The Doha office of Eversheds Sutherland has a long-established and eminent projects and energy practice advising on both financing and development issues in regard to oil and gas, renewable energy and PPP projects. The team regularly advises international clients on cross-border transactions and is also greatly appreciated for its in-depth understanding of local law issues. It is equally adept at counselling clients on fund formation, Islamic finance and real estate matters.
A client recalls: "Eversheds were approachable, flexible to market requirements and forthcoming with their legal opinions."
Another client found Eversheds to have an "excellent understanding of the Qatari environment," adding that the lawyers "always give you confidence that they have things under control."
An Eversheds team led by Dani Kabbani acted for the Public Works Authority of Qatar (Ashghal) on the structuring and negotiation of a wastewater treatment plant through a PPP.
Dani Kabbani is a skilled lawyer in the projects field in Qatar, assisting with project finance agreements as well as the structuring of a variety of PPPs. He is based in Doha and also excels in advising government entities on infrastructure projects.
"Dani is very well versed in the Qatari legal requirements for PPP transactions and managed the overall transaction in a smooth manner." "He has a deep understanding of Qatari laws, customs and procedures. He is always available when needed."
Benjamin Clark is a Doha-based senior associate who has established a significant practice in energy and infrastructure project development. He has a notable track record in PPPs and is also well versed in IWPPs.
"Ben is a strong and confident lawyer. He is a clear communicator who is responsive to requests and keeps clients updated." "He has always been available to provide advice in a timely manner. His knowledge of contractual matters and drafting was imperative in taking the transaction forward successfully."