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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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    • Nadyn Saleh - Al Markaz Law Firm

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ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners has a comprehensive practice that spans advising on the structure of transactions, drafting finance documents, and assisting with negotiations. Highlights included acting as counsel to the National Bank of Kuwait, Kuwait Finance House and a range of other international financial institutions and export credit agencies on the KWD3.1bn financing of Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s clean fuel project. Sam Habbas continues to be particularly active in this area.

Al Markaz Law Firm acts for Islamic as well as conventional commercial banks and investment companies, both domestic and international, and is known in particular for its Islamic finance expertise. The firm recently advised Adeem Investment and Wealth Management on its restructuring project, including the repayment of debt totalling approximately KWD70m. Fawwaz Al Saeed and Ayman Nada are the names to note. Senior associate Nadyn Saleh is also recommended.

Alex Saleh and Philip Kotsis lead Al Tamimi & Company’s Kuwait practice, which has a longstanding reputation for acting on behalf of domestic and international lenders, such as the Commercial Bank of Kuwait and HSBC Bank Middle East. Highlights included advising Standard Chartered Bank and First Abu Dhabi Bank on the financing of the $2.4bn acquisition of Kuwait Food Company.

The banking and finance team at DLA Piper Kuwait in Association with (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif works with international, regional and domestic clients and has particular expertise in restructuring matters as well as advising on shari’ah compliance. The firm continues to advise the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority on the establishment of three special economic zones in Kuwait. Terry O’Regan and Nader Al Awadhi head the practice alongside Dubai-based Peter Somekh.

Fayez Al Dosari leads the banking and finance team at Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners), with strong support from firm managing partner Adel Abdulhadi. Recently, the firm advised the Commercial Bank of Kuwait in a dispute concerning the unlawful sale of shares as part of the restructuring of a major Kuwaiti company.

Abdul Rahman R Al Haroun leads the team at the International Counsel Bureau, which regularly advises corporate clients and government entities on a range of financial matters, including lending transactions, capital structures, contingency planning and restructuring. The firm counts Equate Petrochemical Company, the Arab Banking Corporation, and ABC Islamic Bank as clients.

The team at Meshari Al Osaimi Attorneys and Legal Consultants is experienced in all areas of finance and regularly acts as local counsel to international financial institutions. Adel Botrous and Hassan Al Musawi are key names.

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