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.

With Qatar's ambitious 2030 vision encompassing human, social, economic and environmental development, the State of Qatar remains one of the fastest growing economies in the world and presents a wide variety of investment opportunities. Squire Patton Bogg's can be your guide to understanding your legal responsibilities. For additional information access their brochure on Doing Business in Qatar.

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.

For additional information, please visit the Squire Patton Boggs website.

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.

Clyde & Co’s first office in the Middle East opened in 1989, today they are one of the largest international law firms in the GCC. The Doha office is known for its well-established corporate team with experience spanning through core areas including joint ventures, corporate establishments, franchising and regulatory matters. Widely acknowledged, it has solid expertise in advising big names in insurance, media and telecoms, as well as a highly regarded construction practice.

In 2017 Clyde & Co was awarded Employment Team of the Year the LexisNexis Qatar Business Law Forum.

If you are 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 following documents, Workplace Study & Employment Law at a Glace 2018 offer unique insights 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”.

For additional information visit the Clyde & Co website.

Al Sulaiti Law Firm is a full service Qatari Law firm, with cutting edge legal services offered to private and public entities as well as governmental establishments and reputable international organizations. It was established in 2002 by Mr. Mubarak Bin Abdullah al Sulaiti one of Qatar’s renowned lawyers, with an outstanding reputation that always precedes him. Al Sulaiti Law firm serves clients in various sectors, expertise and regions, having a diverse team that encompass a superb commercial attitude and thorough understanding of the MENA region provides inimitable characteristic s to our firm.

With lawyers from five countries, including Egypt, France, Italy, United Kingdom, India and Lebanon, Al Sulaiti Law Firm serves as a bridge between its foreign clients' legal traditions and the local legal system.

With more than fifteen years of experience, Al-Sulaiti Law Firm has fast become one of the most renowned firms in Qatar. The firm is a founding member of the MENA City Lawyers network, which connects five firms in North Africa, the Levant, and the Gulf. Al Sulaiti Law Firm is a local law firm with a regional reach and a global outlook.

Al Sulaiti Law Firm has a diverse practice that includes investment and sports law in addition to arbitration and mediation. Their multinational and multilingual group of legal consultants and advocates allows them to bridge the gap between their clients' languages and legal cultures and their local legal needs. The firm has an impressive range of clients and services prominent international corporations and organizations while also assisting investors and local Qatari companies and partnerships.

To find out more please visit their 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 the AIG website.

Aperture Group Management Company manages portfolio investments on behalf of the AL ALFIA GROUP based in Qatar. The portfolio is diversified to include but not limited to the Oil and Gas Industry, Manufacturing, Real Estate Development, Infrastructure Contracting, Building Construction, Hospitality, and FMCG. The portfolio is based regionally and internationally.

Aperture's featured property is Al Reem Gardens. Al Reem Gardens is a fully integrated, modern-secure and luxurious master-planned villa compound with a land area of approx. 200,000 m2. The development consists of 504 semi-furnished villas and is strategically located in the fast-developing growth corridor of the Al Rayyan Municipality, just 5 minutes from Education City and directly opposite the Mall of Qatar and easily accessible to Lusail City.

It consists of 359, Type 1 Villas (3 Bedrooms – 2 Storey), 137, Type 2 Villas (4 Bedrooms – 2 Storey) and 8, Type 3 Villas (Villas 4 Bedrooms – 2 Storey + private swimming pool). All villas feature a well-appointed front entrance hall with a private parking space for 2 vehicles and intimate rear terraces with courtyard style landscaped areas for outdoor living. A separate room with laundry facilities is also provided in each villa. It offers a range of executive facilities such as playgrounds, clubhouses, cinema, gyms, swimming pools, basketball and tennis court, groceries, nurseries, and other amenities.

For brochure, video, and additional information visit

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 the Maktaba website.