AHKAM LAW FIRM

Your legal Partner in the Middle East

Committed to Excellence by Providing First Class Legal Service

About us

 

Ahkam Law Firm is a leading Kuwaiti law firm with presence in most Middle Eastern capitals. The firm combines the traditional values of trust and confidentiality with the highest standards of the modern legal profession.

We are proud to serve GCC and foreign corporate clients, from multinational companies, governmental agencies, local entities and individuals.

Practices

We have been providing quality legal services for more than a decade. We combine sound legal counsel with a deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges. We care about the quality of our services, the success of our clients and the relationships that are forged through those successes.

 

Corporate Commercial

Our corporate department handles company incorporation, drafting shareholders agreements. We also counsel companies with respect to the sensitive corporate governance and financial issues.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions is a rapidly developing practice area and we have actively assisted our clients regarding each step of any acquisition starting from the preliminary negotiations and due diligence up to closing.

Banking and Finance

We are experts in the different areas of conventional financing and banking operations. We have acted for several banks and funds in the region.

Capital Markets and Securities

Our team has vast expertise in primary and secondary equity offerings, particularly IPOs, other equity fundraisings, debt securities and Sukuk.

PPP

We are well known in the Public Private Partnership field offering sound legal advice in all matters of project finance and PPP projects.

Islamic Finance

We are experts in the different areas of Sharia-compliant financial transactions in accordance with the applicable regulations.

Litigation and Arbitration

We have an extensive experience in the different areas of litigation including but not limited to banking, construction, insurance, property, taxation, financial crimes and employment.

Labor and Employment

We advise corporations and individuals on the various aspects of labor laws including transactional work, day-to-day employee relations, advice and employment litigation.

Property and Construction

We advise our clients on a wide range of matters related to construction and infrastructure projects including tenders, drafting agreements, offset requirements, local zoning requirements, general dispute resolution, contractors’ claims and settlement agreements as well as FIDIC compliance.

Public Tenders

We have assisted multiple clients in preparing their tender documentations and filing the same before CAPT (Central Agency for Public Tenders).

Copyright and Patent

We assist our clients in registering and protecting their IP rights. Our IP litigation team is an expert in the field in IP infringement cases.

Tax

Our tax expert lawyers regularly advise local and international clients on the best tax practices to be conducted, tax exemptions, double tax treaties and cross border tax advice.

Franchising

With the increasing popularity and profitability of franchises in the region, we are known for our expertise in the franchise market through advising both franchisors and franchisees as well as negotiating and drafting franchise and sub-franchise agreements.

Agency

Due to local laws protecting Gulf citizens, international companies wishing to conduct business in the Gulf region will often need to establish an agency or distributorship relationship with a local individual or entity. Our firm assists its international clients to create the sound legal structure in compliance with applicable laws.

Competition Law

Our team has advised several international and local companies on matters related to Competition Law and its effect of their business.

Professionals

Our core strength is our people and the diversity of their experience and local knowledge. But more importantly, our strength comes from our clients’ trust that we will give them the quality of service that they deserve. It's our business to find creative and commercial legal solutions whilst focusing on making the law work for you.

 

Shryan Al Shryan

Partner

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Shryan is the current Chairman of the Kuwait Bar Association with more than 25 years of experience litigating high value commercial disputes before various courts. Shryan also specializes in complex banking and investment disputes and claims on guarantees, indemnities and warranties. He has acted in numerous commercial litigations and arbitration matters. Shryan is also a certified international arbitrator.

Faisal Buhlaibah

Partner

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Faisal is a Kuwaiti lawyer with more than 15 years of experience in litigating commercial and enforcement disputes and criminal matters for more than a decade for plaintiffs and defendants against private bodies and governmental bodies. Faisal specializes in acting for banks, asset based lenders and other financial institutions on asset recovery actions, obtaining freezing injunctions, search and seizure orders and other ancillary relieves. Faisal holds a master degree in international commercial law from Ohio University. He is a member of the Kuwaiti Bar Association and is a certified arbitrator by the CAS world sports court.

Talal Bijjani

Partner

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Talal is a partner and currently heads the international department at the firm. Talal has more than 20 years of experience as a business and transactional lawyer. Talal specializes in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, project finance, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions. Talal advises boardand senior management on corporate governance. Talal holds a PHD in law, LLM in banking and financial law from Boston University and an Islamic finance certificate from Harvard University.

Ayman Ghandour

Senior Associate / Consultant

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Ayman is a senior associate at the firm. He has been practicing law in the GCC for more than 20 years. He is specialized in corporate, commercial, restructuring and Mergers & Acquisitions. He holds a BA in Law and an LLM in International Business Law from the University of London – Queen Mary.

Abdul Rahman Al-Anqoudi

Associate / Lawyer

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Abdul Rahman is a Kuwaiti lawyer. He holds a law degree from the Kuwait University and is a member of the Kuwait Bar Association.

Abdul Rahman handles various litigation matters. He has been with the firm for several years.

Rana Hassan

Senior Associate / Commercial Consultant

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Rana has more than 8 years of experience. She holds a law degree from the University of Damascus and is a member of the Syrian Bar Association. Rana is also a member of the Center for Local and International Arbitration for Syria and a distinguished member of the Arados Arbitration Center. She is specialized in arbitration in construction and commercial matters.

Ahmed Abdul Al

HR Manager

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Ahmed holds a bachelor of law however he had a passion for human resources. He has an extensive experience in the human resources field and currently he acts as human resource manager at the firm.

Fathi Hamza

Senior Associate / Consultant

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Fathi has an extensive experience in ligation matters. He has been acting as a litigator for more than a decade. He holds a BA in Law from Assiut University and is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association.

Tariq Suleiman

Senior Associate / PPP Consultant

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Tareq has an extensive experience in corporate matters he is also an expert in PPP projects and various project financing matters. He holds a bachelor degree in law from Alexandria university. Tareq is member of the Egyptian Bar Association.

Nadia Al Abdullah

Insurance Consultant

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Nadia holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology management from the University of South Wales and an MBA from the European Business University in Barcelona Spain. She has more than 15 years of experience as an insurance consultant.

Alivia Abkal

Associate / Lawyer

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Alivia has an extensive experience in civil and commercial issue. Alivia holds a bachelor of law from Cairo university. She is a member of the Kuwaiti Bar Association. Also, Alivia is a member of Amnesty International and worked as a volunteer of the Kuwaiti Red Crescent.

Juman AlMumin

Associate Lawyer

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Juman is a Kuwaiti lawyer. She holds a law degree from the Kuwait University and is a member of the Kuwait Bar Association.

Juman has vast experience in commercial law and arbitration.

Houssam Zaki

Paralegal / Multi language

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Houssam hold a law degree from Beni Suef University. He is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association.

Houssam assists the litigation team in following up on cases. He also speaks several languages and has been an added value to the firm since inception.

Yousry Hassanein

Paralegal

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Yousry hold a law degree from Zagazig University and a Masters degree from the Mansoura University. He is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association.

Youssri assists the litigation team in various matters and has been with the firm for a couple of years.

Ahmed Abdel Fattah

Public Relations Officer

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Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Education, Computer Department from Zagazig University.
Ahmad is the PRO at the firm he handles all administrative matters and assists clients and team members on various issues. Ahmad has been with the firm for several years.

Rasheed Al Ameri

Senior Associate / Lawyer

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Rasheed is a Kuwaiti Lawyer. He holds a BA in Law and is a member of Amnesty International and a member of the American Bar Association, the Kuwaiti Jurists Association, the International Bar Association, as well as the civil defense.

Aisha Bushahry

Senior Associate / Lawyer

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Aisha has an extensive experience in commercial and criminal litigation. She holds a law degree from Cairo University and is a member of the Kuwaiti Bar Association. Aisha has more than 14 years of experience as a forensic employee.

Marwa Mohammed

Follow up Department

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Marwa holds a law degree from Assiut University and is responsible for the collection department. She has extensive experience and has been with the firm for several years.

Clients

 

Career

Your Legal Career Starts Here

 

It’s an exciting time to be part of our future. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talented and dedicated people and we offer many exciting opportunities for talented professionals seeking a rewarding career

Associate

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talented and dedicated Lawyers & Legal Personnel. Because we believe so strongly in matching the right talents and skills with our firm’s culture and workload, we recruit lawyers from all over the world and from many different backgrounds.

Law Students / Summer Interns

Our summer program is at the core of our hiring efforts. It is designed to give you a realistic look at our practice and the lawyers with whom you will work. It also gives us a sense of you and your potential as both a practitioner and colleague.

Paralegals / Staff

Whether you are a law student, legal secretary, project coordinator or marketing professional, we offer a work environment that is team oriented, collaborative and supportive.

Our staff members are vital to the overall success of the Firm and are offered a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth.

 

 

 

 

Contact us

 

Kuwait AlSalhia – Sahara Tower- 4,7,8 Floor

+965 22088388 (Operator)

+965 22401616

+965 96779090 (Direct)

+965 22401616

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We strongly believe in providing our clients with high-quality, reliable legal assistance when it is needed most, and we always go above and beyond in our efforts to help our clients maximize their recovery.