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ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

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

Kuwait

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Highly regarded senior partner Sam Habbas heads the team at ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners, which demonstrated its credentials in the aviation financing space by advising Airbus and AWAS Aviation on the lease of seven Airbus A-320 aircraft to Kuwait Airways. The team also advised Boubyan Bank on its $250m facility to Zain Telecommunications Network.

Leading individuals

Ahmed Zakaria - ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners advises clients on the full range of issues, including M&A, commercial matters and corporate finance. The team recently acted for Batelco Group during its acquisition of shares in Qualitynet, an internet service provider. Senior associate Laurent Levac joined from the Montreal office of Norton Rose Fulbright in August 2014 to bolster a team which also includes the highly regarded Sam Habbas.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners has significant experience in litigation and arbitration, with a strong reputation for handling construction disputes. Ahmed Barakat is representing Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company in its claim related to the expansion and refurbishment of the Al Ahmadi oil refinery.

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 has been particularly active in IP litigation, including recently representing FMCG sector clients in contentious matters. Other mandates included advising an airline on the registration of its trade mark in Kuwait. Ahmed Barakat is recommended.

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Oil and gas
Oil and gas - ranked: tier 1

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners advised Kuwait Petroleum and Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Company on the development of a $9bn oil refinery and petrochemicals complex in Vietnam. Ezekiel Tuma is recommended.

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Privatisation and projects
Privatisation and projects - ranked: tier 1

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners, which is well regarded for its experience in power and water projects, recently assisted the Ministry of Electricity and Water and the Partnership Technical Bureau with phase one of the Az Zour integrated water and power plant (IWPP) project. Ibrahim Sattout, Akusa Batwala and Charbel Fadel were part of the team which advised on the matter.

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