Omar Al-Qahtani

Partner, Head of Litigation - Kuwait


Omar Al Qahtani is a Kuwaiti national and bilingual lawyer, with over 15 years of experience representing clients in Kuwait law related matters across a variety of industry sectors and practice areas. In 2007, after receiving his bachelors in law at Philadelphia University, Omar qualified in Kuwait. He joined Al Tamimi & Company in 2013 and continued scoring victories for the Kuwait office’s litigation practice while successfully advocating for his clients. In 2019 he was named the Kuwait Office’s Head of Litigation.

Omar Al Qahtani represents clients across a broad range of industries and practice areas and is qualified to represent clients before the Court of First Instance, the Court of Cassation and the Constitutional Court of the State of Kuwait. Omar continues to bring his client-focused approach to advocacy today whether he is representing a client in a family law matter, commercial litigation, or criminal defense.

Omar recently led a seminar discussing the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and Foreign Judgements before the Courts of the State of Kuwait.

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Recent Experience

  • Successfully represented a foreign bank with operations in Kuwait in a KD36 million litigation dispute.
  • Successfully represented a luxury hotel operator in Kuwait in a KD 2 million insolvency dispute.
  • Successfully represented a media and telecommunications company in Kuwait against a newspaper over a Trademark case.
  • Successfully represented plaintiffs in inheritance (both Islamic and non-Islamic) cases, advising on the local and international distribution of a deceased’s estate to its heirs.
  • Successfully represented plaintiffs in Family Law (both Islamic and non-Islamic) cases related to alimony, visitation, and child custody.
  • Successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes related to an agent’s rights under the Kuwait Law of Agency No. 13 of 2016, including the right to ‘fair compensation’.
  • Successfully represented commercial agents in debt collection claims.
  • Successfully represented and advised employers in relation to employee disputes and regulatory requirements related to Kuwait Labor Law.
  • Successfully represented multi-national brands with bringing and enforcing infringement actions against local infringers.


  • Arabic
  • English


2007 – Bachelor of Law, Philadelphia University


2007 – Kuwait Lawyer Society