Drawing on its formidable experience and expertise our construction and engineering team advises on every aspect of the design, engineering, construction and operation of projects in Qatar. We have been involved with some of the region’s most pioneering and ambitious engineering and construction projects. We have an exceptional track-record on both non-contentious and contentious sides of our construction and engineering practice.
Having a trusted local adviser that understands the complexities of doing business in Qatar, and is able to advise on the signiﬁcant diﬀerences between an agency and a non-exclusive franchise or distribution arrangement is of paramount importance. Our formidable experience in advising in relation to registering agency agreements, and avoiding such registration, allows us to provide both practical and commercial options facilitating any client requirements.
We help our clients handle all the routine matters with efficiency and confidence. We have advised extensively on the entire range of contractual forms, including FIDIC, NEC and JCT. In addition to our industry knowledge, we also provide commercial insight and pragmatic solutions on a wide variety of contractual issues.
As part of our service offering, we provide client updates that cover not only legislative developments but also new case law and emerging court trends. Being a dedicated Qatari law firm has strengthened our understanding of local legislation and affords us the knowledge to provide bespoke advice with respect to:
- Claims for Extensions of Time
- Decennial Liability
- Employment and Labour Issues
- Force Majeure Events
- Health, Safety, and Environment Regulations
- Liquidated Damages
- Payment and Performance Delays
- Performance and Bank Guarantees
- Price and Scope Variations
- Stop Work Orders
- Vicarious Liability
On the contentious side, our team supports our clients throughout the full continuum of the dispute resolution process including mediation, arbitration or litigation up to including the Court of Cassation (hte highest court in Qatar). We have consistently been a leader in pursuing and defending construction related claims before the courts of Qatar and various arbitration and dispute resolution platforms, earning top tier rankings in dispute resolution from numerous international law firm ranking publications including Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.