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K&L Gates

Corporate/Commercial

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What the team is known for

Highly skilled banking and finance team especially accomplished at Islamic finance. Experienced advising major international clients on real estate finance, asset finance and restructurings. Frequently acts for regulatory bodies such as the Qatar Financial Centre Authority, and provides a wealth of guidance on corporate structurings. The firm also fields an experienced projects team capable of handling finance and development mandates, with particular strengths in PPPs.

Strengths

Clients value the firm's "thorough uncovering and evaluation of issues and concise presentation of analysis and recommendations."

One client remarked upon its "strong client focus, with an appreciation and patience for the cultural nuances," going on to praise the team's "sound understanding of the commercial reality and thorough knowledge of the local Qatari market."

Work highlights

Acted for Iberdrola on a series of energy-related research projects conducted in collaboration with a number of prominent universities and higher education institutions.

Notable practitioners

Amjad Hussain is widely considered a leader in Qatari finance matters. He is acclaimed by clients for his strengths in Islamic and asset finance, and offers further expertise in M&A transactions and commercial contract work. Sources describe him as a lawyer who is "very pragmatic, practical and offers a good level of service," further noting: "He's a really pleasant guy to work with."

Paweł Piotrowski is fast establishing himself as a go-to figure for Qatari PPPs, offering considerable experience in procurement-related issues and contract drafting. One client enthused: "Pawełis really, really good. He's really accessible, gets back to you quickly, has a really commercial approach and understands transactions from a high level."

Simon Chan is well versed in a wide range of finance matters, acting for both borrowers and lenders. He is also noted for his skills in fintech and banking regulatory matters. Sources agree that he is "an experienced guy," with one client adding: "I find him to be really reliable."

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Corporate/Commercial


Amjad Hussain
Band 2

Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance


Amjad Hussain
Band 1
Simon Chan
Band 2

Projects & Energy


Paweł Piotrowski
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