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August 30, 2021

It is not uncommon for a losing party to an arbitration to challenge the final award. Such a challenge is brought before the competent court of the arbitral seat. This article provides an overview of the legal framework for chall….[…]

August 30, 2021

As part of its initiative to facilitate litigant ease of access to the courts, the Supreme Judiciary Council recently announced that it launched a unified service centre….[…]

August 30, 2021

أعلنت وزارة الداخلية عن فتح باب قيد الناخبين لانتخاب مجلس الشورى في دورته الأولى، في جميع مقار الدوائر الانتخابية اعتبارًا من يوم 1 أغسطس 2021، وحتى يوم 5 أغسطس2021، وتم إعلان جداول الناخبين الأولية بتاريخ 8 أغسطس 2021….[…]

August 30, 2021

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021 pursuant to Article 7 of Law No.1 of 2019 on regulating the investment of non-Qatari capital in economic activity, the Council of Ministers approved increasing up to 100% the percentage of…[…]

July 28, 2021

In anticipation of the upcoming World Cup 2022, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 the Council of Ministers approved a draft decision that would permit holiday homes to be treated as hotel establishments..[…]

July 28, 2021

A supervisory committee has been established in order to oversee the first elections of the Shura Council set to be held in October. The Shura Council is Qatar’s legislative body and is comprised of 45 members. ..[…]

July 28, 2021

This article is the first in a series of articles focusing on litigation in the State of Qatar (“Qatar”) and providing high-level practical guidance and information on Qatar’s legal structure, court system, and litigation proceedings..[…]

July 28, 2021

تقوم المنظمات غير الحكومية كالجمعيات والمؤسسات الخاصة من خلال ما تقدمه من خدمات للوطن والمواطن والمقيم بدور تكاملي مع ما تقدمه الدولة، بما يحقق المصلحة العامة للدولة .ودأب المشرع القطري على تحديث القوانين الحاكمة للجمعيات والمؤسسات الخاصة ..[…]

June 28, 2021

In its judgment rendered at the hearing dated 16/6/2020 on Appeal No. 171 of 2020 (Civil Cassation), the Civil Chamber of the Court of Cassation (“Court”) established an important principle regarding the eligibility of banks to receive interest agreed upon in loan contracts and credit ..[…]

June 28, 2021

أرست الدائرة المدنية بمحكمة التمييز من خلال حكمها الصادر بجلسة 16/6/2020 في الطعن رقم 171 لسنة 2020 تمييز مدني، مبدئاً هاماً في خصوص مدى أحقية البنوك في تقاضي الفوائد المتفق عليها بعقود القروض والتسهيلات الائتمانية المبرمة مع عملائها. ..[…]

June 28, 2021

In its weekly meeting on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 the Council of Ministers took measures to approve the draft law that will govern the World Cup 2022 to be held next year in Qatar. The draft law includes 43 articles divided into…[…]

June 28, 2021

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021 the Council of Ministers in its weekly meeting approved a draft law combatting conflicts of interest. The draft law defines a conflict of interest as any situation in which an employee, or any person associated with them, has a material or moral interest that conflicts with, …[…]

May 26, 2021

On May 24, 2021 the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (“MADLSA”) announced the launch of the first phase of its unified platform for labour related complaints by employees and whistleblowers. The unified platform will allow…[…]

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May 26, 2021

In its Wednesday weekly meeting on May 19, 2021, the Council of Ministers approved a draft law establishing an Investment and Trade Court in Qatar, along with its primary and appeals departments as part of the count …[…]

May 26, 2021

تعد الوظيفة العامة أحد أهم الأعمدة الرئيسية التي يقوم عليها بناء الدولة، وحين يتقلد الموظف العام وظيفة عمومية فإنه يمثل وجه الدولة، ويجب أن يحوز ثقة المواطنين فضلاً عن أن أي خطأ يقوم به الموظف العام ينسب إلى الدولة كونه ممثلاً لها..[…]

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May 26, 2021

تَحَصَّلت الشركة الطاعنة على حكمٍ نهائيٍ بإلزام شركتين مُتحالفتين بالتضامن فيما بينهما بأداء مبلغ يربو على عشرين مليون ريال عبارة عن مستحقات للشركة الطاعنة لدَى هاتين الشركتين، وهيَّ مستحقات ناشئة عن عقد مقاولة مُتعلق بأعمال الكهرباء…[…]

April 28, 2021

On April 18, 2021 Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (“Ministry”) announced that applications for new commercial registration certificates (“CR”), or any applications for renewal or amendment of existing CRs, will not be processed unless the applicant identifies the beneficial owners of the…[…]

April 28, 2021

اخترنا التعليق على الحكم المذكور أعلاه لتعلقه بموضوع كان ولا يزال مدار نِقاش وأحياناً خلاف في الأوساط القانونية، وهو أيضاً يحظى باهتمام إدارة الشركات الخاصة والأشخاص على السواء، ويتعلق في الأساس بإمكانية حبس المدين المُمتنع عن سداد الدَين المحكوم به سواء كان المطلوب حبسه هو المدين شخصياً عندما يتعلق الأمر بحكم على أحد الأشخاص …[…]

April 28, 2021

مع بداية العام 2019، أصدَر المشرع القطري القانون رقم (3) لسنة 2019 بتعديل بعض نصوص قانون المرافعات المدنية والتجارية الصادر بالقانون رقم (13) لسنة 1990، وقد تضمَّنت التعديلات استبدال مواد جديدة بعدد من مواد القانون…[…]

April 28, 2021

Qatar’s General Tax Authority (“GTA”) recently issued Circular No. 2 of 2021 introducing a simplified tax return for companies and permanent establishments that are owned by Qatari and GCC citizens, that are exempt from tax, that have a share capital of less than QR 1 million…[…]

March 28, 2021

Having developed over the course of the last century or so, mergers and acquisitions (or M&As) are one of the most well documented and robustly regulated areas of transactional practice. Mergers as well as acquisitions can be…[…]

March 28, 2021

The QFMA recently issued rules regarding incentive plans for the purchase of shares in listed companies by their employees (“Rules”). According to the Rules, the number of shares in a listed company that may be allocated for a…[…]

March 28, 2021

According to the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (“MADLSA”), Qatar’s minimum wage law which was promulgated by Law No. 17 of 2020 officially came into effect on March 21, 2021 (“Minimum Wage Law”). The implementation of the Minimum Wage…[…]

March 28, 2021

في أعقاب انتشار وباء كورونا، واعتباره جائحة وفقاً لمنظمة الصحة العالمية، قامت العديد من الشركات العالمية بإجراء الأبحاث للتوصل إلى أمصال مضادة للفيروس، الأمر الذي أسفر عن التوصل إلى لقاحات متعددة. وقد أدى ذلك إلى أن تظهر من جديد فكرة الصراع بين الدول النامية والدول المصنعة للأمصال، إذ أن توفير المنتجات الدوائية للمرضى بأسعار مناسبة في أي دولة يتوقف …[…]

February 24, 2021

أرست الدائرة المدنية بمحكمة التمييز من خلال حكمها الصادر بجلسة 4/11/2020 في الطعن رقم 424 لسنة 2020 تمييز مدني، مبدئاً هاماً في خصوص قيام التشابه بين الأسماء والعلامات التجارية بما يترتب عليه شطب أو عدم شطب الأسماء والعلامات التجارية المشابهة لبعضها….[…]

February 24, 2021

On the occasion of Data Privacy Day the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (“MOTC”) announced that its Compliance and Data Protection Department had released guidelines (“Guidelines”) regarding Law No. 13…[…]

February 24, 2021

The U.K. Supreme Court’s decision in Halliburton Company v. Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd (formerly known as Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd) [2020] UKSC 48 was one of the most anticipated rulings of last year. Although the arbitral …[…]

February 24, 2021

تنفيذاً لنص المادة 54 من قانون مصرف قطر المركزي وتنظيم المؤسسات المالية، أصدر محافظ المصرف بتاريخ 27/12/2020 القرار رقم 99 لسنة 2020، والذي تم نشره بالعدد رقم ..[…].

January 27, 2021

لم تكن هناك حاجة قبل حلول القرن التاسع عشر لتنظيم علاقات العمل بقانون خاص، فقد كانت الصناعات صغيرة وتقوم علاقات العمل على أساس نظام الطوائف المهنية وفيه يقوم صاحب المصنع أو المتجر بالعمل بمعاونة العاملين لديه، ومن ثم سادت روح المودة بين العامل وصاحب العمل..[…].

January 27, 2021

في ظل تنامي الأحداث السياسية العالمية والتهديدات التي تواجه الدول المعاصرة، والأخطار التي قد تنجم عن تفاعل البعض عند نقل الأخبار التي تمس الدولة وتتداولها بصورة قد تؤدي إلى إثارة الرأي العام وخاصة عبر وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي، سواء أكان نقل الأخبار بطريقة مغر…[…]

January 27, 2021

On January 7, 2021 Masraf Al Rayan (“Al Rayan”) and Al Khalij Commercial Bank (“Al Khaliji”) announced that the banks had entered into a merger agreement. Al Khaliji’s business will be absorbed by Al Rayan to create one of the largest Shariah-compliant banks in Qatar and the Middle East…[…]

January 27, 2021

Recently, the International Chamber of Commerce (“the ICC”) issued the Rules of Arbitration, 2021 (“the New Rules”). The New Rules came into effect on January 1, 2021. This brief note summarises the key changes in the New…[…]

December 28, 2020

The Olympic Council of Asia (“OCA”) announced on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 that Doha was selected as the host city for the 2030 Asian Games. This will be the second time since December 2006 that Doha has been selected as the host city for the Asian Games…[…]

December 28, 2020

On Friday, December 18, 2020 Qatar successfully celebrated its National Day. Due to the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, participants in the traditional parade wore masks and observed social distancing…..[…]

December 28, 2020

The Qatar Central Bank, established by Emiri Decree No. 15 of 1993, was constituted as the state monetary authority in the State of Qatar, which assumed the functions of its predecessor, the Qatar Monetary Agency. QCB functions in accordance with Law No. 13 of 2012 on the Qatar Centra…..[…]

December 28, 2020

أرست الدائرة المدنية بمحكمة التمييز من خلال حكمها الصادر بجلسة ٤/١١/٢٠٢٠ في الطعن رقم ٤٤٨ لسنة ٢٠٢٠ تمييز مدني، مبدئاً هاماً في خصوص ارتباط الحكم بعدم قبول الدعوى لوجود شرط التحكيم بالعقد الناشئ عنه المطالبة محل الدعوى، ولو تم تقديمه في مرحلة لاحقة على صدور الحكم الابتدائي.!…..[…]

November 24, 2020

أستأذن الزملاء الكرام والمنظمين في الخروج من إطار الاحتفالية بدخول اتفاقية سنغافورة حيز التنفيذ إلى فضاء أرحب ألا وهو الوساطة بشكل عام. وقد عنونت ورقتي بعنوان “الوساطة – الفرصة الضائعة” إذ أرى أن هذا العنوان يلخص وضع الوساطة في عالمنا العربي!…..[…]

November 24, 2020

At the dawn of the third millennium, many writings appeared predicting the fast spread of two important alternative dispute resolution practices in the Arab world, namely: arbitration and mediation. Those expectations and prophecies came true in regards to arbitration, which has gained many follower…..[…]

November 24, 2020

The Qatar Central Bank (“QCB”) recently issued new instructions to banks in an effort to limit the number of bounced cheques being issued in Qatar. The instructions introduced a newly inaugurated central system in which the…..[…]

November 24, 2020

The International Chamber of Commerce has recently announced revisions to its 2017 Rules of Arbitration. The revised Rules are under further review, and are expected to be effective from ….[…]

October 26, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Sultan M. Al-Abdulla, Managing Partner and Founder of Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners law firm, has joined the Qatar International Court And Dispute Resolution Centre (“QICDRC”) Mediation Panel. The Mediation Panel is a new service under the auspices of the QICDRC…[…]

October 26, 2020

A Strict Approach by the Court of Appeal on the Bankruptcy of Shareholders in a Limited Liability Company. In a recent judgment, the Qatari Court of Appeal set a high threshold for declaring individuals in a limited liability company bankrupt as a result of the company’s inability to pay its debt….[…]

October 26, 2020

في إطار تطوير التشريعات القطرية بما يتوافق مع ما تشهده دولة قطر من نهضة في جميع المجالات، فقد صدر القانون رقم (11) لسنة 2020 بشأن السكك الحديدية، الذي جاء لتنظيم هذا المرفق الهام من مرافق الدولة.
أهمية خطوط السكك الحديدية بدولة قطر يعد النقل بواسطة السكك الحديدية من أفضل وسائل النقل البري نظراً…[..]

October 26, 2020

Residents and non-residents now are permitted to own units in residential complexes and shops within malls.

The Ministry of Justice (“MoJ”) in Qatar recently announced that Qatari and non-Qatari citizens, and residents and non-residents will have the right t…[…]

September 23, 2020

In July 2020 the International Court of Justice rejected an appeal filed by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt in respect of the jurisdiction of the International Civil Aviation Organisation Council to adjudicate on the complaint raised by Qatar regarding the airspace restrictions imposed by the quartet. The judgment is set out below.

في يوليو 2020 ، رفضت محكمة العدل الدولية استئنافًا قدمته المملكة العربية السعودية والإمارات والبحرين ومصر فيما يتعلق باختصاص مجلس منظمة الطيران المدني الدولي للفصل في الشكوى التي قدمتها دولة قطر بشأن القيود المفروضة على المجال الجوي التي فرضتها الدول الأربعة. يمكنكم الاطلاع على الحكم أدناه.

September 23, 2020

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (“ICAO”) is a specialised UN agency that was established pursuant to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (“Chicago Convention”) with the simple aim to ‘create and preserve friendship and understanding among the nations and peoples of the...[…]

September 23, 2020

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (“ICAO”), a UN agency, established pursuant to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (“Chicago Convention”)  aims to ‘create and preserve friendship and understanding among the nations and peoples of the world’ ....[…]

September 23, 2020

Qatar has successfully resisted an appeal brought by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE (“the States”) before the International Court of Justice (“the ICJ”), concerning the jurisdiction of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (“the Council” ....[…]

August 26, 2020

حظيَ الحق في الصحة بمكانة هامة في مواثيق حقوق الإنسان العالمية، لاسيما الإعلان العالمي لحقوق الإنسان الصادر عام ١٩٤٨ والذي نص على أنه “لكل شخص الحق في مستوى معيشة يكفي لضمان الصحة والرفاهية له ولأسرته، وخاصة على صعيد المأكل والملبس والمسكن والعناية الطبية، وصعيد الخدمات الاجتماعية الضرورية” . وكذلك نص على..[…]

August 26, 2020

Qatar’s first trademark law (Law No. 3 of 1978), was enacted in 1978 and the first trademark application was filed at the Qatar trademarks office in January 28, 1981 (“Wella” word & device marks in the name of Wella AG for goods ....[…]

August 26, 2020

أرست الدائرة المدنية بمحكمة التمييز من خلال حكمها الصادر بجلسة ١٨ فبراير ٢٠٢٠ في الطعن رقم ٢١٤ لسنة ٢٠١٩ تمييز مدني، مبدئاً هاماً في خصوص صفة السفارة في الخصومة القضائية، وتمسكها بالحصانة الدبلوماسية لعدم خضوعها لقضاء الدولة المُضيفة في التصرفات التي تبرمها بتلك الدولة…[…]

August 26, 2020

Finality of legal proceedings is one of the hallmarks of the administration of justice. As such, it is embedded across different jurisdictions under comparable legal doctrines: res judicata, ...[…]

August 26, 2020

.The Ministry of Administrative Development Social and Labour Affairs (“MADSLA”) recently announced the launch of its new national employment platform (“Kawader”), which will provide a list of all of the jobs available in Qatar in both the public and private sectors..[…]

August 26, 2020

.Qatar Airways has initiated four international investment arbitrations seeking approximately $5 billion from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt for the imposition of the blockade against Qatar that restricted the company’s ability to operate in the region..[…].

July 27, 2020

Measures Concerning The Protection of IP Rights- Report of the Panel

On June 16, 2020 a World Trade Organization panel which was established by the Dispute Settlement Body issued its report regarding the ongoing intellectual property rights dispute between the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The text of the WTO Panel Report may be found here. 

التدابير الخاصة بحماية حقوق الملكية الفكرية - تقرير اللجنة

في يوم 16 يونيو 2020 ، أصدرت منظمة التجارة العالمية التي أنشأتها هيئة تسوية المنازعات تقريرها بشأن النزاع المستمر حول حقوق الملكية الفكرية بين دولة قطر والمملكة العربية السعودية. يمكنكم الاطلاع على نص تقرير منظمة التجارة العالمية هنا.

July 27, 2020

On June 16, 2020 a World Trade Organization (“WTO”) panel (“Panel”) which was established by the Dispute Settlement Body (“DSB”) issued its report regarding the ongoing intellectual property rights dispute between the State…[…]

July 27, 2020

In 1995, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (“GATT”)[1] was succeeded by the World Trade Organisation (“WTO”) when following the 8-year long Uruguay Round[2], 123 countries signed…[…]

July 27, 2020

The legitimacy and success of the World Trade Organisation (“WTO”) is owed in significant part to its effective dispute resolution system. This article explores the structure of that system and how it works in practice.

With the exception of the Dispute Settlement Understandin…[…]

July 27, 2020

The piracy of intellectual property rights, such as the piracy undertaken on a massive scale by BeoutQ, is obviously detrimental to licensed rights holders such as BeIN Sports.  In addition to significant investments in telecommunications infrastructure, licensed rights holders often invest in the product…[…]

June 28, 2020

خُلق الانسان ليفكر ويتأمل، كي يؤدي مهامه التي أناطها الله به، ومنها عمارة الأرض والسعي في مناكبها وبتفكيره يبتدع ويبتكر الأشياء المادية وغير المادية، كالأدوات، والأبنية ووسائل الانتقال، ولوازم العلاج من الأمراض، والألحان، والشعر، ….[…]

June 28, 2020

A World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel (Panel) recently ruled that Saudi Arabia violated its treaty obligations by failing to apply criminal procedures and penalties to beoutQ. The dispute arose from Saudi Arabia’s decision follow …[…]

June 28, 2020

Qatar Petroleum (QP) announced its decision to integrate Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) into QP as part of its cost savings measures. The integration will involve brining into th…[…]

June 28, 2020

In these unprecedented times, when the COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and adversely impacted global economies, the virus has also affected the legal profession, including the arbitration practice. In particular, arbitral institutions have been compelled to work remotely an…[…]

May 31, 2020

Qatar recently adopted new measures when dealing with asymptomatic COVID-19 patients. Previously, COVID-19 patients would remain in isolation and would not be discharged until they had two negative PCR test resul…[…]

May 31, 2020

Companies and individuals are now permitted to register multiple lease agreements online under a single certificate according to the updated terms and conditions regarding lease agreement registration published by the Qatar e-Government Portal – Hukoomi. There will also be a 2 month grace period f…[…]

May 31, 2020

An arbitral tribunal has the power to make an award on costs in relation to the arbitration. The discretion of the tribunal in awarding costs is dependent on the arbitration agreement, applicable laws, and the rules of arbitration chose…[…]

May 31, 2020

تقدَّم المحامي صاحب الشأن بطلب إلى السيد وزير العدل بصفته لمنحهِ شهادة تفيد تغيير اسم مكتب المحاماة الخاص به حتى يتمكن من تغيير اسم المكتب بسجلات الجهات الحكومية وغير الحكومية المختصة إلى الاسم الجديد الذي اختاره لمكتبه، حيث طلبت منه تلك الجهات مُوافاتها بإفادة من.. […]

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April 30, 2020

The Qatari government several directives aimed at containing the COVID-19 outbreak in the State. Below are some of the most significant directives.
• Wearing Masks Mandatory
Starting Sunday, April 26 all employees […]

April 26, 2020

In 2009 the State of Qatar overhauled its tax system in order to create a more competitive tax environment and thereby incentivise foreign investment, while at the same time generating income by capturing previously untaxed activities. The 2009 law provided for a 10% corporate tax rate, introduced a withholding . […]

April 15, 2020

في ظل الانتشار المخيف غير المسبوق في مختلف دول العالم لفيروس كورونا وما نجم عنه من وفيات وتجهيز مناطق عزل وإصابات للآلاف ووفيات بعضهم، واجتياحه لمناطق واسعة من المعمورة متخطيا الحدود والأعراق، […]

March 22, 2020

Social distancing implemented in stores​

In line with measures adopted around the world, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has announced its guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Qatar. Among other things the Ministry has set guidelines that require shops in Qatar to ensure that a safe distance of 1.5 meters is maintained between customers, and that signs on walls and the ground explain the same to customers. These measure.. […]

March 16, 2020

Timely payment of salary now a requirement in tender documents

Over the past several years Qatar has made tremendous strides in improving employee welfare. In order to ensure the timely payment of employee salaries, the Wage Protection System (“WPS”) was introduced in 2015 requiring employer to pay employee salaries directly into an employee’s bank account, rather than by hand which was the previous practice. Qatar also abolished the kafala system, and introd.. […]

March 16, 2020

Phase One of the Single Window goes online​

A few years ago the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (“MoCI”) launched the Single Window initiative. The main purpose of establishing the Single Window is to have all governmental and semi-governmental entities related to investor’s businesses in one place in order to ease registration and operation procedures and save time. Recently, the MoCI launched Phase One of the online portal […]

March 16, 2020

Qatar Building 800 MW Solar Plant​)

Edit Text Editor In late January 2020 Qatar signed an agreement with Total S.A. (France) and Marubeni Corporation (Japan) to build the Al Kharsaah Solar Power Plant – an 800 megawatt solar power plant that is anticipated to meet about 10% of Qatar’s current electricity demand. The Al Kharsaah plant is expected to cost approximately QR 1.7 billion (~ $467 million) and will occupy 10 square kilometer ​[…]

March 16, 2020

Awarding Interest in Arbitral Awards​

Almost two and a half years have passed since Law No. 2 of 2017 Promulgating the Civil and Commercial Arbitration Law (“Qatar Arbitration Law”) has come into force, and so far, the Court of Appeal, which is the competent court to hear annulment cases, has adopted an arbitration-friendly approach when […]

March 16, 2020

Bankruptcy In Qatar​

Two distinct commercial jurisdictions exist in Qatar, each of which has its own legislation relating to bankruptcy. In the mainland jurisdiction (“Qatar”) the provisions of Law No. 27/2006 (the “Commercial Code”) govern bankruptcy. In the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), which is a separate “onshore” commercial jurisdiction, bankruptcy is governed by the QFC Insolvency Regulations 2005 (the […]

March 16, 2020

Additional Labour Reforms in Qatar​

Qatar recently announced that effective immediately exit permits are no longer required for expatriate residents whose employment is not covered by the Labour Law (Law No. 14 of 2004). According to the announcement the following categories of expatriates will be free to leave Qatar without […]

Jun 18, 2019

MENA BLR – Reduction in Nominal Value of Shares (QSE)

Qatar Financial Markets Authority’s Initiative to Reduce Nominal Value of Shares for Listed Companies in Qatar By:Ahmed Durrani, Associate Earlier this year, the Qatar Financial Markets Authority (“QFMA”) announced that it is working towards developing procedures and contemplating relevant methods through which it will implement an adjustment in the nominal value of shares of companies […]

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Jun 18, 2019

As Qatar’s development toward becoming a more attractive foreign investment destination continues unabated, the government has sought to streamline the competencies of the various Ministries in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. Pursuant to this goal we understand that on November 5, 2018 the Amir of Qatar, H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued […]

SAP MOI

Jun 18, 2019

Qatar recently announced that it has dedicated $2 billion to attract multi-national companies to the Qatar Financial Centre (“QFC”) in its latest effort to attract additional foreign capital investments. This announcement coincides with Qatar’s other initiatives to attract foreign capital, including the implementation of legislation permitting foreign nationals to hold permanent residency, the law cancelling […]

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Jun 18, 2019

Since our last article regarding the subject, as of October 28, 2018 Law No. 13 of 2018 amending certain provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 Regulating the Entry, Exit and Residence of Expatriates (the “New Law”) has gone into full effect. The New Law effectively abolished the exit permit system for expatriate employees living […]

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Jun 18, 2019

As mentioned in previous articles Qatar has been implementing numerous legislative changes aimed at attracting foreign investment and improving the treatment of expatriate workers in the country. On October 31, 2018 the Amir, H H Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, issued two significant pieces of new legislation. The first law, Law No. 16 of 2018, […]

SAP Estate

Feb 05, 2018

Article 11 of the Consumer Protection Law provides that the supplier shall refund the consumer or repeat the service in the correct manner where the service does not conform to the guarantee made by the supplier.

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Jan 29, 2018

The Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (“DPP”) of the European Union (“EU”) was adopted in 1995 to regulate the processing of personal data within the EU under the ambit of the EU’s privacy and human rights legislation. In April of 2016, the EU adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The GDPR supersedes the DPP and will be enforceable as of 25 May 2018.

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Jan 29, 2018

Obligations of Qatar towards foreign investors A state of necessity is a circumstance that precludes wrongfulness of conduct that would otherwise be in violation of international obligations of a State signatory to a respective treaty. In other words, it is a circumstance in which a State is left with a single course of action to […]

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Nov 27, 2017

One of the most common and frequent questions from clients after the GCC crisis is whether to know if the current diplomatic cut of relationships would be classified legally as a force majeure event or only as a hardship circumstance. We will discuss the conditions of both theories under Qatari law in order to show that the legal qualification of the crisis varies from one case to another.

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Nov 27, 2017

In 2012, Law No. 10 of 2012 regulating Consultancy Services (“Consultancy Law”) was passed to outline the requirements for licensing entities providing consultancy services in the economic, commercial, and financial sectors. In addition to these consultancy sectors, the legalisation also regulates licensing of entities providing analysis, training, and feasibility studies services.

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