Al Tamimi & Company

General Business Law Department

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What the team is known for Noteworthy for its extensive reach throughout the Middle East. Utilises its deep-rooted market presence to provide counsel on key deals in Kuwait. Often acts on cross-border deals arising in the financial services sector and is active on a wide range of financing, sukuk and transactional matters. Additionally offers a deep understanding of PPPs, joint ventures and debt restructuring mandates in the region.

Work highlights Represented KIPCO Group in its majority acquisition of Jassim Transport & Stevedoring, a private transportation company valued at USD175 million.

Notable practitioners

Alex Saleh co-leads the firm's Kuwait office and has a comprehensive banking and finance practice that includes advising on transactions, infrastructure projects and M&A issues. He utilises his deep regional expertise to represent clients in cross-border and Islamic finance mandates.

Philip Kotsis is described by interviewees as an "active and very good" lawyer for his advice on corporate structuring and M&A. As head of the firm's corporate and commercial department in Kuwait, he regularly acts on mandates involving PPP and infrastructure projects.