Piercing the corporate veil under the new Kuwait Companies Law
Many business professionals establish their ventures under a corporate or limited liability structure in an effort to protect their personal assets from claims made by internal and/or external forces.
However, and particularly under Kuwaiti law, under certain circumstances the ability to circumvent the protection provided by the corporate veil and to hold such owners, shareholders, directors and managers personally accountable and liable has been available since the passing of the Kuwait Companies Law No 15 of 1960.
Under the Old Law, the ability to “pierce the corporate veil” revolved around actions made by leaders of a company (i.e., managers, board members) including but not limited to cheating, abuse of power, violation of constitutive documents and mismanagement. The process for filing such claims and obtaining the information to hold them accountable, however, was limited in nature…
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