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Samer Sarkis, Principal Associate

Samer Sarkis

Principal Associate


English, French and Arabic

Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Corporate
  • Employment law
  • Franchising and distribution arrangements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Practice notes

Samer is a Principal Associate in our Doha office and joined Eversheds in February 2013. Before joining the firm Samer worked for 5 years (2008-2013) as an Associate at an international firm in Doha. He previously worked as a legal counsel for a leading group of companies in Doha (2007-2008).

Samer advises on employment, real estate and corporate and commercial matters with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, company incorporation, funds, IPOs and listings. He also has significant experience advising banks and financial institutions on their corporate and security documents as well as industrial and manufacturing companies on their licensing and incorporation process.

Samer previously advised: Barwa Bank on its proposed IPO and listing; Barwa Bank on its simultaneous acquisition of the First Finance Company (listed company), The First Investor and First Leasing Company; Qatar Investment Authority on their US$ 1bn joint venture with NYSE Euronext in respect of Qatar Exchange and its restructuring; Al Khalij Commercial Bank on the merger with International Bank of Qatar; and the existing shareholders of Bawabat Al Shamal Real Estate, including Qatar Islamic Bank and Aqar Real Estate Investment, on a joint venture with Al Futtaim to construct a US$1.6bn state-of-the-art entertainment and retail complex in Qatar.

Samer is a regular speaker on the topic of joint ventures, companies and industries start up, merger and acquisition and is also an Arbitrator at the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Beirut Bar Association.