Established in 1999, Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners (“SAP”) is a full-service Qatari law firm that offers contentious and non-contentious legal services across all aspects of business in Qatar, specializing in corporate and commercial transactional work and complex private and public dispute resolution. SAP draws its strength from the diversity of experience and perspective offered by a multinational team of experienced attorneys. SAP’s list of longstanding clients features international corporations with firm commitments to the Qatari market, and local institutional clients as well as leading business houses. The Firm ranks amongst the biggest firms in terms of on-the-ground legal strength in Qatar. SAP lawyers are a potent blend of independent-minded experienced individuals and younger attorneys driven by energy for hard work and a commitment to professional excellence.
Sultan Al-Abdulla | Founder and Managing Partner
Sultan Al-Abdulla is the founder and managing partner of Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners. Prior to joining private practice, he worked for the national oil company in Qatar (Qatar Petroleum) where he worked for more than 22 years. During this period, he served in a number of positions including, the position of QP’s managing counsel. During his career with QP, he represented the government of the State of Qatar, QP and QP subsidiaries in numerous oil and gas transactions, usually as a lead negotiator.
Since starting his private practice in 1999, he has advised many governmental agencies and national and multinational corporations on corporate and commercial matters. He currently focuses on representing clients before judicial and arbitral tribunals in and outside Qatar. Sultan has counseled, and negotiated on behalf of, local and multinational clients’ major business transactions and projects. He is personally ranked by Chambers and Partners in Band 1 for Dispute Resolution.