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Meysan Partners
JABER AL-MUBARACK ST
KUWAIT CITY
Kuwait

Work Department

Corporate, Private Clients

Position

Partner

Career

Michel Ghanem is a trilingual Partner with over 15 years of experience advising on corporate and commercial matters, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. He specializes in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, private equity, and foreign direct investment. He works with clients operating in various business sectors, including telecommunication, logistics, healthcare, media, education, manufacturing, energy, and financial services.

Key Representations:

  • Advised Mobile telecommunication Company (Zain) in Kuwait on its joint venture arrangement with iflix and YoYo.
  • Representing the purchasers of 80% equity in Manarat Educational Services Company WLL, the operator of seven (7) nurseries in Kuwait under the trade name Hamel Almesk.
  • Currently, advising GCC Catering Services on the purchase of a majority stake in a Kuwaiti company specialized in logistics, manpower and defense sectors.
  • Advising Agility Logistics on the acquisition of eShips LLC in Abu Dhabi.
  • Advising Agility Logistics on the acquisition of Micor in South Africa.
  • Advising STC (Viva Kuwait) on its acquisition of a leading internet provider in Kuwait.
  • Advising the shareholders of a leading British School in Kuwait on the sale of 100% equity to an international operator.
  • Advising Safat Energy KSCC (Kuwait) on the divestment from National Drilling Company (Egypt).
  • Advising Egis SA on the acquisition of 51% in Projacs International.
  • Advising the shareholders of Trafalgar WLL in Kuwait on the sale of a majority stake to a local group of companies specialized in jewelry.
  • Advising the shareholders of Talabat, on the sale of 100% of its capital to German based business Rocket Internet.

 

Languages

English, Arabic, French

Memberships

Beirt Bar Association

Education

  • Masters in International Commercial Law (LL.M) (with commendation), University of Aberdeen Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • Double Masters in Business Administration and International Business (MBA – MIB) , Notre Dame University, Lebanon.
  • Masters in Private Law (DEA), Thesis: Autorité de la chose jugée du pénal sur le pénal (non bis in idem), La Sagesse University, Lebanon.
  • Bachelor in Law (BBA), Lebanese University, Lebanon.

Lawyer Rankings

Kuwait > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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. Partner Michel George Ghanem, who focuses on cross-border M&A, private equity and joint ventures, is also noted.