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Sharq Law Firm

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Senior Partner: Rashid Al Saad
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 20
Languages: English, Arabic, French, Greek, Hindi, Urdu, Malayan

Firm Overview:
Sharq Law Firm advises a wide range of local and international clients on all legal aspects of their business and activities in Qatar and abroad. The firm combines experience and expertise to achieve client objectives efficiently, promptly, economically and with continuity. Sharq Law Firm is committed to driving innovation and delivering value to clients. The firm works closely with each client and provides expertise in transactional matters as well as in dispute resolution. Sharq Law Firm fosters a firm-wide culture that is focused on the clients’ unique needs, responding to their concerns and finding specific, actionable solutions to their business challenges. At the heart of everything Sharq Law Firm does is a determination to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. The firm understands that every case is different, every client unique and because of this the level of partner involvement is tailored to the individual needs of the client. Whatever the case, clients will find the firm proactive, determined and systematic, at every level of the firm. The firm’s size means it is large enough to handle substantial cases but small enough to offer a highly personalised service.

A seamless service, both locally and internationally:
In delivering a seamless international service to clients, the firm works closely with other leading independent practices worldwide. The law firm in Qatar operates regionally and internationally, with a vast network of law firms across the Middle East. This network means that the firm has sophisticated knowledge of local rules and business practices in the countries clients operate. The firm understands the impact of economic and social transition on a client’s business and can help them navigate the changing legal and commercial landscape. Sharq Law Firm provides specific advice that gets a deal done or a dispute resolved and is poised to provide clients with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected market-place.

Client relationships are at the heart of the firm’s work:
Irrespective of the geography, the firm is relationship focused which gives the team a better understanding of clients’ businesses, enabling the firm to provide practical solutions to complex legal problems. No matter the scale and scope of a client’s business needs, they get the individual attention a client needs and deserve. Whether the matter is big or small, if it is important to the client, then it is important to the firm.

The Team:
The team is as diverse as the firm’s practices. At Sharq Law Firm, diversity is not just a matter of compliance with the letter of the law or a statistic to be reported. The team firmly believes that lack of diversity leads to loss of excellence. These diverse thoughts facilitate the crafting of eclectic solutions to address clients’ most imperative issues across an extensive sphere of industries, geographies and cultures.

The firm is strengthened by a team of professionals which comprise of people with diverse and rich experience working as lawyers at local and international law firms, in house counsels, private practice, government and heads of legal departments of large corporations. This vigorous, well- knitted organisation is made up of lawyers from multiple civil and common law jurisdictions qualified to practice law in Qatar, the GCC, MENA Region as well as internationally.

Main Areas of Practice:
General Corporate & Commercial
Construction & Claim
Management
Real Estate & Property Laws in Qatar
Regulation
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Commercial/Corporate/M&A:
 Recent transactional highlights:
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
Contact: Rashid Al Saad
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
Recent transactional highlights:
Acting for the claimant in a large infrastructure dispute. This is an arbitration before the ICC with a panel of three arbitrators, chaired by the former Head of the UK’s specialist Technology & Construction Court (TCC). The seat of the dispute is in London.
Contact: Rashid Al Saad
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Harith Al Kutubi
Email: [email protected]
Matter Value: QAR 480m

Dispute Resolution:
Recent transactional highlights:

Representing a governmental railway organisation before the civil courts in Qatar.
The firm’s role was to:
■ Draft the defence memos
■ Draft statements of claims
■ Collect supporting documents
■ File cases
■ Represent the client in court
Contact: Abdelraouf Elbekei Email: [email protected]
Contact: Rashid Al Saad
Email: [email protected]
Matter Value: QAR 1.1bn

Sector Expertise:
Consumer goods and services, automotive, energy, industrials, government and public policy, media, financial services, banking, construction and materials, accounting, food and beverage, insurance, healthcare, oil and gas, shipping, real estate, investment management, tech and telecoms, utilities, transport.
Contact: Rashid Al Saad
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Abdelraouf Elbekei
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Harith Al Kutubi
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Hassan Al Marzouqi
Email: [email protected]

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
 Recent transactional highlights:
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
Contact: Rashid Al Saad
Email: [email protected]