Clifford Chance Appointed to Advise on Qatar 2022 Stadium Design

March 19, 2013

The organising committee for the Qatar 2022 World Cup has appointed International law firm Clifford Chance to advise on its technical programme, including the development of the centrepiece Foster & Partners-designed Lusail Iconic Stadium.

Clifford Chance Doha managing partner Richard Parris said in a statement: “It’s a privilege to be working on a high-profile project such as the Lusail Iconic Stadium, which will set the benchmark for stadium development.”

Other partners involved in the mandate alongside Paris are Sandy Hall, David Metzger and Tim Steadman.

The firm launched in the Qatar Financial Centre in June 2011, with Parris then highlighting the World Cup bid win as a significant opportunity for the firm’s nascent local office.

Andrew Longmate, a former London partner at Latham & Watkins and now general counsel of the Qatar 20222 Supreme Committee, said: “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.”