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Trowers & Hamlins LLP

BAHRAIN WORLD TRADE CENTER, 7TH FLOOR, SHERATON COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, PO BOX 3012, MANAMA, BAHRAIN
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Work +9 7317 515 600
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Fax +9 7317 535 600
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Bahrain

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP is well versed in handling the full range of banking and finance matters for a number of Bahrain’s most prominent financial institutions. The firm recently advised the Arab Banking Corporation on a $125m dual tranche syndicated loan facility, extended to Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company, to repay an existing syndicated loan facility to support the continual expansion of their lending portfolio; Jeremy Ingham led on this matter and heads the banking and finance practice. Other key figures include Salman Ahmed.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Regarded for its strong funds experience, the team at Trowers & Hamlins LLP is regularly called on to assist domestic and international banks and financial institutions with the full range of corporate and commercial matters. The firm’s experience also covers capital markets transactions, M&A, bond issuances, and joint ventures for corporate clients. Nick Green and Brian Howard advised the Bahrain Cinema Company on its $60m joint venture with Majid Al Futtaim to create the world’s largest cinema, based in Bahrain’s landmark City Centre Mall.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 1

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Islamic finance is a core focus of Trowers & Hamlins LLP’s Bahrain office, which has a diverse team of specialist lawyers with expertise in Islamic capital markets transactions, regulatory compliance, Islamic real estate finance deals, social housing projects, and restructurings. The firm recently advised Residential South Real Estate Development Company in its capacity as musharaka partner on the restructuring of the landmark sukuk issued by Villamar Sukuk Company in 2008. Practice head Salman Ahmed is the partner to note.

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Legal market overview
Leading individuals

Abdul-Haq Mohammed - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Salman Ahmed - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Next generation lawyers

Niall McMorrow - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

The real estate and construction team at Trowers & Hamlins LLP has been particularly active in housing developments, mixed-use developments, and social infrastructure projects, with team head Abdul-Haq Mohammed involved in a number of Bahrain’s most prominent real estate projects. The firm continues to advise Diyar Al Muharraq Housing Development Co. on the $365m shari’ah-compliant financing of a major social housing construction project in Bahrain.

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