Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout
Partner
BIOGRAPHY

Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout is the Co-Founder and Partner with Meysan Partners. He 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.

Abdul Aziz has established a leading capital markets practice in Kuwait, which advises on transactions including initial public offerings (IPOs) and public take-overs as well as capital markets compliance matters. His practice also focuses on regulatory and competition law, where he represents corporate clients and financial investors in a wide array of complex legal matters.

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

PRACTICES
  • Competition & Regulatory
  • Corporate
Expertise
  • Restructuring
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition
  • Regulation
Professional Bodies
  • 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)
EDUCATION
  • 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

 

EXPERIENCE

Advising 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.

Advising Kuwait Finance House KSC on the reorganisation of its global direct investment portfolio

Advising 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

Advising 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.

Advising Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) on the establishment of a branch in Kuwait, including advising on the Central Bank of Kuwait and Kuwait Foreign Investment Bureau approval processes.

Co-authoring the ‘Kuwait Companies Law’ for The Government of Kuwait.