides quick responses and flexible arrangements."

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Alaa Hamad
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Matthew Williams
Band 2