Laurent Levac > ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners > Kuwait City, Kuwait > Lawyer Profile

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Levels 36, 37 (main reception) & 38 Assima Tower
Othman Bin Affan St

Work Department

Banking & Finance; Capital Markets & Securities; Private Client Services




Laurent is a banking and finance, capital markets and securities and private clients law partner based in Kuwait and has been with the firm since 2014. Prior to joining ASAR, Laurent worked for international law firms with postings in Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Laurent has extensive experience in finance, banking and securities regulation. Laurent also assists clients in various areas relating to wealth management, wealth transfer, estate planning and philanthropic giving.

Professional Experience

Private Bank Acquisition: Guiding a consortium through the acquisition of a prominent Luxembourg private bank spanning over 20 jurisdictions, actively engaging with regulatory bodies across multiple regions.
Sale of Financial Institution: Providing comprehensive counsel to a consortium throughout the sale process of a Luxembourg private bank, navigating its extensive footprint across 20 jurisdictions and facilitating interactions with regulatory authorities.
Establishment of foreign bank branches: Strategically advising a private bank on the establishment of a representative office and foreign bank branch, ensuring seamless compliance with regulatory frameworks through diligent liaison with relevant authorities.
Acquisition and sale of private jets, yachts and offshore real estate:
Spearheading transactions involving the acquisition and divestment of high-value assets such as private jets, yachts, and offshore real estate, orchestrating seamless processes to meet clients’ discerning needs and preferences


English and French


Member of the Law Society of England and Wales, 2010
Member of the Quebec Bar (Canada), 2005


In-depth Tax Program (Part 1), Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Canada, 2006
Masters in American Common Law (L.L.M), Cornell Law School, NY, USA, 2005
Program in International Taxation, Oxford University, UK, 2004
Bachelor of Common Law (L.L.B), University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2003
Bachelor of Civil Law (L.L.L), University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2002