Mr Sam Habbas > ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners > Kuwait City, Kuwait > Lawyer Profile

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
PO BOX 447
SAFAT 13005
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Work Department

Aviation Banking & Finance Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions PPP & PFI Projects Private Client Services Private Equity Oil & Gas


Senior Partner


Sam is the Senior Partner at ASAR. Sam established ASAR’s international division in 1988, providing strategic direction and developing it into the leading legal practice that it is today. As an accomplished corporate lawyer, Sam has extensive corporate and commercial law experience and both advises, and acts as lead counsel to, a host of local and foreign multinational clients on a wide range of commercial, banking and finance, aviation finance, M&A, oil and gas, energy, projects and infrastructure projects and multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions.

Sam also leads ASAR’s specialist private clients service and advises leading family offices and ultra-high net worth individuals in relation to their personal, business and philanthropic affairs. He also advises family offices on their governance and succession matters. Sam has been instrumental in the establishment of new family offices as well as providing ongoing strategic advice to families with long established family offices.


English and Arabic


Juris Doctorate, Boston College Law School, Massachusetts USA
Bachelor of Arts, University Of Santa Clara, California USA

Lawyer Rankings

Kuwait > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Sam HabbasASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners is active in handling complex corporate restructurings and joint ventures for large Kuwaiti companies operating in the oil and gas (particularly petrochemicals) and life sciences sectors. Key names at the firm include Sam Habbas, commercial partner Paul Day  and Ezekiel Tuma.

Kuwait > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Sam HabbasASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners