Clifford Chance wins Qatar World Cup role
Doha, March 18, 2013
International law firm Clifford Chance has been appointed by the Supreme Committee for Qatar 2022 to advise on its technical infrastructure programme for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which includes the development of the main "Iconic Stadium," with a capacity of over 85,000.
Clifford Chance's expertise in procurement for development projects for major sporting events such as the recent London Olympics and Poland's Euro 2012 programme and its ability to mobilise an international team and its significant expertise in Doha positioned the firm to win the mandate, said a statement from the company.
The firm had earlier worked on infrastructure and development projects for these major sporting events besides advising on aspects of major stadia including Wembley National Stadium, Stamford Bridge in the UK and Spartak Stadium in Moscow, it stated.
Commenting on the win, Doha Office managing partner Richard Parris said: "We are delighted to have been appointed by the Supreme Committee on this landmark infrastructure programme for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and we are excited to be working on a project of this magnitude."
"It is also a privilege to be working on a high profile project such as the Iconic Stadium which will set the benchmark for stadium development," stated Parris.
General Counsel for the Supreme Committee, Andrew Longmate pointed out that the 2022 FIFA World Cup was a prestigious and high profile event.
"It is essential that we work with suppliers who are best in class and can deliver a quality service. We are delighted that Clifford Chance has won the first of a number of major legal advisory mandates that will be tendered over the coming months," noted Longmate.
Clifford Chance maintains an impressive track record in Qatar having advised in connection with major projects including The Pearl in Qatar, Doha Festival City and Ras Laffan II.
The firm has also recently advised QNB on the acquisition of Société Générale’s stake in National Société Générale Bank Egypt, the largest cross-border financial services M&A deal in the Mena region in 2012, said the statement.
Clifford Chance was also the key advisor for Mannai Corporation on its acquisition of Damas International for which it was awarded the 'M&A Deal of the Year' by IFLR Middle East Awards.
One of the world's leading law firms, Clifford Chance has 35 offices in 25 countries with some 3,400 legal advisers. -TradeArabia News Service