U.S. Embassy in Qatar Discusses Recent Legal Developments with Crowell & Moring

Jun 09, 2021 by Crowell & Moring

Crowell & Moring hosted a virtual event for the U.S. Embassy in Qatar to discuss the latest developments in key areas of law which impact the business landscape in the country. As part of Crowell & Moring’s commitment to increasing foreign investment in Qatar, seven lawyers from the firm’s Doha office presented a tailored overview of various areas of interest to senior representatives from the U.S. Embassy.

The webinar, ‘Legal Considerations for Doing Business in Qatar’, addressed public-private partnerships, labor law developments, personal data regulations, e-commerce, tax laws, international arbitration, foreign investment laws, and more. Senior attendees from the U.S. Embassy engaged with lawyers from Crowell & Moring to discuss the effects of the latest regulations and advised how businesses can adapt to the new measures.

Charbel Maakaron, managing partner of the Doha office, noted: “It was a pleasure to present our industry knowledge, expertise and insights to support the U.S. Embassy in Qatar with their efforts to provide a clear path forward for U.S. companies who are looking to invest and set up operations in Qatar. As part of our continuous community outreach, it is important for Crowell & Moring to ensure that the public is kept up-to-date of the latest changes in the legal field.”

Crowell & Moring’s Doha office is a full-service platform and is considered one of the larger international firms in Qatar, with 12 legal professionals with decades of experience and unrivalled knowledge of local regulations. The Doha team have been involved in almost all of the landmark projects in Qatar and are regularly sought out by clients to advise on various legal matters across a variety of sectors including construction, energy, infrastructure, corporate, hospitality, transport and education.