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K&L Gates Captures “Best Law Firm of the Year” at Qatar Business Awards

4 December 2019
Doha - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP was the inaugural winner of the “Best Law Firm of the Year” award at last night’s annual Qatar Business Awards, recognizing “exceptional companies operating in Qatar’s market.” The awards program is hosted by the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) under the patronage of the State of Qatar Ministry of Commerce and Industry. 
Judges, comprised of key regulators in the region, based their selection on several criteria, such as exceptional client work across a variety of practice areas and innovation in the business of law, including firm management, diversity initiatives, and client service. This is the first year the awards program included a category for law firms and legal service providers.
“Taking home the inaugural ‘Best Law Firm’ award from the QFC’s Qatar Business Awards is a testament to the excellent work being produced in Doha and throughout the Middle East,” said Doha partner Amjad Hussain. “We’re proud to be recognized with another award in this competitive market.”
The award follows two Qatar Business Law Forum Awards for the firm in November, for “Property and Construction Firm of the Year” and “Alternative Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year,” as well as a recent Islamic Finance News award for “Private Equity Deal of the Year” and honorable mentions in the “Law Firm of the Year” and Arbitration, Insolvency, and Restructuring categories. On a global scale, the accolade follows a number of other recent awards and rankings recognizing the strength of K&L Gates’ platform and practices, including the firm being named corporate “Law Firm of the Year” by U.S. News-Best Lawyers; among America’s top corporate law firms by Forbes; among Law360’s annual Global 20; and as one of the 20 strongest U.S. law firm brands in legal market research company Acritas’ U.S. Law Firm Brand Index 2019, among others.
Managing Partner, Europe and the Middle East, Tony Griffiths stated: “This award recognizes the significant development of our position and reputation in the Qatar market in the last few years and speaks to the efforts and quality legal advice provided to our expanding Qatari client base by Amjad and the team in Doha.”
K&L Gates lawyers in Doha have a deep understanding of the Qatari legal, regulatory, commercial, and financial markets paired with substantial Middle East and international experience, offering legal advice in all areas, including corporate, commercial, regulatory and legislative drafting, projects, energy and infrastructure, aviation, banking and finance (including Islamic finance), telecoms, media and technology, real estate and construction, intellectual property, and dispute resolution.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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