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Arbitration

Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners’ arbitration lawyers have significant experience in handling complex matters, with an emphasis on commercial, construction and public law cases.

We are one of the leading arbitration practices in Qatar. Our team is admitted to practise in various common and civil law jurisdictions, such as England, Qatar, Egypt, the US, Pakistan and India. The diverse backgrounds of our lawyers enable us to act for a wide range of clients in Qatar, the wider Middle East and internationally. We therefore offer the benefits of an international law firm, coupled with deep knowledge of our local market, its culture and systems.

We conduct arbitrations under the local QICCA rules, as well as the rules of the major institutions such as the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, SCC, SIAC, UNCITRAL, and ad hoc arbitrations. The team is routinely engaged in high value, lengthy, document-heavy merits hearings. We also deal with procedural hearings and interlocutory applications for interim relief, such as security for costs and conservatory measures. We also have significant experience of the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards in Qatar and in other jurisdictions, whether under the New York Convention or otherwise. We have often successfully challenged awards on behalf of clients by way of appeal or annulment. Given the breadth of the team’s jurisdictional experience, we are able to tailor our approach to the expectations of any particular Tribunal.

Our client base is local and international: we act for clients in Qatar, elsewhere in the Middle East, and outside the region. We are frequently appointed as counsel and Qatari law experts in arbitrations under the laws of and/or which are seated in Qatar, the UAE, England, Switzerland and Singapore, amongst others. We have built excellent relationships with lawyers across the world, and therefore can provide clients with ready access to foreign law advice and representation when this is required.

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