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ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

SALHIYA COMPLEX, GATE 1, 3RD FLOOR, PO BOX 447, SAFAT 13005, KUWAIT
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Work +965 2292 2700
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Fax +965 2240 0064
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www.asarlegal.com
Manama, Kuwait City

Kuwait

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

At ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners, Sam Habbas’ team handles bank lending matters broadly and continued to be active in the asset finance space, advising a number of banks including Deutsche Bank on a $2.75bn facility relating to United Arab Shipping Company’s purchase of 17 shipping vessels. Other key figures in the team include Ibrahim Sattout, John Cunha and counsel Rob Little, who together acted for the joint lead managers in relation to Burgan Bank’s $500m perpetual additional tier 1 securities issuance.

Leading individuals

Sam Habbas - ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners demonstrates ‘high-level expertise and theoretical and practical knowledge’. Sam Habbas heads the practice, which continued to handle corporate matters in a range of sectors including retail, hotels and logistics. Ezekiel Tuma advised Rocket Internet on the $170m acquisition of Talabat General Trading & Contracting Company. Rob Little, Hossam Abdullah and Ibrahim Sattout are all recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners’ department head Ahmed Barakat provides ‘practical and reassuring guidance’ in the context of a variety of litigation and arbitration matters in fields such as intellectual property, tax and construction. In one case, the team is representing a US company in a $500m joint venture dispute.

Leading individuals

Ahmed Barakat - ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners’ litigation team has been particularly active in relation to trade mark infringement cases for clients including a GCC-based food company and an international soft drinks producer. On the non-contentious side, the team handles trade mark registration, assignment and opposition, and also copyright work. Ahmed Barakat and Ahmed Zakaria are the names to note.

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Oil and gas
Oil and gas - ranked: tier 1

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

At ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners, Ezekiel Tuma continued to assist Kuwait Petroleum and Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Company with the establishment of an oil refinery and petrochemicals complex in Vietnam. Tuma also advised Kuwait Pipe Industries and Oil Services Company on the restructuring of $405m worth of debt.

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Privatisation and projects
Privatisation and projects - ranked: tier 1

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners has a long history of advising on public-private partnerships (PPPs) in relation to transport and other public infrastructure. Ezekiel Tuma is acting for Mazaya in respect of its investment in a major commercial and residential real estate project in Istanbul.

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