As global attention focuses on the host nation of Qatar in the run up to this year’s FIFA World Cup 2022, leading global legal network Lex Mundi is delighted to announce that Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners (SAP) has joined the organisation as the exclusive member for Qatar.
Established in 1999 by Sultan Al-Abdulla, SAP is a full-service firm that works with domestic and international clients in the private sector, and both governmental and semi-governmental entities in core areas such as oil and gas, construction, dispute resolution, corporate, commercial contracts, employment, banking and financial services, and cross-border transactions.
Its diverse legal team draws expertise from Qatar, North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and the firm prides itself on delivering exceptional levels of client service by investing time to fully understand their clients’ businesses, their goals, and their ultimate ambitions.
SAP is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners and Tier 1 by The Legal 500 for Dispute Resolution and Corporate and Commercial. SAP won the LexisNexis Qatar Business Law Forum Award for Qatar Law Firm of the Year in 2017, 2020, and again in 2021. It also won the Chambers 2021 Qatar Domestic Law Firm of the Year award.
President & CEO of Lex Mundi, Helena Samaha, said, “We are excited to welcome Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners, one of the top firms in Qatar, as the latest addition to the Lex Mundi network. This will greatly enhance the strength of our network in a key market for global business.”
Sultan M. Al-Abdulla, Founder and Managing Partner of SAP, outlined what it means to his firm to become part of Lex Mundi: “We are delighted to join the world’s leading independent legal network as the exclusive firm for Qatar. Our affiliation will allow us to collaborate with some of the most distinguished firms in their jurisdictions. This will include taking advantage of our Lex Mundi membership to expand our services to existing and prospective clients, particularly those Qatar-based clients with multinational operations and those operating in Qatar from overseas.”
SAP’s arbitration team regularly conducts its own written and oral advocacy, handling the entire arbitration process in-house, without the need to engage external barristers or legal experts. SAP’s extensive experience in litigation is demonstrated by the sophisticated advice it offers clients in complex, high stakes disputes across a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, construction, corporate, and banking and financial services. SAP’s litigation lawyers regularly appear before all courts and tribunals in Qatar, including the Court of Cassation.
Lex Mundi member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America and through its non-profit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.