DLA Piper appoints new managing partner for Kuwait

Published: July 8, 2009

DLA Piper has appointed Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout to the role of office managing partner for Kuwait. Al-Yaqout, a Kuwaiti national, will relocate to Kuwait from DLA Piper’s Cologne office. His appointment will strengthen the Kuwait office, which is a joint venture with Al Wagayan, Al Awadhi & Al Saif. DLA Piper's Bahrain office will also be managed by Al-Yaqout. 

Commenting on the appointment, DLA Piper's regional managing partner for the Middle East, David Church, says: "Abdul Aziz has the perfect combination of local knowledge, energy and management skills to take our Kuwaiti office forward, building on our existing presence following the creation of the joint venture last year."

Al-Yaqout has been a partner in the German corporate group and office managing partner of DLA Piper's Cologne office. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and representing corporate clients and financial investors in acquisitions, divestures and joint venture projects as well as pre- and post-merger restructurings in Germany and abroad.

Al-Yaqout’s practice also includes all aspects of insolvency, including out-of-court workouts and reorganisations. He represents insolvency administrators, distressed companies, lending institutions, private equity funds, purchasers of distressed equity and debt, and secured and unsecured creditors.