Designation: Counsel
Location: Kuwait

Abdulwahab Sadeq

Dr. Abdulwahab Sadeq has a broad experience in capital markets, cross-boarders’ mergers and acquisitions transaction, and corporate restructuring. He advised companies, private equity funds and investment banks on a wide range of corporate and financing transactions. His expertise includes equity offerings (IPOs, rights issues and block and special trades), securitizations, convertible and exchangeable bonds offers, debt issues, liability management transactions and regulatory capital and hybrids securities, acting both for financial institutions and issuers. He also specializes in financial sector private M&A, banking transactions, and private equity investments.

Dr. Abdulwahab Sadeq is an associate professor at Kuwait University, School of Law, where he focuses on Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Capital Markets, and International Business Law. In addition to his academic and scholarly pursuits, Dr. Sadeq is the Vice-Chairman of the board of directors of the National Sports Arbitration Tribunal in Kuwait.


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


  • New York State Bar
  • Kuwait Bar Association


  • Georgetown University, Doctor of Judicial Science (S.J.D.). 2016
  • Georgetown University, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business and Economic Law. 2011
  • Bachelor of Laws, Kuwait University. 2007

Selected experience includes representation of:

• The Government of Kuwait on the $85 billion development of Madinat al-Hareer (Silk City), a 450 square kilometer city on the northern coast of Kuwait Bay with residential, leisure, commercial and industrial components, including road, rail, sea, and airport infrastructure.

• Massaleh Real Estate Company K.S.C.P. a publicly traded company since 1997 on debt restructuring, and sale of shares of its subsidiaries.

• Al-Khair National for Stocks and Real Estate Company, on the sale of its shares representing 12.063% of Zain’s issued share capital, to Oman Telecommunications Company (“Omantel”) valued at $1.5 billion.

• Mobile Telecommunications Company “Zain” on the sale of its entire block of treasury shares, representing 9.84% of Zain’s share capital, to Oman Telecommunications Company (“Omantel”) valued at $846m.

• British School of Kuwait, the largest private school in Kuwait, on the sale of 100% of its equity interest to publicly listed company, Nord Anglia Education, valued at $160m

• National Investment Company KSCP on the first ever corporate merger in Kuwait under the new 2015 merger regulations. The merger involved two NIC affiliates regulated by the CMA as financial brokerage companies, Al Seef and Al Waseet, deal valued at $100m.

• Hershey’s on their corporate and commercial agency issues in Kuwait

• Warba Bank in their recent Tier 1 Sukuk issuance of USD 200 Million in compliance with Basel III standards, that is still on-going. Meysan Partners was acting as underwriters’ counsel.

• Daimler AG on the termination of commercial agency, on their litigation cases, and registration of a new commercial agent in Kuwait.

• Ford Motor Company in its dispute regarding its Agency in Kuwait. This was perhaps the most high-profile litigation in Kuwait

• Mobile Telecommunication Company “Zain” in defending against threatened expropriation actions by the Government of Iraq in breach of the Kuwait-Iraq Bilateral Investment Treaty

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