Ahmed Barakat

Managing Partner

Ahmed Barakat has been the Managing Partner at ASAR for the last 12 years. He has more than 30 years of legal experience and has worked in Kuwait for 26 years. Ahmed specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration relating to construction, agency, tax, insurance, banking, capital markets, white collar crimes and contractual disputes. Ahmed also advises clients on corporate, government procurement and employment matters.

Qualifications

Professional
Admitted to the New York Bar in 1990 (USA)
Academic
Masters of Law in International Law and Business Transactions, New York University, USA, 1984
Bachelor of Laws (With Honors), Cairo University, Egypt, 1981

Experience highlights

Arbitral proceedings advice

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Arbitral proceedings advice

Advised in English, Swiss, Japanese and Korean arbitral proceedings as an advocate or expert on Kuwaiti law.

 

London Courts case

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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

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Multi-million KWD compensation claim

Representing a major motor company in Kuwait Courts in a multi-million KWD compensation claim from the terminated agent.

Tax disputes

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Tax disputes

Representing a multinational company in several high-value tax disputes in relation to a major industrial complex in Kuwait.

Construction dispute

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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.