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Designation: Partner
Location: Kuwait
Email: tyehya@meysan.com
Mobile: +965 67767704
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Tarek Yehya

Tarek Yehya is a partner with Meysan Partners, with vast experience in the Middle East region having advised local and international clients on some of the most complex matters under regional laws.

Tarek has been advising clients on all types of capital markets transactions including initial public offerings, equity and debt issuances, funds offering, mergers and acquisitions and public take-overs as well as capital markets compliance matters, including corporate governance.

Tarek’s practice also focuses on projects, privatization initiatives, public reforms of financial schemes and regulatory processes involving the majority of business and investment related public authorities in Kuwait. Tarek has advised on a number of capital markets and corporate regulations, including the Kuwait Companies Law, regulations on equity and debt, licensing, civil service and other regulatory streams in Kuwait.

Selected experience includes representation of:

  • A’ayan Leasing & Investment Company KSCC on all aspects of its US$ 1.5 billion restructuring, including advising on court proceedings under the Financial Stability Law
  • Kuwait Finance House KSC on the reorganization of its global direct investment portfolio
  • 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
  • A Kuwait based industrial holding company on the first ever mandatory public take-over offer under the Kuwait Capital Markets Law
  • Talabat.com, on the sale to German based business Rocket Internet in a USD 200,000,000 transaction
  • Projacs, on the sale to French based Egis S.A in a USD 100,000,000 transaction
  • Gulf Bank K.S.C on their issuance of Basel 3 compliant Tier II Bonds of KD 100,000,000
  • Boubyan Bank on their Basel 3 compliant Tier I Sukuk Al Mudaraba of USD 250,000,000
  • National Bank of Kuwait on their Rights Issue of circa KD 137,000,000
  • Ahli United Bank on their Basel 3 compliant Tier I Sukuk Al Mudaraba of USD 200,000,000
  • The National Investments Company on the merger of 2 CMA regulated financial brokerage companies in the first ever merger under the CMA regulations issued in 2015
  • A leading Kuwait education and retail conglomerates on their listings on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Dubai and London Stock Exchange
  • The Kuwait Capital Market Authority on the privatization and IPO of the Kuwait Stock Exchange, including the structuring of the privatization, drafting of all relevant documentation and the drafting of the special law on the privatization of the Kuwait Stock Exchange
  • The Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority on their project to set up special economic zones in Kuwait
  • The Kuwait Investment Authority on the feasibility of development of a Kuwait media city
  • The Government of Kuwait on (i) Insolvency Law, (ii) Corporate Rehabilitation Law, (iii) Amendments to Commercial Law (Security over Movables) and (iv) Credit Reporting Law
  • The Government of Kuwait on the reform of the public sector remuneration scheme
  • The Kuwait Capital Markets Authority on the regulations on preferred shares, issuance of sukuk and listing of bonds and sukuk
  • The Kuwait Small and Medium Enterprise Fund on the licensing process (introducing the One Stop Shop)
  • The Competition Protection Authority on the executive regulations of the Competition Protection Law

Corporate, Regulatory and Government affairs.

  • Lebanese University – Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (L.L.M) in Business Law. The thesis is on “Arbitration as a resolution method for Industrial Property rights related conflicts” , Beirut – Lebanon, 2007
  • Lebanese University – Diplôme d’Etudes Superieures Specialisées (L.L.M) in Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Beirut – Lebanon, 2005
  • University Saint Joseph – Bachelor in Law, Beirut – Lebanon, 2003
  • Admission: Beirut Bar Association, 2003

Membership

Beirut Bar Association

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