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Global 2022
Qatar Corporate/Commercial
Band 3

1 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Sharq Law Firm

Our specialist knowledge of the Corporate and Commercial sectors enables our lawyers to provide results-driven commercial advice across the broad spectrum of corporate work including takeovers, M&A, joint ventures, commercial disposals and corporate restructurings, as well as general commercial, antitrust and corporate governance issues. Our aim is also to provide you with seamless and full-range of services on protecting intellectual property rights.

We specialize in:

  • Due diligence
  • Pre-and post-acquisition advisory
  • Agency, licensing, distribution, franchise and master service agreements
  • Manufacturing, exploitation agreements and trademark licenses
  • Outsourcing contracts
  • Supply and manufacturing agreements
  • PPP and partnering
  • E-commerce, logistics, advertising, sales promotion and marketing agreements
  • Establishing all kinds of companies including drafting of Articles of Associations and all kinds of commercial arrangements.
  • Patents, Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secrets

Recent Work:

Deal name: Acquisition of Doha Golf Club, Al Dana Club and Al Ahli Club by a sovereign wealth fund through all phases of its with transaction value of USD $1.3 billion.
The firm’s role was to:
■ Assist a sovereign wealth fund through all phases of its acquisition of Doha Golf Club, Al Dana Club and Al Ahli Club. Asset value US$1.3bn

Advising a Qatar governmental institution on USD $15bn international bonds issuance.
The firm’s role was to provide:
■ Advise and negotiation regarding the deal on client’s behalf

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers
Corporate/Commercial - Qatar
Band 3
What the team is known for

Sharq Law Firm is a noteworthy Qatari practice based in Doha with a highly developed commercial offering. The firm is active on a number of high-profile capital markets transactions, M&A, corporate restructuring and Islamic finance mandates. It demonstrates further capabilities in corporate governance and competition law. Clients regularly include companies from the real estate and technology sectors, as well as government bodies.


A client concludes that the firm "has shown a full knowledge of the field in which they have provided services, with a good awareness of the requirements of the client."

Another client agrees that "the advice provided has always been decisive. The Sharq team has always shown expertise in the legal field and come up with effective and innovative solutions to any problem."

Work highlights

A team led by senior partner Rashid Al Saad acted as local counsel to Qatar Petroleum on its acquisition of Yara's shares in Qatar Fertiliser Company.

Notable practitioners

Rashid Al Saad is a Doha-based lawyer who excels in a wide range of transactional work, from capital markets issuances to acquisitions and Islamic finance. His clients include both domestic and international entities from the technology, finance, and oil and gas sectors.
"Rashid Al Saad is an amazing, skilful and smart man."

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Josias De Salles

Rashid Al Saad

Head of Department