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

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners)'s seasoned team of lawyers and legal consultants has a wealth of experience of civil, commercial, criminal, constitutional and administrative disputes. It is well known for its role in filing direct and indirect challenges before constitutional courts against laws and regulations that contain violations of the constitution. Founder and managing partner of the firm, Adel Abdulhadi handles high-profile arbitration cases before all Kuwaiti courts. Fayez Al Dosari is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Adel Abdulhadi; Fayez Al Dousari

Testimonials

Al Oula Law is a very specialised law firm in Kuwait in the field of criminal law. It has the best legal team providing top legal representation to clients in criminal cases and has deep knowledge in the intricacies of criminal law and its diverse branches. The firm has an amazing winning record in Kuwaiti courts.’

Al Oula Law is a law firm that truly understands the full breadth of the law. What I experienced with them is that even when a matter seems difficult or closed, the team has a way to find creative legal solutions using the full understanding of the law and the legal system. The international law department of the firm is top-notch and a gem in Kuwait. Very capable team, with full dedication to the client and impressive on-time delivery.’

The firm provides trusted legal consultancy, outstanding legal representation and is highly capable to advocate on behalf of its clients in situations involving governmental authorities and win. A fearless and competent team. Lawyers and legal consultants are characterised by strong personalities, deep knowledge of the law, expertise and compassion where needed.’

Key clients

Yiaco Medical Company

Ador Welding Limited Company

Green Carbon Company

Hasibat Communications Company

Satco Food Trading Company

Intellectual property Tier 1

Sanabil Jafar and Adel Abdulhadi lead the team at Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners), which assists clients with franchise and licensing agreements, as well as brand (and related IP) protection. Another driver of activity is Kuwait's recent attempts to update IP laws for the purpose of meeting its commitment to implementing the standards of international conventions; the firm filed one of the first lawsuits based on the provisions of the new copyright and related rights law.

Practice head(s):

Sanabil Jafar; Adel Abdulhadi

Testimonials

Al Oula Law provides transparent dealing, easy and effective communication, and solid legal representation. The firm has a team knowledgeable in IP matters and is willing to put all efforts needed to secure the best solution available

Key clients

Ghannam Al Dikan

Assfour Canary Resaurant

Satco Food Trading Company

Yiaco Medical Company

Green Carbon Company

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) acts for Kuwaiti and international companies on a full range of operational and transactional matters. Its varied workload includes company incorporations, M&A, corporate restructurings and regulatory advice. Sanabil Jafar and Fayez Al Dosari are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Sanabil Jafar; Adel Abdulhadi; Fayez Al Dosari

Testimonials

Al Oula Law Firm is a law firm that truly understands the full breadth of the law. What I experienced with them is that even when a matter seems difficult or closed, the team has a way to find creative legal solutions using the full understanding of the law and the legal system. The international law department of the firm is top-notch and a gem in Kuwait. Very capable team, full dedication to client and impressive on-time delivery.’

Sanabil Jafar, the director of the international law department, is an experienced lawyer, intelligent, well aware of the local and international business practice, provides excellent legal advice and super keen on on-time delivery.’

The legal team at Al Oula Law Firm possesses tremendous experience. Each member of the team has decades of working experience in the legal practice in Kuwait. They truly work on cases as team. They do not give false promises just to please. They simply deliver results. For me, they have won all cases raised on my behalf as well as in defense in cases raised against me.’

Al Oula Law Firm was able to assign a team to our matter with relevant expertise. They were responsive to queries and provided clear, strategic advice at each stage. They had a good commercial approach and were sensitive to our business interests.

The team is very effective and responsive to all submitted requests. They provide a quick response relating legal issue locally and potential exposures. Very friendly and very responsive.’

Key clients

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East)

Yiaco Medical Company

Ador Welding Limited Company

Green Carbon Company

Synergy Services Company

Banking and finance Tier 3

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners)'s team demonstrates 'deep knowledge' and 'impressive judgment' in commercial and investment banking transactions, corporate finance, Islamic finance and project finance transactions. Fayez Al Dosari focuses on counselling foreign and domestic businesses on protecting investments and securing bank and investment facilities.

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,…
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…
Mrs Dolly Sleem photo Mrs Dolly Sleem Legal Consultant – Specializes in civil law, corporate and commercial law, employment…
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