Commitment to Serve
Bennett Jones is the
only Canadian-based law firm to have established a legal practice in Qatar. We have assembled a team of GCC-resident senior
advisors with 100 years of experience on the ground in the Gulf.
Understanding the Middle East
Our lawyers understand Middle East
business practices and cultures, and provide pragmatic and effective advice.
We provide advice on issues of U.K., U.S., and Canadian law, as well as the
laws of the UAE and Qatar.
Experience around the world
The Middle East office is fully integrated with our international network
in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver and our international offices in
Beijing, Washington and Bermuda. Our lawyers have worked on a vast range of
regulatory, transactional and litigation matters in countries around the
Traditional Areas of Strength
The firm's traditional
strengths are in key sectors for regional economies: oil and gas, renewable
energy and clean-tech, healthcare, aviation, financial services, real
estate, international trade, infrastructure and project development, as
well as arbitration and disputes resolution. We combine deep industry
understanding with world class technical skills in a broad range of
- Representation of a British oil and gas company in a multimillion dollar UNCITRAL arbitration against an American geological development corporation in relation to the development, production and sale of two oil fields in Kazakhstan
- Representation of an Australian construction contractor in a multimillion dollar ICC arbitration seated in London against an Omani state-owned entity in connection with the construction of a gas processing plant in Oman
- Acted on behalf of an Alberta based oilfield services company with operations in North American and the Middle East, in connection with its US$26 million disposition of its business and operating assets to a US-based strategic buyer.