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Bahrain is making a steady recovery following recent political unrest, which still lingers in some places. The legal market has been buoyed by the renewed confidence of international investors, which has resulted in an uptick in infrastructure and development projects, particularly in the energy sector. The government is also investing in housing as a means of boosting the construction industry; changes in the law and new incentives for property buyers could mean a boom in the real estate market, and law firms have already noticed an increase in real estate and construction instructions. Local firms continue to dominate the market for dispute resolution, where they provide a key supporting role to international law firms.
Although the legal market is fairly stable, notably the Canadian firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP opened its doors in Bahrain in 2013.