Established in 1999 by Sultan Al-Abdulla, Sultan Al-Abdulla and Partners (SAP) is a full service law firm based in Qatar. We offer legal advice to the private sector, governmental and semi-governmental entities in core areas such as oil and gas, construction, dispute resolution, all aspects of corporate work, commercial property, employment, banking and financial services.
SAP is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners and Tier 1 by The Legal 500 for Dispute Resolution and Corporate and Commercial. In 2017, SAP was named Qatar Law Firm of the Year by the Qatar Business Law Forum sponsored by Lexis Nexis.
Our diversity of clients from around the world is reflected in our legal team drawn from Qatar, North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and other regions who bring a wealth of expertise, experience and knowledge of the region for the benefit of our clients.
“Lawyers who know Qatar”
How We Work
Delivering exceptional client service is at the heart of everything we do. Every client is different but each client wants to be confident that they are getting the very best advice from legal experts who understand their needs. We will invest our time to understand your business and your business sector.
“Trust Driven Relationships”
Our corporate and commercial team draws on its expertise and experience to advise on all aspects of domestic and cross-border matters and transactions. As Qatar’s corporate and commercial landscape continues to develop, our team maintains its cutting-edge awareness of developments, regularly updating clients on new and emerging corporate trends and practices. The advisory team invests time to understand the needs of our clients so it can deliver astute, relevant and effective advice.
Over the years, our practice group has built a reputation for insightful out-of-the-box thinking and has concluded successful multiparty contractual structures and sophisticated financial and security arrangements acting for borrowers as well as consortiums of financing institutions. The firm carries a formidable track record for its services in the energy sector as well as in mergers and acquisitions, real estate, due diligence, sports, tax, IT and telecommunications, corporate finance including private placements and IPOs, and banking.
With extensive experience in litigation and arbitration, our dispute resolution practice has an outstanding track record in complex, high stakes disputes across a range of sectors, including construction and engineering, oil and gas, energy, and banking and financial services. The Firm’s construction practice includes disputes relating to works completed, change orders and variations, payment, time-at-large, performance bonds and guarantees, penalties and liquidated damages, force majeure …etc.
Our arbitration team represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations, both under major institutional rules and ad hoc and has extensive experience of commercial arbitrations, including those involving joint ventures, partnerships, and disputes arising from banking and finance transactions. We also advise on related court matters, such as the enforcement of arbitral awards. Reflecting the international scope of our practice, the arbitration team routinely works with lawyers in other civil and common law jurisdictions.