Firm Profile > Meshari Al Osaimi Attorneys and Legal Consultants > Kuwait City , Kuwait

Meshari Al Osaimi Attorneys and Legal Consultants

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Meshari Al Osaimi Attorneys and Legal Consultants advises on M&A, transactional due diligence, joint venture structuring, and other commercial arrangements including franchising and distribution agreements. Founding partner Meshari Mohamed Al Osaimi is a key figure in the practice group.

Oil and gas Tier 2

Meshari Al Osaimi Attorneys and Legal Consultants has experience of project finance, the establishment of joint ventures and dispute resolution in the energy sector. Led by managing partner Meshari Mohamed Al Osaimi, the firm also has complementary skill sets in labour and tax law.

Banking and finance Tier 3

The banking team at Meshari Al Osaimi Attorneys and Legal Consultants has experience of project finance, real estate mortgage transactions, regulatory compliance, Islamic finance and the structuring of investment funds. Saad Al Asfoor and founding partner Meshari Mohamed Al Osaimi are key contacts in the practice group.

The firm: Meshari Al Osaimi Law Firm is one of the oldest legal service providers in Kuwait, established more than three decades ago, specifically in 1984, by two prominent lawyers: Hamad Al-Joaan and the current managing partner, Meshari Al-Osaimi. Both founders were also elected members of Kuwait National Parliament. The two lawyers were appointed by the Kuwait government to handle the establishment of the national pension and retirement system, ‘The Kuwait Public Institution for Social Security’, which introduced the social insurance laws and legal regime for pensions and retirement in the country.

Today, ALF has more than 60 lawyers and legal counsels, in addition to paralegals and support staff.

The firm’s international department: comprises a unique team that is fluently bilingual and the members are members of the Kuwaiti Bar Association. The members mostly enjoy graduate degrees from international legal systems such as the UK and the US (LLMs and JDs).

Areas of practice: Agencies, distributorship and franchising; arbitration and ADR (alternative dispute resolution); banking, investment and finance; bankruptcy and restructuring; capital markets; construction and engineering; doing business in Kuwait; employment and labour; insurance; intellectual property rights; Islamic finance; joint ventures and start ups; litigation; mergers and acquisitions (M&A); oil, gas and energy; private clients, family business, family office and international offshore centres; real estate and property; telecommunication, media and technology (TMT).

Engineering and finance department: in line with ALF’s strive for efficiency and uniqueness ALF added engineering and finance departments. The departments comprise expert engineers and accountants that act as the firm’s experts in client disputes (litigations or extra-judicial) and further advise the clients in their construction projects, or in conducting due diligences, forensic finance and studies.

Some of the past and current deals and transactions:

Advising one of the leading closing holding companies based in Kuwait with regional and international offices on its IPO listing on the London stock market, the deal value US$300m.

Advising one of the largest oil and gas companies headquartered in Tokyo, Japan on their clean fuel project awarded by the Kuwaiti government; the contract value of the total projects is US$16bn.

Advising chairman of family office on behalf of a leading merchant and ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) family based in Kuwait with assets, investments, and operations in the region and overseas, establishment of trusts, foundations and offshore structures, wealth management planning and succession to ensure preservation generation to generation. ALF worked on establishment of complex offshore structure in the Channel Islands, BVI and Cayman as holding company and as umbrella of all its subsidiaries for assets, investments and operations to minimise risks and liabilities.

Advising leading international oilfield services company based in London, United Kingdom on their compliance and legal issues in Kuwait, on upstream and downstream works, and assisting the foreign company on their strategy and development with the Kuwait public sector and oil industry.

Advising oil and gas multinational company on laws and compliance issues related to technical services agreements (TSA) and enhanced technical services agreements (ETSA) with Kuwait Petroleum Company and its subsidiaries.

ALF acts as the primary legal advisor for one of the largest telecommunications companies in Kuwait. ALF is also heavily involved in one of the largest money laundering cases in Kuwait; the international Department is currently investigating the feasibility of initiating case- related lawsuits in the US, UK and UAE.

ALF had a lead role in advising a Kuwait government-owned company in providing legal services in upgrading facilities of the country and supporting delivery of high-quality tourism and recreation sites and cities to the residents of Kuwait and visitors. The role is led by partners Mr Hussain Al Ghareeb, Mr Mohammed Alosaimi, Mr Ali Alattar and Mr Hassan Almousawi.

Department Name Email Telephone
Oil, gas and energy Mohammed Al Noor
Oil, gas and energy Hassan Al Mousawi
Oil, gas and energy Mohammed Alosaimi
Oil, gas and energy Saad Al Asfour
Banking, investment and finance Hussain AlGhareeb
Banking, investment and finance Ali Al Attar
Banking, investment and finance Hassan Al Mousawi
Banking, investment and finance Waleed Elzubeir
Banking, investment and finance Samer Al Alami
Construction and engineering Ashraf Al Sharkawi
Construction and engineering Husain Al Ghareeb
Construction and engineering Mohammed Al Osaimi
Government tenders and contracts Adel Botros
Government tenders and contracts Hassan Al Mousawi
Government tenders and contracts Ali Al Attar
Government tenders and contracts Nada Bourahmah
Government tenders and contracts Hisham Al Mulla
Employment and labor Husain Al Ghareeb
Employment and labor Nada Bourahmah
Complex inheritances Mohammed Al Osaimi
Litigation Meshari Al Osaimi
Litigation Adel Botros
Litigation Hussain Al Ghareeb
Litigation Hassan Al Mousawi
Litigation Ali Al Attar
Commercial and business Hussain Al Ghareeb
Commercial and business Hassan Al Mousawi
Commercial and business Ali Al Attar
Commercial and business Nada Bourahmah
Commercial and business Dalal Al Sulaiti
Commercial and business Mohammed Al Osaimi
Arbitration, mediation and ADR Meshari Al Osaimi
Arbitration, mediation and ADR Adel Botros
Arbitration, mediation and ADR Husain Al Ghareeb
Capital markets and securities Husain Al Ghareeb
Capital markets and securities Ali Al Attar
Capital markets and securities Mohammed Al Juaan
Bankruptcy and restructuring Hassan Al Mousawi
Bankruptcy and restructuring Mohammed Al Juaan
Intellectual property rights Ali Al Attar
Intellectual property rights Khadija Khalaf
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Ali Al Attar  photo Mr Ali Al Attar
Mr Hussain Al Ghareeb  photo Mr Hussain Al Ghareeb
Mr Hassan Al Mousawi  photo Mr Hassan Al Mousawi
Mr Meshari Al Osaimi  photo Mr Meshari Al Osaimi
Mr Mohammed Al Osaimi  photo Mr Mohammed Al Osaimi
Mr Adel Botrous  photo Mr Adel Botrous
Mr Nada Bourahmah photo Mr Nada Bourahmah
Legalink Global Network and Geneva Group International (Switzerland)
in cooperation with international law firms Bird & Bird
Pinsent Masons (UK) and Squire Patton Boggs (USA
Number of lawyers and support staff : 60