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Arnaud Depierrefeu

Arnaud Depierrefeu

Simmons & Simmons


Arnaud is based in Doha and is a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial practice. He has 17 years of experience both as a transactional and litigation lawyer in international commercial matters, and specialises in assisting international companies with their establishment and development in emerging countries.

Arnaud joined the firm in Doha in 2013. He moved to Doha in 2009 after spending five years in Shanghai, first with Gide Loyrette Nouel law firm and then as a partner with French independent law firm UGGC. He was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1999, and the Bar of Qatar in 2010.

Since 2009, Arnaud has acquired extensive hands-on experience of local Qatari laws, mainly acting for international companies establishing themselves and doing business in Qatar and in the wider Gulf region. He also works on and co-ordinates projects in other Gulf countries, particularly KSA and the UAE.

Arnaud was recommended as a ‘leading individual’ for Qatar corporate & commercial work by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Clients praise him for being ‘intelligent, responsive and understanding of [their] priorities’.

Arnaud Depierrefeu “is a respected corporate and commercial lawyer who regularly assists international entities with their business matters in Qatar”. Chambers Global 2015

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