Al-Ansari & Associates hosted Qatar Tendering Law Seminar: Tendering between Laws and Practice

Al-Ansari & Associates, fastest growing law firm in Qatar, proudly hosted “Qatar Tendering Law Seminar: Tendering between Laws and Practice”
The half day seminar was organised with the support of Corporate Counsel Middle East and took place at the Hilton Hotel, Doha last Thursday.
Salman Al-Ansari, on behalf of Mohammed Al-Ansari, Managing Partner with Al-Ansari & Associates, and Ziad Zarka, General Counsel with Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) and Board Member with Corporate Counsel Middle East and Qatar Representative, welcomed over 70 attendees from the legal and procurement profession in Qatar.
Starting the seminar Dr. Mosleh At’tarawana, General Counsel at Astad Project Management, and Salman Al-Ansari, Partner at Al-Ansari & Associates, covered the Qatar tender law, its recent updates and practical case studies.
The second session provided information on how the oil and gas industry is organized with respect to procurement and tendering. The speakers of this session were Dr. Marwan Musleh, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of the RasGas group of companies, and Mohammed Al-Mannai, Senior Counsel at Qatar Petroleum.
The last session discussed tendering legal services and the issues around it. Ziad Zarka, the General Counsel of Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) and Board of Member of Corporate Counsel Middle East, and Susan Bastress, Managing Partner at Patton Boggs Doha, were the experts of this session and provided valuable insight into the advantages and disadvantages to tendering for legal services from both corporate and law firm perspectives and practical considerations on how best to select law firms in providing services to companies
Commenting: Mohammed Al-Ansari said “we would like to thank our distinguished gustes speakers, CCME for  co-sponsoring this event and extent our gratitude to our clients and colleague who joined us in this gathering  of legal minds. It is our belief that such events are going to develop and widen our knowledge and help our  clients to have a better understanding through interactive sessions. Our beloved State is growing rapidly and  we at Al-Ansari & Associates work hard to be part of Qatar’s prosperity.”
Representing Corporate Counsel Middle East Ziad Zarka added “We are proud for Al-Ansari & Associates to be one of CCME’s Partner Law Firms and to have co-sponsored this successful event. The success of the event capitalizes on the growing in-house legal community in Qatar and provided an excellent opportunity for lawyers to network and discuss important matters regarding multiple aspects and practical considerations of the tender law in Qatar.”
About Al-Ansari & Associates
Al-Ansari & Associates is recognized as a leading law firm and the fastest growing law firm within the State of Qatar. Founded in 2007 by Mohammed Al-Ansari, Al-Ansari & Associates was able to grow to 15 lawyers qualified in multi-jurisdictions including the Middle East, United States and Europe. The firm is recognized by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 as a top tier law firm in Qatar. For further information please visit our website ( or email us at (
About Corporate Counsel Middle East
Corporate Counsel Middle East (CCME) is an organization of in-house lawyers in the Middle East. Founded in 2007 in the United Arab Emirates and rebranded as CCME in 2011, it has more than 200 active members, network of 500+ in-house lawyers, and over 1000 practicing lawyers in the Middle East. It expanded to Qatar in 2012 and Kuwait in 2013. For inquiries please see or send an email to:


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