Issue 12 2019

8 Acquisition International - Issue 12 2019 electronically or in person (as agreed with the client), they also provide legal opinion and communication in the event of any developments in the subject. Making sure that clients are kept in the loop is paramount and they will hold meetings to keep our client well informed with all the proceedings of the case. Areej and her team help clients to understand all state laws so they can reach their requirements. They also specialise in helping local or foreign investors realise their individual goals by listening to them and providing legal advice, which gives them the opportunity to meet such goals. In order to clarify and facilitate these goals, the Legal Challenges Group will edit the necessary documents, review and draft all required contracts, no matter who they are for, and put them back to the client for further consideration. The result is a client who is confident in the service they’re receiving and satisfied with the level of services provided. It’s acting as a one-stop-shop for this sort of thing that really makes a difference. What helps the firm expand, gaining the loyalty of current clients and raising the profile to new ones, is its good reputation, gained from the success they’ve had regarding most of the issues they’ve been engaged to work on. The challenges facing Areej are not unformidable. Kuwaiti women, despite being members of the legal profession, cannot have anything to do with its law making, or decision- making. No woman holds the position of judge, and no women are retained by the advisory committees in the government. Women have yet to penetrate the masculine markets of oil and real estate. It’s a sorry state of affairs that Areej is trying her best to counter. Talking at conferences, publishing magazines on legal experiences, she is attempting to get the word out there that she is available for business and so are a range of women who have been left behind in this male- centric world. Looking forward, there are a lot of possibilities. The state of Kuwait is one of the wealthiest and has a very sophisticated business people in the private sector. Currently, the country is witnessing a steady growth by diversification of its economy. It is in these conditions that Areej aims to make it big. Not content with being hugely influential and passing down her knowledge to others, she wants her law firm to become one of the most important in the world. It’s a tough fight to make it to the top, but she’s come so far already, she’s on her way. Certainly, she seems set to buck the trend regarding the male-centric society and is successfully fighting to enhance the role of women in the industry. One of the things she teaches her staff is to fight for success, and clearly Areej leads by example. In a man’s world, it can be difficult for a woman to make headway, and even more difficult to make a difference. Areej Hamada has managed both and looks set to continue this trend heading into the future. With the exciting new venture of her new magazine, continuing to talk and organise conferences, all while running a successful law firm, it’s seems clear that Areej Hamada won’t be slowing down for a long time yet. Contact: Areej Abdel Rahman Hamada Company: Legal Challenges Group Website: Website: TopicsBySection.aspx?SectionID=21