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Established in 1980, AlBisher Legal Group has distinguished itself as a full-service corporate and commercial law firm representing a host of international and domestic clients. As one of Kuwait’s leading law firms, AlBisher Legal Group provides an extensive range of legal services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and other business enterprises with interests in the Middle East and GCC regions. In addition to its core corporate and commercial practice, the firm has consistently earned accolades as one of the most successful corporate litigation firms in Kuwait. The firm also serves as local counsel for numerous international law firms and has reciprocal arrangements which allow it to extend its cross-border reach and capabilities.
Areas of practice
Corporate law: the firm’s primary practice is firmly rooted in corporate and commercial law. The firm’s international corporate department specialises in international business transactions, taxation, foreign direct investment, joint ventures, franchises and distributorships, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and stock exchange listings, defence contracting, engineering and construction contracts, corporate structuring, fund formation, public sector contracting, banking, intellectual property, and telecommunications. The firm frequently counsels on matters concerning the highly regulated Kuwaiti securities market, including public listings and private placements of securities, stock exchange transactions, insider trading restrictions, and capital markets.
Dispute resolution: the firm has one of the leading commercial litigation and arbitration practices in Kuwait. It frequently tries and defends high-profile cases involving complex civil, commercial, banking and finance, taxation, corporate, labour, intellectual property and construction matters.
Islamic finance: AlBisher Legal Group is a leading firm in counselling clients on matters relating to structuring Shari’ah compliant financing instruments, including Sukuk (debt instruments), the various types of Ijara financing techniques, Wakala, Mudaraba, Murabaha and syndications.
Mergers and acquisitions: AlBisher Legal Group advises on all aspects of corporate acquisitions and divestitures for foreign and domestic enterprises, including deal structuring, tax matters and administrative and procedural requirements. The firm is involved in all stages of the acquisition process.
Tax: the firm has a vibrant tax practice, emphasising commercial tax planning, cross-border transactions, tax legislation and tax regulation of multinational corporations, including the application of international tax treaties.
Intellectual property (IP): the firm represents clients in various IP matters arising under Kuwaiti law. Its practice includes counselling on IP enforcement matters, technology transfers, joint venture arrangements, distribution and licensing arrangements and franchising matters.
Tenders, contracting and procurements: AlBisher Legal Group has for many years counselled and advised international and Kuwaiti clients on major public and private sector tenders in Kuwait in the fields of telecommunication, energy and other major infrastructure projects, defence procurements and privatisation, including establishment of consortiums and their representation in leading Kuwaiti governmental tenders for projects as well as accompanying project finance. In addition, the firm counsels on regulations related to the Kuwaiti national procurement scheme, including procurement matters involving the Kuwait Ministries of Defence and Interior and Kuwait National Guard among others.
Employment: the firm represents employers in matters involving Kuwaiti employment law.
Contact Anwar Nasser AlBisher
Member Kuwait Lawyers’ Society
Number of lawyers 12
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