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Best known for its arbitration expertise, the dispute resolution practice at Hassan Radhi & Associates regularly handles high-value commercial and banking disputes. Founding partner and experienced arbitrator Hassan Ali Radhi has a longstanding track record in commercial arbitration and litigation, and is experienced in representing clients from the banking and finance as well as insurance and maritime sectors before the courts in Bahrain. Radhi also sits on the GCC Arbitration Centre panel and is a member of the London Court of Commercial Arbitration.

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants has extensive local court experience, with particular strength in handling trade mark infringement actions, copyright protection disputes and loan securitisation matters. Haya Al Khalifa and Rashid Bo-Ghammer are particularly active in commercial and civil litigation, and specialise in representing clients in administrative hearings, contract enforcement proceedings, damage recovery actions and international trade disputes.

The dispute resolution practice at Zeenat al Mansoori & Associates is active across a variety of industry sectors, including banking and financial services, real estate, hotels and hospitality, maritime, and the public sector. Practice head Zeenat Al Mansoori is experienced in litigation and commercial arbitration, and frequently handles complex financial services disputes. Key clients include Roberto Cavali, Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and Eskan Bank. The firm handles employment disputes for Tatweer Bahrain Field Development Company.

One of the top practices in Bahrain’, Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants is highly regarded for its ‘business acumen and industry knowledge’ and for its longstanding track record in representing major domestic banks. Qays H Zu’bi leads the team, which provides the full range of litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution services to corporate and private clients at all levels of the Bahrain courts, as well as before the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution and the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre. Hatim Zu’bi is also active in this area.

Patrick Gearon heads the ‘very good’ litigation and dispute resolution practice at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, which represents a range of clients, from government bodies to multinational companies. Highlights included representing Ooredoo QSC in a $680m LCIA arbitration brought by a minority shareholder in A.A. Turki Corporation.

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners has substantial experience in litigation and arbitration, with notable strength in banking, construction, insurance, and employment disputes. Hisham Al Qura’an is recommended.

At Elham Ali Hassan & Associates (EAH Law), the well-respected and highly experienced Elham Ali Hassan regularly represents multinational companies in high-profile commercial disputes. In addition to her litigation expertise, Hassan is a well-regarded arbitrator who has been admitted to both the Court of Cassation and the Constitutional Court.

Trowers & Hamlins LLP fields a ‘very capable and responsive’ litigation team that provides ‘an excellent service’. James Harbridge, Michael O’Reilly and Alex Burton lead the practice, which handles domestic and cross-border corporate, commercial, real estate, and banking and finance disputes. Recent work includes representing The International Banking Corporation in a high-value dispute against Ahmed Hamad Algosaibi & Bros at the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution; the practice successfully secured a judgment for damages for the client in excess of $1.5bn. Senior Associate Nicola Jackson is an ‘experienced litigator’ and is recommended for her ‘extremely user-friendly and client-conscious’ approach.

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