Herbert Smith Freehills to close second Middle East office in two years with Qatar exit

HSF to follow Clifford Chance by closing Doha outpost


Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is to join the growing rank of firms scaling back in the Middle East, with plans to close its Qatar office this summer.

News of the planned closure comes around four years after HSF opened in Doha and less than two years after the firm opted to pull the plug on its base in Abu Dhabi.

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