ASAR – Al-Ruwayeh & Partners bags IFLR Award for Kuwait for 10th year in a row

Recognized for innovation across country’s noteworthy deals

ASAR – Al-Ruwayeh & Partners

KUWAIT: Al-Ruwayeh & Partners (ASAR), Kuwait’s leading and most prominent corporate law firm, and one of the region’s top tier firms, is pleased to announce that it has for a record 10th consecutive year received a national award presented by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR), the world’s leading market guide for corporate and financial law firms worldwide. The 2018 IFLR national award presented to ASAR was for the “Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year” in Kuwait. The awards ceremony that was held on 17 October 2018 at the Burj Al-Arab hotel, Dubai, saw the attendance of partners and representatives from other leading GCC and international law firms.

Sam Habbas- Senior Partner at ASAR noted that: “This was an exceptional year for ASAR at the IFLR Awards Ceremony. Having received an IFLR national award for Kuwait for the 10th consecutive year is indeed a significant milestone. In addition, we were also fortunate enough to be nominated and recognized for our work in the IFLR M&A, Project Finance and Restructuring, deals of the year. Being the recipient of all these IFLR awards over the last decade is a testament to the caliber and quality of our clients, the absolute level of trust that they have in our firm in handling their commercial transactions, and of course, because of the high level of skill, commitment and quality of service which our lawyers in both Kuwait and Bahrain consistently deliver to our clients. As always, putting our clients first is a cornerstone principle of ASAR; their success is our success, and we intend to keep it that way.”

Ahmed Barakat – Managing Partner at ASAR noted that: “It is such a great achievement for our firm to have been awarded an IFLR national award for Kuwait for a record 10th consecutive year. The winning of these awards is a testament to the strength and depth of our practice, and the caliber and expertise of our lawyers in Kuwait and Bahrain. It also reflects our firm’s commitment to provide our clients with service of the highest order so that we may cross the finishing line with them in successfully closing ground-breaking and innovative transactions. As always, we remain committed to provide cutting-edge legal counsel to our clients across all sectors in Kuwait and Bahrain.”

With dedicated offices in Kuwait and Bahrain coupled with its associated offices and relationships, ASAR provides clients across an extensive range of industry sectors with comprehensive legal advice and support for their business activities in Kuwait, Bahrain, across the GCC and beyond.

The firm has been consistently rated as the leading corporate and commercial law firm in Kuwait by reputable legal guides such as the International Financial Law Review (IFLR), the Chambers Global Guide, and the Legal 500. In 2017, ASAR won the “IFLR M&A Deal of the Year Award” in relation to ASAR’s role as Kuwait law counsel to Adeptio AD Investments SPC Limited who acquired a 93.4 percent stake in Kuwait Food Company (Americana), and the “IFLR Restructuring Deal of the Year Award” in relation to ASAR’s role in acting as Kuwait law counsel to the various creditors in respect to the restructuring of the debt of Adeem Investment and Wealth Management.


This article was published on 27/10/2018