Areas Of Practice 2018-02-11T13:20:16+00:00

 Litigation

GLC is skilled and well-experienced in the field of commercial, civil, criminal, family, inheritance, corporate, financial, construction, and administrative litigation.It represents local and international clients before the Qatari courts. GLC also provides litigation assessments and consultations concerning status of lawsuits already in progress.

 Arbitration

GLC has been engaged in a number of arbitration cases and served as a mediator between conflicting parties to come up with an amicable settlement thus avoiding unnecessary further legal actions.

 Corporate

GLC provides legal counseling, support and assistance to local and foreign companies in establishing and developing their business in Qatar and international markets. GLC legal advice covers all aspects of business activity including:

  • Selecting and creating the most appropriate legal company structure.
  • Representing and defending the interests of companies in their relationships with their business partners.
  • Preparing all necessary agreements, company policies and procedures, standard template of contracts as required.
  • Planning and defending tax interest and in reducing social security costs and other labor law taxes involved in employment contracts executed in Qatar.
  • Securing and optimizing the legal structure and management of companies in order to improve their results and to increase their market value.
  • Conducting operations such as mergers, acquisitions and scissions of companies.
  • Assisting local and foreign companies in establishing their business in Qatar and Middle East countries, on the one hand by purchase or merger of companies, and on the other hand by dealing with such companies, such as concluding joint venture projects or distribution agreements.

 Real Estate & Retail

GLC is specialized in offering assistance in the field of construction, promotion of real property and business transactions concerning real estate in Qatar. The firm advises its clients in all tax, environment and administrative regulations issues related to construction projects in Qatar, thus avoiding collision with the tax, environmental or labor authorities. It consults its clients upon purchase, lease or sale of land or of real property in Qatar.

 Intellectual Property

Intellectual property cases in GLC is managed by a senior partner skilled in the field of patent, trademarks, copyright, models and designs, information technology, e-commerce, and unfair competition issues. We have a prominent intellectual property practice that has helped Qatari and multinational corporate clients to protect and secure maximum advantage from their intellectual assets.
GLC performs trademark and trade names investigations for the screening and clearance of proposed marks and company names for use in Qatar and in the GCC community. GLC assists in filing & registering local and international trademark applications in Qatar and oversees the filing and registration of foreign trademark applications in conjunction with foreign clients or law firms.

 Technology, Media & Telecoms

GLC provides legal advice to leading and emerging players of TMT both here and abroad. Our firm has the ability to keep up on the fast-pace improvement of
this sector and present a realistic and practical legal advice to our clients. GLC establishes agreements allowing the creation and ownership of copyrightable works according to the Qatari and International law, as well as publishing, distribution and representation agreements in the field of recordings, advertising, television and cinema. GLC’s specialization in TMT has aided and assisted several media entities from preparing their entity structures, policies and technology satellite contracts.

 Banking & Finance

GLC’S growing reputation in the field of banking and finance is the byproduct of handling several cases of leading organizations including banks, accountancy firm, insurance and reinsurance companies, fund and asset management companies, financial intermediaries and brokers that reflects the firm’s capacity to deliver legal expertise covering all areas that financial institution and financial services require.

 Dispute Resolution

GLC lawyers have particular strength at guidance and advocacy in areas unique to law and government in Qatar, including administrative law and tribunals and Supreme Court. We also offer unsurpassed counsel on issues concerning major Qatari industries from forestry, mining and power generation to emerging companies in information technology and franchising. GLC’s priority is to settle the disputes with the least amount of anxiety, time, cost, and legal intervention. Where court action is required, GLC has the ability to act instantly at a moment’s notice. The firm has represented different clients in variety of cases before all courts and tribunals including Court of Appeals and Supreme Court both here and abroad.

 Employment & Pension

GLC has a wealth of legal experience on matters concerning employment and benefits. Our firm has a track record in counseling government entities as well as foreign and local companies. GLC had assisted numerous entities in terms of their company structure establishment, drawing their respective policies, career lattice, salary scale and company agreements. In the same way, GLC provides legal advice to employees and individuals with regards to provisions in their contract of employment, labor laws, immigration rules & regulations and all subjects concerning labor and employment.

 Energy, Transport & Infrastructure

GLC’s attorneys are equipped with knowledge and experience to provide legal advice in energy, transport and infrastructure industries. Our firm has directly assisted clients from drafting contracts, to negotiating and concluding business transactions..

 Taxation

GLC advises leading local and international companies in all facets of tax issues such as creating and executing tax-efficient system for all types of business transactions, negotiating contractual terms relating to tax liabilities, handling tax related disputes including tax litigation.

 Insurance & Reinsurance

GLC has a team of dedicated attorneys who are highly competent to provide full legal service to insurance & reinsurrance clients. From complex reinsurance coverage disputes to forming alternative risk transfer products. Our comprehensive knowledge of the industry and the major concerns of our clients allows us to give accurate and practical legal counsel.

 Auxiliary Services

GLC aids individual in defending their private interests such as in the field of family, matrimonial and personal property law, including employment, pensions, immigration and other personal disputes.

GLC provides various legal and administrative services such as:

  • Drafting and finalizing of all types of contracts
  • Contract administration and follow-up
  • Contractual dispute resolution
  • Interpretation and legal translation of contracts from English to Arabic text and vice versa.
  • Registration and licensing of foreign and local companies
  • Extraction and amendments of commercial records

 Languages

GLC has diversified number of multilingual legal consultants and team members qualified to communicate and assist in the following different languages: Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Urdu, Farsi and Filipino.