Sam Habbas honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by IFLR
Recognized for his exceptional service and contribution to promoting high standards in the law, promoting talent and nurturing lawyers in Kuwait
Kuwait – October 2019: ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners (ASAR), Kuwait’s leading and most prominent corporate law firm, and one of the region’s top tier firms, is pleased to announce that the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has honored Sam Habbas, senior partner at ASAR, with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the IFLR Middle East Awards 2019, which recognizes lawyers and legal teams that have broken new ground and set market precedent in the law. The awards ceremony that was held on 16 October 2019 at the Burj Al Arab hotel, Dubai, saw the attendance of partners and representatives from other leading GCC and international law firms.
Ahmed Al Ruwayeh – Co-Founding Member at ASAR noted that: “It is with a sense of great pride and achievement that Sam Habbas was awarded the coveted IFLR Lifetime Achievement Award. It is an award which was very well deserved and so graciously received. I applaud him.”
With dedicated offices in Kuwait and Bahrain coupled with its associated offices and relationships, ASAR provides clients across an extensive range of industry sectors with comprehensive legal advice and support for their business activities in Kuwait, Bahrain, across the GCC and beyond.
The firm has been consistently rated as the leading corporate and commercial law firm in Kuwait by reputable legal guides such as the International Financial Law Review (IFLR), the Chambers Global Guide, and the Legal 500. In 2017, ASAR won the “IFLR M&A Deal of the Year Award” in relation to ASAR’s role as Kuwait law counsel to Adeptio AD Investments SPC Limited who acquired a 93.4% stake in Kuwait Food Company (Americana), and the “IFLR Restructuring Deal of the Year Award” in relation to ASAR’s role in acting as Kuwait law counsel to the various creditors in respect to the restructuring of the debt of Adeem Investment and Wealth Management.