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Al-Hamad Legal Group

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HLG is a full-service law firm based in Kuwait and offices in Egypt advising and assisting in transactional, regulatory, intellectual property and dispute resolution services to Governments, Fortune 500, multinational and privately owned companies and private clients.
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Firm profile for Global 2022

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Principal Partner: Ms. Rana Yacoub Al-Hamad

Partner: Mr. Salim Ali

Number of other fee earners: 25

International Offices: Kuwait & Egypt


CONTACTS

Corporate: Mr. Salim Ali

Banking and Finance/ Fintech: Mr. Ashley Freeman

Projects: Dr. Ahmad Shorbagy

Litigation and Arbitration: Ms. Rana Al-Hamad

Intellectual Property & Technology: Mr. Mohammed Fouad Amer

Commercial & Data Projection/ Crisis & Risk Management: Ms. Dania Tyan

Taxation & Regulatory: Ms. Linda Alhmoud

Firm Overview:

HLG is a full-service law firm and has extensive experience providing state-of-art legal services through advising and assisting in transactional, regulatory, advisory and litigation & dispute resolution services to Fortune 500 Companies, multinational corporations, international financial institutions, governments and sovereign-owned or controlled entities, as well as privately held companies, financial and banking institutions, Emerging Fintech and Technology Start-ups and private clients and leading merchant families.

Practice Areas and Offices

Corporate:

The Corporate team has considerable experience in working on a broad range of high-profile GCC based and international, cross-border transactions. Its lawyers are highly skilled and experienced at handling the broad range of corporate and commercial issues which could arise on such transactions. It works on all levels of the M&A spectrum, including due diligence and deal sourcing and structuring. The Corporate Group advises clients on matters including Venture Capital and Private Equity; Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances; Restructurings and Reorganizations; and Corporate Governance.

Arbitration & Litigation:

HLG has handled major international commercial disputes on behalf of foreign and local clients. HLG is able to direct and coordinate litigation, defense and resolution strategies on various corporate and commercial disputes at all levels of litigation and Arbitration.

In addition, HLG has also developed an expertise in international arbitration and procedures including the commencement, prosecution, and defense of legal actions. This includes arbitration in Kuwait, DIFC, LCIA, HKIAC and ICC.

Project Development & Finance:

HLG prides itself of being at the forefront of law firms in the region advising on multiple PPP/PFI projects across diverse sectors, including power, electricity, water, construction, education, and transportation. Having acted on behalf of the State of Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects ("KAPP") for several years, HLG has gained expertise in all forms of PPP/PFI transactions and agreements. HLG worked closely with all major international legal and financial advisors, investors, and financial institutions involved in the PPP/PFI projects in Kuwait, Oman and Jordan.

Islamic Banking & Finance:

The firm's lawyers have experience including working on some of the first Islamic finance transactions by major institutions in the City of London (dating back to early 1990s) and being involved in many ground-breaking Islamic finance projects emanating from the GCC and worldwide. This includes the structuring, drafting, negotiating and advising on countless Islamic financing transactions for Governments, Islamic banks and financial institutions, investment funds (including sovereign wealth funds) and HNW individuals.

Financial Technology (FINTECH):

"In many ways, fintech is the new mainstream financial services as demarcation lines between traditional providers and tech-enabled businesses become increasingly blurred"- Mr. Ashley Freeman.

Some of the firm's lawyers have been actively engaged in advising, counselling and mentoring new start-ups in the financial sector for many years. Its lawyers know the typical issues that can arise with new fin-tech ventures and are apt at resolving them. When the business starts to grow and expand it will require more capital and the firm is accustomed to advising on a range of debt and equity options (including Islamic, ethical and other alternative forms of funding) and structuring and negotiating its provision when agreed.

Data Protection & Privacy:

Data protection is an issue for most businesses as many countries now strictly stipulate how businesses are able to collect, record, exchange data and safeguard its use. The firm is often asked to advise on these matters and prepare the necessary protocols, customer notices and other internal documents to ensure corporate compliance.

Cyber Security:

The prevention of financial crime is a topic frequently encountered by all lawyers. Some of our lawyers have lengthy experience of working in banking and financial regulation and the expectations of the regulatory authorities in terms of policy formation, monitoring and verification systems and overall corporate compliance. The firm is ideally placed to advise on the governance arrangements needed to prevent cyber security breaches and the remedial legal steps that can be taken to deal with such incidents.

Sustainability & Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG):

The team works with leading regional alternative energy technology services and solution providers and seek to offer clients strategies to adopt corporate governance best practices and risk mitigation, guidance and implementation of sustainability programs and sustainability investment strategies for financial institutions


Kuwait:

Al-Hamra Tower- Floor 42, Sharq, AlShuhada Street, P.O. Box 22448, Safat 13085, Kuwait

Telephone: +96522212000

Email: [email protected]


Egypt:

Office F2-02, 5 El-Fadi,Bab Al Louq, Abdeen , Cairo Governorate, 11513 , Egypt

Telephone: +201200026821

Email: [email protected]

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Kuwait

Corporate & Finance
Band 3
Dispute Resolution
Band 2

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Kuwait

Corporate & Finance


Ahmad Alshorbagy
Up and Coming

Dispute Resolution


Ahmad Alshorbagy
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Salim AliCorporate & Finance
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Ahmad AlshorbagyCorporate & Finance
Ahmad AlshorbagyDispute Resolution

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Al-Hamra Tower- Floor 42

Sharq, AlShuhada Street

P.O. Box 22448

Safat

Al Asimah

Kuwait

13085

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