Arab Law Bureau - Arbitration Law
Arab Law Bureau has been operating in the Qatar market for more than 20 years and has grown to become one of Qatar’s premier law firms. It is consistently ranked as a leading Qatari law firm by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
The firm has acted for most of the main Qatari based banks on local lending, debt restructurings, insolvencies and many of the multinational foreign banks involved in financing large and medium scale projects in Qatar.
The firm has a strong litigation team with some of the most experienced litigators currently practicing in Qatar. The firm also has a wealth of experience within the field of international arbitration.
The firm has broad experience in commercial matters, in particular relating to the energy and construction sectors. The firm has experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts and regularly advises property developers on construction projects throughout the course of the development as well as post completion.
The firm’s record of advising clients in a variety of sectors has provided the team with a breadth of experience and intimate knowledge of the legal requirements relating to different sectors of the Qatari economy. The firm has acted for a broad range of entities in relation to mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and the structuring of funds including recently being instructed on one of the world’s largest bond offerings.
Matthew Williams has a wealth of experience across the globe. Matthew qualified at SJ Berwin in 1998 and has since worked for Baker Botts, Chadbourne & Parke, Freehills and Allen & Overy in London, Sydney, Tokyo and Ho Chi Minh City.
Matthew has worked in Qatar for eight years and is best known for his work in the project finance and international arbitration sectors. Matthew has worked on both the lender and sponsor side in some of Qatar’s biggest and most recent project financings, including the Facility D IWPP and the Al Kharsaa solar project. Matthew has a thorough knowledge of Qatar’s difficult financing environment, as well as a good knowledge of project and construction documentation.