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Middle East

Charles Russell Speechlys has been operating in the Middle East region for many years.  

Our clients include government ministries, sovereign wealth fundsregulators, local companies and organisations, and international businesses with a presence in the region.

Bahrain is the ‘hub’ for our activities throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. The Manama office opened in 2006 and we have since grown to become one of the largest international law firms in the Kingdom. We are located in the iconic Bahrain World Trade Centre from where we offer advice on banking (including Islamic finance), corporate and commercial matters, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate and construction, as well as providing advice to private individuals.

As a result of client demand we opened a second middle eastern office in Qatar in September 2013.  Qatar is one of the most vibrant economies in the world and a leading light in the Middle East. Our office in Doha is permanently staffed by lawyers with both international and local Qatari experience and who are actively involved in the wider Middle East business community. Doha acts as the regional hub for our real estate & construction practice. The Doha team also provides advice to private individuals, particularly on family matters.

Charles Russell Speechlys holds a licence from the Ministry of Justice in Bahrain and is licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority. We also have a formal association with Al-Soaib Law firm. Established in 1995, Al-Soaib is one of Saudi Arabia’s leading independent law firms, with offices in Riyadh and Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.