The dispute resolution experts at Al Markaz Law Firm 'are among the best lawyers at one of the best Kuwaiti firms'. Practice head and founding partner Fawwaz Al Saeed is a former president of the Kuwait Bar Association, with particular expertise in corporate, commercial and regulatory disputes. He is also a prominent name in the market for cases concerning bankruptcy, finance and capital markets. Qutaiba Al Saeed is an experienced litigator who has acted before the courts of first instance and the Court of Appeal. His strengths particularly lie in corporate governance, employment and pension law cases. Associate Zafar Iqbal, who focuses on arbitration, is also noted.
Dispute resolution in Kuwait
Al Markaz Law Firm
Ayman Nada; Fawwaz Alsaeed; Qutaiba Al Saeed
‘Solid ability to comprehend the intricacies of complex interrelationships among parties and stakeholders.’
‘We worked with Ayman Nada and Zafar Iqbal. They both did a good job. The client was pleased with the service and insights they provided.’
‘Among the best lawyers at one of the best Kuwaiti firms.’
An 'exceptional law firm at all levels', Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) is equipped to act in a variety of disputes. Adel Abdulhadi leads on the firm's white-collar criminal law disputes, including defending clients in cases of alleged bribery, money laundering and the misappropration of public funds. Outside of this field, Abdulhadi is also a respected name in cases involving human rights, national security and diplomatic relations.
Adel Abdulhadi; Fayez Al Dousari
‘Exceptional law firm at all levels: work experience, service, legal knowledge, capability of dealing with complex legal matters. I have retained other law firms in the past but the quality of work and amount of knowledge, mainly in the health and public sectors, are not comparable to the excellent experience I had with Al Oula Law.’
‘Adel Abdulhadi is well recognized litigator in Kuwait, excellent strategist and makes the client feel secure.’
‘The firm has a wide reputation in white-collar crimes. The service is excellent, the team is committed, hardworking, up to date with the legal and judicial tendencies in Kuwait. The firm and notably the managing partner, Adel Abdulhadi, were helpful and accessible during Covid-19 lockdown period.’
‘Adel Abdulhadi is a bold lawyer and has great knowledge of the Kuwait legal system and judicial tendencies.’
Yiaco Medical Company
Ador Welding Limited Company
Green Carbon Company
Hasibat Communications Company
Boyua & Aamal for General Trading and Contracting Company
Eastern National Oilfield Services (ENOS)
Gulf International General Trading and Contracting Company (GIGTC)
Satco Engineering for General Trading & Contracting
Satco Food Trading Company
Kuwaiti Union of Farmers Market
- Defending a political science professor in a national security claim brought by his criticism of the UAE government.
- Defending an individual in a white-collar crime case related to bribery, money laundering and human trafficking.
- Representing the appointed receiver of Comoro Gulf for General Trading and Contracting Company in an investigation into alleged corruption at the company.
ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners is differentiated through its strong background in tax and construction disputes, with capabilities in both litigation and arbitration. The team has recently worked in international arbitration cases in France, Switzerland and Korea, mostly involving contractual and settlement breaches. Key figures from the practice include Sam Habbas, who focuses on commercial litigation, and Ahmed Barakat, who is the standout name for international arbitration.
Abdullah Kh. Al-Ayoub & Associates primarily acts for international clients in both litigation and arbitration, with notable experience in handling payment disputes and contractual breaches. The firm's strong global client base is partly due to its membership of the World Services Group, an international alliance of independent law firms. The team represents companies operating in the aviation, consumer goods, engineering and construction, technology and retail sectors, among others. The practice is led by managing partner Abdullah Al-Ayoub and assistant managing partner Waleed Al-Ayoub.
Abdullah Al-Ayoub; Waleed Al-Ayoub
- Represented a client in an arbitration in the US for claims arising out of a charter party agreement amounting in excess to $40m.
- Defended a client in litigation with its distributer in Kuwait before the High Court of Appeal on a $6m case.
- Advised a client in relation to a multi-million dollar tort claim concerning white-collar offences.
Advising domestic and international clients, Meysan Partners is skilled in both litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on banking, commercial and construction cases. Senior partner Waleed Al Tattan is active in this field; an experienced advocate, he has appeared before various higher courts in Kuwait, including the Court of Cassation.
Waleed Al Tattan
Taher Group Law Firm (TAG)
Construction disputes are a particular strength of Taher Group Law Firm (TAG), particularly cases relating to payment issues between different parties. Outside of construction, the team is particularly active in the healthcare and hospitality sectors. Abdulaziz Alkhateeb is a well-known name in dispute resolution, with expertise in a range of litigation and arbitration. The firm maintains close relationships with law firms around the world through its membership of TAG Alliances.
Khalid Alkhateeb; Abdulaziz Alkhateeb
Al-Khonaini General Trading & Contracting Company W.L.L.
Assaquib&Alhusseini General Trading & Contracting Company
Ali Naqi International General Trading & Contracting Company
With expertise across a range of litigation and arbitration, Al-Yaqout & Al-Fouzan Legal Group (YFLG) particularly stands out for its work in construction disputes. The team is also highly active in issues relating to shipping, aviation, logistics and real estate. Khalifa Al Yaqout leads the practice and has experience acting before the courts in both Kuwait and the UAE.
Khalifa Al Yaquot
Al Khorayef Group
T’azur Takaful Insurance
Kuwait Aviation Services Co. (KASCO)
W General Trading
Al Muthanna Insurance Company
Athman Investment Company
Al Tanmiya International Investment Company
Al Soor Investment Company
KFH Investment Company
MNA General Trading
Gulf Projects Company
National Contracting Company – Rezayat Group
Al Khorayef Company
- Acted for W General Trading in a dispute against Aswan Shipping Company involving the unauthorised diversion of a ship to Kuwait and attempt to illegally sell cargo.
- Acted for Carriage Logistics Co with regards to a dispute brought by the Kuwait Competition Authority.
- Advised Arabian Steel in a contractual dispute against Isolux Corsan.