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One of the best in Bahrain’, Baker & McKenzie Limited’s finance team regularly acts for government entities and major banks on domestic transactions, as well as handling multi-jurisdictional matters. Highlights included advising Arab Banking Corporation on structuring and documenting a range of Islamic and conventional facilities, and acting as lead counsel for the government of Bahrain on $1.5bn worth of dual tranche bond issuances. Ian Siddell heads the group, which includes key figures Julie Alexander and Bilal Kahlon.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s ‘first-class’ team acts for lenders and borrowers on sukuk and project finance transactions. Recently the office has been acting for The Oil and Gas Holding Company (Nogaholding), the investment arm of Bahrain’s National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) on the financing of an LNG terminal project, which is one of the largest projects in the country. Joanne Emerson Taqi is the office head and is well respected for her project finance expertise.

Clients of Trowers & Hamlins LLP single out the banking team’s ‘excellent quality of advice and turnaround times’, as well as its availability. The firm acts for a number of major lenders including Ahli United Bank. It recently acted for new client Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait on a BHD100m bond issuance. Salman Ahmed led on that matter and is recommended alongside senior associate Niall McMorrow.

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners often acts with international law firms on financings and is particularly well known for its Islamic finance capabilities. Steven Brown and Simone Del Nevo are the key names.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLPprovides excellent service, with excellent technical knowledge’. Clients include the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, which the team has been advising on a $50m facility to an Omani bank. Ashley Freeman left to establish a specialist Islamic finance law firm. Rupert Copeman-Hill joined in January 2016 as joint head of the Middle East alongside Patrick Gearon.

Essa Jawahery is the key name at ‘top local law firmElham Ali Hassan & Associates (EAH Law). Clients include Merrill Lynch and Addax Bank.

At Hassan Radhi & Associates, Hassan Ali Rahdi regularly acts alongside international law firms on banking matters.

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants is a ‘well-respected local firm’ that regularly handles the Bahrain law aspects of financings, restructurings and insolvencies. Clients include hedge funds, corporate borrowers and local and international banks. Ronald Langat is recommended.

Zu’bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants regularly works with international law firms on high-value financings. Recent transactions include advising a consortium of lenders, including HSBC, Citibank and National Bank of Abu Dhabi, on a $250m facility to Gulf International Bank. Qays H Zu’bi and Hugh Stokes are the key names.

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