Tarek Yehya
Partner
BIOGRAPHY

Tarek Yehya has been a partner with Meysan Partners since 2015, with vast experience in the Middle East region for the past 20 years, having advised local and international clients across various sectors and legal practices in various jurisdictions including Kuwait, KSA, UAE and Lebanon.

Tarek heads the capital markets of Meysan Partners, advising local and international corporates from financial, banking and various other sectors, on all types of debt and equity capital markets transactions i.e. initial public offerings and listing, equity and debt issuances, funds’ offering, public take-overs as well as capital markets compliance matters, including corporate governance.  Tarek’s practice also focuses on joint ventures, FDIs, public M&As, public and private partnership projects related offerings, privatization initiatives, anti-trust and merger controls requirements and processes.

PRACTICES
  • Corporate Capital Markets
  • Banking & Finance
EXPERTISE
  • IPO and Listing
  • Convertible Bonds and Preferred Shares
  • Sukuk/Bonds Issuance
  • Rights Issues
  • Public M&As
  • Collective Investment Schemes Setups and Offering
  • Cross Border Joint Ventures
  • Regulated industries licensing and processes
  • PPP Corporate and Capital Markets Streams
Professional Bodies
  • Beirut Bar Association
EDUCATION
  • Bachelor in Law, University Saint Joseph, Beirut Lebanon
  • Masters in Law, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Languages: Arabic, French and English
  • Attorney At Law registered with the Beirut Bar Association

EXPERIENCE

Advised AAG, a major family-owned automotive retailer and the largest player in the premium automotive retail industry in the State of Kuwait on the $3 billion private offering and premier market listing of their automotive operation, which represented the region’s first-ever family business offering.

Advised Integrated Holding Company on their private offering and premier market listing of their contracting operation.

Advised Ahli Bank of Kuwait on Basel 3 compliant Tier II Bonds issuance and offering of KD 50,000,000

Advised Commercial Bank of Kuwait on Basel 3 compliant Tier II Bonds Program of KD 100,000,000 and First Draw Down issuance and offering of KD 25,000,000

Advised the Capital Markets Authority on the privatisation of the national stock exchange including due diligence, company formation, IPO, setting the regulatory framework for exchanges

Advised Gulf Bank K.S.C on Basel 3 compliant Tier II Bonds issuance and offering of KD 100,000,000

Advised Boubyan Bank on Basel 3 compliant Tier I Sukuk Al Mudaraba of USD 250,000,000

Advised Warba Bank on Tier 1 Sukuk issuance of USD 200 Million in compliance with Basel III standards.

Advised National Bank of Kuwait on rights issue of circa KD 137,000,000

Advised Ahli Bank of Kuwait on rights issue of KD 100,000,000

Advised Kuwait International Bank on rights issue of KD 60,000,000

Advised Ahli United Bank on Basel 3 compliant Tier I Sukuk Al Mudaraba of USD 200,000,000

Advised the Sultan Centre Company on the first convertible bonds issuance of KD 15,000,000

Advised National Investments Company on the merger of 2 CMA regulated financial brokerage companies

Advised Safat Investment Company and CAP Corp, which are 2 CMA regulated investment companies on their merger

Advised Agility Public Warehousing Company on the sale of its Global Integrated Logistics business to DSV Panalpina A/S, a Danish company, for USD 4.1 billion

Advised Agility Public Warehousing Company on the acquisition of Menzies Aviation, one of the most respected names in the aviation services industry

Advised Agthia P.S.C.J. of the Government of Abu Dhabi, on its acquisition of 100% of the entire share-capital of Al Faysal Bakery and Sweets, a leading company in the manufacturing and distribution of  bread and savory and sweet pastries in Kuwait.

Advised the 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 USD 846  million.

Advised Al-Khair National for Stocks and Real Estate Company Real Estate on the sale of its shares representing 12.063% of Zain’s issued share capital, to Omantel valued at USD 1.5 billion.

Advised Aref Holding company on the first mandatory public take-over offer under the Kuwait Capital Markets Law

Incorporated sharia compliant and conventional funds licensed by the CMA, including money market funds, equity funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, REITs, including the preparation of the funds articles of association and the related private placement documentation and applicable third party agreements i.e. for the custodian services and administration and managed the licensing application process with the CMA.

Advised international funds’ managers and promoters on obtaining marketing licenses from the CMA.

Advised the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority on the preparation of a feasibility study for the establishment of three special economic zones in Kuwait.

Meysan advises Universe Group United Holding Company KSCC on the divestiture of its majority share in Universe Education Company KSCC.
Meysan advises Universe Group United Hol...
February 1, 2024

Meysan is delighted to announce its role as the sole legal advisor to Universe Group United Holding Company KSCC in the pivotal divestiture of its majority share in Universe Education Company KSCC. Universe Education Company KSCC is the prestigious owner and operator of Dasman Bilingual School, a leading educational institution in… Read more

Meysan Partners advises Ooredoo Kuwait in connection with the creation of MENA’s Largest Tower Company Valued at US$2.2 billion
Meysan Partners advises Ooredoo Kuwait i...
December 20, 2023

Meysan Partners is pleased to announce its pivotal role in advising Ooredoo Kuwait on a landmark transaction involving its towers in Kuwait for the creation of the largest independent tower company in the MENA region, boasting a combined value of 2.2 billion USD. Our team at Meysan Partners played a… Read more