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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
Kuwait City, Manama

Kuwait

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners has extensive experience of debt issuances and credit facility agreements, amendments to existing facility agreements, project finance and leasing arrangements. Recently, the firm acted for a guarantor in connection with the issuance of guaranteed notes due in 2027, and Ibrahim Sattout and John Cunha assisted Doha Bank with amendments made to a real estate facility agreement. Ahmed Barakat and the highly regarded Sam Habbas jointly head the practice group.

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 advises on M&A transactions, government contracts, franchise and distribution agreements, corporate structuring and commercial regulations. Key contacts in the team include David Walker, Paul Day and the highly regarded Sam Habbas.

Leading individuals

Sam Habbas - ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners is active in litigation and arbitration involving tax, insurance, construction, energy, banking, maritime and restructuring disputes. Managing partner Ahmed Barakat represented a corporate client in a KWD500m tax dispute, and Ahmed Zakaria acted on behalf of a sukuk holder in a $25.5m claim against a debtor.

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 handles brand protection and management, including trade mark registration, licensing, copyright identification and IP infringement litigation. Ahmed Zakaria, Ramy Shehata and managing partner Ahmed Barakat are all contacts in the IP group.

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Oil and gas
Oil and gas - ranked: tier 1

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners has experience of construction mandates involving oil refinery projects, and regularly advises on corporate restructuring, offshore supply contracts and commercial distribution agreements in the oil and gas industry. Key individuals include Sam Habbas and Ahmed Barakat.

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Privatisation and projects
Privatisation and projects - ranked: tier 1

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners has particular expertise advising on the construction and operation of power and desalination projects. Akusa Batwala Tuma, who was promoted to partner in June 2017, is advising the Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity and Water on the development of a desalinisation plant, and Ibrahim Sattout has been advising the developers of an integrated solar combined cycle plant with respect to certain PPP laws that came into force in 2010 and 2014.

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