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Partner

David Walker

David is a corporate commercial Partner at ASAR. He joined the firm in 2005.

David has extensive experience with general corporate and commercial matters as well as corporate structuring considerations. David regularly advises clients on a broad range of matters including direct foreign investment, government contracting and tenders, along with agency, franchise and distributorship matters. David is also experienced with regulatory matters, particularly with respect to pharmaceuticals and medical devices as well as information and communication technology.

David-Walker

Personal Info

+965 229 22700
Bahrain

Qualifications

  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan (USA), 2001
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in International Business, University College London, United Kingdom, 2002
  • Juris Doctor, University of Detroit Law School, USA, 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance, Michigan State University, USA, 1998

Practice Areas

  • Agency & Distributorship Corporate Employment Franchising Government Procurement Media, Communication & Technology
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Professional Experience

Education

Corporate Structuring
Advising clients in relation to their setting up of a local presence in Kuwait, whether through agency/distributorship arrangements or the establishment of corporate entities including structuring advice to address Kuwait’s foreign ownership restrictions and possibilities under the Foreign Direct Investment Law.
Government Contracting
Advising on issues relating to performance of government contracts and tenders in Kuwait, including tendering considerations, alternative corporate structuring options, tax mitigation, general contracting advice and employment related matters

Professional Experience

Regulatory
Assisting clients with regard to regulatory requirements in Kuwait, including with licensing and approvals from regulatory authorities such as the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Public Authority for Industry, the Ministry of Health, the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) and the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA).
Employment
Advising clients on Kuwait labor law and employment law matters including terms of employment, terminations, end of service benefits, transfers of employment and pensions.