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Shahad Al Melhem

Legal Associate
T. +(965) 2244 0112/3/4
+(965) 2245 1610/1/2
E. Shahad@alosaimilaw.com

Practice Areas

  • Agencies, Distributorship & Franchising
  • Commerce & Trade
  • Employment & Labour

Expertise

Private Arbitration certificate by Kuwait University (1/2015);
Certificate from Injaz Youth for attending a seminar held by Dr Sa’ad Al Barack, Dr Basheer Al Rashidi and Adrian Hayes. (2011)
Certificate by Ruwad Leadership Center for attending “Be who you want to be” seminar. (5/2010)
Certificate in “Introduction to Dyslexia” from Kuwait Dyslexia Association. (2007)
Certificate in “The Development of Mind Capabilities” from Kuwait University. (2007)

Work Experience

Public Authority of Applied Education & Training  – Visiting Lecturer (Ardhiya, Kuwait)
9/2018 to Present
 
Major assignments include but are not limited to:
 
Currently teaching Civil Obligations.
Creating a tailored and personal curriculum for students.
Implementing new teaching techniques that encourage public speaking and discussion based learning.
 
 
FTL Legal Services  – Part Time Attorney at Law (Sharq, Kuwait)
1/2018 to 8/2018
 
Major assignments include but are not limited to:
 
Provide legal advice on franchise agreements for local and international clients;
Conduct intensive legal research and consultations on Data Protection Laws, Cyber Security Laws, Agency and Franchise Laws, Competition Law, Commercial Law and Labor Law;
Draft and review contracts
 
 
Lawpedia for Legal Studies – Managing Partner (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
10/2017 to Present
 
Lawpedia is a company established in Kuwait to educate law students, law graduates, and the public in matters related to the law by conducting seminars, courses, and lectures.
Kuwait International Law School  – Teaching Assistant (Doha, Kuwait)
9/2017 to 8/2018
 
Reinforce lectures to law students in commercial law related subjects;
Electronic Commerce in Kuwait
Kuwaiti Commercial Law
Commercial Arbitration
Conflict of Laws
 
 
International Legal Group – Attorney at Law (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
08/2015 to 8/2017
 
Major assignments include but are not limited to:
 
Provide legal advice on franchise agreements for local and international clients;
Worked on Mergers & Acquisitions and related field such as due diligence, joint ventures and liquidation.
Conduct intensive legal research and draft memorandums with a focus on Franchise Laws, Competition Law, Commercial Law and Labor Law;
Draft memorandums and dockets in cases regarding Commercial Law;
 
Draft and review contracts;
Litigation before the Kuwaiti Courts and Experts Department representing international and local clients.
 
 
International Legal Group - Intern (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
05/2014 to 06/2014
 
Reviewed documents for commercial and employment class action suits;
Reviewed and summarized court cases and prepared internal memorandums to local attorneys and consultants;
Reviewed and negotiated commercial agreements relating to the Kuwait companies law;
Addressed contract-specific matters during case and precedent research;
Conducted legal research and facts investigation for case litigation;
Organized and maintained law libraries, documents and case files; and
Gathered and analyzed research data regarding statutes, decisions, legal articles and codes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DLA Piper - Intern (Dubai, UAE)
07/2013 to 08/2013
 
Conducted legal research and facts investigation for litigation, commercial law, employment, and intellectual property and technology matters;
Assisting lawyers in providing advice to clients in a number of areas;
Reviewed and summarized court cases and prepared internal memorandums to local attorneys;
Reviewed and negotiated legal documents relating to the commercial industry;
Researched cases using LexisNexis and Westlaw databases; and
Drafted various court documents and enclosures at attorneys' request. 
 
 
Al Hekook Law Firm - Intern (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
09/2012
Met with clients and other legal professionals to discuss case details.
 
Kuwait House of National Works - Volunteer (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
06/2009
Planned tours and other programs for museum visitors of all ages.
 
The Scientific Centre of Kuwait - Volunteer (Salmiya, Kuwait)
07/2007 to 04/2008
Planned tours and other programs for museum visitors of all ages;
Guided visitors on tours of the museum;
Answered questions about the works in the museum;
Presented various speeches during Space and Shark shows.

Education

Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law (University Park, PA)
Master of Laws (LL.M.) (2017)
 
Focused on international business law courses;
 
Kuwait University - School of Law (Shuwaikh, Kuwait)
Bachelors of Laws  (2015)
 
Private Arbitration certificate by Kuwait University (1/2015);
  • T. (+965) 22440112 / 3 / 4
  • (+965) 22451610 / 1 / 2
  • F. (+965) 22455071
  • E. info@alosaimilaw.com