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Andrew Symms

Partner, Head of Construction & Infrastructure

Partner: Al Tamimi’s Dispute Resolution team in Qatar is led by partner Hani Al Naddaf who is a senior litigation lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in his field of expertise. Hani has built up the Qatar office’s reputable Dispute Resolution team over the past 11 years with the firm. His team are one of the strongest in Qatar consisting of 13 lawyers whom have managed to maintain top-tier rankings in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for a number of years. He is closely involved in most high-profile litigation matters in relation to construction, commercial agencies, trademarks, debt recovery, employment and real estate. Hani’s exceptional understanding of the principles of the Civil Code, and of Qatari law more generally, enables him to provide his clients with comprehensive legal opinions on the proper interpretation and application of relevant provisions of the law. He has extensive knowledge on the application and interpretation of the provisions of construction contracts under the concepts of the Qatari Civil Code. Hani has the right of audience before the Qatari courts and is licensed to represent clients in Litigation and Arbitration cases. Hani is regularly sought out by major international firms to act as the local counsel expert in relation to large-scale international commercial and construction arbitrations for disputes governed by Qatari law under various rules such as ICC and LCIA. Hani is recognized as being a leading lawyer in the field of dispute resolution in Qatar.