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Elias Matni

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.
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