Our history

Our experts provide a truly distinctive service, focused on helping our clients to complete their biggest deals and navigate their toughest disputes. Our unswerving focus is on delivering a positive outcome every single time. We also seamlessly provide the auxiliary legal services that businesses, state-owned entities, entrepreneurs and individuals require to really thrive.

We recognise that every matter is different. We take pride in providing a truly bespoke service, characterised by pragmatism and practicality, delivered in a modern and entrepreneurial way. No detail about our clients’ situation is too small, we can also see the long-term implications and the bigger global picture.

With us, you’re in safe hands. We never forget that we’re here to allay your fears, eliminate uncertainty and find the best outcome. We’re always here to help you and we are fiercely loyal and supportive. Our expertise, experience, commitment to excellence and connections with people mean that we can always get the results you need. We’re by your side, all the way.

Our clients also benefit from the way that we as people combine commercialism, candour and curiosity. That extends to the way we approach our own organisation; we know that the pace of change in our regions, markets, and in the business of law, calls for unparalleled levels of both agility and focus.

  • 2023

    Meysan Partners launches our office in London.

  • 2022

    Awarded ‘Litigation Law Firm of the Year’ IFLR.

    Partner Tarek Yehya wins the award for ‘Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year’ by the LegalCommunity MENA.

    Awarded the ‘The Best Law Firm of the Year in Kuwait’ and the ‘Best M&A Deal of the Year’ in the region, by IFLR Middle East Awards 2022.

  • 2021

    Q2- 2021 Ranked in Mergermarket’s M&A Legal Adviser League for EMEA Q2-2021.

    Pro bono Firm of the Year by IFLR.

    Ranked in tier 1 by the Legal500 EMEA 2021.

    Highly Recommended by Chambers and Partners and recommended law firm by IFLR.

  • 2018

    Managing Partner awarded the title of IFLR Managing Partner of the Year.

    Won IFN Kuwait Deal of the Year.

  • 2017

    Won Kuwait Law Firm of the Year at the Oath Middle East Legal Awards.

  • 2016

    IFLR Won Capital Markets Deal the Year

  • 2015

    Awarded the IFLR Award for Rising Star Law Firm of the Middle East, with more nominations for the category than any other firm, despite being less than one year old.

What makes a difference to our clients?

At Meysan, we have the freedom to operate in a way that simply isn’t possible in ‘big law’. Our experts concentrate on creating mutual benefit and enduring value, with service and delivery models that are designed entirely around our clients’ needs. We are not encumbered by blanket processes, origination battles and needless administration, so we can act quickly and decisively. Crucially, we have the ability to deliver alternative and progressive fee structures as standard.

It all starts with how we resource our work. Ten years ago, huge armies of lawyers positioned in every conceivable corner of the globe were the benchmark of progress in global law. But clients have come to realise that a one-stop-shop isn’t the only approach and that the creation of bespoke teams is more effective. Our matter-specific teams are made up of the very lawyers, experts, funders, technologists, investigators and reputation managers. And we manage the whole process for clients, with one objective, one cost and one great outcome.

When it comes to progress, frontier technologies are really exciting to us. We are early adopters of innovative solutions and catalysts for collaboration, so that we can build ideas that give you the edge. As more and more innovations make their way into the market, we’re determined to make the most of every technology that might provide even the slightest advantage. But we also know that experience really does count for everything.

Vision and values

Our vision is to create the destination international law firm for deals and disputes, but also fully equipped to manage all legal issues to help businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals really thrive. We bring together the sharpest legal minds and give them the purpose, platform, resources and tools to operate in a way that serves the evolving needs of global clients in a unique and market-leading way.

OUR VALUES ARE:
SERVICE

We ceaselessly strive to exceed the expectations of our clients in every single engagement they have with our firm and people

STRENGTH

We ensure our firm has the commercial impetus we need to keep attracting and retaining the highest quality lawyers and staff.

ENCOURAGEMENT

We promote a collegial atmosphere in which all individuals are encouraged to learn, improve and excel to become and remain leaders in the legal, business and civic communities.

SUPPORTIVENESS

We are obsessed with enhancing the supportive attitude, common bond and collective cooperation that lies at the heart of our special working atmosphere.

Firm news

Meysan Obtains Rare Annulment of Previous ICSID Judgment; only 5% of Annulment Applications Granted in the History of ICSID – Agility Will Refile Claims Against Iraq.
Meysan Obtains Rare Annulment of Previous ICSID Judgment; only 5% of Annulment Applications Granted in the History of ICSID – Agility Will Refile Claims Against Iraq.

In a major Victory for Agility, this Action is a Bellwether of Whether there is a True Rule of Law for Those Who Invest in Iraq Three years ago, an international arbitration tribunal constituted under the auspices of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) denied claims…

Meysan Secures Landmark Decision: Administrative Court Overturns Kuwait Capital Markets Authority’s Ruling
Meysan Secures Landmark Decision: Administrative Court Overturns Kuwait Capital Markets Authority’s Ruling

In a landmark decision, Meysan succeeded in obtaining an administrative court ruling overturning a decision by Kuwait’s Capital Markets Authority.  Meysan represented a shareholder in a local logistics company who submitted a whistleblower complaint to the CMA, alleging that the company had failed to properly comply with local disclosure obligations,…

Meysan Secures favorable judgment for Al Farwaniyah Property Developments LLC in a high-stakes litigation
Meysan Secures favorable judgment for Al Farwaniyah Property Developments LLC in a high-stakes litigation

Abu Dhabi, UAE - In a significant legal victory, Meysan has successfully secured a favorable judgment for its client, Al Farwaniyah Property Developments LLC, in a high-stakes litigation involving claims exceeding 137,000,000 UAE dirhams. The case originated when a bank initiated legal proceedings against Al Farwaniyah and other parties, seeking…

Our services

Clients know that they can go to any firm and find a good lawyer. But deep field experience is harder to track down. A genuine understanding of markets from decades of experience positions us to provide unique insights. It goes beyond highlighting risk and extends to discovering real potential and opportunities others fail to identify.

When it comes to identifying tomorrow’s business issues, the only sure bet is that nothing is certain. In every sector, our clients rely on us to have our eyes fixed firmly on the horizon. From discerning individuals to global enterprises, the one thing all of our clients have in common is the enduring need to have the right advisors by their sides at all times. For clients with a serious growth agenda, we’re here to help. From incorporating fresh new businesses for them to exploring joint ventures and M&A, IPO listings, capital markets transactions, securities and e-commerce. And, with a world-class dispute resolution team, we protect our clients’ most valuable assets, enforcing their rights and helping them resist claims against them. Our commercial teams have the strength and depth to tackle complex business challenges, backed by a peerless regulatory team, renowned for its deep regional expertise.

Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout
Partner, KUWAIT | UAE

Our People

Our skilled practitioners have earned a reputation for succeeding in the most complex and critical situations. We know that when crisis strikes, or the stakes couldn’t be higher, the complexities can sometimes feel daunting. But not with us on your side.

Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout
Partner, KUWAIT | UAE
Salma Abdelaziz
Senior Associate, EGYPT

Our People

Our skilled practitioners have earned a reputation for succeeding in the most complex and critical situations. We know that when crisis strikes, or the stakes couldn’t be higher, the complexities can sometimes feel daunting. But not with us on your side.

Salma Abdelaziz
Senior Associate, EGYPT
John Reynolds
Partner, UNITED KINGDOM

Our People

Our skilled practitioners have earned a reputation for succeeding in the most complex and critical situations. We know that when crisis strikes, or the stakes couldn’t be higher, the complexities can sometimes feel daunting. But not with us on your side.

John Reynolds
Partner, UNITED KINGDOM

Pro bono, diversity and inclusion

We pride ourselves on taking a truly proactive approach to diversity and inclusion; providing assistance, support, and advice for deserving causes locally and globally. We believe it is our responsibility to support the community through pro bono and charitable activities. To achieve the optimum level of assistance we rely on our lawyer’s commercial expertise, cross-practice, and cross-border networks to deliver initiatives that translate into a real positive impact.

PRO BONO

Pro bono legal service is a fundamental part of who we are and what we believe in as a firm and as people. Supporting local communities in a meaningful and thoughtful way through pro bono legal work is a critical part of our mission and a crucial aspect of our role as a law firm and how we think about the world around us.

THE WORKPLACE

The ability to successfully balance work and personal life is important for the well-being of our employees. Achieving a culture of worklife balance is tangible, we know quality of life can be achieved without sacrificing on quality of work. We work around the individual to help find the balance, and have developed such initiatives as flexible work arrangements, allowing work-from-home, flexible working hours, sabbaticals and paternity leave.

MUTUAL TRUST AND RESPECT

Mutual trust, confidence and respect are key to the way we work and are an integral part of our culture. We believe it is important to value colleagues and their different perspectives. We recognise that employees at all levels in our organisation have something to contribute to our business and are encouraged to express their opinions and share their views.

DIVERSITY

Meysan Partners promote and practice equal opportunities within our workplace. Diversity is an essential part of our CSR strategy. We continue to build and maintain a culture that values and gathers strength from differences.