PwC Legal opens office in Qatar, expanding presence in Middle East

PwC Legal Middle East, part of the world’s largest law firm by geography, has opened an office in Doha, further strengthening its competitive edge in a fast-growing market.
PwC Legal Middle East’s new Qatar legal offering allows PwC Middle East to offer its clients in the country a unique integrated offering, from standalone legal services to complementing the firm’s services across tax, deals, assurance and consulting. PwC is the only Big 4 firm that has an established law firm integrated with a Big 4 firm in Qatar.
The Qatar office opening complements PwC Legal’s regional offering, including its presence in the UAE and KSA (through a strategic alliance with Dr Qaisar H Metawea Law Firm). PwC Legal is growing across the Middle East region with an objective to double headcount in Middle East markets.
PwC Legal Middle East Leader, Darren Harris, commented: “We are delighted to enter the Qatar legal market and to work with our PwC Qatar colleagues to offer a unique integrated service to our clients. Our one stop shop model helps to build trusted relationships and deliver sustained outcomes for our clients. We have ambitious plans to grow our legal business in this important market and we are investing to bring the best of the market’s legal talent to join our legal business.”
Bassam Hajhamad, Country Senior Partner, PwC Qatar said: “Obtaining a legal license to operate in Qatar is a crucial step in PwC Legal Middle East’s growth plan and expansion in the GCC. With the ability to deliver real impact for our clients in Qatar through a multidisciplinary service offering – which includes legal services – we have established PwC Legal as a one-stop shop, offering holistic solutions and better outcomes for our clients.”
Qatar Tax Market Leader at PwC in Qatar, Sajid Khan, said: “At PwC, we continue to be committed to Qatar by further expanding our services and playing a leading role in some of the landmark projects in the country. Bringing PwC Legal to Qatar is a testimony to our commitment toward Qatar and continued investment in this important market and our clients.”