Anoud Abu Odeh

Associate
Doha
aodeh@crowell.com
Commercial Bank Plaza, 16th Floor
Al Dafna Area, West Bay
P.O. Box 22632
Doha, Qatar

Anoud Abu Odeh is an associate who primarily advises domestic and international clients on corporate and commercial law matters which include mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and consortiums, company establishment and dissolution, commercial real estate, franchising arrangements, and more recently, blockchain technology and digital assets.

Anoud’s practice also extends to major construction and engineering projects, with experience providing contentious and non-contentious advice to contractors and subcontractors in the oil and gas industry.

Anoud has also gained significant experience in international dispute resolution, having previously been involved in high-value commercial and construction disputes before arbitral tribunals, Qatari local courts, and U.S. federal court.

Representative Matters

  • Assisting with the representation of a government-owned entity on a multitier cross-border corporate transaction involving the acquisition of a mixed-use project development in the Levant valued at USD $310 million.
  • Advising a quasi-governmental body on the restructuring of its subsidiary, focusing on key legal issues related to the transfer of its shares and complex legal questions arising under Qatari law relating to employee pensions and redundancies.
  • Advising a local client on a complex transaction related to obtaining sub-franchise rights to a sports studio concept originating in California, U.S.
  • Advising on all legal aspects related to the court-ordered dissolution of a limited liability company in Qatar.
  • Assisting a quasi-governmental entity in Qatar with the procurement of a state-of-the-art hub airport located in central Africa and valued in excess of USD $1billion, which the client will build, own, and operate as majority shareholder before handing the asset back after the concession period ends, including: reviewing and revising the EPC subcontract; consultancy services agreements with third party vendors; and participating in weekly team calls with various experts.
  • Assisting with advising a Qatari real estate developer on its bids for PPP projects launched by the Qatari government: developing a risk analysis and drafting legal clarifications to bid submissions in relation to PPP agreements and other project and tender documentation.
  • Providing advice to one of Qatar’s leading EPIC contractors in relation to domestic and regional upstream projects: drafting and reviewing pre-bid agreements, consortium agreements and unincorporated joint venture agreements; leading negotiations with consortium and joint venture partners; reviewing tender documentation; providing general contentious and non-contentious advice.
  • Providing on-site legal support to Qatari public shareholding companies focused on project and real estate development, and residential and commercial property management, both domestically and internationally, working on contentious and non-contentious case files, with a particular focus on drafting and reviewing sale and purchase agreements, lease agreements, and services agreements.
  • Providing labor and employment advice in relation to a wide range of issues arising under Qatari law and the QFC law to private companies and government-owned entities.
  • Assisting with the representation of a Qatari bank in a dispute involving claims brought by a U.S. journalist kidnapped by an affiliate group of “Al-Qaeda” before a U.S. federal court in relation to allegations of terrorism financing (motion for summary dismissal granted).
  • Representing and advising a Qatari subcontractor in a multijurisdictional dispute involving prosecuting claims before a Qatar court and defending claims before ICC arbitration and U.S. federal court (motion to dismiss granted) in relation to a construction project at the U.S. Air Base in Qatar.
  • Assisting with the representation of a Portuguese construction company in defending multiple claims filed against it in Qatar in relation to multiple construction projects.
  • Assisting with securing interim relief in ICC emergency arbitration in relation to a subcontractor’s payment guarantee and performance bond.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: New York

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Society of Construction Law