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Claudia El Hage is a Lebanese national. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master's in law from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon and she is a member of the Beirut Bar Association and admitted before the Qatari national Courts and QFC Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre. Claudia has practised law for over 25 years (out of which over 14 years in Qatar). In 2012, she partnered with Advocate Rashed Raja Al Marri under Al Marri & El Hage Law Office and she has been the managing partner of the Law Office since. Al Marri & El Hage Law Office has a team of 13 specialist lawyers acting as legal counsels and/or litigators. The Law Office has established a solid reputation in Qatar and has many correspondent offices among international law firms licensed in Qatar or law firms abroad (UAE, Lebanon, Paris). It also has an international distinguished clientele of various nationalities and working in different fields. Claudia works mostly in the following practice areas: construction, contracting, engineering consultancy, corporate; commercial; M&A; property, real estate, arbitration and litigation. She advises international and local firms regarding their projects in Qatar and all legal aspects pertaining thereto. She has advised clients and acted for them whether in litigation or arbitration or annulment recourses with regards to major projects in Qatar such as the Pearl Island, Qatalum, New Doha International Airport, QRail, Musheireb Properties Projects, Public Works Authority (Ashghal) Projects, private engineering office projects, as well as on setting foreign companies in Qatar. Claudia also advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial matters and she has an international law practice essentially in providing legal counsel to many construction and commercial companies and corporations and in arbitration mainly under ICC Rules, QICCA Rules or ad hoc. Claudia also advises firms to set up with Qatar Financial Centre on commercial, corporate and compliance matters. She has participated in debating and drafting the project of the Consumer Protection law and the Competition Act in Lebanon. Claudia is fluent in Arabic, English and French.
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