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Al Tamimi & Company

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Alex Saleh

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Al Tamimi & Company

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Banking & Finance


Alex Saleh is a Partner and the Head of Office of Al Tamimi & Company's Kuwait office. With over 20 years of both MENA and US experience, he has accumulated sizable expertise in the areas of banking & finance, mergers & acquisitions and large-scale infrastructure projects. Establishing the Kuwait office of Al Tamimi & Co in the fall of 2009 with only 3 lawyers, Alex has since grown the office to over 20 lawyers. He represents the majority of the financial institutions based in the State of Kuwait in all facets, including basic bilateral facility agreements, syndicated loan transactions (conventional and Sharia-compliant) and project finance. Within the banking arena, he has developed strong and professional relationships with most of the lenders he represents as well as the relevant banking and investment regulatory bodies. In addition, since the financial crisis of 2008, Alex and his team have advised both foreign and local creditors on most of the debt restructurings occurring in Kuwait with respect to investment and related type companies. In the corporate arena, Alex has closed on a significant number of MENA-based merger & acquisition deals in various industries including energy, pharmaceuticals, finance, communications and aviation. He has also represented many private equity groups in many of these acquisitions developing and building a good relationship with them over the years. In addition, Alex has also been involved in most of Kuwait’s large infrastructure projects such as power generation plants, water desalination plants and wastewater projects, in the context of both public private partnerships and more traditional structures. On various transactions, he has alternatively represented the State of Kuwait, private sponsors and project lenders depending on the particular deal.


English & Arabic


Commonwealth of Virginia Bar State of Michigan Bar United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit United States Tax Court


Georgetown Law School – Washington D.C. USA Juris Doctor Wayne State University – Detroit, Michigan USA Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude)


Banking and finance

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Alex Saleh - Al Tamimi & Company

Within: Banking and finance

Alex Saleh leads the team at Al Tamimi & Company, which acts for a range of domestic and international lenders, including Commercial Bank of Kuwait and HSBC Bank Middle East, as well as borrowers. In a standout transaction, Saleh advised Warba Bank on its $66m acquisition of an auto-finance portfolio, which involved an innovative shari’ah-compliant structure.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Al Tamimi & Company assists domestic and international companies with acquisitions and general corporate matters in Kuwait. The telecoms, aviation and manufacturing industries have been key areas for the group, which recently advised the Huneidi family on a sale of a minority stake in Gulf Cryo, a manufacturing distributor, to Mumtalakat Bahrain. Alex Saleh heads the team and is noted for his ‘solid commercial understanding’.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Alex Saleh and Philip Kotsis lead the disputes team at Al Tamimi & Company, which handles a range commercial disputes, from aviation and shipping matters, to large-scale financial disputes. Recent work includes representing Qatar National Bank in a case against a shipping company concerning a loan agreement. Other clients include Harry Winston and Kuwait Transcontinental Shipping.

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Privatisation and projects

Within: Privatisation and projects

Al Tamimi & Company continues to be active in PPP projects for government bodies, development companies and banks. Alex Saleh leads the team, which includes Philip Kotsis.

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