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  • English

  • Arabic

  • French


Bachelor’s Degree and Masters in Law, University of Saint Joseph Beirut, Lebanon

Harvard University, Leadership and Negotiation, 2020.

Harvard University, Master Class in Negotiation, 2021.


  • Beirut Bar Association

  • Foreign Lawyers Admission Committee in Qatar

  • Qatar International Court (QICDRC)


Claudia acts as legal advisor, litigator, and arbitrator.

She provides legal consultancy and practices as a litigator in all aspects of civil, corporate, commercial, administrative, regulatory and compliance, business criminal fields mainly in Construction, Contracting, Engineering Consultancy, Project Management, Real Estate Development, Corporate, Commercial, banking, M&A.. She advises international and local firms on their projects with a focus on the  MENA region as well as Europe and all legal aspects pertaining thereto. She has advised and represented clients in litigation, ADR, compliance and regulatory investigations, and annulment recourses in relation to various disputes including major construction projects. She also acts in various jurisdictions in arbitration, mainly under ICC, LCIA, and QICCA Rules and in ad hoc proceedings.


Claudia is often cited as a high-powered, dynamic, and pragmatic lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the legal system and is 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.”


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