Salman Al-Ansari, LLM’07Partner, Al-Ansari and Associates
Al-Ansari advises clients on all facets of their operations in the Middle East, from corporate formation, corporate structuring, mergers and acquisition, finance and securities, to intellectual property, real estate and construction. He started his private practice career at Patton Boggs LLP, where he was the first Qatari national to be on the partnership track in a leading foreign law firm. Since joining Al-Ansari & Associates, he has helped reshape the firm’s strategy and relaunched its identity to focus on delivering Qatar law.
Al-Ansari served as a full-time lecturer at Qatar University College of Law for three years. During that time, he introduced the university’s first legal writing program, which evolved into a legal research and writing module, and is now a center. He continues to serve as a visiting lecturer.
Al-Ansari played for the Qatar national football team until 2005 when his career ended due to heart surgery. He attended Penn Law school the following year, receiving his LLM in 2006. In 2013, Al-Ansair received his MBA from HEC Paris.
Al-Ansari and Associates was awarded the 2016 ACC Middle East Achievement Award (Association of Corporate Counsel) in recognition of their pro bono program, the ‘community empowerment initiative’ that requires all its lawyers to undertake a minimum of 200 hours of pro bono work each year.