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Alexios Hallak

Associate
+974.4424.6120
Fax +974.4424.6101
Alexios is a member of K&L Gates' regional corporate practice advising clients on the structuring of investments, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and commercial transactions across a diverse range of sectors including energy & infrastructure, defence, aviation, real estate, financial services and fine arts and culture.

Professional Background

Alexios completed his education in the United Kingdom and was admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in September 2012. Prior to joining K&L Gates, he worked for a large multinational in the construction and oil and gas industries and trained with a leading international law firm in London.

Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Advising the Qatari Ministry of Information and Communications Technology on the sale of Qatar National Broadband Network 
  • Advising the owners of a GCC-based online media company on the sale of a majority stake of the business to Qatari investors
  • Advising a listed Qatari real estate developer on the sale of its facilities management subsidiary by auction
  • Advising a Qatari telecommunications infrastructure company on the acquisition of a GCC-based MPLS and cloud computing services company
  • Advising a large Qatari real estate developer on the sale of part of a mixed-use development in Qatar
Regulatory Compliance
  • Advising a Qatar-based fintech company on its compliance with Qatari data processing, cybercrime and privacy laws  
  • Advising a large multinational defence contractor on its compliance with Qatari labour law and data processing and privacy laws
  • Advising a large international cloud computing service provider on its compliance with a range of Qatari laws applicable to the sale of its services, including Qatari intellectual property laws, cybercrime and data processing and privacy laws
  • Advising investors in Qatar and the UAE on anti-bribery corruption and corporate governance
  • Advising a listed UAE telecommunications company on the update of its corporate governance policy
  • Advising a listed UAE construction company on the update of its corporate governance policy
Commercial
  • Advising a major Qatari cultural organisation on the update of its template terms and conditions for procurement
  • Advising a large multinational defence contractor on the terms of its direct commercial sales to the Qatari armed forces
  • Advising a large multinational defence contractor on a joint venture in Qatar
  • Advising a UAE retail bank on the update of the general terms and conditions of its products and services
  • Advising a major international outsourcing company on the procurement of services to the Qatari armed forces
  • Advising a mall developer in Qatar on the development of its commercial lease agreement template and negotation of commercial leases with major anchor tenants
  • Advising various foreign investors on joint ventures, distributorships and structuring investments in Qatar and the UAE
Energy and Infrastructure
  • Advising on a PPP worker-housing project by the Qatari Ministry of Municipalities and Urban Planning
  • Advising on a PPP worker-housing project by the Economic Zones Company (Manateq)
  • Advising the sponsors of a major project-financed biofuels project in West Africa
  • Advising an independent oil company on various joint ventures in Nigeria, Yemen and Oman
  • Advising an independent oil company in its bids in licensing rounds for oil and gas exploration licenses in Algeria and Nigeria
  • Advising an independent oil company on the acquisition of interests in oil and gas exploration and production licenses in Oman and Nigeria
  • Advising an independent oil company on the sale of its interests in oil and gas exploration and production licenses in Yemen and Nigeria
  • Advising an independent oil company on the procurement of goods and services in support of oil and gas exploration and production operations
  • Advising a UK solar PV projects developer on project development and the refinancing of its asset portfolio 
  • Advising a national oil company on the effect of the EU’s sanctions on its operations in Syria
  • Advising an African regional financial institution on its investment in a multinational corporation engaged in mining projects in East Africa
  • Advising the administrators in relation to a UK-based insolvency of an international oil refining company
  • Advising a Russian bank in relation to the provision of financing to a borrower engaged in the business of the launching of commercial space satellites
Aviation
  • Advising  on aircraft deliveries for various international airlines with experience in ECA and non-ECA financed transactions, PDP financings and sale and leasing structures
  • Advising a major bank in its capacity as security trustee on the prepayment and sale of five aircraft by a major international airline
  • Advising  buyers in various jurisdictions, lessees and sellers of corporate aircraft utilizing various ownership and financing structures
Fine Arts and Culture
  • Advising a major Qatari cultural organisation on Qatari and international copyright law as applicable to its rights to complete and exploit a high-profile commissioned work of art
  • Advising a major Qatari cultural organisation on the outsourcing of the management of its museums and collection of art works and artifacts
  • Advising a major Qatari cultural organisation in relation to its proprietary rights to a collection of donated art works
  • Advising a GCC-based auction house in relation to its rights and obligations under Qatari copyright law 
Disputes
  • Advising a contractor in Qatar in relation to a joint venture dispute involving the Qatari courts, ICC arbitration and Miller Act Proceedings in the U.S.
  • Advising a major Saudi trading group in relation to a joint venture dispute in Saudi Arabia involving the Saudi courts and ad hoc arbitration under the Saudi arbitration law
  • Advising a major Qatari family office in relation to a joint venture dispute with a large UAE construction company