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The media team at Al Tamimi & Company works with clients from publishing and broadcasting sectors on film and television distribution throughout the region, including via OTT services. Lawyers advise on content production, copyright assignment, financing and local production incentives. The firm also assists with content regulation and compliance connected with digital advertising and sponsorships.


Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners demonstrates a dedication to the sports industry with an independent dedicated practice group. Lawyers are experienced in preparing and negotiating agreements for hosting, marketing, sponsorship and broadcasting. The firm also has an intellectual property division that specialises in litigation.  


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Al-Ansari & Associates focusses on digital media. The firm’s core practice groups include TMT and IP with advice ranging from copyright protection and unfair competition to media sector convergence. Lawyers also advise on related technology and telecommunications matters of local and international significance.


Dentons has extensive involvement in entertainment and sports sector cases. In representative work the team advised OSN on its bid for media rights to international cricket matches, organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC), for the MENA region for the period 2015-2023.  


Eversheds Sutherland specialises in commercial and corporate matters including joint ventures and acquisitions. Lawyers advise on a broad range of industry cases, notably TMT-related commercial contracts and on the impact of Qatari law on international supply contracts.


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Peers describe Hassan A Alkhater Law Office as an established part of the country’s legal structure. The full-service practice is high recognised nationally for the quality of its work, and is noted for his extensive litigation experience.   


Swiss firm Lalive provides advisory and dispute resolution services to national sports committees, international sports federations, athletes and professional agents. The media team advises on sporting bans, commercial contracts and media rights. Lawyers are also experienced arbitrators and counsel before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, headquartered in Lausanne.

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Al Tamimi & Company

Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners


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Al-Ansari & Associates

Dentons

Eversheds Sutherland


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Hassan Al-Khater Law Offices

Lalive

Norton Rose Fulbright

Sharq Law Firm


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Arab Law Bureau

Law Offices of Gebran Majdalany



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Qatar is making strides in boosting it’s media ecosystem, with the latest commitment represented by a cooperation between Media City Qatar (MCQ) and Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA).


Under the agreement, signed in January, both organisations will work to facilitate the establishment of media companies in Qatar, as well as oversee compliance with applicable regulations for media entities in Qatar.


Yousuf Mohamed Al Jaida, CEO of QFCA commented on the importance of the agreement with MCQ, stating: “We are thrilled about this partnership with Media City, which marks a significant step in fostering media growth in Qatar.”


Qatar’s evolving media market is not limited to cooperations and partnerships, but also evident in the film and entertainment industry.

Market experts say that homegrown talent is among the key contributors to sector growth.


Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, CEO at Doha Film Institute, explained that “homegrown talents have led the wave of change and have immensely contributed to the growth of the creative industry through your dedication and passion”.


According to Statista, the media market as a whole is expected to reach USD118.80 million in 2024, with home entertainment to reach USD4.4 million this year.


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