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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

Kuwait > Dispute resolution Tier 1

At Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners), the dispute resolution practice is led by Adel Abdulhadi, who has a strong track record in high-profile cases involving national security and human rights issues. In addition, white-collar crime cases are another cornerstone of his practice. Clients turning to Abdulhadi for advice include public figures from the political arena, as well as media sector entities. He is supported by counsel Mohammad Shaaban, who specialises in criminal law matters.

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Key clients

EY Law – Dubai

Gulf Inspection International Co.

Mytheresa.com GmbH

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East)

Black Boushiya Company

Yiaco Medical Company

Satco Food Trading Company

Green Carbon Company

Boyua & Aamal for General Trading and Contracting Company

Eastern National Oilfield Services (ENOS)

Gulf International General Trading and Contracting Company (GIGTC)

Kuwaiti Union of Farmers Market

Dr. Abdullah Al Nefisi

Obaid Al Wasmi

Yaqoub Boshehri

Dr. Mariam Al Yaseen

Mr. Mustafa E. A. Al Saleh

Dr. Mahmoud Abdulhadi

Adel Al Yehya

Work highlights

  • Representing China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) (CSCEC) in the litigation with the main contractor in respect of the construction of the National Bank ofKuwait (NBK) new headquarter.
  • Representing Gulf Inspection International Co. in a tender contract litigation.
  • Defending client in a bribery wide national case involving Kuwaiti judges, lawyers and public officers.

Kuwait > Intellectual property Tier 1

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) handles both contentious and non-contentious IP matters for clients in sectors such as food and beverages and pharmaceuticals. The practice, which is jointly led by Sanabil Jafar and Adel Abdulhadi, is notably active in brand management matters and trade mark infringement cases, among other areas. Fayez Al Dosari is also noted.

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Adawer for Auction Company

Black Boushiya Company

Helios Dermatology Clinic

Yiaco Medical Company

Ghannam Al Dikan

Assfour Canary Restaurant

Satco Food Trading Company

Kuwaiti Union of Farmers Market

Work highlights

  • Providing client professional advice/guidance in respect of IP litigation raised in Kuwait.
  • Advising Adawer for Auction Company on intellectual property matters related to the operation of the online business website and mobile application.
  • Advising Satco Food Trading Company on handling brand management, notably in matters related to IP protection of the international brands.

Kuwait > Banking and finance Tier 2

Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) is a strong choice for advice on project finance and investment banking transactions, as well as debt restructurings and capital markets regulatory issues. Fayez Al Dosari leads the team, which has considerable experience of acting for clients operating in the pharmaceutical, finance and real estate sectors. Sanabil Jafar leads the international law department at the firm and is also a key contact.

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Testimonials

‘I feel safe when I deal with Al Oula Law. The firm has strong legal knowledge in the banking and finance arena and I know that it will put all efforts to secure my best interest.’

‘The team is knowledgeable, smart and easy to deal with. Sanabil Jafar is a smart lawyer providing on-point legal advice/solutions in financial related matters.’

‘Al Oula are very responsive and their advice is clear and practical.’

‘We work principally with Sanabil Jafar. She is very sharp and engages with the facts of our case and the overall strategy in a way that inspires confidence. She is also very responsive and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Yiaco Medical Company

Green Carbon Company

Boyua & Aamal for General Trading & Contracting Company

Rou’a Al Hayat for General Trading Company

Mr. Bassam Al Saqran

Mr. Suleiman Al Saqran

Mr. Hesham Al Saqran

Mrs. Mona Mousa Al Sarraf

Mr. Mustafa E. A. Al Saleh

Work highlights

  • Advising Atsumi & Sakai on legal and regulatory framework of finance lending under the Kuwait laws.
  • Representing a client in banking litigation related to Islamic financing structure facility.
  • Representing a client in bank negotiation for loan restructuring.

Kuwait > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

The ‘professional team’ at Al Oula Law Firm (Adel Abdulhadi & Partners) handles a range of mandates for Kuwaiti companies and major foreign clients, including joint ventures, corporate legal compliance matters and shareholders agreements. Fayez Al Dosari and Sanabil Jafar are the key contacts in the group.

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Testimonials

‘The personal attention and the smartness of approaching a solution to the problem. Attention to the details and the needs of the customer.’

‘Al Oula have very cooperative staff assisting us in a thorough, to the point, and timely manner.’

‘They are always available to discuss issues related to clients, their opinion of nature of legal considering multiple aspects.’

‘Vast knowledge of laws in multiples countries. A highly professional team.’

‘They have a great ability to listen, analyze and advise.’

Key clients

EY Law (Dubai)

Helios Dermatology Clinic

Black Boushiya Company

Aljawda AlKuwaitia for Food Stuff & Vegetables and Fruits

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East)

Consultation Medical Clinic (CMC)

Yiaco Medical Company

Green Carbon 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

Mrs. Mona Mousa Al Sarraf

Dr. Hani Al Ghawas

Mr. Mustafa E. A. Al Saleh

Kuwaiti Union of Farmers Market

Work highlights

  • Advising Swiftpower for General Trading and Contracting on establishing business cooperation and entering a business partnership.
  • Advised EY Law LLP (Dubai) on corporate legal compliance matters.
  • Advised Aljawda AlKuwaitia for Food Stuff & Vegetables and Fruits on legal aspects related to online and offline marketing activities.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Arbitration & ADR Adel Abdulhadiadel@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Arbitration & ADR Fayez Al Dosarifayez@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Agency & Distribution Sanabil Jafarsanabil@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
Agency & Distribution Dolly Sleemdolly@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
Banking & Finance Fayez Al Dosarifayez@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Banking & Finance Sanabil Jafarsanabil@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
Commercial & Corporate Sameh Al Serwisameh@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Commercial & Corporate Sanabil Jafarsanabil@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
Criminal Matters Mohammad Shaabanm.d.s@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Criminal Matters Adel Abdulhadiadel@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Employment Relations Ali Al Rifaiali@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Employment Relations Dolly Sleemdolly@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
Intellectual Property Sameh Al Serwisameh@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Intellectual Property Dolly Sleemdolly@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
Islamic Finance Sanabil Jafarsanabil@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
Islamic Finance Ali Al Rifaiali@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Litigation Adel Abdulhadiadel@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Litigation Fayez Al Dosarifayez@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Litigation Duwaim Al-Muwaizridweem@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Mergers & Acquisitions Adel Abdulhadiadel@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Mergers & Acquisitions Sanabil Jafarsanabil@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
Privatization & PPPs Adel Abdulhadiadel@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Privatization & PPPs Sanabil Jafarsanabil@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
Oil & Gas Sanabil Jafarsanabil@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
Oil & Gas Dolly Sleemdolly@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
Real Estate Fayez Al Dosarifayez@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Real Estate Ali Al Rifaiali@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
Maritime & Shipping Sanabil Jafarsanabil@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
Maritime & Shipping Sameh Al Serwisameh@aloulalaw.com+965 22650640
International Law Matters Sanabil Jafarsanabil@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
International Law Matters Dolly Sleemdolly@aloulalaw.com+965 22665620
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Mr Adel Abdulhadi photo Mr Adel AbdulhadiFounder and Managing Partner
Mr Fayez Al Dosari photo Mr Fayez Al DosariSenior Partner
Mr Ali Al Rifai photo Mr Ali Al RifaiSenior Legal Advisor
Mr Sameh Al Serwi photo Mr Sameh Al SerwiChief Legal Advisor
Mr Duwaim Al-Muwaizri photo Mr Duwaim Al-MuwaizriLawyer
Ms Sanabil Jafar photo Ms Sanabil JafarPartner and Director of the International Law Department
Mr Mohammad Shaaban photo Mr Mohammad ShaabanSenior Legal Advisor – Criminal Law
Mrs Dolly Sleem photo Mrs Dolly SleemLegal Consultant – International Law Department
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