Our expertise in Qatar
Operated from our London office, Fenwick Elliott LLP has extensive experience advising on major construction, infrastructure and energy projects in Qatar, and have been involved in some of the most significant projects in the country.
We combine an extensive knowledge of local laws together with a legal pedigree of over thirty years with our highly acclaimed, international construction law expertise. Our aim, is to partner with our clients throughout the projects contractual lifecycle covering all phases from inception to completion, offering effective, legal services and advising on matters that protect the interest of our clients, at all times.
Our expert team spend 100% of their time working on construction law matters in the building, engineering and energy sectors both on dispute and non-dispute related work. This makes us true construction law specialists and is the key differentiator between us and other law firms with construction departments.
We represent clients at all levels of the construction supply chain, including employers, contractors, architects, institutional investors, governments and consultants. Our specialist focus means we understand all types of construction and energy projects and how they are managed, where and why problems occur and, importantly, the underlying commercial objectives.
Some examples of our work in Qatar include:
Major infrastructure project, Qatar
Advising one of China’s largest construction companies in ICC arbitration proceedings concerning major infrastructure works in Qatar. Delay, variations (including design changes) and local authority requirements were central issues. Heavy civils works and design/M&E works and design. Amount in dispute exceeded US$1 billion.
Expressway project, Qatar
Advising a German contractor in an arbitration under the ICC Arbitration Rules, seated in Geneva. The project related to the construction of an expressway in Qatar. The amount in dispute was approximately US$100 million. The central issue was termination, although there were a range of other issues including claims for an extension of time, quantum, variations and contra-charges. The dispute involved a number of hearings including an evidential hearing in Geneva as well as complex jurisdictional issues as the dispute was linked to proceedings at the top of the contractual chain between the client and employer which were before the local courts.