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Sam Saunders, Associate

Sam specialises in commercial disputes. Having trained in London and joined our Bahrain offices, he looks to strengthen our Legal Dispute Resolution practice.

Sam Saunders, Associate

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Prior to his training contract, Sam spent a year as a paralegal for the firm in our London office in the Banking and Finance department.

Having later undertaken his training contract in our London office, Sam has been involved a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious matters including working in our Commercial Dispute Resolution, Construction, Engineering and Projects, Tax, Trusts and Succession and Commercial departments.

Before joining the Bahrain team Sam spent six months on secondment at international investment bank, Morgan Stanley where he worked on a variety of commercial matters and charitable projects.

Sam has experience working for both high-net-worth individuals and businesses, in particular having worked on shareholder disputes, commercial disputes, sports arbitrations, construction disputes and fraud cases.

Sam has authored and co-authored a number of articles focussing on dispute resolution, construction and sport.


  • Acting for and advising Bahraini clients on a significant claim brought in the English Courts in relation to a number of potentially fraudulent and negligent London based property transactions
  • Assisting a Bahraini family in relation to their defence of a fraud claim
  • Advising an international retail brand on the termination of a distribution relationship in the Middle East
  • Advising and assisting on numerous debt claims for contractors, sub-contractors and events companies including drafting settlement agreements
  • Working as part of the team acting on the Awal Bank Administration, which involves numerous multi-million dollar claims in multiple jurisdictions.