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Corporate and M&A
- ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners (In Association with Stephenson Harwood)
- Abdullah Kh. Al-Ayoub & Associates
- Al Markaz Law Firm
- Al Tamimi & Company
- Al-Twaijri & Partners Law Firm (TLF)
- DLA Piper Kuwait in Association with (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif
International Counsel Bureau
International Legal Group in association with SNR Denton & Co
- AlBisher Legal Group – Anwar AlBisher, Talal Albisher & Partners
Bader Saud Al-Bader & Partners, The Law Office of
Taher Group Law Firm (TAG)
Abdul Rahman Al Haroun –
International Counsel Bureau
- Anthony Coleby – Al Markaz Law Firm
- Sam Habbas – ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners (In Association with Stephenson Harwood)
- Alex Saleh – Al Tamimi & Company
- Abdul Rahman Al Haroun –
‘Deeply entrenched in the market’ and noted for its ‘professional and practical’ advice, ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners (In Association with Stephenson Harwood) receives mandates from domestic and international corporates, as well as a significant amount of referral work from foreign law firms. It is acting for both parties on the $270m merger between Al Masar Leasing and Amar Finance & Leasing. The ‘very good’ Rob Little and ‘accessible’ Sam Habbas are recommended.
The ‘professional and proactive’ team at Abdullah Kh. Al-Ayoub & Associates includes the ‘responsive and pragmatic’ Prateek Shete, who regularly advises international corporates on transactions, and recently acted for a Norwegian oil and gas company on the acquisition of a Kuwaiti target.
Al Markaz Law Firm handles the full spectrum of work for companies doing business in Kuwait, including advising on the establishment of corporate entities, ongoing compliance and M&A matters. Clients include Efad Holding Company, Al Khannah Group Company and Manazel Holding Company.
Since its foundation in 2009, Al Tamimi & Company has achieved rapid market penetration, and, with 15 lawyers available for transactional matters, has the critical mass to handle a high volume of deals. Office head Alex Saleh is advising a Kuwaiti finance company on acquiring a majority stake in a Bahraini joint-stock company.
Al-Twaijri & Partners Law Firm (TLF) handles domestic and cross-border mandates for corporates and government-linked entities. Mohammed Al-Twaijri is recommended.
At DLA Piper Kuwait in Association with (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif, Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout advised United Education Company on its acquisition of Al-Rayyan Holding Company. Other clients include Boeing, Honeywell and United Airlines.
International Counsel Bureau advised Viva Kuwait Telecom on its listing on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, and acted for the AREF Investment Group on DEH’s $213m acquisition of a majority stake in AREF Energy. Abdul Rahman Al Haroun is recommended.
Headed by newly appointed managing partner Stuart Cavet, International Legal Group in association with SNR Denton & Co is advising Awqaf Financial Services Group on acquisitions totalling $70m, including the purchase of shares in two Islamic investment companies. Other clients include Siemens, BP, Shell and Huawei.
AlBisher Legal Group – Anwar AlBisher, Talal Albisher & Partners provides a ‘very good level of service’ to domestic and international corporates across the spectrum of corporate work, from joint ventures and M&A to capital markets matters.
The Law Office of Bader Saud Al-Bader & Partners’ Kevin Burke handles a range of corporate and commercial work.
Taher Group Law Firm (TAG) handles a variety of mandates for ASMACS, recently advising the international organisation on a $150m joint venture agreement with a Saudi-based corporate.