After opening its first overseas office in Singapore last year, leading law firm SNG & Partners entered the Middle East market now by launching operations in Qatar. The firm—a leader in financial sector, has incorporated an entity in the name of International Law Chambers (ILC) at Doha and opened office at Qatar Financial Centre.
This is the second overseas office of SNG, which has its offices in Mumbai and Delhi. The first overseas office was set up in March 2014 in Singapore.
“We already had started practice in financial services in the Middle East and have been advising some banks and business houses in Qatar. We are optimistic about getting a huge opportunity in the country which is one of the best promising economies globally,” SNG & Partners’ Managing Partner Rajesh Narain Gupta said.
“There is also a growing India interest in Qatar. Recent visit by Qatar ruler to India signals enhancing bilateral business ties between the two countries. The robust economy, inflow of funds and investment in infrastructure owed to overall development, coupled with participation of India’s leading corporate houses has expanded scope of opportunities for Indian law firms,” he added.
SNG has launched operations in Doha with a three-member team of lawyers and has established infrastructure to handle work related to Indian laws, Sharia laws and local rules and regulations. Two lawyers from Delhi office have already moved to Qatar. The company is also in the process of appointing a lawyer qualified to opine on English laws.
Full service law firm SNG & Partners specialises in financial sector and has several banks, NBFCs and financial institutions as its clients. The firm was set up 53 years ago by Late S N Gupta, who was an acclaimed banking lawyer, jurist and author.