Zakareya is a Kuwaiti national associate with more than 10 years of litigation experience in Kuwait and has extensive experience advocating for clients across a broad range of industry sectors and practice areas. In particular, Zakareya has represented corporate clients in commercial disputes as well as banking and civil claims. Zakareya has also advocated for private clients in administrative proceedings and in inheritance cases.

He is qualified to represent clients at the Court of First Instance, the Kuwait Constitutional Court and Court of Cassation, Kuwait’s ultimate judicial body, skillfully handling litigation matters from inception throughout the final appeal.

Zakareya holds a variety of post-graduate certificates including a corporate governance law certificate issued by the Kuwait Institute for Banking Studies.

Prior to joining Al Tamimi & Company, Zakareya was a member of the in-house counsel team at National Bank of Kuwait.

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Recent Experience

  • Successfully represented National Bank of Kuwait, as plaintiff, against malicious debt collectors operating outside the bounds of Kuwait’s debt collection law. Ultimate decision issued in favour of National Bank of Kuwait by the Court of Cassation.
  • Successfully represented a local financial institution in a trademark infringement action against third-parties unlicensed and unauthorized use of the financial institution’s trademarks.
  • Successfully represented plaintiffs against the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water in relation to the ministry’s discontinuance of providing electricity and water to those plaintiffs.
  • Successfully represented plaintiffs in inheritance (both Islamic and non-Islamic) cases to assist with local and international distribution of a deceased’s estate to its heirs.


  • Arabic
  • English


2011 – University of Cairo, Faculty of Law


2011 – Constitutional Court and Court of Cassation, Attorney