Al-Hossam Legal


KIPCO Tower, 44th Floor
Khalid Ben Al-Waleed Street, Sharq,
Kuwait City, 2290 Safat, 13021

+ (965) 2290 9261

+(965) 2290 9260

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Legal Counsel & Managing Partner: Hossam Abdullah
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 16
Languages: English, Arabic, French

Al-Hossam Legal (Legal Consultants & Attorneys) provides  high-end quality legal services and in-depth long experience (from 27 to 42 years) on major and landmark complex legal files and transactions in Kuwait and GCC as well as many Shari`ah deals in Asia, Europe and the U.S.A. The firm focus on corporate, commercial, banking & finance (including Islamic finance), capital markets, M&A and high value commercial litigations to selected major local and international banks, corporations and private clients representing full range of industry sector.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • Islamic finance
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

Corporate, Banking, Finance, M&A & Capital Markets:

Hossam Abdullah


Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advised during the last year on more than US$14 billion M&A, capital market, banking, finance and project finance transactions, samples are:
  • Advised Oliver Wyman and KAMCO Investment, as co-advisors, to the Capital Market Authority on the landmark privatization of Boursa Kuwait (the Kuwait Stock Exchange) through auction process of 44% awarded to a consortium led by Athens Stock Exchange and sale 6% to Public Institute for Social Security.
  • Advised Alghanim Trading Co in the US$814 million acquisitions of a total 26% shares in Gulf Bank through sophisticated off market trades including the US$520 million public auction from the Kuwait Investment Authority.
  • Advised Ahli Bank in the US$470 million syndicated facility to ALAFCO Aviation Co.
  • Advised Al-Rajhi Bank in the US$400 million syndicated finance to Warba Bank.
  • Advised a syndication of Ahli Bank and Boubyan Bank in the US$360 million project finance for the J3 investment opportunity in Jaber Al-Ahmad City to a bidding consortium.

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Government and public policy
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Utilities