The Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Centre), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, in collaboration with LexisNexis and a group of legal advisors, hosted a forum for entrepreneurs and startups to introduce them to options, choices, and legal aspects before and after starting their projects.
The first session, which was moderated by Essa Al Sulaiti Law Firm founder and managing partner Essa al-Sulaiti, was participated by Dr Muna al-Marzouqi, practicing lawyer, associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies and assistant professor at Qatar University; and Mohamed Ameen, senior associate, head of Contracts Department at Mubarak Al Sulaiti Law firm.
The speakers highlighted the Qatari legal landscape related to the establishment of projects in terms of choices, aspects, and the most important issues that the entrepreneur must be aware of before starting any project.
The second session hosted Pinsent Masons London Corporate and M&A partner Frederic Ichay discussed in detail the journey into entrepreneurship from legal to business and the pitfalls that they must avoid.
Bedaya Centre general manager Reem al-Suwaidi said, “The legal forum, in collaboration with LexisNexis, has enabled our guests and audiences to get acquainted to all legal aspects they should be aware of before starting any project.
“The forum has addressed the challenges faced by entrepreneurs when starting their businesses and helped them get a clear picture on the legal requirements for the success of their business, which in turn will save them time and effort.”
Heitham al-Suwaidi of LexisNexis said, “The legal forum was a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn about the best legal practices in the field of entrepreneurship, as well as develop their leadership and entrepreneurship skills.
“Supporting entrepreneurs is the focus of Bedaya’s strategy and we are pleased with our constructive cooperation, which will provide entrepreneurs with an overview of the options and legal aspects to follow.”
The content of the workshop and the legal guidance submitted to all attendees will be available on Bedaya’s YouTube channel for those who were unable to attend.
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