Oil and gas in Kuwait

Al Markaz Law Firm

Al Markaz Law Firm advises major clients on oil and gas projects across the full upstream and downstream lifecycle, from licensing and exploration to production, sale, and decommissioning. It has a heavy involvement in domestic and cross-border projects, and advises a significant number of oil and gas companies. Ayman Nada, who is the head of the corporate advisory department, is knowledgeable about the development, acquisition, disposal, and funding of energy and infrastructure assets. Mohamed Bishr L. Alboukai is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ayman Nada

Key clients

Haliburton

Abraj Energy Services SAOC

Korea Gas Corporation

Tripe E Holding KSCC

International Aviation Technical Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Hydratight FZE with negotiating a settlement with Finesco International following Finesco’s default on payment of amounts due under an agreement in relation to the Dharif Pilot Water Injection Plant tendered by Kuwait Oil Company.
  • Advising JGSK Joint Venture, multinational EPC consortium contractor (composed of GS Engineering & Construction, SK Engineering and Construction and JGC Corporation) on its construction claim against the main contractor (Kharafi National) in relation to the Al Ahmadi EPC Clean Fuels Project.
  • Advised Weatherford International on the acquisition of the Weatherford (Kuwait) laboratory business in Kuwait by CSL Capital.

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners is highlighted for its strengths in oil and gas transactions and projects. Its team has extensive expertise in the entire ambit of upstream and downstream issues relating to the industry. Senior partner Sam Habbas is an accomplished corporate lawyer, who is also knowledgeable about banking and finance, including Islamic finance. Managing partner Ahmed Barakat is recommended for his experience of commercial litigation, as well as local and international arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Sam Habbas; Ahmed Barakat

Meshari Al Osaimi Attorneys and Legal Consultants

Meshari Al Osaimi Attorneys and Legal Consultants' strengths across multiple discplines enables it to provide full-service support to domestic and international clients. Banking and finance, employment and tax are among the firm's areas of expertise. It also supports clients on the establishment of joint ventures and dispute resolution. Managing partner Meshari Mohamed Al Osaimi is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Meshari Mohamed Al Osaimi