Laurent Levac

Partner

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.

Qualifications

Professional
Member of the Law Society of England and Wales, 2010
Member of the Quebec Bar (Canada), 2005
Academic
In-depth Tax Program (Part 1), Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Canada, 2006
Masters in American Common Law (L.L.M), Cornell Law School, NY, USA, 2005
Program in International Taxation, Oxford University, UK, 2004
Bachelor of Common Law (L.L.B), University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2003
Bachelor of Civil Law (L.L.L), University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2002

Experience highlights

Private Bank Acquisition

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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

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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

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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

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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.