Qatar Financial Centre’s Nasser Al Taweel named in Legal 500 GC Powerlist
25 Oct 2017 - 0:00
The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority’s Chief Legal Officer Nasser Al Taweel (pictured) has been listed on the Legal 500 GC power list: Middle East. The list aims to identify and recognise an array of the most influential and innovative in-house teams working in the Middle East.
Nasser has extensive experience of both Qatari law and English law, and was one of the first Qataris to qualify as a solicitor in the Senior Courts of England and Wales. In his current role as Chief Legal Officer at the QFC, Nasser heads a department of lawyers from various countries with extensive backgrounds and ensures that the QFC adopts and adheres to best internationally accepted practices in governance compliance.
Commenting on his listing in the Legal 500 GC power list, he stated: “I am delighted and honoured to have been personally recognised. I would like to thank the legal department at the QFC, this award is very much about the whole of the team, not just me. The department has worked tirelessly to revamp and implement a working method based around being closer to the business and the industry, understanding their needs and focusing on the quality of work produced rather than quantity. It is this great work the team has undertaken that has helped elevate our department and make us award winning.”
Earlier this year, the legal department at the QFC won an award for the Middle East legal department of the year. The QFC’s legal environment provides an internationally recognised platform for leading Qatari and international companies to expand in Qatar or overseas from the QFC. This in turn supports Qatar’s economic development and diversification efforts and contributes to knowledge and expertise sharing in Qatar and beyond. QFC’s Legal Department provides a comprehensive set of in-house legal services and is at the centre of the strategic development, enhancement and advocacy of the QFC’s legal environment.