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Ghina Malek, managing partner

Managing partner Ghina Malek explains how Al Khebra Legal Consultants and Lawyers is adapting to clients' changing needs.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate you from your competitors?

As Al-Khebra’s name indicates, our firm has rich “experience” and our team consists of highly qualified and experienced lawyers and consultants which makes us unique compared to our competitors. Our firm is backed by rich-experience of more than two-decades in advising clients on successful corporate and commercial litigations, alternative dispute resolution methods including arbitration, mediations and conciliations, timely comprehensive legal consultations, advice, legal due-diligence and other legal support services.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

In light of promulgation of recent Kuwait legislation, we believe that certain sectors such as public-private partnerships, foreign-direct investments, capital market and government procurements/project sectors etc. growing in the next twelve months.

What's the main change you've made in the firm that will benefit clients?

Our firm effectively adapts to changes and flexible based on the business needs and requirements of our clients. Recently, we have considerably acquired and updated our firm’s legal-resources and expanded our local and international expertise with legal-team consisting of highly qualified legal professionals with sector-specific experiences. As matter of our policy, we invest in, update and organize our legal-resources and our legal-team.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Yes. Technology is rapidly changing and we, have and, continue to adapt and implement such changes in the way we interact with our clients. We are using electronic media-interactions techniques in order to timely interact with our clients ensuring that we deliver our legal services to our clients in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

Our firm provides a broad array of corporate and commercial legal services to a diverse clientele that ranges from start-up ventures to high-net worth and large enterprises and multinational companies. Rather than providing any given single example, we would like to draw attention that we carefully guide our clients on a day-to-day basis through broad array of legal issues that affect not only their ability to obtain financing, but also maintain operation in today’s highly competitive business environment.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms - where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Yes. Our clients look for stability and strategic direction at all times. Efficiency in structuring practical, cost-effective and legally compliant strategies are the general requirements of our clients in respect of any given issue let that be a dispute, project or other matters, and we have a longstanding experience in delivering, and we continue to deliver, these to our clients in a timely manner. Stability in providing legal services is essential in maintaining long standing business relation with clients and for that purpose we at all times ensure that our legal-resources and legal-team are consistent in dealing with clients with minimum or no turnaround in the legal team handling any given assignment of the client, which as a business practice we continue to maintain. In next three-years, we see ourselves expanding in size and structure including expanding our client-base within and outside the region on the areas that we have already have experience-in and explore other sector specific areas. We look forward to be global law-firm as our longstanding objective and goal.

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