Squire Patton Boggs has been recognised as International Law Firm of the Year at the Qatar Business Law Awards, for the second year in a row. The award was presented at a gala dinner at The St. Regis Hotel in Doha on 13 November 2018, following the annual Qatar Business Law Forum.
The Doha team of Squire Patton Boggs was recognised for its first-class legal expertise, business success, strategic vision and excellence in the areas of innovation and client satisfaction in Qatar.
The award was decided by a distinguished panel of judges, which included Dr. Mohammed Al Khulaifi, Dean of the College of Law, Qatar University; Dr. Muna Al-Marzouqi, Assistant Professor of Maritime & Commercial Law, Qatar University, College of Law; Susan L. Karamanian, Dean, Hamad Bin Khalifa College of Law and Public Policy; Luigia Ingianni, Commissioner, Employment Standards Office, Qatar Financial Centre; Dr. Ehab Elsonbaty, Senior Legal Counsel, Head of Governance and Government Affairs, Qatar Investment Authority; Jason Taylor, Director of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Middle East – Qatar branch, and Senior Legal & Compliance Counsel, Muntajat; Rowan McBrien, General Counsel of Total E&P Qatar; Dr. Damilola Olawuyi, Professor of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University; Dr. Minas Khatchadourian, General Counsel, Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration; Christopher Grout, Registrar of the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre; Farouk Yala, Legal Counsel at Qatar Petroleum; and Francis Botchway, Sir William Blair Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution, College of Law, Qatar University.
Charbel Maakaron, Squire Patton Boggs office managing partner in Doha, said: “We were delighted to win this award in 2017. To be judged as Qatar’s International Law Firm of the Year once again, and by a panel of such distinguished professionals, is a special honour. It is a fantastic recognition of the talent, commitment and hard work of our team in Doha.”