Bahrain > Islamic finance
- Baker & McKenzie Limited
Trowers & Hamlins
Charles Russell LLP
- Norton Rose (Middle East) LLP
ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners
Hassan Radhi & Associates
- Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants
- Zu’bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants
A go-to firm for Islamic finance matters, Baker & McKenzie Limited ‘surpasses its competition’ and is ‘very easy to work with’. The team is led by Ian Siddell, and recently acted for Gulf International Bank in relation to the establishment of its RM3.5bn Islamic medium term note programme under a wakala agreement.
Jeremy Ingham is the lead partner for banking and finance and Islamic finance at Trowers & Hamlins. The firm remained very active in work deriving from the external administration of the International Banking Corporation, and also advised Gulf Finance House in connection with the restructuring of its $110m sukuk.
Charles Russell LLP’s client roster includes the Central Bank of Bahrain, the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, and Al Baraka Bank. ‘Client-focused practitioner’ Nicholas Polley is ‘always keen to help clients to achieve objectives’.
Norton Rose (Middle East) LLP provides ‘a very high standard of service’. It advised HSBC Bank Middle East regarding the refinancing of Islamic facilities to Viva Bahrain, and also assisted Al Baraka Bank in Bahrain on its tier II sukuk issuance.
ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners has experience in Islamic finance transactions for major clients including JP Morgan. It also acts as a local consultant to international law firms.
Dentons provides international advice on Islamic finance transactions.
Hassan Radhi & Associates is recommended for Islamic finance matters, and has assisted a number of international clients.
International and local clients regularly instruct Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants on Islamic finance transactions in the region. The team advised Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company on its RM3bn issuance of a medium term sukuk programme in Malaysia.
Qays H Zu’bi handles Islamic finance at Zu’bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants. The firm acted as Bahrain counsel to the Ministry of Finance in relation to the issue of a $750m international sukuk.