Clifford Chance scores Qatar role
Magic circle law firm Clifford Chance has been appointed as an advisor on Qatar's World Cup 2022 technical programme, which includes the development of the main 'Iconic Stadium' which will have a capacity of more than 85,000.
The London-based firm had previously undertaken a similar role for tournaments including the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Euro 2012 competition in Poland in the same year, reports the Arabian Business web site.
In preparation to host the event, Qatar is reportedly planning or renovating 12 dedicated stadia. A study by Standard Chartered estimated that Qatar will spend $115bn between now and 2022.
In a statement on the firm’s web site yesterday, Doha office managing partner Richard Parris said: ‘We are delighted to have been appointed by the Supreme Committee on this landmark infrastructure programme and we are excited to be working on a project of this magnitude. It is also a privilege to be working on a high profile project such as the Iconic Stadium which will set the benchmark for stadium development.’
General counsel for the Supreme Committee Andrew Longmate added: ‘We are delighted that Clifford Chance has won the first of a number of major legal advisory mandates that will be tendered over the coming months.’
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