Hossam Abdullah

Al-Hossam Legal - Kuwait

Legal Counsel & Managing Partner

+(965) 9000 3737

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Capital markets
Islamic finance

Industry sectors:

Construction and materials

Al-Hossam Legal is known for its high-end quality legal services and in-depth long experience (from 27 to 42 years) on major and landmark corporate, commercial, banking & finance (including Islamic finance), capital markets, M&A and high value commercial litigations to selected major local and international banks, corporations and private clients representing full range of industry sector. 

  • Advised Oliver Wyman and KAMCO Investment, as co-advisors, to the Capital Market Authority on the landmark privatization of Boursa Kuwait (the Kuwait Stock Exchange) through auction process of 44% awarded to a consortium led by Athens Stock Exchange and sale 6% to Public Institute for Social Security.
  • Advised Alghanim Trading Co in the US$814 million acquisitions of a total 26% shares in Gulf Bank through sophisticated off market trades including the US$520 million public auction from the Kuwait Investment Authority.
  • Advised Ahli Bank in the US$470 million syndicated facility to ALAFCO Aviation Co.
  • Advised Al-Rajhi Bank in the US$400 million syndicated finance to Warba Bank.
  • Advised a syndication of Ahli Bank and Boubyan Bank in the US$360 million project finance for the J3 investment opportunity in Jaber Al-Ahmad City to a bidding consortium.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Islamic finance
  • M&A

  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Financial services
  • Investment management
  • Oil and gas

  • International Law Association (ILA)

  • LLB, Cairo University (1992).
  • Diploma in International Trade Law & Investment (with honours), Cairo University, (1993).
  • Diploma in Private Law (with honours), IARS - ALESCO (1996).
  • LLM in International Business Law, Manchester University, UK, (1998).