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Meysan Partners
JABER AL-MUBARACK ST
KUWAIT CITY
Kuwait

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Meysan Partners' client roster includes the largest Kuwaiti and Middle Eastern blue-chip companies, multinational corporates and international financial institutions. Senior partner Bader El-Jeaan has 'unique strength' acting for corporates, investment banks and sovereign governments in cross-border M&A. El-Jeaan works with Michel George Ghanem, who was promoted to counsel.

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Testimonials

Meysan Partners has an outstanding understanding and experience of local and international issues, and can offer a rounded solution for any matter. Having a strong commercial sense and understanding of our business has made them the go-to adviser for all our projects globally.’

Meysan is the most sophisticated, capable and aggressive firm in the market, hands down. Notwithstanding its Kuwait headquarters, Meysan operates as if it is competing with the top law firms in New York and London, delivering smart, assertive advice and knowledge of the Middle East with a global mindset.’

Key clients

Government of Kuwait

National Real Estate Company of Kuwait

Agility

Integrated Holding Company

Massaleh Real Estate Company

UPAC

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Meysan Partners' highly regarded litigation team is active in both domestic and international litigation and arbitration. It has experience of handling disputes connected with industries such as automotive, logistics and transport, telecoms and consumer goods. Senior partner Waleed Al Tattan, who is the head of the dispute resolution practice, has advised on a number of significant cases in Kuwait. Also recommended is Abdulaziz Al Bisher, who was promoted to senior counsel, is another key figure. In recent developments, the group was strengthened by the arrivals of three counsels and two new associates.

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During my last 15 years in investment banking and telecommunication on many deals, Meysan Partners showed a high level of professionalism including high level of expertises in the M&A and legal DD, legal consultation and handling legal negotiation and complicated agreements. Meysan are based in Kuwait but they have significant international experience.’

Meysan Partners was established in 2015 and has grown to become one of the largest and most sophisticated business law firms in Kuwait and the wider Middle East.

In recent years, Meysan Partners has advised clients across a range of industry sectors on some of the most noteworthy and complex transactions and disputes in the region.

The firm sets itself apart by offering high quality, innovative legal advice delivered by a team of Arabic and English-speaking lawyers with 85 years of combined legal experience.

Meysan Partners adopts a boutique approach to legal practice, limiting the number and type of matters undertaken, in order to ensure the highest quality offering for clients.

The firm maintains a lower partner-to-associate ratio than other firms in the region and takes on matters that require partner focus and experience, especially cross-border transactions and high-stakes litigation.

Clients include some of the largest regional blue-chip companies, multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments, family groups, and high net worth individuals.

In 2019 Meysan Partners expanded its Middle East presence by opening a second office in Beirut, Lebanon, to meet increased demand for cross-border legal services involving Lebanon.

Over the past few years Meysan Partners has received a number of important awards, among them honours for the best law firm in Kuwait and managing partner of the year for senior partner Bader El Jeaan.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Bader El Jeaan beljeaan@meysan.com +965 91118111
Regulatory & Government Affairs Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout aalyaqout@meysan.com +965 99699421
Dispute Resolution Waleed Al Tattan waltattan@meysan.com +965 99966606
Private Clients Bader El Jeaan beljeaan@meysan.com +965 91118111
Capital Markets Tarek Yehya tyehya@meysan.com +965 67767704
Photo Name Position Profile
 Waleed Al Tattan  photo Waleed Al Tattan Senior Partner
 Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout  photo Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout Of Counsel, Co-founder
 Bader El-Jeaan photo Bader El-Jeaan Senior Partner, Co-founder
 Michel George Ghanem photo Michel George Ghanem Counsel
 Tarek Yehya photo Tarek Yehya Partner
Number of lawyers : 30
English
Arabic
French
Italian
Spanish
German
ABA (American Bar Association)
GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre
Kuwait Lawyers' Society
Spanish Bar Association
Italian Bar Association
New York Bar Association
German Lawyers Association
Kuwait Office : P.O. Box 298, Safat 13003 Al Hamra Tower, 17th Floor, Al Shuhada Street, Sharq, Kuwait Tel: +965 2205 1000, F: +965 22051001
Lebanon Office : 109 Marfaa, 2nd floor, Allenby Street, Downtown, Beirut Tel: +961 1999 640 Fax: +961 1999 641

Legal market overview

Corporate Practice:

Meysan Partners is Kuwait’s leading law firm in the corporate space, and the most sought-after firm for cross-border M&A transactions. From mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and venture capital to private and public equity and debt offerings, we assist clients through all stages of their transactions to ensure successful results. We advise on more M&A transactions (by value) than any other law firm in Kuwait and have worked on virtually all the big public M&A deals in Kuwait in recent years. We frequently act on transactions across multiple jurisdictions and we are positioned at the top end of legal services market in Kuwait, attracting only the most demanding and sophisticated M&A matters.

A complete M&A transactional service

Unlike most Kuwait commercial firms that act mainly on the local law aspects of foreign firm-led transactions, we lead transactions ourselves – either domestic/regional assignments, or Kuwait companies “going outbound” internationally. Our reputation comes from advising on all aspects of private and public M&A, and we have credible and substantial experience advising both sides of the transaction whether they are buyers or sellers.

Meysan represents a diverse range of multinational and domestic companies and financial institutions in not only the region’s largest mergers and acquisitions, but also many first-of-their-kind transactions in the region.

Comprehensive Knowledge

Our lawyers are experienced in all aspects of the M&A transaction and in a wide range of industries, including those that are highly regulated. Our lawyers have deep knowledge of regional laws and regulations and a peerless reputation for handling transactions across the full array of industries.

Experience

  • Advised Al-Khair National for Stocks and Real Estate Company WLL, Gulf National Holding Company K.S.C.C., and Kuwait British Readymix Company WLL on the sale of ordinary shares representing 12.063% of the issued share capital of Mobile Telecommunications Company ‘Zain’ to Oman Telecommunications Company S.A.O.G valued at $1.58 billion
  • Advised Mobile Telecommunications Company ‘Zain’ on the sale of its entire block of treasury shares, representing 9.84% of Zain’s share capital, to Oman Telecommunications Company (‘Omantel’) valued at $846 million
  • Advised National Investment Company KSCP on the first ever corporate merger in Kuwait under the new 2015 merger regulations set out by the capital markets authority, the CMA. The merger involved two NIC affiliates regulated by the CMA as financial brokerage companies
  • Advised the shareholders of Abyat Megastore in the sale of a 35% strategic interest in Abyat Megastore to Saudi Arabian regional conglomerate, Al Muhaidib Group
  • Advised the shareholders of Talabat.com on its acquisition for $170 million by German E-commerce group, Rocket Internet AG. The deal represents one of the largest ever tech acquisitions in the MENA region
  • Tristar Transport LLC on its acquisition of Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Ship Investment Company, also known as ‘Eships’, from Egon Oldendorff GmbH & Co. KG, a company of the Oldendorff Group