Capital Markets

Our lawyers regularly represent clients in some of the most sophisticated and innovative capital-raising transactions in the region. Not only are they able to navigate the complex regulatory regimes in the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, they have often shaped the legislation and regulations that were designed to enhance the growth of the region’s capital markets. We represent both issuers and investment banks with the full range of securities offerings, from IPOs, privatisation of state-owned industries and private placements of securities to debt and equity derivative securities, asset-backed offerings and investment grade financings. We also advise clients on regulatory compliance, and corporate governance issues, and the evolving government regulations affecting capital markets activities.

Meet our team

Tarek Yehya
Partner
KUWAIT
Ameena Almutawa
Associate
KUWAIT
Hassan Elsayed
Senior Associate
KUWAIT | EGYPT
Désirée Al Feghali
Senior Associate
LEBANON
Samar Jrade
Senior Associate
LEBANON
Sara Awaly
Associate
LEBANON

Our insights

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
February 12, 2024

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,… 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 ...