Leading Individuals

Privatisation and projects in Kuwait

Al Markaz Law Firm

Al Markaz Law Firm has a well-established projects practice and is noted for its handling of privisatisations and multiple complex PPP Projects in Kuwait. The multidisciplinary group advises on private housing, school, and hospitality matters in the region and is overseen by corporate partner Ayman Nada who has over two decades of experience working with local and international clients. Nazih Hameed has years of experience in international project financings with expertise in lending transactions for contractors and employers in the energy and infrastructure space. On the contentious side, associate Ahmed Salakawy who has arbitration experience supports the workload, particularly across international trade law, construction, and labour matters.

Practice head(s):

Ayman Nada

Al-Hamad Legal Group

Showcasing strength across PPPs, the privitisations and projects practice at Al-Hamad Legal Group is active in energy project developments for local and regional developers, and international investors. Ahmad Alshorbagy leads the practice and is the first port of call for Kuwaiti government entities on contracts and operational matters. Linda Al-Hmoud advises on PPP transactions, particularly in the real estate and energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Ahmad Alshorbagy

Other key lawyers:

Linda Al-Hmoud


‘The team is very driven. They take time to understand your situation and clarify the expectation from the services requested from them. They work diligently to this with constant communication and checking in.’

The group has a qualified team with full and in depth knowledge about the PPP law specific to Kuwait and have capabilities to provide complete services for PPP projects.

They are able able to for see conflicts before other teams realize it’s coming. Ahmad Alshorbagy is a fantastic strategist. He sees a way when others see a an obstacle. He draws from his vaste experience of similar situation and explain the options of the course of action in any particular situation.’

Key clients

Mabanee KSPC

Alternative Energy Projects Company

Al-Essa Medical Company

Raith Engineering and Manufacturing Company

Al-Mutawir Real Estate Development Company

Al-Jeri Holding Company

English International Holding Group KSCC

Injazzat Real Estate Company

Health Assurance Hospitals Company (DHAMAN)

National Qudrat for Commercial Services LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects on the Umm Al-Hayman Water Waste Treatment Project worth 1.6 billion KWD.
  • Advised the consortium of sponsors; Mabanee Company K.P.S.C, National Industries Group Holding Company K.P.S.C. and Privatization Holding Co. K.P.S.C in relation to the PAHW J3 Investment Opportunity: Residential and Mall Facilities in Jaber Al-Ahmad City.
  • Advising Al-Watiya Real Estate Company Real Estate on all matters related to a large scale construction contract.