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Designation: Of Counsel, Co-founder
Location: Kuwait
Email: aalyaqout@meysan.com
Mobile: +965 99699421
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Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout

Abdul Aziz Al Yaqout is the Co-Founder and of Counsel with Meysan Partners, and is one of the region’s most prominent lawyers, having advised some of the most successful businesses and public sector organizations operating in the region.

Mr. Al-Yaqout has established a leading capital markets practice in Kuwait, which advises on all types of capital markets transactions including initial public offerings (IPOs) and public take-overs as well as capital markets compliance matters. He has advised on a number of capital markets and corporate regulations, including co-authoring the Kuwait Companies Law.

Mr. Al-Yaqout's practice also focuses on mergers and acquisitions and the representation of corporate clients and financial investors in acquisitions, divestures and joint venture projects as well as pre- and post-merger restructurings.

He also has deep experience in restructuring matters, including out-of-court workouts and reorganizations, and regularly represents insolvency administrators, distressed companies, lending institutions, private equity funds, purchasers of distressed equity and debt, and secured and unsecured creditors.

Selected experience includes representation of:

  • The Kuwait Capital Market Authority on
    • the privatisation and IPO of the Kuwait Stock Exchange, including the structuring of the privatisation under the new Kuwait Companies Law,
    • drafting of all relevant documentation and the drafting of the special law on the privatisation of the Kuwait Stock Exchange
  • The Government of Kuwait on co-authoring of the Kuwait Companies Law
  • A’ayan Leasing & Investment Company KSCC on all aspect of its US$ 1.5 billion restructuring, including advising on court proceedings under the Financial Stability Law
  • Kuwait Finance House KSC on the reorganisation of its global direct investment portfolio
  • A regional factoring company on the establishment of a factoring business in Kuwait, including corporate establishment as well as the regulatory compliance with Central Bank of Kuwait Regulations
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) on the establishment of a branch in Kuwait, including advising on Central Bank of Kuwait and Kuwait Foreign Investment Bureau approval processes
  • An Italian based private equity firm on the secondary sale of a plastic packaging group operating across 13 jurisdictions to a UK based private equity company
  • Bureau Veritas in its acquisition of Sievert Group, a leading provider of non-destructive testing and related industrial inspection services in India and the Middle East
  • A Saudi Arabia based pharmaceutical group on the private placement of equity in the group holding entity to a Kuwait based investor, including advising on Saudi capital markets compliance
  • A Kuwait based industrial holding company on the first ever mandatory public take-over offer under the Kuwait Capital Markets Law
  • A leading Kuwaiti financial institution and a leading Kuwaiti investment company on the due diligence and structuring of the merger of two listed Kuwaiti companies

Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Private Clients, Regulatory & Government Affairs

University of Cologne, First State Examination, 1997
Appeal Court of Cologne, Second State Examination, 1999
University of Münster, LL.M., 2004
Rechtsanwalt registered with Rechtsanwaltskammer Koln

Membership

  • International Bar Association
  • German Bar Association
  • German Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Board of Gesellschaft für Arabisches und Islamisches Recht e.V. (Society for Arabic and Islamic Law)

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