Laurent is a banking and finance, capital markets and securities and private clients law partner based in Kuwait and has been with the firm since 2014. Prior to joining ASAR, Laurent worked for international law firms with postings in Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Laurent has extensive experience in finance, banking and securities regulation. Laurent also assists clients in various areas relating to wealth management, wealth transfer, estate planning and philanthropic giving.
Private Bank Acquisition
Advising a consortium on the acquisition of a Luxembourg private bank (with operations in more than 20 jurisdictions) and liaising with regulatory agencies in several jurisdictions.
Sale of Financial Institution
Advising a major European financial institution on its sale of one of its subsidiaries for approximately USD3.126-billion in cash and liaising with regulatory agencies.
Establishment of foreign bank branches
Advising a private bank on the establishment of a representative office and foreign bank branch and liaising with regulatory agencies.
Acquisition and sale of private jets, yachts and offshore real estate
Advising clients on the acquisition and sale of private jets, yachts and offshore real estate properties and the establishment of offshore holding structures.