K&L Gates

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Robust practice which acts for a wide variety of international and Qatari clients. Noted for its experience in construction arbitration. Also represents clients in court proceedings in the Qatar Financial Centre. Experienced in both arbitration and litigation at the domestic and international levels.

Strengths One client praised "the level of attention they gave to our case."

Work highlights Successfully defended Barwa Bank against breach of contract proceedings brought by Zurich International Life before the Qatar Financial Centre International Court.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Walker splits his time between London and Doha and is respected for his capabilities in construction disputes. In this work he has litigated before the Qatar International Court and has also conducted a number of arbitrations in a wide range of forums. One source commented on his standard of client service: "He's a very strong lawyer, very responsive, he will tell us if we comply and will pull the right resources from the firm. He's taken very good care of us."