Abdullah Alharoun is the managing partner at the International Counsel Bureau (ICB) – lawyers and legal consultants. Alharoun has exposure to legal practice in numerous jurisdictions, having previously worked at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Washington, DC, Ashurst LLP in London and Hunt Oil Company in Dallas, Texas. Alharoun’s practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financing, and agency and distribution matters. Alharoun advises clients on numerous financial transactions, including the Kuwaiti law aspects pertaining to issuances, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings of debt and equity securities, and project and syndicated financing. Alharoun has advised on many of the recent Global Medium Term Note programme establishment transactions and all Rule 144A-style offerings from Kuwait.
Furthermore, Alharoun was part of the ICB team that advised the Capital Markets Authority on the modernisation of its executive by-laws (the largest regulatory exercise in the history of Kuwait).
Alharoun obtained his Bachelor of Laws from Queen Mary University of London. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental sciences (with a specialism in neuroscience) from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He is a member of the Kuwait Bar Association.