Firms in the Spotlight Oil and gas

Al-Yaqout & Al-Fouzan Legal Group (YFLG)

Al-Yaqout & Al-Fouzan Legal Group (YFLG) logo

Al Yaqout and Al Fouzan is a full-service law firm, located in the heart of Kuwait with an unrivaled global reach. The law firm was founded by attorney Hamed Mohammed Al-Yaqout, who was a leading corporate attorney in Kuwait and other GCC countries.

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Oil and gas in Kuwait

Al Markaz Law Firm

Al Markaz Law Firm handles the gamut of oil and gas work, with expertise in construction, financing and maintenance, as well as corporate transactions. Vice-managing partner Ayman Nada leads the practice and is highly experienced in oil and gas projects, bringing a unique perspective from his former in-house roles at global company Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) and the Egyptian Natural Gas Company. The team acts for a range of international energy companies, often alongside major international law firms, to deliver corporate, commercial and regulatory advice. Senior associate Nazih Hameed, who focuses on corporate, commercial and construction law, also stands out.

Practice head(s):

Ayman Nada

Other key lawyers:

Nazih Hameed


‘Al Markaz were very responsive and gave sound commercial advice which took into account the client’s objectives as well as the underlying legal position.’

‘Nazih Abdul Hameed was my main point of contact at Al Markaz and I would definitely go back to him if I needed Kuwaiti legal advice in the future.’

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners is a strong player in the oil and gas sector, advising local and international companies on both upstream and downstream projects. The team’s advice spans project finance, joint ventures, restructurings, and PPP matters. Sam Habbas is a key name and has a range of expertise in both corporate and finance work. Ahmed Barakat, who assists clients with contentious matters, is also noted.

Meshari Al Osaimi Attorneys and Legal Consultants

Operating a full-service model, Meshari Al Osaimi Attorneys and Legal Consultants acts for both domestic and international clients in the oil and gas space, primarily in financing, employment, environmental law and tax matters. Managing partner Meshari Mohamed Al Osaimi is the name to note.