Firm Profile > Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) > Hawally, Kuwait

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners)
PLAZA COMPLEX, 3RD RING ROAD
AL OTHMAN STREET, 3RD FLOOR
OFFICES 11/12, HAWALLI, PO BOX 16107 AL QADESIYA
35851
Kuwait

Dispute resolution Tier 1

An 'exceptional law firm at all levels', Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) is equipped to act in a variety of disputes. Adel Abdulhadi leads on the firm's white-collar criminal law disputes, including defending clients in cases of alleged bribery, money laundering and the misappropration of public funds. Outside of this field, Abdulhadi is also a respected name in cases involving human rights, national security and diplomatic relations.

Practice head(s):

Adel Abdulhadi; Fayez Al Dousari

Testimonials

‘Exceptional law firm at all levels: work experience, service, legal knowledge, capability of dealing with complex legal matters. I have retained other law firms in the past but the quality of work and amount of knowledge, mainly in the health and public sectors, are not comparable to the excellent experience I had with Al Oula Law.’

‘Adel Abdulhadi is well recognized litigator in Kuwait, excellent strategist and makes the client feel secure.’

‘The firm has a wide reputation in white-collar crimes. The service is excellent, the team is committed, hardworking, up to date with the legal and judicial tendencies in Kuwait. The firm and notably the managing partner, Adel Abdulhadi, were helpful and accessible during Covid-19 lockdown period.’

‘Adel Abdulhadi is a bold lawyer and has great knowledge of the Kuwait legal system and judicial tendencies.’

Key clients

Yiaco Medical Company

Ador Welding Limited Company

Green Carbon Company

Hasibat Communications Company

Boyua & Aamal for General Trading and Contracting Company

Eastern National Oilfield Services (ENOS)

Gulf International General Trading and Contracting Company (GIGTC)

Satco Engineering for General Trading & Contracting

Satco Food Trading Company

Kuwaiti Union of Farmers Market

Intellectual property Tier 1

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) has a particularly strong client base in the food and beverages sector and is highly skilled in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters. The team’s broad workload sees it advising on the protection of trade marks and trade names, as well as assisting with licensing and franchising agreements. Sanabil Jafar and Adel Abdulhadi are names to note.

Practice head(s):

Adel Abdulhadi; Sanabil Jafar

Other key lawyers:

Ali Al Rifai

Testimonials

‘I trust Al Oula Law, the firm is a problem solver. The team adopts a straightforward and responsive system, and it provides effective and business-friendly advice in IP related matters.’

‘Adel Abdulhadi has a thorough understanding of the law and is a fierce lawyer and litigator.’

Ali Al Rifai has deep knowledge in IP industry; he is active, friendly and trustworthy.’

Key clients

Helios Dermatology Clinic

Yiaco Medical Company

Ghannam Al Dikan

Assfour Canary Restaurant

Satco Food Trading Company

Green Carbon Company

Boyua & Aamal for General Trading and Contracting Company

Kuwaiti Union of Farmers Market

Banking and finance Tier 2

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners)' core areas of strength are in project finance and investment banking, where the team acts for a range of local banks and private investors. Fayez Al Dosari leads the practice and has a good reputation for project finance; prior to his role at the firm, he was a member of the legal committee of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. Director Sanabil Jafar, who is 'very experienced in banking and finance matters and international law issues' is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Fayez Al Dosari

Other key lawyers:

Sanabil Jafar

Testimonials

‘Professional law firm, extremely reliable with strong expertise in the commercial and financial sectors. I am a client with the firm for years now and I have always been satisfied. The team understands the business needs of the client and it tailors solutions to the best interest of the client.’

‘Sanabil Jafar has a strong expertise in the commercial and financial matters and is a trustworthy lawyer. ’

‘I am very pleased with my experience with Al Oula Law. The firm is very responsive, honest, capable to simplify banking matters.’

‘Sanabil Jafar is great lawyer, well experienced in banking and finance matters and international law issues and capable to simplify complicated legal matters.’

Key clients

Yiaco Medical Company

Ador Welding Limited Company

Green Carbon Company

Boyua & Aamal for General Trading & Contracting Company

Rou’a Al Hayat for General Trading Company

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

A respected name in the market, Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) is particularly active in industries such as technology, financial services, agriculture and construction. Sanabil Jafar leads the practice and is an expert in M&A and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Sanabil Jafar; Fayez Al Dosari

Testimonials

‘Professional law firm, extremely reliable with strong expertise in the commercial and financial sectors. I am a client with the firm for years now and I have always been satisfied. The team understands the business needs of the client and it tailors solutions to the best interest of the client.’

‘Proactive and provide practical advice as opposed to theoretical approach; helps in getting the deal done. ’

‘Al Oula Team stands out in their complete commitment to delivery of the preferred and fair outcome needed by the client through their very unique dedicated, prompt and professional approach to building a personal relationship of partnership with the objective of protecting and servicing their client’s interest 24/7.’

Key clients

Helios Dermatology Clinic

Aljawda AlKuwaitia for Food Stuff & Vegetables and Fruits

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) (L.L.C)

Yiaco Medical Company

Ador Welding Limited Company

Green Carbon Company

Hasibat Communications Company

Boyua & Aamal for General Trading and Contracting Company

Eastern National Oilfield Services (ENOS)

Gulf International General Trading and Contracting Company (GIGTC)

Satco Engineering for General Trading & Contracting

Satco Food Trading Company

Kuwaiti Union of Farmers Market

Al Oula Law Firm was founded in 2002 by Adel Abdulhadi and was initially involved in litigation practice. Gradually AOLF developed and expanded to become a full service law firm offering an extensive range of legal services in all aspects of the law whether civil, commercial, corporate, criminal, financial or administrative.

The International law department of AOLF was established in 2008 and handles all the firm’s transactions and legal matters bearing a foreign element. The firm represents domestic and international clients assisting with their legal needs in Kuwait and other jurisdictions. AOLF’s team is comprised of committed, deeply knowledgeable and well informed attorneys and legal consultants with extensive hands-on experience in the legal field. The firm works in close cooperation with reputable international law firms in order to provide first class advice for clients seeking to do business or resolve their legal affairs in other jurisdictions.  

The firm is active in the field of constitutional law. The local department, headed by Adel Abdulhadi, has submitted many challenges before the Kuwait constitutional court seeking to revoke various laws deemed unconstitutional, being in contradiction with the principles of Kuwait constitution, rules of international law and terms of treaties signed by Kuwait. To name a few of these: Law of Public Meetings and Gatherings (No. 65/1979), Legislative Decree on the establishment of the Public Anti- Corruption Authority and the provisions on financial disclosure (No. 24/2012), DNA law (No. 78/2015) and lately the Law on Conflict of Interest (No. 13/2018). 

AOLF worked on one of the largest human rights cases of the century, ‘the detainees in Guantanamo Bay’. The firm represented one of the detainees, a Kuwaiti citizen, who was held in Guantanamo Bay since 2002. In January 2016 the firm’s client was released and returned to Kuwait after 14 years of imprisonment in Guantanamo.

AOLF’s aim is to provide timely, effective, excellent and affordable legal services to clients, putting their interests first at all times. The firm’s commitment to its clients is based on integrity, excellence and a deep understanding of the law which continues to guide AOLF’s practice.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration & ADR Adel Abdulhadi adel@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Arbitration & ADR Fayez Al Dosari fayez@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Agency & Distribution Sanabil Jafar sanabil@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
Agency & Distribution Dolly Sleem dolly@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
Banking & Finance Fayez Al Dosari fayez@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Banking & Finance Sanabil Jafar sanabil@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
Commercial & Corporate Sameh Al Serwi sameh@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Commercial & Corporate Sanabil Jafar sanabil@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
Criminal Matters Mohammad Shaaban m.d.s@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Criminal Matters Adel Abdulhadi adel@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Employment Relations Ali Al Rifai ali@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Employment Relations Dolly Sleem dolly@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
Intellectual Property Sameh Al Serwi sameh@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Intellectual Property Dolly Sleem dolly@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
Islamic Finance Sanabil Jafar sanabil@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
Islamic Finance Ali Al Rifai ali@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Litigation Adel Abdulhadi adel@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Litigation Fayez Al Dosari fayez@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Litigation Duwaim Al-Muwaizri dweem@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Mergers & Acquisitions Adel Abdulhadi adel@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Mergers & Acquisitions Sanabil Jafar sanabil@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
Privatization & PPPs Adel Abdulhadi adel@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Privatization & PPPs Sanabil Jafar sanabil@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
Oil & Gas Sanabil Jafar sanabil@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
Oil & Gas Dolly Sleem dolly@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
Real Estate Fayez Al Dosari fayez@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Real Estate Ali Al Rifai ali@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
Maritime & Shipping Sanabil Jafar sanabil@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
Maritime & Shipping Sameh Al Serwi sameh@aloulalaw.com +965 22650640
International Law Matters Sanabil Jafar sanabil@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
International Law Matters Dolly Sleem dolly@aloulalaw.com +965 22665620
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Adel Abdulhadi  photo Mr Adel Abdulhadi Founder and Managing Partner – Specialized in dispute resolution (litigation & ADR),…
Mr Fayez Al Dosari  photo Mr Fayez Al Dosari Senior Partner – specializes in dispute resolution, mediation, commercial and corporate law,…
 Ali Al Rifai  photo Ali Al Rifai Senior Legal Advisor
Mr Sameh Al Serwi  photo Mr Sameh Al Serwi Chief Legal Advisor – specialized in arbitration, banking & finance, commercial law,…
Mr Duwaim Al-Muwaizri  photo Mr Duwaim Al-Muwaizri Lawyer
Ms Sanabil Jafar  photo Ms Sanabil Jafar Director, International Law Department – Specializes in the areas of banking and…
 Dolly Sleem photo Dolly Sleem Legal Consultant – Specializes in civil law, corporate and commercial law, employment…
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