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Managing Partner

Ahmed Barakat

Ahmed Barakat is the Managing Partner of ASAR and is the Head of the firm’s leading Litigation and Arbitration practice. Ahmed has particular expertise in commercial litigation and arbitration relating to construction, agency, tax, insurance, banking, white collar crimes and contractual disputes. Ahmed also advises clients on corporate and government procurement matters. Ahmed is admitted to both the Egyptian and New York Bar and has more than 30 years of experience on a wide range of complex and substantial disputes and has represented clients in high-value, multi-jurisdictional, litigation and arbitration proceedings.


Personal Info

+965 229 22700


  • Master of Laws (LLM) in International Law and Business Transactions, New York University, USA, 1984
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (with Honors), Cairo University, Egypt, 1981
  • Admitted to the Egyptian Bar
  • Admitted to the New York Bar (USA)

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Construction & Real Estate Taxation Insurance White Collar Crime
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Professional Experience


Arbitral proceedings advice
Arbitral proceedings advice
London Courts case
Working on a high-profile case at London Courts in relation to a multi-million US dollar corruption claim.
Multi-million KWD compensation claim
Representing a major motor company in Kuwait Courts in a multi-million KWD compensation claim from the terminated agent

Professional Experience

Tax disputes
Representing a multinational company in several high-value tax disputes in relation to a major industrial complex in Kuwait.
Construction dispute
Represented an international engineering company in a multi-million KWD construction dispute with a major Kuwaiti petroleum company in respect to the refurbishment of an oil refinery.