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Dr. Julian Awwad

Senior Associate


HFW in association with Attorney Rula Dajani
Arraya Center, Tower 1
23rd Floor, Office No 1
Abdulaziz Hamad Al Saqer Street
P.O. Box 944
Safat 13010

Office Telephone: +965 2206 6777
Office Fax: +965 2206 6788

Direct Dial (Kuwait): +965 2206 6777 Download VCard

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Julian is a fully bilingual (Arabic/English) lawyer who specialises in corporate and commercial law. His practice includes transactional work, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, securities, franchising and agencies, intellectual property, finance, and regulatory, start-up and cross-border matters. Julian has advised a broad range of local, regional, and international clients including those from the retail, hospitality, construction, banking and financial, education, healthcare, aviation, and media and technology sectors.

As a former academic and university professor with training and expertise in both the civil and common law, Julian has a nuanced understanding of the intricacies of multijurisdictional legal services and the social, economic and cultural policies underlying legal work. He has researched and lectured on business law, communications and media policy, and intellectual property. He co-authored the 2017 edition of Insurance and Reinsurance in Kuwait: Overview for Practical Law, (A Thomson Reuters Business) and co-contributed to the Kuwait section of the publication Business Laws of Kuwait and Qatar for Thomson Reuters in 2013.

Julian is dual qualified in New York, United States and in Ontario, Canada.

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Our clients have told us that they value our in-depth local knowledge which is supported by the full services of an international law firm, and the addition of our Kuwait office,  adds significant strength to that offering.

The firm has long been active in the GCC region, serving a range of local, regional and international clients with the full range of dispute resolution, transactions and regulatory legal advice.

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