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Miller Canfield's deep understanding of Qatar's regulatory, commercial, financial and cultural landscape makes us uniquely qualified to advise private and public sector entities engaging in cross-border business with Qatar.

Miller Canfield attorneys have years of experience living and working in Qatar and have advised on some of the largest transactions between Qatar and the United States in the defense sector. We continue to offer specialized assistance to clients engaged in business with the Qatar Ministry of Defense, Qatar Ministry of Interior and the private sector in industries including aerospace, defense and cybersecurity.

Our lawyers have vast experience helping clients interact with the Qatar Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Qatar Financial Centre, the Qatar Science & Technology Park, the Qatar Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, as well as other Qatari ministries, agencies and semi- and quasi-government bodies. Our lawyers have advised clients on the entire corporate lifecycle, including entity formation and dissolution, labor law issues, commercial transactions, corporate governance, procurement and tender requirements, privacy issues, and anti-bribery laws. 

Our attorneys have also represented leading Qatari government institutions and agencies, including ictQatar, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Telecommunications; Hassad Food, a subsidiary of Qatar Investment Authority; and Qatar Foundation, as well as international clients doing business in Qatar and across the Middle East.

Miller Canfield's Qatar practice is led by Pawel Chudzicki, who spent over five years in Doha building up the operations of another global law firm and has been recognized by Chambers in 2019, 2020 and 2021 as a leading Qatar expert based abroad; and Lana Yaghi, who spent three years in Qatar and is now based in Washington, D.C., and New York. They both travel to Doha on a regular basis.

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  • Represented Qatari clients in connection with domestic and global activities
  • Assisted U.S. defense and aerospace sector companies in the implementation of Foreign Military Sales and Direct Commercial Sales programs in Qatar and Poland
  • Advised U.S. and European companies on compliance with Qatari labor laws, procurement laws, data processing and privacy laws, civil code, anti-bribery and corruption laws, and corporate governance
  • Advised various conglomerates and multinationals on establishment and liquidation of different types of legal entities in Qatar, the Qatar Financial Centre and the Qatar Science & Technology Park