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16TH FLOOR, GBCORP TOWER, BLDG #1411, ROAD 4626, BLOCK 346, BAHRAIN FINANCIAL HARBOUR DISTRICT, PO BOX 2397, MANAMA, BAHRAIN
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Work +973 17 538 600
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Dubai, Manama, Seef

Qays H Zu'bi

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Work +973 17 549 605
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Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants

Position

Senior Partner, Zu'bi & Partners Attorneys & Legal Consultants Honorary Consul for Canada in Bahrain President, American Chamber of Commerce Bahrain (AMCHAM) Principal Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial Banking; Property; Infrastructure; Telecommunications; Franchising; Privatisation; Intellectual Property; Litigation & Arbitration; Labour; Government.

Career

Qays H. Zu'bi has a law degree from the University of Cambridge in the UK and has been practising law in Bahrain since 1981. He also holds a degree in Economics and Political Science from Duke University in the USA. He is a licensed litigator and is an arbitrator of the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre and a licensed lawyer and legal consultant in Bahrain and in Dubai, UAE. Qays joined the law offices of Hatim S. Zu’bi & Partners in Bahrain in 1981, and went on to become a Partner. In the early 1990s, through the firm, he entered into an agreement with the leading Canadian law firm of Stikeman Elliott to jointly pursue legal opportunities in the Middle East. Thereafter, Qays joined Al Futtaim & Sons, a major trading house in Dubai, as legal and business development advisor to the Chairman, whereby he gained vast experience and knowledge in matters relevant to commerce and the laws of the UAE. Prior to setting up Qays H. Zu’bi Attorneys & Legal Consultants in 2001, Qays was the executive resident partner of White & Case LLP, managing its Bahrain office. Here he handled counselling and litigation matters for major financial institutions, multinational corporations and private clients. Qays has advised private clients in Bahrain and the GCC on a wide range of local, regional and international legal matters. He has extensive experience advising clients doing business in Bahrain and in other Gulf countries. He is currently involved in advising clients in a litigation case in the USA and the UK, and is involved in advising local clients with respect to their assets in France and Azerbaijan. The firm represents over 650 clients, the majority of which are multi-national corporations and international banks. As a natural progression of his career path, following his knowledge of and experience in the laws of Bahrain and the GCC region, Qays established Qays H. Zu’bi Attorneys & Legal Consultants in 2001, building it into a market leader both in Bahrain and throughout the region. For a short period following his departure from White & Case, Qays’ firm was associated with Clifford Chance. In 2012, Qays merged his law practice into his father’s, Hatim S. Zu’bi & Partners, whereupon today he is the Senior Partner of the merged firm known as Zu’bi & Partners.

Languages

Arabic and English (fluent) French (working knowledge).

Member

Licensed Lawyer (Cassation Court), Bahrain Certified Arbitrator, GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre Legal Consultant, Dubai UAE Member, International Bar Association (IBA) Member, Law Society of England & Wales (international division) Board Member, Bahrain Japan Business & Friendship Society Board Member, inJAz Bahrain (Junior Achievement) Board Member, AIESEC Bahrain Founding Member and Chairman, Oxford & Cambridge Alumni of Bahrain

Education

M.A. Law, Cambridge University, United Kingdom (1984) B.A. Law, Cambridge University, United Kingdom (1981) B.A. Economics and Political Science, Duke University, United States of America (1977)


Bahrain

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The corporate team at Zu’bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants regularly handles the local law aspects of international transactions, and advised on numerous acquisitions and corporate restructurings in 2016. Clients include high-net-worth individuals and telecoms companies. Qays H Zu’bi is the senior partner; Hatim Q Zu’bi is another name to note.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Zu’bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants’ disputes team has been particularly active in construction disputes, acting for a Bahrain construction company in arbitration proceedings concerning a contractual dispute. Other clients include domestic banks and regional airlines. Hatim S Zu’bi and Qays H Zu’bi lead the group.

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Legal market overview

Within: Leading individuals

Qays H Zu’bi - Zu’bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Zu’bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants is well regarded for providing local law advice, and has acted on oil, gas and water projects in 2016. Clients include Tihama Power Generation and Energy City Qatar. Senior Associate Omar Manassaki and senior partners Qays H Zu’bi and Hatim Q Zu’bi are the key figures.

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