Claudia Fares El Hage

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Claudia works mostly as legal advisor and litigator and represents international and local entities before the Courts and in domestic and international arbitration proceedings as well as in other alternative dispute resolution procedures and annulment recourses in all aspects of civil, corporate, commercial, administrative, regulatory and compliance fields mainly in the following practice areas: Construction, Contracting, Engineering Consultancy, Project Management, Real Estate, Corporate; Commercial, M&A and Compliance.

Claudia is often cited as a high-powered, dynamic and pragmatic lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the legal system and willing to go the extra mile for her clients.

As per Chambers & Partners 2020 – Band 1: “Claudia Fares El Hage is often cited by sources as a leading figure in domestic disputes. She regularly works alongside international law firms on litigation matters within the Qatari courts. Commentators identify her as one of “the big litigators” in the market.”

And she is featured in Chambers & Partners; 2019: Claudia Fares El Hage has a strong reputation for litigation matters in the Qatari courts. According to commentators, she is “responsive, she’s on it and she is really good.”

Claudia is also featured in Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2020 as being “a go-to lawyer for high value Middle Easter construction disputes” and in Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2019 as a Global Leader.

Claudia was awarded the Client Choice Award from Lexology in the category Construction Qatar 2021, clients and peers say “Her collegiality, approachability, brilliant language skills and commerciality really make her an exceptional litigator.”


Areas of Practice

Litigation & Arbitration

Compliance and Regulatory investigations

Legal Consultancy






Bachelor’s Degree and Masters in Law, Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (Lebanon)

Harvard University, Leadership & Negotiation 2020

Harvard University, Negotiation Master Class 2021


Foreign Lawyers Admission Committee in Qatar

Qatar International Court (QICDRC)

Beirut Bar Association