Elias Matni is special counsel in the firm’s Doha office. He is a member of the corporate and commercial practice group.
Elias is a member of the Beirut Bar Association since 2006 and has 15 years of experience practicing law in Lebanon and Qatar. Elias moved to Qatar in 2008 and joined K&L Gates in January 2022.
Elias is a native Arabic speaker and a qualified civil law lawyer.
Prior to joining the firm, Elias served as a counsel at an English law firm based in Doha. Elias’ practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, including: M&A, business set up, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, real estate law, and employment law.. Elias also provide support on banking and finance and dispute resolution matters.
- Member of the team who won the Project Finance Deal of the Year at the IFLR Middle East Awards 2016.
- Member of the team who won the Banking and Finance Team Lexisnexis Qatar Buisness Law Forum awards in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.
- Band 2 Chambers and Partners Banking and Finance.
- Band 3 Chambers and Partners Corporate Commercial.