Andrew Wingfield

Andrew Wingfield is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in Qatar on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Andrew directly using the contact details above.

Andrew is based in our Doha office and is the firm’s Middle East Regional Head and also heads up the firm’s Corporate Practice Group in the Gulf. He has worked at the firm for 30 years. He is a corporate, commercial, banking and financial services lawyer by background and has been in Qatar since 2005.

During his time in London, Hong Kong, New York and Doha he has been involved in a wide variety of corporate, commercial and finance matters including IPOs, business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, group restructurings, commercial contracts, equity and debt offerings and financings. In addition, he has advised banks and financial institutions on loan and financing documentation as well as securities, commodities, futures, derivatives and foreign exchange dealings. He has also given advice on the marketing and sale of these products and financial services regulatory and compliance matters generally.

Representative clients have included AIG International Inc, Al Rayyan Bank, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji), Barwa Bank, BNP, Cazenove, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Doha Bank, Government of the State of Qatar, Hassad Food, Morgan Stanley, Prudential Financial Inc, Qatar First Bank, Qatar Foundation, Qatar Holding, Qatar Investment Authority, Qatar Ministry of Finance, Qatar National Bank, Qatar Petroleum, Qatari Diar, QInvest, Samba Financial Group, Sempra Energy Trading, Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Sun Capital Partners, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and The First Investor.

Firm Overview:

From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management and investment funds, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). We also focus on the Energy & Infrastructure markets, in particular through our international projects and construction teams.

For our clients this means they benefit from a law firm fully focused on their sector, wholly understanding of the challenges that they face and completely tuned in to their needs.

Over the decades we have been careful to build our international presence using a combination of local lawyers with demonstrable local knowledge and fully integrated teams acting together at a global level.

Kurian Kuriakose BSc FCA CISA MBA LLB

Mr. Kurian Kuriakose is seasoned professional with over 24 years of experience in the field of Audit, Internal Audit, Finance, Accounting, Law and Management. He is the Managing Partner for the office in Qatar. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Bradford in UK. He is a Certified Information System Auditor and member of ISACA headquartered in Chicago, USA. He is a member of the Certified Internal Auditors chapter in Qatar. Mr. Kuriakose holds two Bachelors degrees from the University of Calicut in India

Mission Statement:

Audit Division
We will serve our clients with a proactive and positive approach, understanding client needs and delivering required services with honesty, integrity and professionalism.  We will recruit, train and motivate people to perform effectively and efficiently.

Incorporation Division
We will provide maximum possible transparency and clarity to procedures and regulations for setting up business in Qatar and its special economic zones. We will contribute to the economy of Qatar by attracting investments  which in turn will help us grow.

Business Support & Consulting Division
Provide cost effective, best in quality services to the clients and achieve the status of one of the leading 5 consulting firms in the Qatar by the year 2012.

Salman Mahmood

Salman Mahmood is our exclusively recommended Energy & Natural Resources Law expert in Qatar on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Salman directly using the contact details listed above.

His practice with the firm focuses on oil and gas business, commercial contracts, agencies, media, intellectual and industrial property, telecommunications, hospitality industry, project finance and engineering, procurement and construction.

He advises a diverse range of corporate and institutional clients in the areas of dispute management and negotiations, public tenders and awards, human resources management and contract drafting and negotiations.

Salman Mahmood has an LLB degree from University of Punjab in Pakistan and an LLM degree in Commercial and Corporate Law from the University of London in the United Kingdom.

Firm Overview:

We aim to provide clients with comprehensive legal support for their business activities in Qatar. Our firm is recognised for its strong practice and it ranks among the top law firms in Qatar in the principle areas of law.

Our social responsibility mission and strategy is to provide high quality legal services to our clients and engage in active community involvement.

Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners is actively participating in programmes like mentoring and internship programmes with the College of Law in the Qatar University. We are aiding legal talents to help prepare the new generation of Qatari legal professionals to help them cope with requirements of the present market needs.

Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners has clients from many different industry sectors. Our client base has grown significantly and includes both established businesses looking to increase market share and new market entrants, multinational corporations, growing national and international companies turning to us for our expertise and legal assistance.

Frank Lucente

Frank Lucente is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial practice of the Qatar office having previously worked in this field in Australia for some 20 years. Frank has had a wide exposure to all manner of corporate commercial transactions as well as having had experience in trusts and revenues fields.

Frank advises clients on most aspects of Corporate Commercial law and provides practical advice on business structures. He has dealt with all manner of business establishments and is quick to recognise particular concerns of clients and provide practical solutions in a timely manner.

Firm Overview:

The largest and most dynamic non-affiliated law firm in the Middle East with 14 offices across 8 countries and comprising 305 Fee Earners lawyer (partners are included).

Over the years we have advised, and continue to support, government, government-owned entities, local, regional and international companies, banks and financial institutions along with both international and regional law firms.

Our core strength is our people and the diversity of their experience and local knowledge. Our reputation for excellence and regional experience extends beyond our network of offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq and Bahrain. As a firm, our ability to practice local law in each of these jurisdictions – and the ability of each of our licensed litigators to have rights of audience before local courts – is a unique strength that truly sets us apart from our competitors.

But more importantly, our strength comes from our clients’ trust that we will give them the quality of service that they deserve. It’s our business to find creative and commercial legal solutions whilst focusing on making the law work for you.