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16TH FLOOR, GBCORP TOWER, BLDG #1411, ROAD 4626, BLOCK 346, BAHRAIN FINANCIAL HARBOUR DISTRICT, PO BOX 2397, MANAMA, BAHRAIN
Tel:
Work +973 17 538 600
Fax:
Fax +973 17 532 342
Email:
Web:
www.zubipartners.com
Dubai, Manama, Seef

Naveen Thakur

Tel:
Work +973 17 538 600
Email:
Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants

Work Department

Partner, Corporate/Commercial

Position

Position: Partner Principal Practice Areas: Investment Funds; Islamic Finance; Corporate and Commercial; Private, Equity; Mergers & Acquisitions; Banking and Finance.

Career

Naveen holds an LLM in Corporation Law from New York University School of Law (USA) and an LLB from University of Delhi (India). In addition to working in Bahrain, he has worked in major international law firms in Kuwait, Cayman Islands (Appleby) and Hong Kong (Baker & McKenzie) Naveen has vast experience in a wide range of corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance transactions, Islamic finance, private equity, privatization matters and investment funds.

Languages

English

Member

Attorney-at-Law, New York (2004); Advocate, India (1999).

Education

LL.M. Corporation Law, New York University School of Law (USA); LL.B. University of Delhi (India).


Bahrain

Banking and finance

Within: Next generation lawyers

Naveen Thakur - Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants

Within: Banking and finance

Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants is instructed by public sector organisations, bank lenders and private borrowers. Name partner Qays H Zu’bi is assisting the Bahrain Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Bahrain with one $1.25bn issuance and another $900m issuance of state bonds due 2029 and 2047, respectively. Also in the capital markets space, the team advised an oil and gas Company on the establishment of a $3bn global medium-term note programme. Additionally, Zu'bi and Naveen Thakur acted as Bahraini counsel to the State Bank of India in relation to a $250m facility agreement between HDFC Bank and the client, which acted through its Bahraini branch. Also recommended are Hatim Q. Zu’bi and Dareen Abdul Rahim, who was promoted to junior partner in May 2017.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants handles M&A and a range of commercial contract matters, including joint venture arrangements and distribution, licensing, outsourcing and franchise agreements, particularly in the e-commerce, telecoms and aviation industries. Moreover, the team has experience of financial restructuring and insolvency, and employment law. Contacts include Qays H Zu’bi  and Naveen Thakur.

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Islamic finance

Within: Islamic finance

Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants specialises in structuring, documenting and negotiating shari'ah-compliant transactions, including sukuk issuances, project finance and Islamic fund structuring. Qays H Zu’bi and Naveen Thakur acted for Ahli United Bank in relation to the restructuring of a $117m commodity murabaha facility with Ithmaar Bank. The team is also advising Al Baraka Banking Group on the Bahraini marketing and distribution aspects of a $400m issuance of shari'ah-compliant capital certificates.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants is instructed by government-held entities, banks and private-sector energy and infrastructure companies. The team handles project finance mandates in relation to power plant developments and renewable energy projects, and also provides ongoing corporate and securities advice to a number of power and energy companies. Name partner Qays H Zu’bi, Naveen Thakur and recently promoted partner Dareen Abdul Rahim advised an oil and gas company on a $3bn debt issuance under the client's global medium-term note programme.

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