18 March 2013
Clifford Chance appointed as adviser for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ projects including main stadium
International law firm Clifford Chance has been appointed by the Supreme Committee for Qatar 2022 to advise on its Technical Programme, which includes advising on the development of the main "Iconic Stadium", with a capacity of over 85,000.
Doha Office Managing Partner, Richard Parris said: "We are delighted to have been appointed by the Supreme Committee on this landmark infrastructure programme for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and we are excited to be working on a project of this magnitude. It is also a privilege to be working on a high profile project such as the Iconic Stadium which will set the benchmark for stadium development."
Clifford Chance's expertise in procurement for major sporting events, ability to mobilise an international team and its significant expertise in Doha positioned the firm to win the mandate. The Firm has, for example worked on infrastructure and development projects for major sporting events, such as the recent London Olympics and Poland's Euro 2012 programme, as well as advising on aspects of major stadia, including Wembley National Stadium, Stamford Bridge in the UK and Spartak Stadium in Moscow.
General Counsel for the Supreme Committee, Andrew Longmate added: "The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ is a prestigious and high profile event. It is essential that we work with suppliers who are best in class and can deliver a quality service. We are delighted that Clifford Chance has won the first of a number of major legal advisory mandates that will be tendered over the coming months.”
Clifford Chance maintains an impressive track record in Qatar having advised in connection with major projects including The Pearl in Qatar, Doha Festival City and Ras Laffan II. The Firm has also recently advised QNB on the acquisition of Société Générale’s stake in National Société Générale Bank Egypt, the largest cross-border financial services M&A deal in the MENA region in 2012; and Mannai Corporation on its acquisition of Damas International for which Clifford Chance was awarded M&A Deal of the Year by IFLR Middle East Awards.