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Alex Saleh is a Partner and the Co-Head of Office of Al Tamimi & Company’s Kuwait office and also 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 and infrastructure projects. His experience garners praise from the leading legal directories as he is annually awarded “Market Leader” by the IFLR1000, “Highly Ranked” by Chambers & Partners and “Leading Individual” by Legal 500. Alex’s transactions regularly win Deals of the Year by the same institutions and organizations.
With respect to his corporate practice, Alex has closed on a significant number of GCC merger & acquisition transaction in various industries including logistics, education, health care, construction and finance. He has also represented many private equity firms in various investments in the same industries developing and building a good relationship with that community over the years.
He also represents many GCC-based financial institutions in all facets, including basic bilateral facility agreements, syndicated loan transactions (conventional and Sharia-compliant) and project finance. He has also been involved in many of the large bond and sukuk debt capital market issuances in the region.
Finally, Alex has also acted in many large infrastructure projects such as power generation plants, water desalination plants and wastewater projects, in the context of both public private partnerships and more traditional structures. On various transactions, he has alternatively represented GCC governments, private sponsors and project lenders depending on the particular project.
Recent Speaking Engagements
Banking & Finance (Conventional & Sharia-Compliant)
Debt Capital Markets
Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity
Projects, Energy & Infrastructure
1991 – Juris Doctor, Georgetown Law School
1988 – Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude), Wayne State University
Commonwealth of Virginia Bar (USA)
State of Michigan Bar (USA)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Tax Court
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