The Doha office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Amjad Hussain as a partner in its corporate and finance practices. He joins K&L Gates from Eversheds LLP, where he managed the operations of the firm’s Doha office.
Hussain advises clients on a variety of corporate and financing transactions, with particular focus on Shariah-compliant matters, including corporate, real estate, asset, and project financings. Among these have been a more than $1.5 billion financing for Qatar’s man-made Pearl Island, the first Doha acquisition of an Islamic window by Barwa Bank, and the only corporate sukuk issued out of Qatar last year on behalf of the Almana Group, as well as the Gulf’s first privately owned $1 billion+ subsea fiber-optic cable network.
“We are delighted to welcome Amjad to K&L Gates,” said Michael S. Johns, Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ Doha office. “His vast corporate and Islamic finance experience across a wide range of sectors will benefit the firm’s clients both in the Middle East and around the world.”
Hussain stated: “I have been highly impressed by the quality of K&L Gates’ practice in the Middle East, its ambitions for the Doha market, and the opportunities provided by the firm’s international platform. It is a great opportunity for me to join this success story and help in further strengthening the firm’s corporate, commercial, and finance offerings.”
Hussain is the first partner to join K&L Gates’ Doha office since its opening last fall.
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