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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is instructed by government bodies and industry regulators, sovereign wealth funds and high-net-worth families, and corporate clients in the aviation, hi-tech and construction and engineering sectors, among others. The team has particular experience of criminal claims and complex fraud. Indeed, Patrick Gearon is acting as external administrator for Awal Bank in relation to a complex financial dispute, involving allegations of fraud across multiple jurisdictions concerning land that the client had purchased in Saudi Arabia. Also recommended is Paula Boast, who heads the contentious construction, engineering and projects practice.

Hassan Radhi & Associates has expertise in litigation and ADR, and is especially active in the banking, construction, manufacturing and healthcare sectors. The dispute resolution department is headed by Sayed Mohsin AlAlawi, and also includes Sayed Hassan Ali Al-Nawah and name partner Hassan Ali Radhi.

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants represents clients in trade mark and copyright enforcement and litigation proceedings, commercial contract and trade disputes, and bankruptcy-related disputes. Indeed, the team acted for Arcapita in relation to its US Chapter 11 restructuring process. Name partner Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa and Rashid Bo-Ghammar are recommended.

Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants has experience in litigation, arbitration and enforcement procedures, and is regularly involved in various commercial contract disputes. Qays H Zu’bi, Mamoon El Tayeb and Hamid Al Mahmood are instructed by clients from a wide range of industry sectors, including construction and engineering, entertainment, and banking and financial services.

Al Tamimi & Company handles litigation and arbitration in the commercial, banking, employment and construction sectors. Practice head Foutoun Hajjar is currently acting for Cityneon Holding, a supplier of electrical appliances, in a civil dispute concerning the removal of a partner from the client’s subsidiary as a consequence of the conversion of the subsidiary to a single person company. The team is also defending AstraZeneca in a labour dispute. Hassan Arab and Hussain Al Shiri are the litigation co-heads.

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners acts for clients in the construction, banking, insurance and real estate industries. Hisham Al Qura’an in particular has experience in litigation involving IP, commercial contracts and Islamic banking, and regularly represents financial institutions in high-value fraud litigation.

Elham Ali Hassan & Associates (EAH Law) regularly represents clients in litigation, but also has particular strength in pre-litigation negotiation. Department head Elham Ali Hassan is instructed by public and private sector clients, including consumer retailers and financial institutions.

Trowers & Hamlins LLP is particularly active in litigation and arbitration in the real estate, engineering and construction industries, and also has experience of financial litigation, including banking disputes, commercial fraud and insolvency. The team is representing Central Bank of Bahrain in a $200m dispute with Saad Construction Establishment concerning certain lending transactions. Other clients include real estate companies Durrat Khaleej Al Bahrain and Riffa Views. London-based Alex Burton leads the firm's international dispute management group, and Cheryl Cairns, who practises in the firm's Dubai office, has expertise in construction litigation.

Zeenat Al Mansoori & Associates handles commercial litigation in the banking, real estate and tourism industries. The practice is headed by name partner Zeenat Al Mansoori, who also has experience of arbitration.

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