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    • Qutaiba Al Saeed - Al Markaz Law Firm

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Commercial litigation and arbitration are key areas of expertise at ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners, with the team providing expertise in banking, construction, insurance, property, taxation and employment disputes. Highlights included representing a multinational company in a KWD500m tax dispute relating to a petrochemical complex in Kuwait. Managing partner Ahmed Barakat is the name to note.

Al Markaz Law Firm’s team often represents international corporations and financial institutions in complex, high-value disputes, and has particular experience in litigating against government institutions. Recently the firm represented The Investment Dar in a debt restructuring dispute in which the Commercial Bank of Kuwait unlawfully acquired the client’s 20% stake in Boubyan Bank. Fawwaz Al Saeed, Baker Alenezi, and Qutaiba Al Saeed are the key contacts.

The dispute resolution practice at Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) is ‘extremely knowledgeable, experienced and innovative’ and is ‘well known for its success in court’. Adel Abdulhadi heads the practice, which continues to represent various clients against HMG Properties in a major property rights dispute.

Alex Saleh and Philip Kotsis lead the disputes team at Al Tamimi & Company, which specialises in commercial and real estate disputes. Clients range from banks and corporations to government departments and regional conglomerates, such as Qatar National Bank and Kuwait Transcontinental Shipping.

The team at DLA Piper Kuwait in Association with (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif, led by Henry Quinlan and Nader Al Awadhi, has experience in a range of areas, including construction, employment, white-collar crime and financial disputes. Senior legal consultant Zara Merali has experience in litigation, mediation and international arbitration.

The team at the International Counsel Bureau is experienced in both civil and criminal cases, and has handled landmark financial and human rights disputes. Fathi Abdurabou heads the practice, which works with domestic and international clients from a range of industry sectors.

Menwer & Associates has a focus on commercial litigation and disputes concerning banking and financial services, construction, insurance and international trade. Mohammad Menwer Al-Mutairi leads the team, which has domestic and cross-border experience in risk management, claims avoidance and alternative dispute resolution.

Abdullah Kh. Al-Ayoub & Associates’ disputes practice is headed by Abdullah Kh. Al-Ayoub and is experienced acting for domestic and international companies and financial institutions. The oil and gas sector is an area of particular expertise.

Mohammed Al-Twaijri heads the practice at Al-Twaijri & Partners Law Firm (TLF), which is experienced in representing domestic businesses in administrative and commercial disputes.

Fawaz Alkhateeb is the partner to note at Taher Group Law Firm (TAG) and has experience in international arbitration as well as civil and administrative litigation. Clients include Wara Construction Company, Kuwait Mind Sports Association and Al Tijaria.

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