Privatisation and projects in Kuwait

Al Markaz Law Firm

Al Markaz Law Firm's projects team continues to advise on the development of residential and commercial zones in Kuwait, including assisting with large PPP projects. Led by Ayman Nada, the group is equally strong in handling financing matters in the space. Associates Nazih Hameed and Mohamed Bishr Alboukai are prominent names in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Ayman Nada

Other key lawyers:

Nazih Hameed; Mohamed Bishr Alboukai

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

At Al-Yaqout & Al-Fouzan Legal Group (YFLG), the practice has a strong track record in handling domestic and cross-border PPP and project development mandates, with a key focus on the energy, education, real estate, healthcare and social infrastructure sectors. Practice head Ahmad Al Shorbagy has an excellent reputation for assisting government entities and investors with bid preparation, EPC contracts and project financing matters. Associate Linda Almoud is ‘very responsive and knowledgeable’.

Practice head(s):

Ahmad Al Shorbagy

Other key lawyers:

Linda Almoud


‘Very responsive.’

‘Linda Almoud is very responsive and knowledgeable.’

‘The team provides well structured, sound advice which has always met our needs and expectations.’ 

Key clients

J3 Project Company for Management and Development of Lands and Real Estate W.L.L

S3 Project for Management and Development of Lands and Real Estate W.L.L

Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (“KAPP”)

Adnan Al Saleh Trading Group (AATG)

EduGlobe Corporation KSCC

Real Estate House (REH)

Pure Health Limited

Mabanee Company KPSC

Health Assurance Company (Dhaman)

Al-Mutawir Real Estate Development Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Mabanee Company on all phases of the Sabah Al Ahmad Project including the design, construction, finance, operation, maintenance and transfer of the project.
  • Advised the Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects on the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park Project, the first renewable energy project to be tendered in Kuwait.
  • Advised the Adnan Al Saleh Trading Group (AATG) on an investment relating to a retail and fitness centre.

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

The ‘knowledgeable and professional' team at ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners is 'extremely proficient in PPP', and is sought after for handling infrastructure matters and sizeable development projects. The client base includes the Kuwait government, banks, contractors and state-owned energy companies. Practice co-heads Ibrahim Sattout and Akusa Batwala 'are innovative in their approach to finding solutions to complex problems' and continue to advise on some of Kuwait’s largest PPP projects concerning ports, transportation, utilities, power plants and industrial zones.

Practice head(s):

Ibrahim Sattout; Akusa Batwala


‘Knowledgeable and professional; extremely proficient in PPP.’

‘The ASAR team gives very practical advice. They do not focus solely on the law but also in finding pragmatic solutions to complex problems. Individuals have deep sector and industry knowledge expertise through practicing in Kuwait for many years.’

‘Ibrahim Sattout and Akusa Batwala are fantastic. They are a real advantage to have on your side and are innovative in their approach to finding solutions to complex problems.’

Key clients

WTE Wassertechnik GmbH

Suez Environment

RWE Generation SE

Al Argan International Real Estate Company

JGC Corporation

Injazzat Real Estate Development Company K.S.C

Al-Dhow Engineering General Trading & Contracting Co. W.L.L

National Bank of Kuwait

Suez International

Work highlights

  • Advising a Kuwaiti oil company on the structuring of its renewable energy project.
  • Advising a consortium of banks on the funding for a real estate development company in connection with the planning, development, completion, operation, maintenance, utilisation and investment of certain causeway sites.
  • Advised a consortium of companies with regard to the development, ownership, financing, procurement, construction, testing, commissioning, operation, maintenance and transfer of the Az Zour North phases 2 and 3 IWPP and Al Khairan phase 1 IWPP projects.