Dr. Yassin EL SHAZLY is currently an Assistant professor of commercial law at Qatar
University and he also served as the Associate Dean for Outreach and Community Engagement
at the college of law Qatar University. Dr. Shazly is also an Associate professor of Commercial
& Maritime Law at Ain Shams University (on Leave) and visiting professor at the American
University in Cairo (AUC).
Dr. Shazly holds a doctoral degree in Business Law from Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, France. He also holds a Master's degree in law from Ain Shams University and Lyon 2-France and a Master's degree in political science from Jean Moulin Lyon 3- France.
Dr. Shazly has an extensive practical experience in the field of negotiating and drafting business contracts and he served as a legal counsel in many legal cases and as legal expert for international projects granted by the African Union and the European Union. He also served as Legal Advisor to the chairman of the Financial Supervisory Authority (Egypt) and as a Legal Counsel at the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Egypt). Dr. Shazly started his career as a judge in the Supreme Administrative court in the Egyptian State Council and he was also appointed at the public prosecutor office in Egypt.
Dr. Shazly has a hands-on experience in organizing and delivering legal training courses and draft legal opinions in various areas of business law especially banking transactions, intellectual property, corporate governance and dispute resolution methods. He also served as a consultant at the Ministry of Economy and trade in Qatar on part-time basis. He is a certified trainer from the International finance corporation (IFC) and accepted mediator at the General Authority for Investment (GAFI) dispute resolution center.
Concerning the scientific research, Dr. Shazly published around forty peer reviewed articles in different languages (Arabic-English- French) and he continues to publish his wok in different areas of Business law especially corporate law, e-commerce, transportation law, arbitration and dispute resolution methods, investment law, intellectual property and capital market.
By 2030, Qatar is aiming not only be an oil-based economy but as well a
knowledge-based economy, guaranteeing a stable and sustainable business
environment in order to assure the flow of investment. For this end, the State of
Qatar introduced a package of legislative texts to boost the economy and make the
business climate more attractive for national as well as foreign investments.
As a result, a new corporate law was promulgated in 2015 including many measures to facilitate the procedures to establish companies and mating the liquidity in the market. The same trend was also witnessed in other GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates where new corporate laws were published in 2015. Kuwait has also promulgated a new corporate law in 2016.
In this context, there is a need to analyze the different legal provisions of the new Qatari corporate law. This book offers a comprehensive view about all the amendments adopted by the new Qatari corporate law of 2015 and it illustrates the different conditions required to establish a company and the various types of commercial companies available in the Qatari legal system showing the particularity of the legal regime of each one especially the conditions and procedures of establishment as well as the directors liability.
The book is supported with the decisions of Qatar supreme court and it also includes self- assessment questions and problem based cases in order to serve as a complete guide for practitioners, academics, researchers, corporate counsels and investors.