Perla is a Senior Associate at the Corporate and Commercial Department at Sharq Law Firm and she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Notre Dame University in Lebanon where she had studied the curriculum of both the common and civil law systems. Prior to joining Sharq Law Firm, she had gained legal experience through interning at local law offices and the legal departments of international companies. During her time at Sharq Law Firm, she has worked closely with several governmental institutions and market-leading companies in the Infrastructure, Transport, Media, Energy, Aviation, Trade, Oil & Gas, and Food & Beverage.
During her time at Sharq Law Firm, Perla has shown great ambition and a hands-on approach in matters and transactions. She regularly advises governmental institutions and both local and international companies on a variety of corporate and finance matters including banking, capital markets, competition, financial and corporate restructuring, M&A, and project development.
Perla excels in her commercial and people-skills as she always aims to provide commercially practical legal solutions building trusted relationships and safeguarding client and firm interests.
She is a native Arabic speaker and a proficient English speaker with intermediate-level French skills which has allowed her to take part in international matters and transactions, offering clients a wide array of legal services.
• Advising the State of Qatar, acting through the Ministry of Finance, on the GMTN Programme for the issuance of bonds;
•Advising several clients such as Qatar Railways Company, Qatar Airways, Mazaya Real Estate Development, Uber, and FIFA and regularly providing legal opinions on different aspects of Qatari law;
•Restructuring of limited liability companies into private shareholding companies and public shareholding companies;
•Acting and advising Pierre Balmain in global trademark, brand protection, intellectual property enforcement, licensing and anti-counterfeiting matters;
•Advising several companies such as Qatar Railways Company, Msheireb Properties, 360 Nautica, and Q-Tickets on all litigations in the Qatari Courts;
•Advising on Qatar law in relation to a high-profile incident occurred in Qatar in a litigation ongoing in Australia;
•Advised on Uber’s acquisition of Careem in the State of Qatar; and
•Conducted several workshops on the aspects of the Labor Law for several companies, such as Fadaat Media.
•Advised Uber Technologies Inc. on an array of IP and consumer protection related matters.