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Gareth Mills

Senior Associate


Business Disputes, Financial ServicesTechnology, Media & Telecommunications


Commercial & Contractual Disputes, International Arbitration, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Gareth has been based in our Manama office since 2010 and advises on commercial dispute resolution and international arbitrations.

He has experience of a broad range of commercial and regulatory disputes across the MENA region, with particular experience of advising government entities and sovereign wealth funds.

Gareth is the ALFA Young Lawyer representative for our Manama Office.


  • Assisting in complex cross border litigation work for as administrator of Awal Bank (in administration)
  • Successfully advising a regulatory authority in a two year arbitration with a dominant operator, resulting in the regulator's decision being upheld and a fine of in excess of USD$ 1.85 million being imposed upon the operator
  • Successfully advising a sovereign wealth fund in relation to a claim in the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution for the return of a USD$ 16 million investment, resulting in the return of the full investment and additional discretionary damages being awarded
  • Advising numerous regional banks and corporates on a range of international disputes in numerous jurisdictions including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, Afghanistan, the USA, New Zealand, the Cayman Islands, Germany, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom