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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Al Markaz Law Firm

Al Markaz Law Firm continues to handle debt restructuring mandates for clients including ADEEM Investment Company. Other highlights included advising BHF Bank on a €3.8m loan to KGL Logistics. Ayman Nada heads the practice.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Al Markaz Law Firm

Al Markaz Law Firm’s corporate practice acted for Arabian Capital Investment and Finance on its sale of a 52% stake in the company, and assisted DAMAC with its entry into the Kuwait market. Other clients include The Investment Dar, Ogyana Real Estate Company and Al Hamra Real Estate. Fawwaz Abd-Allah Al Saeed and Ayman Nada head the corporate team, which includes senior associate Nazih Hameed, who is ‘considered and thoughtful in his approach’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Al Markaz Law Firm

Al Markaz Law Firm’s disputes workload encompasses capital markets, real estate, financial crime and construction matters. Highlights included successfully defending Al Madar Finance and Investment against claims that it had manipulated shares and engaged in false trading on the Kuwait Stock Exchange. Fawwaz Abd-Allah Al Saeed, Baker Alenezi and Qutaiba Al Saeed jointly head the team.

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Privatisation and projects
Privatisation and projects - ranked: tier 2

Al Markaz Law Firm

Recent highlights for Al Markaz Law Firm include advice on waste PPP, transport and social infrastructure projects. The team is particularly experienced in dealing with the construction aspects of PPP projects, as well as related disputes. Ayman Nada and senior associate Bishr Alboukai are recommended.

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