Ahmed Barakat
Name: Ahmed Barakat
Firm Name: ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Country: Kuwait
Practice Area: Civil Litigation

Telephone: +965 2 292 2700
Fax: +965 2 240 0064
Email: abarakat@asarlegal.com

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Professional Biography:

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. 

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