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Elias Al-Far

Senior Associate

Elias's practice focuses on a wide array of corporate and commercial related matters. He has acted for local and foreign private entities, state owned corporations and banks in respect of various corporate matters across the Middle East. Elias's work includes advising on the incorporation process of entities under Qatar law, mergers and acquisitions, share disposals, shareholder/joint venture agreements, agency contracts and corporate lease agreements.


  • Advising a major broadcasting network on the licensing process and requirements for setting up an audio - visual broadcasting station in the State of Qatar
  • Advising an international telecoms provider in relation to its QAR 1.35 billion indirect disposal of its shares in a Qatar listed company; predominantly involved in advising on regulatory issues relating to Qatar public shareholding companies, including disclosure and merger regulatory clearances from the Qatar government authorities, drafting and advising on the share sale and purchase agreement and on other aspects up to closing
  • Advising a foreign governmental entity on the re-drafting on their capital markets laws
  • Advising on a US$300 million equity financing and shareholder arrangement for a LNG transportation entity
  • Advising a public entity on an electricity and water facility in Qatar and advising on the forms and incorporation process of the business vehicles most commonly utilised by foreign private entities and strategic national investors incorporated in Qatar
  • Advising a Swiss pharmaceutical company on its contemplated expansion in Qatar as part of its multi-jurisdictional expansion in the Middle East region and on various commercial matters in relation to its distribution agreements
  • Advising a Spanish contractor on Qatar law issues relating to its government awarded contract and the options of transferring the governmental contract to another subsidiary of its group of companies
  • Advising one of the world's leading banks in respect of its contractual and legal obligations towards customers under Qatar law
  • Advising and assisting a foreign public shareholding company with preparing their bid documentation and submissions for the development of a QAR 250 million state owned park
  • Advising and assisting a QAR 1 billion shareholding entity on shareholding arrangements including management and service level agreements with respect to incorporating a limited liability company in the State of Qatar
  • University of Sussex, LLB (Hons) 2:1
  • BPP Law School (LPC), Distinction

Prior Experience

Prior to moving to DLA Piper, Elias worked as an associate for a law firm based in the State of Qatar and Lebanon.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • New York Bar, 2015