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Al Tamimi & Company
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Kuwait > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Kuwait > Banking and finance Tier 2

Bolstered by its strong regional presence, Al Tamimi & Company handles high-end domestic matters, including debt capital markets transactions for Kuwaiti companies and leading financial institutions. Other work involves syndicated loans, acquisition finance, project finance and derivatives. Practice head Omar Handoush has a track record in Islamic finance and conventional finance transactions. He works with senior associate Madhurima Basi, who was previously legal counsel at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and advises on shari’ah compliant transactions.

Practice head(s):

Omar Handoush

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is knowledgeable and responsive. Their client-facing service is probably the best in the Kuwait market.’

‘Omar Handoush (Partner) and Madhurima Basu (Senior Associate) are both highly recommended. Their advice is commercially focused and always delivered in a professional manner.’

‘Omar Handoush and his team are top quality lawyers that are responsive and are the lawyers that you want in Kuwait on any local law matter.’

‘Omar Handoush is responsive, professional and a stellar lawyer.’

‘What is somewhat unique about them and differentiates them from some of the other law firms in Kuwait is their responsiveness! They are very easy to get a hold of by email or telephone (or even WhatsApp or text messages), and they respond very promptly if contacted by email.’

Key clients

Commercial Bank of Kuwait K.P.S.C.

Emirates NBD Bank PJSC

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC

National Bank of Kuwait S.A.K.P.

Burgan Bank K.P.S.C.

Kuwait Finance House K.S.C.P.

Warba Bank

Axis Bank

Boubyan Bank K.S.C.P.

Standard Chartered Bank

Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited

Deloitte & Touche

Wells Fargo

Bank Muscat SAOG

Societe Generale

State Street

Alafco Aviation Lease And Finance Company No

EFG Private Bank No

Vallourec Tubes SAS

Work highlights

  • Represented the National Bank of Kuwait S.A.K.P. and Kuwait Finance House K.S.C.P in a syndicated project financing in an amount of KD 61,250,000 (USD 202,567,000) for LİMAK İNŞAAT SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş. in connection with the KD 169,000,000 (USD 558,918,000) contract with the Ministry of Public Works.
  • Advised and issued opinion to the International Swaps & Derivatives Association regarding enforceability of E-contracts in Kuwait.
  • Represented Kuwait Finance House, as financier and investment agent, in relation to a Murabaha Facility (with accordion features) of up to KD 100 million with Gulf Bank K.S.C.P. to be used for the company’s general corporate purposes.

Kuwait > Privatisation and projects Tier 2

The firm: Al Tamimi & Company is the largest law firm in the Middle East with 17 offices across nine countries. Established in 1989, we are a full service commercial firm combining knowledge, experience and expertise to ensure our clients have access to the best legal solutions that are commercially sound and cost effective.

Our clients are at the centre of everything that we do – their business is our business.
Our strength comes from our clients’ trust that we will provide them the quality of service that they deserve. Therefore, we make it our business to find creative and commercial legal solutions whilst focusing on making the law work for them. Over the years, we have acted for a wide variety of clients, including: government bodies; government or semi-government owned entities; local, regional and international companies; banks and financial institutions; along with both international and regional law firms.

We’re not like everyone else.
As a firm, we have the ability to practice local law in each of the nine jurisdictions where we have a presence. This means that each of our licensed litigators have rights of audience before local courts. We are proud of this unique strength, which truly sets us apart from the competition.

Doing Business in the Middle East?
So are we! Our regional footprint means that wherever our clients are doing business in the region, we are there to support them. Our expansion has been strategic and client driven. Our values define who we are and what is important to us. As a firm, we have grown based on a set of core values, which are integral to all that we do.

Areas of practice: As the Middle East’s largest law firm Al Tamimi & Company has vast experience acting for clients across many jurisdictions in the region. Through our full service offering we are able to provide legal advice with a one-stop-shop for all your legal requirements. We offer specialist legal advice in the following practice areas: arbitration; aviation; automotive; banking and finance; capital markets; commercial; construction and infrastructure; corporate services; education; employment and incentives; Expo 2020; family business and private wealth; financial crime; FMCG; healthcare; hotels and leisure; mergers and acquisitions; projects; rail; regulatory; shipping; sports and events management; transport and logistics.

Chairman Essam Al 4 364 1641
Senior Partner Husam 4 364 1641
Managing Partner Samer 4 331 7161
Deputy Managing Partner Mohamed Al 2 813 0444
Deputy Managing Partner Jody 4 364 1641
Arbitration Thomas 4 364 1641
Arbitration Hassan 4 364 1641
Aviation Yazan 4 364 1641
Banking & Finance Husam 4 364 1641
Banking & Finance Jody 4 364 1641
Capital Markets Andrew 4 331 7161
Commercial advisory Willem 4 331 7161
Competition law Omar 4 364 1641
Construction & Infrastructure Euan 4 364 1641
Corporate governance Andrea 2 813 0444
Corporate structuring Samer 4 331 7161
Corporate structuring Omer 4 331 7161
Corporate Structuring Izabella 4 331 7161
Debt capital markets Andrew 4 331 7161
Debt capital markets Rafiq 4 364 1641
Corporate Services Izabella 4 331 7161
Education Ivor 2 813 0444
Education Ahmad 4 364 1641
Employment & Incentives Samir 4 331 7161
Employment & Incentives Gordon 4 331 7161
Family Business & Private Wealth Richard 4 331 7161
Financial Crime Khalid Al 4 364 1641
Financial Crime Ibtissem 4 364 1641
Financial services regulation and enforcement Jody 4 364 1641
Financial services regulation and enforcement Rita 4 364 1641
Healthcare Andrea 2 813 0444
Hotels & Leisure Tara 4 364 1641
Insurance Yazan 4 364 1641
IP Omar 4 364 1641
IP Ahmad 4 364 1641
Legislative drafting Mohammed Al 2 813 0444
Legislative drafting Hassan 2 813 0444
Litigation Hussein Eisa Al 4 364 1641
Litigation Ahmed 4 364 1641
Litigation Hassan 4 364 1641
Maritime and shipping Omar 4 364 1641
Maritime and shipping Yazan 4 364 1641
Mergers & Acquisitions Abdullah 4 331 7161
Private client services Essam Al 4 364 1641
Private equity Richard 4 331 7161
Private equity Abdullah 4 331 7161
Private Notary Taiba Al 4 364 1641
Projects Mark 4 364 1641
Real estate Tara 4 364 1641
Real estate Mohammed 4 364 1641
Rail Foutoun 1710 8933
Regulatory Andrea 2 813 0444
Sports & events management Steve 4 331 7161
Tax law Shiraz 4 331 7161
Technology, media and telecommunications Martin 4 364 1641
Technology, media and telecommunications Fiona 4 364 1641
Transport & Logistics Yazan 4 364 1641
Transport & Logistics Omar 4 364 1641
Automotive Samir 4 331 7161
Aviation Yazan 4 364 1641
Education Ivor 2 813 0444
Expo 2020 Steve 4 331 7161
FMCG Samer 4 331 7161
Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Ahmad 4 364 1641
China Group Jody 4 364 1641
India Group Samir 4 331 7161
Korea Group Omar 4 364 1641
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Number of lawyers worldwide : 370
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
Australian Business Group
ABA (American Bar Association)
British Business Group
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Employment Lawyers Association
Energy Institute
International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI)
GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre
International Council for Commercial Arbitration

Diversity and Inclusion at Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company is committed to maintaining its high levels of diversity.  With over 50 different nationalities and cultural backgrounds amongst our people, we celebrate diversity.  This is one law firm where there is no stereotype, enabling our people to be who they are and value the differences in one another.

The Firm is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and respectful work environment which recognises and values the diversity of all its employees, stakeholders and clients. We acknowledge that every employee, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or cultural background, disability, religious belief, political affiliation, socioeconomic origin, or family responsibilities can make a valuable contribution to achieving the business outcomes. Moreover, we strongly believe outcomes are strengthened with a diverse team.

The Firm promotes an environment where equity and inclusion is encouraged and supported and where all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying are eliminated. 

We will achieve this objective by: 

  • Raising awareness of and promoting workplace diversity within the Firm.
  • Integrating the principles of workplace diversity into business and human resource management policies, practices and systems.
  • Encouraging employees to identify and maximise use of their life skills and experiences in the workplace.
  • Encouraging managers to recognise and draw on the diversity of their employees.
  • Ensuring employees are not subjected to discrimination or unfair treatment in the workplace on grounds such as, ethnicity, race, gender, age, physical or mental disability or personal responsibilities.
  • Upholding and promote the Al Tamimi & Company Values, Employment Principles and Code of Conduct


Ensuring employees and those seeking employment with the Firm receive fair and equitable treatment in accessing employment opportunities, employees selection processes, career development and mobility arrangements