Labeed M.A. Abdal

Labeed Abdal founded The Law Firm of Labeed Abdal in 1992 in the oil-rich state of Kuwait, which is in the eyes of many of the world countries looking forward to build trade relations from across the world.

By providing precise and accurate legal consulting services, the firm is committed to keep pace with its clients’ varied needs and provide appropriate and accurate solutions to all legal and business challenges that our clients come across. This is achieved by our experienced, specialized & multi-lingual team of local and international lawyers, which helps us respond effectively to our clients inquiries, be it English or Arabic.

With rich & solid experiences of the onboard attorneys, we are capable of providing thorough legal advise in different areas of practice like establishing new companies & liaison offices, foreign investments, joint ventures, taxation matters, commercial consulting, unfair competition & infringement consulting, intellectual and industrial property, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, domain names.

We are part of the International Law Firms Associations which a network of international quality law firms with over 80 members from all across the world. This gives us the strategic advantage of our reach in different continents throughout the world, like America, Europe & Asia allows the firm to serve the clients of different nationalities; in Kuwait as well as all around the world.

Areas of Practice:

Labeed Abdal Law Firm:

Since its inception in 1992, our law firm has focused on providing remarkable local services, which focuses on satisfying the constant legal needs of the individuals and corporate.

We believe that “serving the client and satisfying his / her local and international requirements” is our prime duty.

It’s the prime vision of all our founder members and staff alike. We focus our attention and devote utmost concentration to all our clients. Our highly qualified and experienced lawyers and paralegals put in their best in providing excellent service to our clients.

The spirit of dedication and efforts of our team is what distinguishes our services. We believe that the client comes first and the true measure of our success is the satisfaction of our client.

Labeed M.A. Abdal

Labeed Abdal founded The Law Firm of Labeed Abdal in 1992 in the oil-rich state of Kuwait, which is in the eyes of many of the world countries looking forward to build trade relations from across the world.

By providing precise and accurate legal consulting services, the firm is committed to keep pace with its clients’ varied needs and provide appropriate and accurate solutions to all legal and business challenges that our clients come across. This is achieved by our experienced, specialized & multi-lingual team of local and international lawyers, which helps us respond effectively to our clients inquiries, be it English or Arabic.

With rich & solid experiences of the onboard attorneys, we are capable of providing thorough legal advise in different areas of practice like establishing new companies & liaison offices, foreign investments, joint ventures, taxation matters, commercial consulting, unfair competition & infringement consulting, intellectual and industrial property, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, domain names.

We are part of the International Law Firms Associations which a network of international quality law firms with over 80 members from all across the world. This gives us the strategic advantage of our reach in different continents throughout the world, like America, Europe & Asia allows the firm to serve the clients of different nationalities; in Kuwait as well as all around the world.

Areas of Practice:

Labeed Abdal Law Firm:

Since its inception in 1992, our law firm has focused on providing remarkable local services, which focuses on satisfying the constant legal needs of the individuals and corporate.

We believe that “serving the client and satisfying his / her local and international requirements” is our prime duty.

It’s the prime vision of all our founder members and staff alike. We focus our attention and devote utmost concentration to all our clients. Our highly qualified and experienced lawyers and paralegals put in their best in providing excellent service to our clients.

The spirit of dedication and efforts of our team is what distinguishes our services. We believe that the client comes first and the true measure of our success is the satisfaction of our client.

Tariq Alshatti

Leaders in Law endorses Tariq Alshatti as our exclusively recommended Healthcare Law expert in Kuwait. If you wish to get in touch with Tariq please use the contact information provided above.

Tariq Alshatti is one of the Founders of Al-dostour Law Firm in Kuwait, where his practice focuses on Civil and Commercial Litigation. Previously, he was one of the Lawyers working in Mona Albuluchi Law Firm. He is active with Kuwait Bar Association. Mr. Alshatti has written numerous articles on Civil Rights and Duties and attended several sessions of arbitration. He is a graduate of Kuwait University Law School.

Firm Overview:

Al-dostour Law firm is able to handle everything from small investigations to the most complex litigation. Our trial attorneys are fully experienced in the civil law, family affairs, commercial law and criminal law actions.

Based on our attorney’s in-depth experience in all matters of law, our client can be assured that his law action will be studied, understood and deliberated from different aspects to bring forward a fair and independent trail.

Mansur Alkhuzam

Leaders in Law endorses Mansur Alkhuzam as our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in Kuwait. If you wish to get in touch with Mansur please use the contact information provided above.

As a purpose-driven company, our core mission is contributing toward BUILDING BETTER BUSINESSES with our respectable clients from all types of business sectors.

– We treat all our clients with integrity and continuous support
– We consist of highly qualified performers in our business that develop and deliver solutions for our clients
– We strategically aim to go above and beyond our client expectations
– We proudly provide our clients the highest quality experience they deserve
– We approach our tasks with ease and efficiency to provide clients with confident solutions that guide their business toward sustained profitability

Tax Services:

Our Tax Team are here to help foreign firms with any of their taxation duties in the State of Kuwait.

Our specialists help clients comply with complex cross-border tax requirements, whilst advising them on how to minimise their liability.

Audit Services:

Our Audit Team’s Independent reviews provide clients with insight on effective financial reporting and control mechanisms to enhance their overall business performance.

The Audit Team shall assess and report to management any market or industry trends that could have an impact to how clients business operate.

Accounting Services:

Our Accounting Team handles your accounting issues in a coordinated and consistent manner.

Accounting services include:

– Financial reviews
– Book-keeping
– Management accounts
– Budgeting and forecasts
– Reporting on accounting systems and internal controls
– Payroll

Morison KSi (previously Morison International & KS International) is a global association of professional service firms (accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting). The association has 158 member firms in 88 countries. Morison KSi’s status as an association is in accordance with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) audit code and the EU Statutory Audit Directive 2006/43/(EC) (“the 8th Directive”). Morison KSi is ranked by the International Accounting Bulletin as the 9th largest accounting association in the world. In January 2017, the combined revenue of all member firms was USD1.002 billion.

Maged Besht

Leaders in Law endorses Maged Besht as our exclusively recommended Healthcare Law expert in Kuwait. If you wish to get in touch with Maged please use the contact information provided above.

Maged Besht is a Legal Counsel and the Managing Director of MMA Law with about 15 years of experience in the legal field, he spent almost the last ten years working on complicated high value transactions and disputes advising local and international clients about the best methodology to protect their interests

Maged Represented the borrower during the negotiations for facilities agreement related to a project in healthcare sector (project total value KWD 365 Million) and also managed the enforcement procedures of an ICC Arbitration Award with a value exceeds USD 50 Million in addition to managing claims against Kuwait Oil Sector with an approximate value of KWD 50 Million. Furthermore, he negotiated with one of the major international hotels operators to obtain the franchise right regarding a hotel in South Africa.

Maged Besht also advised several international contractors about construction projects related to Kuwait Oil Sector and prepared, reviewed, and managed many claims in this respect.

Firm Overview:

MMA Law was founded to provide fully unique integrated services to our clients and we are keen on working closely on daily basis with our clients through our harmonised professional team which includes highly qualified lawyers, legal counsel, engineers and accountants in addition to the administrative supporting team through adopting the highest industry standards.

MMA Law is one of the approved listed services providers in Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) to represent the foreign investors in acquiring the necessary licenses and approvals to operate directly in Kuwait through the incorporation of fully owned Kuwaiti entity.

In addition to the above, MMA Law participating as a Sponsor in New Kuwait Summit 2019  held on 10th and 11th December 2019 at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the Supreme Council for Planning and Development and The Ministry of Information.

 

Khalifa Hamed Al Yaqout

Leaders in Law endorses Khalifah H. Al-Yaqout as our exclusively recommended Commercial Transaction Law expert in Kuwait. If you wish to get in touch with Khalifah please use the contact information provided above.

Khalifah H. Al-Yaqout, is an Attorney licensed to appear before all levels of courts. He is appearing in many high-profile cases both in Kuwait and UAE.

Khalifa Al-Yaqout is a qualified Graduate of Laws from Ajman University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates. He is registered attorney with the Kuwait Bar Association.

He is a Constitutional Member of Committee of National Union in Kuwait which a working in different countries like US, UK, Australia, Ireland, Canada and Egypt;

Khalifah is a member in International Bar Association (IBA) which is the world’s leading organization of international legal practitioners.

He is a member of Arab Lawyers Union (ALU);

Khalifah currently is Member of various Committees of Kuwait Lawyers Society like: (i) Legal Claims and Grievances; (ii) Intellectual Property Rights; & (iii) Social Affairs Committee.

Khalifah very actively engages with Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of United States Department of which organizes various legal events around the globe for improving the legal environment for business.

Khalifah was the Ex-President of National Students Union of UAE.

He was the President of the Social Committee of the Kuwait Lawyers’ Association as well.

Firm Overview:

AYGL was established in 2003 by its founder, the late advocate/ Hamed Mohamed Al-Yaqout. Being a pioneer in the legal sector of the State of Kuwait, AYLG is well-reputed for its excellence and prudence. We ensure quality legal services focused to the clients’ needs.

AYLG has cross-border footprints in countries like Qatar, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, London and Italy but AYLG is just not about the size. Being a progressive specialized law firm we deliver impeccable services knowing the needs and requirements of clients. At AYLG, we understand the language, culture and the requirements of our multi-domiciled clients.

 

Alok Chugh

Leaders in Law endorses Alok Chugh as our exclusively recommended Tax Law expert in the Kuwait. If you wish to get in touch with Alok please use the contact information provided above.

Alok Chugh is a Chartered Accountant by profession and started his career with Ernst & Young (EY) in India in 1992. He moved to the Middle East in 1993 to join the Tax practice of EY. He is currently a Tax Partner with EY’s Middle East practice and is the Market Segment leader for Tax in Kuwait. Alok is also Middle East and North Africa (MENA) account leader for certain very large US, UK, European, Korean, Japanese and Chinese multinationals operating in the region. Alok is also a Tax Market Segment Leader for MENA region for Government and Public Sector. Alok has extensive experience of advising multinational companies on tax matters involving tax planning, compliance and cross border tax restructuring. He has been involved on several engagements relating to private placement, Mergers and/or Acquisition of companies and tax efficient structuring of the transactions. He has experts knowledge of tax laws in Kuwait, offset regulations, Kuwait Direct Investment law and regularly advises companies on Doing Business in Kuwait. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Business Council in Kuwait and is also an active member of various business forums in Kuwait including British, French, Canadian as well as Kuwait Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Alok is a regular speaker at various seminars and workshops organized by EY, International Fiscal Association, Middle East Chapter and also at various Embassies in Kuwait. He has received a number of awards for contribution to various business communities including recognition by Madison Who’s Who during 2011. Alok is married for 18 years and has a Daughter and a Son both of who were born in Kuwait. Alok’s son studies at a British school in Kuwait & his daughter is now studying at the University of Michigan. He is a keen cricketer, golfer and enjoys listening to Indian music.

 

EY:

EY (formerly Ernst & Young) is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, England. EY is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms.

The organisation operates as a network of member firms which are separate legal entities in individual countries. It has 231,000 employees in over 700 offices around 150 countries in the world. It provides assurance (including financial audit), tax, consulting and advisory services to companies.

The firm dates back to 1849 with the founding of Harding & Pullein in England. The current firm was formed by a merger of Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co. in 1989. It was known as Ernst & Young until 2013, when it underwent a rebranding to EY. The acronym “EY” was already an informal name for the firm prior to its official adoption.

In 2017, Fortune magazine ranked EY 29th on the 100 Best Companies to Work For list. In 2016, EY was the 11th largest privately owned organization in the United States.

 

Ahmed Barakat

Leaders in Law endorses Ahmed Barakat as our exclusively recommended Civil Litigation Law expert in Kuwait. If you wish to get in touch with Ahmed please use the contact information provided above.

Ahmed is the Managing Partner at ASAR and has been with the firm since 1993. Ahmed practices in the areas of civil litigation, commercial litigation and local & international arbitration. He also advises clients on tax, insurance, construction, oil & gas, BOT projects, maritime, banking and restructuring matters. Ahmed is recognized by international legal publications, such as Legal 500 and Chambers, as being a leading lawyer in Kuwait. Ahmed is a regular guest speaker at conferences, seminars and on Kuwaiti TV. Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) awarded (with honors) by Cairo University, Egypt in 1981. He also holds a Master of Laws Degree (International Law and Business Transactions) (LL.M) awarded by New York University, USA in 1984. Ahmed was admitted to the Egyptian bar in 1981 and to the New York bar in 1990. Ahmed’s practice languages are English and Arabic.

Practice Areas:

Civil Litigation, commercial litigation and arbitration, construction, banking, investment, securities, tax, franchising, agencies, insurance, finance, telecommunications, shipping, PPP, and intellectual property.

Professional Memberships:

Admitted to the New York Bar (USA); Member of the American Arbitration Association; Member of the American Society of International Law; Member of the International Bar Association.

Publications:

Speaker at various conferences, interviewed on TV, Legal Framework Overview for Oxford’s The Report Kuwait; Chambers Global and IFLR to name a few.

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners:

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners is the largest law firm in Kuwait and one of the largest in the Middle East, with a strong network of contacts throughout the MENA region. The firm has a leading commercial practice with a focus on corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, IPOs, banking and finance, franchising, construction, government projects, PPPs, securities, taxation, commercial litigation and arbitration. The firm has multilingual capabilities, including being able to provide services in English, Arabic and French. The firm has over 30 years’ experience in Kuwait.ASAR’s clients include a number of significant public and private-sector Kuwaiti entities and institutions, major United States, European, Asian and other non-Kuwaiti institutions and companies doing business in Kuwait and the GCC region. ASAR’s clients also include high net worth families and individuals. ASAR is also regularly retained by leading international law firms to provide local legal support in various projects and assignments. ASAR has offices in Kuwait and Bahrain and has strong ties with various law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions (including an association with Boutros, Ziadé & Associates Law Firm in Beirut, Lebanon). This enables the firm to provide extensive legal services to its clients.

 

Paul Day

Paul Day is a Partner at ASAR and has been with the firm since 1999.   Paul has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law matters including the representation of local and foreign clients in franchise, establishment of Kuwaiti limited liability companies, employment, foreign investment, construction, taxation and agency/distributorship related matters. Paul is a member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan.  He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1989 and his law degree in 1991 from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Paul’s practice language is English.

ASAR Law Firm:

Helping you thrive in the regional corporate world, as one of the region’s leading law firms to many foreign and domestic multinational companies, we advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organizations across all major industries and we are consistently considered as the law firm of choice. Our clients have formed a bond of trust in retaining ASAR with their most groundbreaking transactions because of our extensive ability to reduce complexity, mitigate risk and, simply, to get the deal done. With more than 30 lawyers as part of our international division and spanning two emerging, and highly competitive, markets in the GCC, we are able to function exceptionally with a deeper understanding of our clients’ businesses, provide commercially innovative and robust advice to ensure profitable business outcomes for our clients. Our expertise extends over a wide range of areas that cover local and foreign multinational corporations, banks and investment companies, industrial conglomerates, governments and state authorities, and private clients. Our diverse group of skilled and qualified professionals operating under the firm’s home grown culture of ethics, integrity and hard work has instilled loyalty and credibility across the GCC and international board.

Accolades:

  • Won National Law Firm in Kuwait Award for 2013 and Restructuring Deal of the Year by the International Financial Law Review
  • Selected Amongst the World’s Best Islamic Finance Law Practitioners by Euromoney Expert Guides in 2013
  • Exclusively ranked by Chambers & Partners as Kuwait’s only tier 1 law firm for business law in 2013
  • Won the prestigious “Best Equity Deal of the Year Award in the Middle East for 2012” at the 2012 International Financial Law Review Awards
  • Award recipient for the Best Law Firm in Kuwait in 2012 by the International Financial Law Review
  • Awarded as Best Law Firm in Kuwait Award for 2011 presented by the International Financial Law Review
  • Won the Construction Law Firm of the Year 2011 Award from UK’s leading finance magazine-Finance Monthly
  • Awarded the Best Restructuring Middle East Deal of the Year award for 2010 by International Financial Law Review
  • Recipient of the Best Law Firm in Kuwait award for 2010 by International Financial Law Review
  • Recipient of the Best Law Firm in Kuwait award for 2009 by International Financial Law Review
  • Won the Best M&A Deal of the Year 2009 award for its assistance in connection with the acquisition of the money exchange operations of Bahrain Financing Company B.S.C.(c).
  • Awarded the ‘Best Deal of the Year’ awards for Kuwait and Bahrain by Islamic Finance News in 2008
  • Leading and recommended Tier 1 law firm in Kuwait in the areas of banking, capital markets, and corporate and commercial law by International Financial Law Review in 2009

 

Z. Abdul Razzaq Abdullah

Leaders in Law endorses Abdul Razzaq Abdullah as our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Kuwait. If you wish to get in touch with Abdul please use the contact information provided above.

Abdul Razzaq Abdullah is licensed to practice before the Court of Cassation and the Constitutional Court of Kuwait. He is a distinguished professional practicing law in Kuwait since 1972 and who combines excellent legal skills with the practical cultural, political and financial advice necessary to ensure his client’s success.

Abdul Razzaq Abdullah has the dexterity and legal expertise required to successfully manage his client’s legal issues. The success of Abdul Razzaq can be attributed to his absolute sincerity to his clients and his ability to work closely with them in order to achieve their objective. This commitment was developed much early in his career and was steadily increasing. When he started working as a lawyer for a prestigious law firm (Abdul Razzaq Al Sane Law Firm) he nurtured his work ethics and dedication to the legal profession.

After gaining years of valuable experience, Mr. Razzaq decided it was time to utilize his experience and venture out on to his own. It was then in 1972 that he opened his own Legal Practice, Abdul Razzaq Abdullah & Partners Law Firm. As his experience began to grow so did his clientele. Mr. Razzaq become a notable lawyer within Kuwait and the Gulf and became legal adviser for major clients. Mr. Razzaq was even called upon many times for legal consultation in drafting the new Legislations.

By specializing in Commercial Law practice Mr. Razzaq was able to focus his attention to the needs of his business clients, and to allow himself as well as his staff to become experts in the field of Commercial law. Realizing that the world is fast becoming a Global Society, Mr. Razzaq’s vision made him establish an International Department in his Law Firm. As Kuwait serves as a hub for trade with major Middle East countries, opening its doors to international investors, the need for multi-jurisdictional lawyers grew. That is precisely why he successfully ventured strategic alliances with Law firms around the world. Mr. Razzaq has successfully established a network of Law Firms in Major Capital Cities around the world. The firm currently represents Clients in Multi-Million Dollar cross border transactions.

Mr. Razzaq is a member of the Kuwait Bar Association and The International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of The Arab Regional Forum of the International Bar Association and a member of The Human Rights Institute of The International Bar Association.  Mr. Razzaq has been honored to be included in Who’s Who in the World. He has also been awarded for his outstanding contribution towards the study of Law in the “One Thousand Great Intellectuals Journal” and was also appointed as the Business Ambassador of Chamber of Commerce, India.

Mr. Razzaq has authored several articles on the subject of Commercial laws of Kuwait, Agency law, Banking and finance, Intellectual property law, complexities of setting up business, E-commerce, Commission law etc.

Advice to Kuwaiti & foreign business people: “I strongly advocate foreign investments because it paves way to economic prosperity. It appears that the basic economic situation in Kuwait is much favorable than any other time. Improvements in national economy will be largely dependent on reconstruction efforts, security and sound monetary and fiscal policies. The Central Statistics Department of the Ministry of Planning’s figures show that the contribution of oil and gas sectors has declined steadily. This is mainly due to fluctuations in the oil market. Taking into consideration that our natural asset is depleting and the country has few other resources emphasis should be give to other modes of economic growth.

It is to be noted that Kuwait is one of the pioneers in the Middle East region allowing foreign investment in its upstream. Kuwait consolidated its oil sector; privatized many of the government owned companies and allowed foreign investment even in its oil sector. Globalization of the world economy and trade has had a considerable impact on Kuwait’s economy, which is keeping its gates open for the foreign investors through promulgation of many new laws supporting foreign investors.