Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout > Meysan Partners > Kuwait City, Kuwait > Lawyer Profile

Meysan Partners
JABER AL-MUBARACK ST
KUWAIT CITY
Kuwait

Work Department

Corporate, Regulatory & Government Affairs

Position

Of Counsel, Co-founder

Career

Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout is the Co-Founder and of Counsel with Meysan Partners, and is one of the region’s most prominent lawyers, having advised some of the most successful businesses and public sector organizations operating in the region.

Mr. Al-Yaqout has established a leading capital markets practice in Kuwait, which advises on all types of capital markets transactions including initial public offerings (IPOs) and public take-overs as well as capital markets compliance matters. He has advised on a number of capital markets and corporate regulations, including co-authoring the Kuwait Companies Law.

Mr. Al-Yaqout’s practice also focuses on mergers and acquisitions and the representation of corporate clients and financial investors in acquisitions, divestures and joint venture projects as well as pre- and post-merger restructurings.

He also has deep experience in restructuring matters, including out-of-court workouts and reorganizations, and regularly represents insolvency administrators, distressed companies, lending institutions, private equity funds, purchasers of distressed equity and debt, and secured and unsecured creditors.

Languages

Arabic, English, German

Memberships

  • International Bar Association
  • German Bar Association
  • German Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Board of Gesellschaft für Arabisches und Islamisches Recht e.V. (Society for Arabic and Islamic Law)

Education

University of Cologne, First State Examination, 1997
Appeal Court of Cologne, Second State Examination, 1999
University of Münster, LL.M., 2004
Rechtsanwalt registered with Rechtsanwaltskammer Koln