Banking and Finance

From acquisition, asset-backed or mezzanine financings, to workout and restructurings, private placements and investment-grade financings, our lawyers represent lenders and borrowers in some of the largest and most complicated financing transactions in the region. Our clients include many of the region’s largest commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, finance companies, investment and merchant banking firms, private investment funds and other institutional lenders and investors, as well as private equity sponsors, strategic buyers, borrowers and issuers of securities.

Meet our team

Tarek Yehya
Partner
KUWAIT
Patrick Obeid
Senior Associate
LEBANON
Samar Jrade
Senior Associate
LEBANON
Rosy Rizk
Associate
LEBANON
Sara Awaly
Associate
LEBANON
Lama Abou Ali
Counsel
KUWAIT | UAE
Neyla Rahal
Counsel
SAUDI ARABIA

Our insights

Meysan advised UPayments in the sale of 51% of its shares to NBK
Meysan advised UPayments in the sale of 51% of its shares to NBK
February 21, 2024

20 February 2024, Kuwait City, Kuwait - Meysan Partners played a key role in advising UPayments, a prominent online payment solution provider, on the sale of a 51% stake to the National Bank of Kuwait (“NBK”). This strategic transaction underscores UPayments' remarkable success in the burgeoning Fintech industry, where they have… Read more ...

Economic Liberalization in Kuwait: Welcome, Foreign Investors
Economic Liberalization in Kuwait: Welcome, Foreign Investors
January 22, 2024

The business and economic landscape of Kuwait just changed. With the ratification of the first law of 2024: Law Regarding the Amendment of Article 24 of the Commercial Law and Article 31 of the Public Tenders Law (1/2024) (the “Foreign Company Amendments Law”) on 21 January 2024, foreign companies now… Read more ...

Meysan’s Cairo Office Secures Moustafa El Sirty’s Immediate Return to Squash After Overturning ITA’s Two-Year Suspension
Meysan’s Cairo Office Secures Moustafa El Sirty’s Immediate Return to Squash After Overturning ITA’s Two-Year Suspension
January 15, 2024

The Cairo office of Meysan successfully represented professional squash player, Moustafa El Sirty, resulting in his return to the courts with immediate effect after the International Testing Agency (ITA) had sought to impose a two-year suspension. In January of 2023, the ITA informed El Sirty that he had triggered an… Read more ...