The State of Qatar is an emirate in the Middle East covering an area of 11,586 km², located on a peninsula extending into the Persian Gulf and connected to the Arabian Peninsula to the South, where it shares a land border with Saudi Arabia. Qatar has a population of 2.7 million inhabitants, with a GDP of 192.5 billion dollars, in 2018 (source : IMF, World Bank, 2018).
The Qatari economy is based on oil production, but mainly on its natural gas reserves (3rd largest producer in the world). By investing in the development of significant liquification capacities, the Emirate was able to build on its position as the world's leading exporter of liquid natural gas (LNG) from early 2006 (source: Direction Generale, Tresor).
Behind the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States, France is one of the main destinations of Qatari investors abroad.
French companies are well represented in the Emirate precisely in the following areas: new technologies, energy, infrastructure, and the environment. French industrials are also present in Qatar in the defence, transport, aeronautics and pollution control sectors (source: France Diplomatie).
In order to meet the needs of its customers on the Qatari market, Simon Associés has developed privileged relations with economic and legal partners locally.