October 9, 2022

Fenwick Elliott and Al Sulaiti announce alliance for advising on construction, engineering and energy law in Qatar

Fenwick Elliott LLP and Al Sulaiti Law Firm have formed an alliance to strengthen their construction and energy services in Qatar.

As two well-established law firms, Al Sulaiti Law Firm & Fenwick Elliott LLP are committed to the same objectives, values, and market focus, and aim to develop and expand further within the State of Qatar.

Coming into effect just before Qatar proudly hosts the 2022 World Cup, through this alliance the combination of Al Sulaiti’s strength and standing in Qatar, and Fenwick Elliott’s internationally recognized construction law expertise will provide clients with access to high quality local, focused specialist legal advice in construction, engineering, and energy law. Among the main objectives of the alliance is to provide a full range of international and regional expertise to the sector, providing clear, practical, comprehensive advice and related legal services on all aspects of construction, engineering and energy law in Qatar, from procurement to project support, to dispute resolution (be it in the Qatari Courts, the QICDRC or Arbitration).

Richard Smellie, the Partner heading up the alliance on behalf of Fenwick Elliott, said:

"It is an honour and a privilege to enter into this alliance with Al Sulaiti Law Firm for the provision of legal services in Qatar. The strength and depth of Al Sulaiti Law Firm greatly compliments Fenwick Elliott’s expertise in the provision of specialist legal services to the construction, engineering and energy law sector. I am confident that the alliance will go from strength to strength, and very much look forward to working closely with our friends and colleagues at Al Sulaiti to deliver the high-quality services that both firms are well known for.”

Mubarak Al Sulaiti, Founder & Chairman - Al Sulaiti Law Firm, said:

''With great pleasure, I welcome this alliance and strategic cooperation. The future holds many exciting opportunities. Having a strong alliance with Fenwick Elliott is an integral part of Al Sulaiti Law Firm's strategic direction of collaborating with market-leading legal firms. The alliance combines Fenwick Elliott's international credentials with our local knowledge and expertise to deliver exceptional value to the Qatari construction and energy markets.

“Through our services, our clients will have access to top-of-the-line expert legal advice, so that they can focus on their business, while having the firm assurance that their legal concerns will be handled by the best lawyers.''

Fenwick Elliott & Al Sulaiti Law Firm will jointly host the first of a series of thought-leadership events early in the new year, which will focus on a wide range of topics within the construction industry, including dispute resolution and the impact of Qatari law on construction projects.