1. What sorts of legal services do you offer?
Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners is a full-service law firm specialising in not only corporate and commercial transactions, but also in litigation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution methods.
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.
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 & engineering, oil & gas, energy, and banking & financial services. The Firm’s construction practice includes disputes relating to change orders and variations, delays and liquidated damages, non-payment, time-at-large, performance bonds and guarantees, …etc.
Our arbitration team represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations, both under the major institutional rules and ad hoc. We have an outstanding track record in complex, high value cases across a range of sectors, including construction & engineering, oil & gas, energy, and banking & financial services. We have 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.
2. What are your business hours and location?
Our business hours are from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Sunday through Thursday. We are located in Al Fardan Towers in the West Bay, Doha, across the street from the Doha Exhibition & Conference Centre.
3. How do I become a client of the firm?
The first step is to contact us in order that we may better understand your requirements. You may contact us either by phone at +974 4442 0660, or send an email directly to one of our lawyers using the “Our People” tab in the menu above and below. We will conduct a conflict check to ensure that we do not have a conflict of interest in representing you.
If we are clear of conflicts, we will proceed to discuss your needs. Subsequent to this discussion will we provide you with an anticipated scope of work and an estimate of our fees for advising/representing you.
Once the scope of work and fees have been agreed, we will begin the formal engagement process which starts with us obtaining certain Know Your Client (“KYC”) information from you.
On completing the KYC process, we will then send to you an engagement letter that includes our standard terms of representation. Signing and sending the engagement letter back to us will then permit us to proceed with our work.
4. Do you have rights of audience before the Qatari courts?
Unlike some Doha-based firms, we are a Qatari law firm with rights of audience before all levels of courts and tribunals and can submit pleadings directly on behalf of our clients.
5. Is your firm ranked in any globally recognized legal publications?
We are a top law firm in Qatar ranked in Tier 1 of the Legal 500, and Band 1 for Chambers & Partners. Further, our partners are individually ranked as leading individuals in their respective fields of expertise.
6. What happens if you are conflicted?
If we are conflicted or if your particular matter does not fall within our areas of practice, we will refer you to an associate firm to assist you.