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Amjad Hussain

Amjad Hussain is a partner in the firm’s Doha office. He focuses his practice on finance, corporate and commercial matters with particular emphasis on banking and Islamic finance.

Since 2002, Amjad has worked for clients in the Arabian Gulf across a range of sectors including financial services, TMT and infrastructure. He advises government and private sector clients based within and outside the Middle East on matters of English, Qatar and Qatar Financial Centre laws.

In 2019, Chambers Global directory of lawyers in Qatar rated Amjad and states:

“The well-known Amjad Hussain is seen on a lot of corporate and finance deals, acknowledge peers. He maintains a strong market reputation, with clients highlighting his "great eye for detail" and "prompt replies to all queries”, as well as a creativity that allows him to find solutions that are acceptable to all parties….incredible depth of knowledge and great cross-functional communication and collaboration.”

Prior to joining the firm, Amjad practiced in the UK for a number of years before joining the Dubai office of an international law firm in 2002, where he worked for three years before returning to the UK for two years.

From 2007 until 2012, he practiced as a partner with an international law firm in its Doha office, which he managed. He assisted that firm with entering the Saudi market and supervised that firm’s Saudi cooperation arrangement.

Amjad joined the firm'sDoha office in 2012. He is rated by a number of independent legal sector directories as a leading lawyer in Qatar.

  • The Sir Basil Blackwell Prize, 1995
  • The David Howarth Memorial Prize, 1996
  • The Sweet and Maxwell Prize, 1997
  • Chair, Annual Banking and Islamic Finance Forums, Doha, 2007 - 2011
  • Panelist, The International Islamic Finance Conference, United Arab Emirates, 2013
  • Chair, In-house Counsel Forum, Doha, 2011
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Amjad is a Qatar correspondent for Islamic Finance News since 2010. He wrote for Global Finance Magazine in 2011. He has also had media commentaries in Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Law Society Gazette, Arabian Business, Arab News, MEED, Reuters, BBC World, Gulf Times, Islamic Finance News, and Lexis Nexis.

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