Firm Profile > DLA Piper Kuwait in Association With (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif > Kuwait City, Kuwait

DLA Piper Kuwait in Association With (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif
SUAD COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, 3RD FLOOR, BLOCK A
PO BOX 22833
SAFAT 13809
Kuwait

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

DLA Piper Kuwait in Association With (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif is a major player in the Kuwaiti market, as is evidenced by its involvement in first-of-their-kind projects in the country. Regional managing partner Peter Somekh, who co-heads the practice with Nader Al Awadhi, has particular expertise in the non-contentious aspects of corporate insolvency and restructuring. Another notable individual in the group is recently promoted legal director Kashif Syed. Rami Zayat, who is based in Dubai, regularly acts for Kuwaiti clients and advises on Kuwaiti law.

Practice head(s):

Peter Somekh; Nader Al Awadhi

Key clients

Vectrus Systems

Hyatt International

TWMA

Intellectual property Tier 1

DLA Piper Kuwait in Association With (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif advises clients on a number of core IP issues, including advertising and marketing rights, trade mark and copyright litigation, and trade mark portfolio management. Rami Zayat is a name to note.

Banking and finance Tier 2

DLA Piper Kuwait in Association With (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif has a strong profile among large national and multinational clients, for whom it advises on matters such as Islamic finance and debt restructuring, including shari’ah-compliant aspects. Its work spans industries such as banking, aerospace, construction, energy and real estate. The joint heads of the department are Peter Somekh and Nader Al Awadhi. Kashif Syed was recently promoted to legal director.

Practice head(s):

Peter Somekh; Nader Al Awadhi

Key clients

Indra Sistemas

Boubyan Bank

Amwal Investment Company

Marriott BV

Vectrus Systems Corporation

Dispute resolution Tier 3

DLA Piper Kuwait in Association With (NEN) Al-Wagayan, Al Awadhi and Al-Saif handles litigation and arbitration proceedings for clients in areas such as construction, employment and banking. Nader Al Awadhi and Henry Quinlan  jointly lead the group. Zara Merali left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Nader Al Awadhi; Henry Quinlan


At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn’t just about visible differences, it’s the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it’s crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. As a global business law firm, with a diverse client base, we know that our clients expect our people to represent the communities in which we work and value our ability to advise them on both local and global cultures and markets. We believe that our approach to diversity and inclusion enables us to attract the best talent, build the most effective teams and deliver the highest level of client service.

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