Dr. Al-Khulaifi is the Dean of the College of Law, and Associate Professor of Commercial Law at Qatar University. He was a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) in 2013. Dr. Al-Khulaifi is a member of several academic and professional committees in Qatar, including the Permanent Legislative Committee of the Council of Ministers. He received his LL.B. from Qatar University in 2006 and his LL.M. and J.S.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011.
Dr. Al-Khulaifi has received a multitude of awards and fellowships, including, inter alia, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, The Emir of Qatar, Ph.D. Award (Education Excellence Awards) in 2012 and a research fellowship award from the Center of International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University in Qatar (2013-2014).
Dr. Al-Khulaifi’s research and practice focus on commercial law. He has authored numerous articles and books on bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, banking transactions, and arbitration. In parallel with his academic activities, Dr. Al-Khulaifi is a lawyer at Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi law firm since 2011 and serves as an independent adjudicator at the Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority since 2017. He acts as legal counsel to His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar since 2018. Dr. Al-Khulaifi has been recently appointed as the Agent of the State of Qatar before the International Court of Justice in three cases.