Doing Business in Qatar

Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) is one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet. They give their clients a voice, support their ambitions and are committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes. A multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 47 offices across 20 countries provides unrivaled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground. It is a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market.

Locally in Doha with more than 50 years’ experience in the region, SPB has built an extensive network of relationships that allows them to offer clients international expertise coupled with strong local ties. They differentiate themselves by being licensed to offer clients a single solution for both global and Qatari legal advice. They are a American Chamber of Commerce Qatar Chairman Circle member and in 2017 were awarded International Law Firm of the Year at the LexisNexis Qatar Business Law Forum.

For additional information, please visit their website.

In addition, as a firm with deep public policy roots in the United States, their Public Policy practice has prepared a report titled ‘What to Expect Next from President Trump and the 115th Congress’ following President Trump’s January 2018 State of the Union (SOTU) address. Click here to access the full report.

Fusion Middle East provides corporate partnership to foreign investors looking to start or expand a business in Qatar or the UAE, Fusion Middle East (formerly PRO-Partnership) uses local knowledge and expertise to provide tailored solutions, catering to each client’s individual business needs and helping to achieve their business objectives.

After identifying the appropriate company structure for the new set-up in Qatar or the UAE – whether that’s a limited liability company, branch or trade representative office – Fusion Middle East uses insights into the local market and its extensive network of connections to lay the groundwork for success. This means navigating the complex system of regulatory processes and procedures that exist in across the Middle East, eliminating potential barriers, and fulfilling all necessary requirements to allow the new business to be established. Fusion Middle East is also on hand to ensure each new business abides by Qatari laws, helping to minimize risk while staying on the right side of the law.

By providing the highest levels of service and support, Fusion Middle East and its network of partners are able to help businesses set up in Qatar quickly and efficiently, with minimal stress in the minimal length of time.

To find out more about starting a business in Qatar follow this link: “Steps to setting up a business in Qatar” or visit the Fusion Middle East website.

Are you looking to do business in Qatar? Clyde & Co can help lead the way. For a preview of what to expect you can download this summary regarding Doing Business in Qatar.

In addition, the Workplace Study offers a unique insight into what businesses might expect from an employment perspective if they operate in Qatar or within the unique regulatory framework of the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), as well as an indication of what could be considered “market practice”.

Click here to view the 2016 Clyde & Co Qatar Workplace Study.

For additional information visit the Clyde & Co website.

AIG is the world’s leading insurance organization, with more than 90 million customers worldwide -- a multinational footprint serving clients in over 200 countries and jurisdictions. With one of the industry’s most extensive ranges of products and services, deep claims expertise and excellent financial strength, AIG enables its personal and business insurance clients alike to manage risk with confidence. They have been insuring some of the world’s most complex risks for more than 95 years and today, some of the world’s largest companies and more than 20 million people have trusted them to help respond to some of the world’s biggest data breaches. They participate on more than 70% of the world’s airline placements. With the vision of becoming their business partners’ preferred insurance provider, they will continue to arm clients with best-in-class knowledge, training, consultative solutions, and claims assistance to solve your unique challenges.

For additional information, please visit their website.

Community Partner

Maktaba Children's Library is the first dedicated Children's lending library open to the public in Qatar. Visit Maktaba and browse their collection of books for toddlers to teens in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Greek. The best part? At Maktaba books are only part of the story. They inspire daily programs where you can discover their culture, other cultures, arts, science, food, history and so much more.

Maktaba is open from 9am to 6pm Sunday to Thursday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday. Your first visit to Maktaba is always free. For borrowing privileges and free participation in all weekday programs you can become a member for 750QR (plus a 250QR refundable deposit) for the whole year for the whole family. For additional information visit their website.

Doorknock in Washington DC

Every year a delegation of AmCham Qatar members, led by the Board of Governors Chairman Robert Hagar, make their way to Washington D.C. to meet US government officials and agencies to discuss relevant issues as well as the business and investment climate in Qatar. These Doorknock missions are a forum for members to identify and discuss the challenges facing the private sector.

Read the 2017 Post Doorknock Report