Meysan’s litigators are skilled at handling a wide range of international litigations and arbitrations for multinational and domestic financial institutions and corporations, sovereign governments and state-owned institutions.
Our lawyers have rights of audience before the local courts, and the ability to practice the local laws of all jurisdictions in which we operate. Our clients rely on our global perspective and on our in-depth knowledge and understanding of local and regional laws. Clients regularly call upon our litigators to handle high-stakes disputes involving complicated fact patterns as well as novel questions of law in the region.
We advise clients and conduct all types of litigation in the region including banking, commercial, construction, criminal, real estate, transport, insurance, and intellectual property matters. Our lawyers also have extensive experience in international arbitrations under the laws of a variety of different countries. We have successfully represented clients in arbitrations under a variety of arbitral rules, and our matters frequently involve the coordination of proceedings in multiple jurisdictions and multinational discovery.
A regional company in a successful American Arbitration Association arbitration involving breach of contract claims under a franchise contract, and in related intellectual property infringement, civil and criminal claims in the United Arab Emirates.
A Kuwaiti company in a successful ICC arbitration involving its supply of food to U.S. military personnel in Kuwait and Iraq.
A leading global alternative asset firm, in a successful litigation before the Kuwait courts involving claims under an investment agreement.
Mobile Telecommunication Company “Zain”, in a dispute with the Iraq Ministry of Finance related to the imposition of a $185 million alleged capital gains tax in connection with Zain's acquisition of Iraqna (now Zain Iraq) in 2007.
Mobile Telecommunications Company “Zain”, in defending against threatened expropriation actions by the Government of Iraq in breach of the Kuwait-Iraq Bilateral Investment Treaty;
Agility, in various disputes with the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission in connection with Agility's investment in Korek Telecom.
Agility, on its successful global settlement of the case involving the US government food-supply contracts that company held from 2003 to 2010.
Ford Motor Company, in its dispute regarding its Agency in Kuwait. This is perhaps the most high-profile litigation in Kuwait right now.