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Joint ventures (JVs) are a common corporate structure chosen by contractors in Qatar. Two companies interested in pursuing a project together often form a JV to increase their chances of being awarded the contract and to share the cost and risk of performing it. The JV structure provides companies with the opportunity to bid for projects they...

 

Qatar’s Labour Law (Law No. 14 of 2004) and the implementing ministerial resolutions thereof apply to all individuals working in Qatar. The law provides a body of regulations outlining the legal rights, restrictions and obligations of workers, employers and workers’ committees. Qatar’s labour laws are given particular attention both by the...

 

Companies intending to carry out business in Qatar must have a legal presence in the state. This may be by virtue of a company, branch office, trade representative office or agency relationship. Incorporating a company is usually the most suitable approach if the foreign investor intends to have a long-term presence in Qatar.

 

A new tax law was introduced in Qatar with effect from January 1, 2010. Since then, we have seen significant changes by the Qatar Tax Department (QTD) in its interpretation of specific provisions of the law and developments in the way it is implemented. There has been some official written guidance on this, in particular the issuance of...

 

The current tax rules in Qatar are governed by Law No. 21 of 2009, which came into force with effect from January 1, 2010. The executive regulations, effective from July 1, 2011, contain the detailed rules related to the administration of the tax regime. The Qatar Tax Department (QTD) also issues circulars from time to time to provide guidance...

 

Built-up area: 120,000 sq metres Gross leasable area: 40,000 sq metres Cost: $823.2m Completion: Q3 2016 A luxury destination inspired by an Italian piazza. The focus of the project is on high-end, unique food and beverage outlets ranging from outdoor cafes to fine dining restaurants. It will be supported by exclusive fashion retailers unique...