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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is continuing to advise Eagle Hills Diyar, a joint venture between Eagle Hills and Diyar Al Muharraq, on phase one of the $3bn Marassi Al Bahrain mixed-use development. Other clients include the Ministry of Housing and Manara Developments. Paula Boast heads the Middle East construction practice and Simon Green heads the real estate practice.

Trowers & Hamlins LLP has ‘an exceptional real estate team, with excellent industry knowledge and response times’. The team has been active in housing developments, mixed-use developments and social infrastructure projects. In a standout matter, the group is advising Eagle Hills Diyar on the structuring, sale and lease of the Bahrain Harbour project. Other clients include Gulf Finance House, Bahrain Airport Company and the Bahrain Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications. The ‘extremely hardworking and determined’ Abdul-Haq Mohammed heads the team, which has been strengthened with the addition of construction specialist Shanti Shah, who joined the firm from Shakespeare Martineau LLP.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is advising the Bahrain Ministry of Housing on a £730m housing development. Harnek Shoker is the key name.

Norton Rose Fulbright is providing ongoing advice to developer Naseej BSC on its acquisitions for the Canal View project on Dilmunia Island. On the construction side, the firm has been advising AXA Insurance on the design and construction of a new regional headquarters in Bahrain Bay. Joanne Emerson Taqi is the key figure.

Zu’bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants has been particularly active in contentious construction matters, acting for a number of clients in disputes concerning stalled real estate projects. Other clients include Eagle Hills Diyar. Eman Omar is the main name.

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