Full-Service Law Firm in Doha, Qatar
Other Offices: Safat Beirut Damascus
Law Firm OverviewWith more than 8 years of experience, MCL Qatar Al-Sulaiti law firm has fast become one of the most prominent and significant legal service providers in Qatar.
MCL Qatar has an impressive range of clients, working for both prominent International Corporations and Organizations, alongside advising and assisting local Qatari companies and partners.
With an extensive and diverse portfolio of services, we have lawyers fully competent to work on Company law, Insurance law, Law of Securities, Intellectual property, Arbitration and Mediation, Human rights, Property law, Criminal law, Civil disputes, Contracts, Investments and Sports law.
Our multi-national and multi-lingual group of lawyers allows our firm to position ourselves at the very heart of the exceptional period of growth currently occurring within the State of Qatar. Working with the Royal Family, Local Companies, International Investors and Multi-national Conglomerates, MCL Qatar has extensive experience at the very heart of this phenomenal growth period.
Languages: Arabic, French, English
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Corporate & Asset Structuring; Corporate Fraud; Corporate Recovery; Breach of Trust; Forgery; Islamic Banking and Finance; Onshore & Offshore Incorporation; PPP Practice; Private Client; Financial Structuring; Fiduciary Services.
Areas of Law Description
Our practice areas include:
- Banking Law
Our banking and finance lawyers provide transactional and advisory services on banking products including syndicated and bilateral lending, leveraged finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, private placements, capital markets, debt recovery, recaps, barter trading in relation to currency, bonds and assets, onshore and offshore investment funds, and collective investment schemes.
- Commercial Agreements & Contracts
The MCL team provides all types of commercial agreements, ranging from lease agreements, distribution agreements, agency and employment agreements, articles of associations, memorandums of association, sales agreements, merger and acquisition agreement, dispute resolution agreements and investment agreements.
- Competition Regulation and Trade
MCL meets the needs of businesses in terms of competition, import and export treaties and WTO regulations. We are capable of dealing with trade barrier regulations and non-tariff trade barriers. We advise on both contentious and non-contentious issues, including compliance; mortgages and consumer credit; terms of business and trading agreements; custody; insider dealing; market abuse and outsourcing, and unfair competition.
- Corporate & Asset Structuring
MCL provides exceptional corporate advice tailored to the needs of our clients to ensure the best protection and full compliance with the law. MCL lawyers strive to implement their creative mark and apply the latest techniques to structure the most convenient legal products which take into account the specific requirements of a particular business and the relevant jurisdiction.
- Corporate Governance
MCL provides practical advice and assistance to companies in all aspects of company governance. We can provide advice relating to the articles of association, memorandum of associations, secretarial services, and ensuring that directors are compliant with Company law.
- Corporate Recovery and Insolvency
MCL handles both corporate recovery plans and formal insolvency procedures. We offer pragmatic advice and risk analysis to companies in difficult economic circumstances in order to facilitate successful corporate recoveries. The MCL network’s legal services include the transfer of economic interest; refinancing; restructuring; due diligence; share ownership schemes; and altering the legal nature or the incorporation jurisdiction of entities.
- Criminal Law
MCL provides advice and court representation on all criminal issues including general prosecutions and appeals; filing lawsuit; pressing charges; and the negotiation of settlements related to: Financial crimes pertaining to: checks, fraud, robbery, breach of trust and bankruptcy, etc.; crimes related to forgery; offenses against the person including, inter alia, murder, assault and battery, sexual offenses, medical negligence; crimes related to personal dignity including, inter alia, defamation, slander, libel and personal offense; and crimes related to money laundering and white collar crime.
- Financial Services & Investment Funds
MCL advises on all aspects of alternative investment funds including establishment, structuring, managing, and servicing of the funds. MCL's Financial Service and Investment Funds team provide advice in relation to financial products including lending and leveraged acquisition finance, asset finance, derivative products, national and international financial regulations relating to finance and investment funds.
- Immigration & Legalization Services
MCL provides highly reputable Immigration and Legalization Services to both national and international clients in Lebanon and the entire Middle East, North African and Gulf region. MCL assists with obtaining visas, work permits, commercial visas, resident permits, visas and resident permits extensions and legalization of all types of documents for persons wishing to travel to the MENA and Gulf region.
- Insurance Law
MCL lawyers are highly experienced in dealing with complex insurance claims and insurance fraud, whether acting for claimants or defendants. We act for both policyholders and insurance companies. We also act on behalf of the beneficiaries of offshore trusts.
- Intellectual Property
MCL Lawyers provides insightful consultations and services in diverse areas of intellectual property law. We apply these services to assist our clients in producing a comprehensive brand management strategy which ensures the most efficient and productive use of corporate assets. The international MCL network works cohesively to ensure that intellectual property rights are protected and enforced throughout the MENA region.
- Labor & Employment
MCL undertakes a full remit of employment and labor services including advice on human resources and recruitment; service agreements; termination; discrimination; disciplinary and dismissal issues; enforcement; work permit; executive remuneration; share-related incentives; benefits including pension schemes and Social Security; and drafting and negotiating employment contracts, service agreements and company policies, procedures and staff handbooks.
- Licensing & Franchising
MCL Lawyers are highly experienced in franchising and sub-franchising agreements in conjunction with having an extensive background in advising clients on the legal issues in relation to sole and exclusive distribution agreements. MCL is Lebanon's leading national and international franchise law firm to franchise, license agreements, distribution agreements and attorneys delivering a full range of legal services to franchisors, licensees and manufacturers operating in Lebanon, the Middle East and internationally.
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
MCL's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department are composed of a range of both local and international lawyers who have extensive experience, expertise and an outstanding reputation for success in litigation. Where a commercial dispute arises, we advise our clients on a comprehensive resolution strategy.
- Maritime, Aviation & Transport
MCL has an extensive maritime, aviation & transportation department, allowing us to provide comprehensive legal advice throughout this sector. The rapid growth of aviation markets in recent years across the MENA region has created the need for highly specialized, capable and experienced lawyers who can work on multi-jurisdictional issues.
- Oil & Gas
MCL has extensive technical expertise and wide-ranging experience in representing oil and gas companies across the Middle East and GCC regions. Clients seek our advice on transactional and operational issues in the Middle East, GCC and international jurisdictions on a vast range of services.
- Onshore & Offshore Incorporation
MCL provides comprehensive legal services for all aspects relating to onshore and offshore company incorporation. Before deciding to incorporate, we offer our client consultations on which corporate entity will best suit their needs and our corporate team offers a vast range of comprehensive legal services to the client.
- PPP Practice
MCL is a leading expert in advising on all aspects of project tenders, procurement and delivery. MCL delivers a full range of services for contracting authorities, sponsors, funders, sub-contractors and design teams on all aspects of delivering PPPs. We have highly renowned experience relating to the structuring, financing, organization, construction and operation of PPP projects.
- Trust Law and Fiduciary Services
MCL is a market leader in providing trust and financial services in the MENA and Gulf region. MCL is very experienced in using trust instruments and offering fiduciary and investment management services for private clients and family wealth management.
- Inter-Pacific Bar Association
- Union of International Associations
- International Trademark Association
- International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
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