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Hassan Radhi & Associates
ERA BUSINESS CENTRE
BUILDING 361, ROAD 1705, BLOCK 317
DIPLOMATIC AREA, 18TH & 19 FLOOR
Bahrain

The firm: Dr Hassan Ali Radhi founded the office in 1974, under the name ‘Hassan Radhi Law Office-Attorneys and Legal Consultants’. At that time, the office had only one advocate, Dr Hassan Radhi himself. In the beginning, the office’s activities were purely local in nature but soon began to cross international borders in view of the need to open new professional and geographical horizons for the office. Shortly thereafter the office’s clients began to soar, and the office had the opportunity to benefit from the experience of international foreign firms located in Bahrain. Therefore, Hassan Radhi Law Office associated itself with the renowned US legal firm at that time, Coudert Brothers, and both established an international business firm in the name of ‘Coudert Brothers in Association with Hassan Radhi’. This office is specialised in business activities of international nature and multi-laws. The association continued for nearly eight years.

The office capitalized on the accumulated experience gained by it in international business, expanded, and soon began to specialize in commercial laws, particularly banking and insurance, using the English language as the main language for business in these areas. Expansion and development have continued ever since, and the office has not looked back. Within a few years, Hassan Radhi Law Office topped the list of the most reputable and leading law firms in Bahrain and in the Gulf region.

Office partners: With the addition of partners, the office changed its name to ‘Hassan Radhi and Associates-Attorneys and Legal Consultants’ in 1994.

Dr Hassan Ali Radhi, Ms. Noor Hassan Radhi, Mr. Sayed Jaffer Mohamed, Mr. Abdul Jalil Al Aradi, Ms. Noora Janahi, Mr. Sayed Mohsin Al-Alawi, Ms. Fatima AlAli, Mr. Sayed Hassan AlNawah, and Mr. Qassim Alfardan are the firm’s partners. The number of attorneys presently working at the office, including the partners, is 17, apart from the trainee lawyers, paralegals, and articled clerks. From the Bahraini perspective, this is a large number, thus enabling the firm to be a leader in terms of a number of lawyers besides its technical and administrative staff who comprise eight.

Hassan Radhi & Associates renders legal consultancy and advice on all facets of Bahraini laws to national and international clients.

State Bar of Texas and Licensed in Oman: In 2015, Hassan Ali Radhi was enrolled as a foreign legal consultant in the Supreme Court of Texas, the USA by the State Bar of Texas. In 2017, Hassan Ali Radhi has become licensed before all degrees of courts including the Supreme Court in the Sultanate of Oman.

Exclusive Lex Mundi member firm in Bahrain: Since 2000, Hassan Radhi & Associates is the exclusive member firm in Bahrain for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 150+ countries worldwide.

As part of the Lex Mundi global network, we can provide our clients with preferred access to more than 22,000 lawyers around the world – all from a single point of contact.

Individually, each Lex Mundi member firm is a leader in its local market. Collectively, Lex Mundi firms provide global legal resources with unmatched depth and breadth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction.

Areas of practice
Clients: the firm renders services to banks, insurance firms, commercial enterprises, Islamic financial institutions, investment institutions, maritime entities, universities, audit firms, manufacturing, construction, shipbuilding and repair, holding companies, international schools, airport retail operators, and international legal firms located in Bahrain as well as outside. The firm’s general practice extends to all courts, tribunals, regulatory authorities, and notary public in Bahrain including the court of cassation, sharia courts, and the constitutional court.

Arbitration: the firm is extremely strong in arbitration and has rich experience in representing clients before arbitral panels and the firm’s lawyers have acted as arbitrators and are active in domestic and international arbitration. Dr Hassan Ali Radhi is a member of the LCIA Court in the London court of commercial arbitration and is on the panel of arbitrators maintained by the commercial arbitration center for the states of the co-operation council for the Arab States of the Gulf. The six states are the Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman. The GCC Arbitration Centre is situated in Bahrain.

Consultations: the firm’s lawyers render consultation services on every facet of law related to business in Bahrain. The two major languages of consultation are Arabic and English. The official language of Bahrain is Arabic and the presence of bilingual Arabic/English lawyers enhances the firm’s values besides specialized English and Arabic lawyers. The lawyers have been educated at prestigious universities from Bahrain, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Jordan, and Bangladesh.

Contracts: International clients would like to see documents drafted in English. Any document that needs to be notarized in Bahrain must be in Arabic. The firm excels in the preparation of bilingual Arabic/English contracts in order to cater to both needs. The firm regularly drafts and reviews contracts for clients in English, Arabic, and bilingual.

Company formation: the firm regularly advises clients on company formation and assists the clients in company formation-joint stock company, limited liability company, single-person company and assumes the entire tasks until the commercial registration number is obtained.

Legal Referral Guides: Hassan Radhi & Associates has been consistently listed among the top law firms in the region by the world’s largest legal referral guides such as: The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, and many others.

Awards: Hassan Radhi & Associates have received a number of prestigious national and international awards, particularly for its achievements in individual areas of law and in different jurisdictions. Some of the accomplishments that enhance the long-standing reputation of the firm immensely can be seen on the firm’s website.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance Noor Radhinoor.radhi@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Corporate Noor Radhinoor.radhi@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Commercial Noor Radhinoor.radhi@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Civil Hassan Radhihassan.radhi@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Insurance Sayed Mohsin AlAlawimohsin.alalawi@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Construction Jalil AlAradijalil.alaradi@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Labour Sayed Jaffer Mohamedalsayed.jaffer@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Tech and Telecom Fatima AlAlifatima.alali@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Bankruptcy and insolvency Hassan Radhihassan.radhi@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Contracts Sayed Hassan AlNawahhassan.alnawah@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Mergers and acquisitions Noora Janahinoora.janahi@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Intellectual Property Qassim AlFardanqassim.alfardan@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Arbitration Hassan Radhihassan.radhi@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Maritime Qassim AlFardanqassim.alfardan@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Aviation Noora Janahinoora.janahi@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Company formations Fatima AlAlifatima.alali@hassanradhi.com97317535252
General litigation Sayed Mohsin AlAlawimohsin.alalawi@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Consultations Sayed Hassan AlNawahhassan.alnawah@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Taxation Sayed Jaffer Mohamedalsayed.jaffer@hassanradhi.com97317535252
Number of Partners and Associates : 17
Number of Administrative team : 8
Arabic
English
French
Lex Mundi
ISFIN
Bahrain Bar Society
Arab Union of Lawyers
International Bar Association (IBA)
Other offices : Muscat

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