Qatar Law Lecture CMUQCarnegie Mellon University in Qatar is hosting a series of  lectures entitled Qatari Law Lectures Series. The first lecture will take place on 11 November 2013 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm in the Moot Board Room at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.

Open to the public, the lectures will simplify Qatari law for future entrepreneurs and local businesses. Explaining how the local legal system works, the lectures will equip the community with vital knowledge required to successfully set-up a business in Qatar.

The process of setting up a new business in Qatar can be confusing and entrepreneurs wishing to set up here are often deterred by the lack of transparency on legal matters. Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar recognises this challenge and has collaborated with local law firm AlMisnad & Rifaat to provide a series of community lectures to bring clarity on the rules to assist those in the process of setting up businesses and future entrepreneurs.

In 2004, Qatar Foundation invited Carnegie Mellon to join Education City, a groundbreaking center for scholarship and research. As Carnegie Mellon Qatar celebrates its 10th anniversary, the campus continues to grow, providing a prestigious education to 400 students from 42 countries. The university offers five undergraduate degree programmes in Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Computational Biology, Computer Science and Information Systems.

The lecture series is organised by Carnegie Mellon Qatar professors Thomas Emerson and George White. Distinguished career professor of entrepreneurship Thomas Emerson said:

Universities like Carnegie Mellon create the right environment to inspire new businesses to set-up. The combination of bright students, talented faculty and open information creates an environment where local start-ups can flourish better than ever before. I hope that providing clarity on legal hurdles will encourage more businesses to set-up here.’

The first lecture in the series of four will be an introduction to foreign investment in Qatar presented by Aline El Sayed, Senior Associate at local law firm AlMisnad & Rifaat. It will highlight General Principles, Exceptions, Exemptions, Special Provisions, Advantageous Alternatives, Forms of incorporation and possible ways to establish a legal presence in Qatar.

Aline joined Al Misnad & Rifaat in 2011 and is regularly involved in setting up companies in Qatar and advising clients in corporate and commercial law, as well as negotiating and drafting various business contracts.

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The public is invited to attend the Qatari Law Lecture Series:

Introduction to Foreign Investment in Qatar

Date: 11 November 2013

Time: 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: Moot Board Room (Room 1131), Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Employment Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law and Contract Law

Date: 14 November 2013

Time: 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: Moot Board Room (Room 1131), Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Securities Law, Bankruptcy Law, Franchise and Taxation

Date: 21 November 2013

Time: 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: Moot Board Room (Room 1131), Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration

Date: 27 November 2013

Time: 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: Moot Board Room (Room 1131), Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

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The lectures will be presented by Aline El Sayed, Marc Moubarak and Mohamad Nizam, Senior Associates at Al Misnad and Rifaat Law Firm.

For more information and biographies, visit Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar’s website.