Markaz organizes M&A seminar in collaboration with leading US based law firm

24/03/2010

Markaz announced that it held a legal training seminar in collaboration with leading US based law firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. The training was attended by select VIP clients and Markaz employees, and held at the Holiday Inn – Downtown.

Ms. Rasha Al-Hamad – Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration said "Given the rapid economic developments, Markaz staff need to be updated on pressing legal matters on an ongoing basis. Markaz is always striving to develop its staff and to provide them with a learning environment and we can't think of a better way of achieving this other than organizing such seminars by first-rate speakers. The training covered M&A's for the MENA Region, a very pertinent topic in today’s environment."

The speakers were Jeffrey Trinklein, Paul Harter and Nick Tomlinson, Partners at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (“GDC”). The firm is global with more than 1,000 lawyers in 16 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. GDC has been acting as legal and tax advisor to Markaz for the past 2 decades on various matters including US Real Estate projects, private equity funds investments and others.

Kuwait Financial Centre S.A.K. 'Markaz', with total assets under management of over KD865 million as of December 31, 2009, was established in 1974 has become one of the leading asset management and investment banking institutions in the Arabian Gulf Region. Markaz was listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) in 1997.

Photo Caption: (Left to right) Paul Harter, Nick Tomlinson, Jeffrey Trinklein – Partners at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher  with Ali H. Khalil, Executive Vice President of Markaz.