Leading the legal industry in Kuwait and Bahrain

With our lawyers covering the jurisdictions of both Kuwait and Bahrain, we are committed to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients.


ASAR is committed to excellence and to providing the highest quality of legal services to our clients.

In covering the jurisdictions of both Kuwait and Bahrain, our professional lawyers have the ability – and flexibility – to assist our clients with their most challenging matters, no matter where they arise or what they entail.

Seamless teamwork, exceptional capabilities and innovative thinking mean we always deliver outstanding representation and results. We are serious about making the world a better place – through our commitment to pro bono, diversity and community service.

ASAR is the largest full service corporate and commercial law firm in Kuwait and one of the largest in the Middle East, with strong connections throughout the Gulf region.
Our sizeable team and location means we can respond quickly to clients’ urgent needs and can easily allocate the necessary human and other resources to assignments and projects.
Our lawyers have extensive regional experience and legal knowledge.
ASAR has been involved in some of the most innovative and complex projects and transactions in Kuwait and can provide valuable insight into Kuwaiti and Bahraini legal and business matters.
ASAR is consistently rated as a leading corporate and commercial law firm by reputable legal guides such as the International Financial Law Review (IFLR), the Chambers Global Guide, the Legal 500 and the Practical Law Company.

Our story

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh and Partners is Kuwait’s leading tier one corporate law firm, and one of the most prominent firms operating across the GCC.

ASAR has been operating in Kuwait since 1977, and in the Kingdom of Bahrain since 2006, and has built a reputation for consistently delivering professional legal services of the highest order.

As one of the region’s premier law firms to many foreign and domestic multinational companies, we advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organizations across all major industries, and we are consistently considered the number one law firm of choice.

With our team of lawyers spanning two emerging and highly competitive markets in the GCC, our expertise extends over a wide range of areas. These areas cover local and foreign multinational corporations, banks and investment companies, industrial conglomerates, governments and state authorities, and private clients.


A select list of our accolades includes the following:

'IFLR National Law Firm of the Year' award 2009 to 2019.
'IFLR Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year' award' 2018 and 2019.
'IFLR Project Finance Deal of the Year' award 2015.
2014 'Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year' award from Acquisition International Magazine.
2014 'Best Banking and Finance Legal Team – Kuwait' award from Acquisition International Magazine.
'IFLR Restructuring Deal of the Year' award 2013.
Selected among the world’s best Islamic Finance law practitioners by Euromoney Expert Guides in 2013.
Exclusively ranked by Chambers and Partners as Kuwait’s only Tier 1 law firm for business law in 2013.
Won the prestigious 'Best Equity Deal of the Year' award in the Middle East for 2012 at the 2012 International Financial Law Review Awards.
Won the 'Construction Law Firm of the Year' 2011 award from UK’s leading finance magazine, Finance Monthly.
Awarded the 'Best Restructuring Middle East Deal of the Year' award for 2010 by International Financial Law Review.
Won the 'Best M&A Deal of the Year' 2009 award for its assistance in connection with the acquisition of the money exchange operations of Bahrain Financing Company BSC(c).
Awarded the ‘Best Deal of the Year’ award for Kuwait and Bahrain by Islamic Finance News in 2008.
Leading and recommended Tier 1 law firm in Kuwait in the areas of banking, capital markets, and corporate and commercial law by International Financial Law Review in 2000.


Investing in your personal growth

ASAR is proud to offer career opportunities for ambitious and experienced lawyers. We value professionals who are technically excellent, commercially aware, have an international outlook and who thrive working as part of a collaborative and supportive team.