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ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners’ ‘leading’ practice has experience across the full range of corporate, commercial and M&A matters, with particular expertise in establishing corporate entities. Recently, the firm advised the shareholders of Carriage Logistics General Trading Company on the acquisition by Delivery Hero of 100% of the share capital of Carriage. Sam Habbas and Ibrahim Sattout are particularly active in this area.

Al Markaz Law Firm regularly handles complex domestic and cross-border transactions, including restructurings and investment fund issues; corporate governance is another area of focus. Ayman Nada is a key name and continues to advise Abraj Energy Services on structuring matters in Kuwait.

DLA Piper Kuwait in Association with (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif’s corporate team has experience in domestic and cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures and often works on behalf of healthcare, pharmaceuticals and technology clients. Most recently, the firm advised a major local oil services company on restructuring its business assets in the region; key partner Terry O’Regan led on this transaction.

Alex Saleh leads the ‘very good’ team at Al Tamimi & Company, which provides ‘good legal knowledge’ and a ‘commercial service’ to clients. The practice recently acted as lead counsel to Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company and United Building Company on their KWD13.75m joint acquisition of all shares of Insha’a Holding from A’ayan Leasing and Investment Company. Senior associate Aaron Dikes is also recommended.

Bader El-Jeaan and Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout lead the corporate team at Meysan Partners, which recently advised Al Sayer Group Holding Company on its $100m acquisition of 47% of Al Razzi Holding Company’s capital shares.

Abdullah Kh. Al-Ayoub & Associates is experienced working with financial institutions, construction companies and telecoms clients, and is well versed in handling the full range of commercial and corporate law matters. Abdullah Kh. Al-Ayoub leads the team, with strong support from Waleed Abdullah Al-Ayoub.

Managing partner Adel Abdulhadi heads the corporate team at Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners), which recently advised Gulf International General Trading and Contracting Company on its legal position as the main contractor to Kuwait Oil Company.

Corporate law lies at the heart of the International Counsel Bureau’s work and the firm handles an array of complex business transactions for domestic, regional and international clients. Managing partner Abdul Rahman R Al Haroun is the name to note.

Menwer & Associates is particularly noted for its experience in public-private collaborations, but handles a wide range of corporate and commercial matters for domestic businesses and global corporations. Mohammad Menwer Al-Mutairi is the name to note.

The team at Meshari Al Osaimi Attorneys and Legal Consultants specialises in advising domestic oil and gas companies. Key partner Hussein Al-Ghareeb advises on corporate governance, auditing requirements, restructurings, securitisations and capital markets transactions, among other things.

Taher Group Law Firm (TAG) handles everything from joint enterprises and PPP projects to commercial contracts, company formation and general corporate transactions. Abdulaziz Taher Alkhateeb and Khalid Taher Alkhateeb jointly head the practice.

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    CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading third-party logistics companies, successfully priced its IPO and listed its shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange, where trading commenced on 4 May 2018. With a market capitalization of CHF 1.6 billion and generating gross proceeds of CHF 821 million, this is so far considered as the largest IPO on the SIX Swiss Exchange for 2018. In addition, CMA CGM, the third largest container shipping group in the world, has committed to make a strategic cornerstone investment in CEVA Logistics by purchasing CHF 379 million of mandatory convertible securities which will convert into shares of CEVA Logistics once certain regulatory approvals have been obtained. Simultaneously with the IPO, CEVA Holdings, the former holding company of the CEVA group, migrated from the Marshall Islands to Switzerland by way of a cross-border merger with CEVA Logistic as the surviving company.
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    Employers who have flu vaccines administered within their company are not liable for any harm that might occur as a result of the vaccine. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, in a recent ruling.
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  • Bär & Karrer Advises on Partial Self-Tender Offer

    On 21 September 2017, an extraordinary shareholders' meeting of the SIX Swiss Exchange listed N.V. authorized the board of directors to repurchase up to 33 1/3% of the company's share capital by means of a partial self-tender offer. The resolution adopted under Dutch law contained detailed information, among others regarding the period for which the authorization is granted, the manner in which the shares are repurchased and the price range within which the offer price must be set.
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