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Meysan Partners

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Advising local and international clients, Meysan Partners is highly skilled in M&A, joint ventures and capital markets, and is particularly active in deals in the telecoms, hospitality and education sectors. Senior partner Bader El-Jeaan is a respected name in the market, having worked on high-value transactions. Of counsel Michel George Ghanem, who focuses on cross-border M&A, private equity and joint ventures, is also noted.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Advising domestic and international clients, Meysan Partners is skilled in both litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on banking, commercial and construction cases. Senior partner Waleed Al Tattan is active in this field; an experienced advocate, he has appeared before various higher courts in Kuwait, including the Court of Cassation.

Practice head(s):

Waleed Al Tattan

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 multilingual 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.

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

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Bader El Jeaan +965 91118111
Regulatory & Government Affairs Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout +965 99699421
Dispute Resolution Waleed Al Tattan +965 99966606
Private Clients Bader El Jeaan +965 91118111
Capital Markets Tarek Yehya +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
 Ahmed Awni  photo Ahmed Awni Partner
 Zainab Aziz  photo Zainab Aziz Partner
 Bader El-Jeaan photo Bader El-Jeaan Senior Partner, Co-founder
 Michel Ghanem photo Michel Ghanem Partner
 Tarek Yehya photo Tarek Yehya Partner
Number of lawyers : 40
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
Abu Dhabi Office : Office 2470, 24th floor, Al Sila Tower Global Market Square, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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.


  • 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 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