The Law Firm of Mikwar, Akkad & Metawea ["MAK"] as a professional partnership was associated by and between the Law Office of Nizar Abdullatif Mikwar and Sharif Fareed Akkad in 2004. In 2008 Dr. Qaisar Hamed Metawea was made a partner. In a country where most lawyers operate as local sole practitioners, we pride ourselves as being one of the few legal professional partnerships with international experience that provides bilingual multi-jurisdictional legal services.
In little over eight years since inception, we are considered as one of the leading law firms in KSA in commercial law, franchise, intellectual property, foreign investments matters, Islamic finance, real estate, litigation and aviation law, and one of the most specialized and experienced law firms in the GCC States and the Middle East for franchise, agency and license agreements, intellectual property matters and Islamic finance.
The key to our success is in our team work, variety of experiences and size. Our clients benefit from a firm small enough to allow easy access to all of our lawyers including the partners, whilst being large enough to guarantee excellence and an immediate response to all enquiries. When appropriate, we call upon the expertise of other professionals with whom we have an established professional relationship, such as accountants and surveyors.
Whatever the size or nature of the task, our clients are always assured by our dedication to finding solutions to their problems in an efficient, expeditious and cost-effective manner.
All of our team of lawyers offers bilingual services in English and Arabic and we provide legal services in either (or both) language. Our strength lies in our experience and knowledge of Saudi and International law, which enables us to offer the best legal solutions to our clients.
We have a strong international practice, acting for a variety of corporations and individuals and have forged close links with overseas law firms in many countries including, UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, Libya, Oman, UK and USA. MAK is also a member of TAGlaw, which is a worldwide alliance of independent law firms. Since 2012 we have been in association with Charles Russell LLP, a leading top 50 London legal practice.
MAK is also provides pro-bono legal services as part of MAK’s service to the community.