Our firm has been operating in the Middle East region for many years.
Our clients include government ministries, sovereign wealth funds, regulators, 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. The Doha team also provides advice to private individuals, particularly on family matters.
In August 2017 we opened our third middle eastern office in Dubai, focussed on International Arbitration, Arabic Litigation and Real Estate.
Our offices across all three locations are permanently staffed by lawyers with both international and local experience and who are actively involved in the wider Middle East business community.
Meet the team
Construction, Engineering & Projects
Ghassan El Daye
Ghassan El Daye quoted by The National on the Dubai courts rejection of Dh1.3m rent refund claim
A convenience shop in Dubai lost its claim to a rent refund of Dh1.3 million from its landlord on grounds of lost revenue during lockdown.
Ghassan El Daye
Ghassan El Daye quoted by The National on legal reform in the United Arab Emirates
Once a law change has been made and is effective, a court of law is obliged to follow the new rule and issue its verdicts based in it.
Ghassan El Daye
Ghassan El Daye quoted by The National on the Federal National Council's proposals to unify legal fees
The Federal National Council is calling for legal fees to be unified.
Conditional payment clauses in the UK and Middle East
Niel Coertse writes for Practical Law Construction on how conditional payment clauses help to prevent cash flow difficulties.
Niel Coertse writes for the Practical Law Construction Blog on conditional payment clauses in the UK and Middle East
Conditional payment provisions are prohibited in the UK, but in the Middle East, 'pay when paid' provisions play a significant role.
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Patrick Gearon and Roger Elford write for Global Restructuring Review on the latest restructuring developments in the Gulf region
Our international expansion and four new partners across four offices picked up by the press
Charles Russell Speechlys continues international expansion with the hire of four new partners
We are delighted to announce the hire of four new partners across four of our offices.
The UAE's New Laws Relating to Inheritance and Deceased Estates
UAE furthered its efforts to attract foreign direct investment into the country.
Mark Hill writes for Media Law International on best practice for production houses to ensure that the return to set is safe and compliant
Bahrain Ultimate Beneficial Owner
The Bahrain Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism publishes new Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) Rules
The UAE’s recent laws on ultimate beneficial owners and economic substance
The UAE is ramping up measures to tackle tax avoidance and money laundering, the team look at two important new developments.
Infra.law - Autumn 2020
Click here to read the latest edition of our construction and infrastructure publication, Infra.Law.
Decennial liability in the Middle East: What is it and does insurance cover it?
The liability arises when the construction is drawn-up by an architect or engineer to be carried out by a contractor.
How convenient is termination for convenience in Qatar?
As ‘termination for convenience’ clauses become more common, what do they mean under Qatar law and the effect on your tender process?
Amendments to the Bahrain Commercial Companies Law
Decree 28 of 2020 has set out various amendments to certain provisions of the Bahrain Commercial Companies Law.
The Kingdom of Bahrain and Israel
On Friday 11 September 2020 it was announced that the Kingdom of Bahrain would establish diplomatic relations with Israel.
Dubai Family Business Law
William Reichert and Sarah Kadhum review The Government of Dubai issued Law No. 9 of 2020 Regulating Family-Owned Businesses in Dubai.
Bahrain's reaction to the global pandemic
The world remains in unfamiliar territory with Covid-19 still affecting the daily lives of people around the globe.
Ghassan El Daye
Ghassan El Daye quoted by The National, Gulf News, Al Khaleej and Al Bayan on the appeal of the landmark SIM Card fraud judgment