With proven reserves of both oil and natural gas and one of the world's highest per capita production rates, Qatar’s economy is one of the fastest growing in the world. Its ambitious National Vision 2030 provides for substantial investment of its wealth in four major areas – human, social, economic, and environmental development – with the objective of creating a competitive and diversified economy and a high standard of living for its people.
The Qatar office of K&L Gates is regulated by the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and is committed to supporting our Qatari clients both domestically and abroad – as well as our international clients doing business in Qatar – by helping them to meet their legal and regulatory needs in pursuit of their key objectives. We have a team of lawyers in Doha with deep understanding of the Qatar market combined with substantial Middle East and international experience.
Our Doha lawyers – supported by a larger team in the Gulf Region – have distinguished themselves in Qatar and internationally in regulatory and legislative drafting projects, energy and infrastructure (including transportation), banking and finance, including Islamic Finance, telecoms, media and technology, real estate and construction, intellectual property, and dispute resolution, among other areas. Moreover, the seamless integration of our Doha practices with our offices throughout the world – a hallmark of K&L Gates – ensures our clients that their legal requirements will be met with the highest quality service and skill wherever they happen to be doing business.
Members of our Middle East team have worked on projects involving legislative drafting and government advisory projects. These projects include advising a Qatari government agency on the preparation and drafting of the legal and regulatory framework to establish economic zones, on the laws and regulations governing a Dubai Free Zone, advising on bylaws for a key Qatari government entity involving high level negotiations with key ministries and authorities and advising on the regulatory framework of the Patent Laws for another Gulf-based Free Zone.
In addition our lawyers in the Middle East are able to leverage the expertise of the K&L Gates global policy and regulatory team based across our international network of offices. The Global team has extensive experience serving in government and senior policymaking around the world.