Middle East/Qatar

Crowell & Moring signals Middle East launch as it takes on Squire's Doha arm

Washington DC-based firm extends reach of infrastructure business as rival channels regional investment elsewhere

  • 3yrs

LGBT poses challenge for Qatar World Cup sponsors

Sponsors of the Qatar World Cup tournament could face reputational risk if current laws against the LGBT community are not suspended for the event.

  • 4yrs

Simmons & Simmons boosts Qatari disputes offering

Firm expands its dispute resolution offering in Qatar with new partner and team of associates.

  • 4yrs

ICJ finds UAE violated racial discrimination convention

Actions taken by UAE against Qatar in 2017 were discriminatory, according to the ICJ which ordered it to comply with CERD convention.

  • 5yrs

Qatar taking UAE to ICJ with accusations of racial discrimination

With a year-long blockade still in place, Qatar fights back at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

  • 5yrs

Lalive signs deal with Qataris to head up claims against sanctions

The Swiss firm will analyse claims from citizens impacted by the blockade.

  • 6yrs

Qatar hires US legal heavyweight on $2.5 million contract

The law firm of former US senator and US Attorney General John Ashcroft has been appointed to help the Qatar Government to advise on its crisis including legal work on international counter-terrorism finance laws.

  • 6yrs

Leading law firms pull away from Qatar

Two of the world's largest law firms are set to shut up shop in Qatar.

  • 7yrs

India's SNG opens in Doha, expands in Singapore

Mumbai and Delhi-based law firm SNG & Partners has launched its second international office in Doha and expanded its first in Singapore with the hire of associate partner Kshitij Dua.

  • 8yrs

Harvard and Northwestern join in law school venture in Qatar

The Middle East is to offer its first juris doctor degree programme through a law school, created in collaboration with the two US law schools, which is due to open in Education City in the autumn.

  • 9yrs

Qatar lawyers look to modernise the courts

With a fast-growing population and an expanding court workload in Qatar, the bar association is calling on the courts to modernise.

  • 9yrs

Qatar gets tough on cybercrime

The Gulf state of Qatar has introduced a tough set of laws on cybercrime, including substantial financial penalties which can be doubled if a public official is involved.

  • 9yrs

Blow for foreign law firms from Qatari lawyers

The Qatari Lawyers' Association has voted against renewing rules which allow a system of dual licensing to foreign law firms.

  • 9yrs

Dubai practice expands to Qatar and Bahrain

STA - Sunil Thacker Associates - is expanding its five-office network to work out of both Qatar and Bahrain as well.

  • 9yrs

Qatari women make gains in the law

Women represent 14.2 per cent of all lawyers working in Qatar, according to statistics from the government.

  • 9yrs

World Cup triggers sports law interest in Middle East

As preparations start for the Qatar World Cup in 2022, there are predictions that regional law firms will concentrate more on sport.

  • 10yrs

Qatari Lawyers' Association on the ropes

A key lawyers' association in Qatar is on the brink of closure as shrinking membership has left it without to support its activities.

  • 11yrs

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.

  • 11yrs

Qatar move to rival Dubai in Gulf finance market

Qatar's authorities moved last week to enhance the emirate's position in the global financial market by authorising measures to simplify rules and create a single umbrella regulator.

  • 11yrs