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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.