Dr. Sharar is Senior Legal Counsel at the QICDRC. He has extensive experience in the legal industry spanning over 18 years. He has a Bachelor of Law, Masters in International Trade Law, Juries Doctorate (JD) and Doctorate in Legal Sciences (SJD) from Bond University in Australia, specialising in corporate governance. In addition, he is a CEDR accredited mediator and a qualified arbitrator with the GCC Commercial Arbitration Center.
During his time in Australia, Dr. Sharar taught corporate law and governance at a number of universities and provided legal advice to board members of a number of publically listed companies. He was also a non-executive director, a company secretary, and in-house legal counsel for a number of public companies.
Prior to joining QICDRC, he was Director of the Legal and Enforcement team at the Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA), giving him unrivalled experience of capital markets including financial services regulations, regulatory compliance, investment disputes, arbitration, mergers & acquisitions, risk and crisis management, public affair, and litigation. Moreover, Dr. Sharar has served for 3 years on the QFMA’s disciplinary committee.
Dr. Sharar worked at Qatar University for three years as an Assistant Professor of Commercial Law and has taught Companies law and Arbitration Law. He has also taught Commercial Law and Maritime & Aviation Law at Ahmad Bin Mohammed Military College (ABMM) in Qatar. He has lectured on many topics at the Legal and Judicial Studies Centre at the Qatar Ministry of Justice. His publications include Corporate Governance in the State of Qatar, Arbitration in Qatar and Mergers & Acquisitions in the State of Qatar. He is a member of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Australian Employee Ownership Association (AEOA).