Managing Partner

Opal Tower, Business Bay
Kuwait City, Kuwait

+971 54 997 4040 and +965 669 55516

Market leader

English and Arabic

Bar admissions:



United Arab Emirates

Practice areas:

Capital markets
Financial restructuring
Islamic finance
Project development

Industry sectors:


Alex Saleh is a Founder and Managing Partner of GLA & Company and takes a leading regional role within the firm with respect to its M&A and Private Equity practice.  With over 25 years of experience in both the GCC markets as well as the US, he has accumulated sizable expertise in the areas of banking & finance, mergers & acquisitions, capital market deals and infrastructure projects.  

  • Represented DSV Panalpina in its acquisition of the logistics division of Agility Public Warehousing Company as MENA counsel in an all-share deal worth US$ 4.1 billion, the largest merger & acquisition transaction in the MENA region in 2021;
  • Acted as GCC counsel on behalf of Softbank’s Vision Fund II, which led the Series C US415 million funding into Kitopi, which was the largest private equity transaction in the MENA region in 2021;
  • Represented HSBC Bank plc and Citigroup Global Markets Limited, in their joint capacity as Arrangers, with respect to a US$ 500 Million Euro Medium Term Note Programme with Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait KSCP;
  • Representing Warba Bank, in its capacity as Issuer, in a US$ 500 Million Tier 1 Sukuk issuance, which was led by Standard Chartered Bank as Lead Manager.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Competition
  • Financial restructuring
  • Islamic finance
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Investment management
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Utilities

  • State of Michigan (USA)
  • Commonwealth of Virginia (USA)

  • (US) Commonwealth of Virginia Bar;
    (US) State of Michigan Bar;
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia & Michigan; and
    United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

  • Georgetown Law School – Washington D.C. USA, Juris Doctor
  • Wayne State University – Detroit, Michigan USA, Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude)