Firm Profile > Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants > Manama, Bahrain
Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants Offices
16TH FLOOR, GBCORP TOWER, BLDG #1411, ROAD 4626
BLOCK 346, BAHRAIN FINANCIAL HARBOUR DISTRICT
PO BOX 2397, MANAMA
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Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants > The Legal 500 Rankings
Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants is notably active in areas such as Islamic finance, project finance and capital markets. Qays H. Zu’bi leads the practice and is particularly skilled in infrastructure financings. Also recommended are Naveen Thakur, who focuses on major bond issuances and project finance, and Hatim Q. Zu’bi, who is an expert in regulatory compliance.
Global Banking Corporation
Ahli United Bank
Standard Chartered Bank
Al Ezzel Power Company
International Investment Bank
Al Dur Power and WaterCompany
Dispute resolution Tier 1
Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants regularly acts for both international and domestic clients in arbitration and also has a strong track record handling litigation in the local courts. Name partner Qays H. Zu’bi is a key figure and handles cases for international companies and financial institutions. Other notable names include Mamoon El Tayeb, who is particularly strong in cross-border litigation, and Mohamed Salama, who is a registered mediator and has a strong focus on employment disputes.
Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants' core areas of focus include M&A, restructurings, IPOs and general commercial matters. Qays H. Zu’bi leads the practice and advises on general corporate and commercial matters. Other key figures include Naveen Thakur, who focuses on M&A, capital markets and general corporate issues, and Hatim Q. Zu’bi, who regularly advises on M&A transactions.
Bahrain Petroleum Company
Chevron International Pte Ltd
Mondelez Eastern Europe Middle East & Africa FZE
The Oil and Gas Holding Company
Bahrain Airport Services
Aluminium Bahrain Company
Projects and energy Tier 2
Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants advises sponsors and lenders on major energy and infrastructure projects in the region. Practice head Qays H. Zu’bi and Naveen Thakur advised government-owned oil and gas company Nogaholding on its $1bn bond offering. The duo also assisted a lending consortium with refinancing certain facilities for Al Ezzel Power Company.
Energy City Qatar
Bahrain Petroleum Company
Al Dur Power and Water Company
The Oil and Gas Holding Company (nogaholding)
Tihama Power Generation Co Ltd
Al Ezzel Power Company
Marubeni Power Asset Management Ltd
Bahrain National Gas Company
Hidd Power Company
Real estate and construction Tier 2
Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants' skillset in this space covers contract drafting, claim preparation and dispute resolution. Managing partner Qays H. Zu’bi leads the practice and is notably strong in construction-related arbitration. Eman Omar also works on contentious construction issues, whereas Hatim Q. Zu’bi focuses on corporate issues.
Marina Durrat Al Bahrain Real Estate
Mace International Limited
Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company
Eagle Hills Diyar Company
Diyar Al Muharraq
DSA Architects International
Al Babtain Group
Ossis Property Developers
Okeanos Views Real Estate Development Company
Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants > Firm Profile
Zu’bi & Partners Attorneys & Legal Consultants is a leading international Bahraini top-tier legal services provider in the sectors of banking and finance, corporate, civil, commercial, litigation and arbitration services. For the past forty-eight years, the firm has been providing its clients with the highest quality legal advice. The firm has an exceptional reputation for dealing with unconventional issues and providing innovative solutions specifically tailored to meet its local and international clients’ legal and commercial needs. The firm regularly advises and partners with other international law firms on major infrastructure projects and financing.
Our success is reflected in the quality of our client base which we have built over the years. We proudly act for the Government of Bahrain and quasi government bodies, major national, international and multinational corporations, banks and financial institutions, developers, private and public institutions and high-net-worth individuals. In particular we have considerable experience in drafting of legislation and regulations as well as the interpretation of Bahraini legislation including the Bahrain Constitution.
Our team of lawyers is highly regarded. They come from major international law firms and are members of local and international bar associations. Our lawyers are multicultural and multilingual. All our lawyers are able to provide clients with clear, efficient advice based on a real understanding of the issues and the local laws.
One of the strengths of the dirm is its ability to provide strategic legal advice and the dirm welcomes the opportunity to assist clients at the business planning stage. We are a one stop law firm capable of providing Bahrain law advice as well as advice on the laws of other jurisdictions to which many of our foreign lawyers belong.
|All matters; Chairman||Hatim S Zu'bi Hon GBEemail@example.com||+97317538600|
|All matters; Senior Partner||Qays H Zufirstname.lastname@example.org||+97317549605|
|All matters; Partner||Hatim Q. Zuemail@example.com||+97317549602|
|Banking and finance, M&A; Capital Markets; Construction; Investment Funds; Islamic finance structures; Joint ventures||Naveen Thakurfirstname.lastname@example.org||+97317538600|
|Banking and finance, M&A; Capital markets; Construction;Islamic finance structures; Joint ventures; Insurance||Hamza Saleememail@example.com||+97317538600|
|Banking and finance, M&A||Dareen Abdul Rahimfirstname.lastname@example.org||+97317538600|
|Capital markets; Investment funds; Procurement and tenders;||Dareen Abdul Rahim|
|Corporate and commercial||Omar Manassakiemail@example.com||+97317538600|
|Construction; Litigation and arbitration||Hamid Al Mahmoodfirstname.lastname@example.org||+97317538600|
|Labour and employment; Corporate and commercial||Eman Omar|
|Litigation and arbitration||Mamoon Eltayebemail@example.com||+97317538600|
|Litigation and arbitration||Dr Mohamed Salamafirstname.lastname@example.org||+97317538600|
|Corporate and commercial||Noor Al Taraifemail@example.com||+97317538600|
|Corporate and commercial||Eleanor Livingstonefirstname.lastname@example.org||+97317538600|
|Mrs Dareen Abdul Rahim||Position: Partner: Principal Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial Law; Private, Equity; Mergers…||View Profile|
|Neda Al Mahmood||Advocate Practice Areas: Litigation (Labour, Civil, Commercial, Execution Courts)||View Profile|
|Mr Hamid Al Mahmood||Partner Principal practice areas: Litigation; Commercial; Banking; Labour||View Profile|
|Basma Al Seba||Advocate||View Profile|
|Zahra Al Seba||Advocate Practice Areas: Litigation (Labour, Civil, Commercial and Execution Courts)||View Profile|
|Ms Noor Al Taraif||Position: Associate Practice Areas: Corporate & Commercial; Litigation||View Profile|
|Miss Anwaar Almutawa||Position: Advocate Principal Practice Areas: Litigation – Labour, Civil, Criminal; Property.||View Profile|
|Mr Mamoon El Tayeb||Position: Partner; Principal Practice Areas: Litigation; Cross Border Litigation; Arbitration; Corporate &…||View Profile|
|Mr Hashim Juma||Position: Advocate Principal Practice Areas: Civil; Criminal; Labour; Sharia Law; Commercial||View Profile|
|Eleanor Livingstone||Associate Practice Areas: Civil, Criminal, Environmental, Labour and Commercial||View Profile|
|Mr Omar Manassaki||Position: Senior Associate Principal Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Restructuring; Mergers & Acquisitions;…||View Profile|
|Mrs Eman Omar||Partner Principal Practice Areas: Corporate & Commercial; Banking & Financial Services Regulations;…||View Profile|
|Dr Mohamed Salama||Position: Counsel; Principal Practice Areas: Litigation; Corporate & Commercial; Banking; Labour; Bankruptcy.||View Profile|
|Mr Hamza Saleem||Position: Senior Associate Area of Practice: Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers…||View Profile|
|Hesham Ibrahim Sheta||Legal Consultant||View Profile|
|Mr Naveen Thakur||Position: Partner Principal Practice Areas: Investment Funds; Islamic Finance; Corporate and Commercial;…||View Profile|
|Mr Hatim Q Zu’bi||Position: Partner and Private Notary Principal Practice Areas: Corporate, Commercial, Litigation &…||View Profile|
|Mr Qays H Zu’bi||Senior Partner, Zu’bi & Partners Attorneys & Legal Consultants Honorary Consul for…||View Profile|
|Mr Hatim Sharif Zu’bi Hon. G.B.E.||Position: Chairman Practice Areas: Banking; Corporate; Commercial; Construction; International Arbitration; Maritime; Labour;…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 21
LanguagesArabic English French Hindi
MembershipsLicensed advocates before the Court of Cassation in Bahrain English Bar New York Bar GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre Indian Bar Sindh Bar Council (Pakistan) International Bar Association Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in England Law Society of England and Wales (international division) Licensed Legal Consultant in Dubai
OtherOther offices : Dubai
We thrive on diversity at Zu’bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants. Our team of lawyers are as diverse as our clients. They come from major international law firms and are members of local and international bar associations. Our lawyers are multicultural and multilingual. They understand the needs of our clients, and act not only as legal representatives but as trusted business advisors. All our lawyers are able to provide clients with clear, efficient advice based on a real understanding of the issues and the local laws in more than one language.
Our firm strives to cultivate a workplace where inclusiveness, mutual respect and professionalism are standard. It is our mission to build upon our 100 years old family history and commitment to law to diversity to foster an environment where people of all races, genders, religious affiliations and cultural heritage are equal and encouraged and inspired to fulfil their potential to grow within the firm and partner with clients. Half of our lawyers are women, and we have a good mix of local and non-Bahraini lawyers. As well as having many highly experienced Associates, we have historically nurtured local young lawyers, training them to international standards and giving them international exposure.
CLIENT: Ms. Rasha Belbaisi
COMPANY/FIRM: Bahrain Islamic Bank
TESTIMONIAL: “Our experience with Zu’bi and Partners has been outstanding. We approached the law firm in 2019 to advise on the acquisition of 87% of our shares by the National Bank of Bahrain. Mr. Naveen Thakur (Partner) and Mrs. Noor Al Taraif (Associate) gave this transaction all the time and attention needed to be successfully concluded. They reviewed, drafted, negotiated and advised on all relevant documentation, highlighted the red flags within, liaised with external financial advisors and board members and assisted in obtaining regulatory approvals to ensure that all the requirements under the Take Over, Merger and Acquisitions Module are met.
We highly recommend this firm for its knowledgeable, responsive and diverse team”.
TESTIMONIAL: Eman Omar at Zubi & Partners consistently provides excellent, practical legal advice on corporate and commercial matters in Bahrain. She is very responsive, friendly and a pleasure to work with.
CLIENT: Bashar Bazian, Managing Director
TESTIMONIAL: “We at Crestbridge Fiduciary Services have been working with Zu’bi and Partners for many years. We worked on Trusts, Fund administration, REITs, Employment law, Corporate Structures and have always found them to be at the highest level of professionalism. They promptly attend to their clients’ needs and they’ve always been innovative and solution driven. The team enjoys a detailed knowledge of Bahrain laws and good relations with governmental authorities.
Zu’bi and partners certainly set the standard and benchmark the bar with their quality advice and professional approach.”
CLIENT: Legal counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: Bahraini listed company
TESTIMONIAL: Naveen Thakur is an outstanding lawyer. I have worked closely with him on several transactions, and have always found him to be both proactive and responsive. He will always come up with a practical solution to solve any issue that comes up on deals.
CLIENT: Mehran Eftekhar FCA FIoD,CDir Group Corporate Services Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Nest Investments Holdings Limited.
TESTIMONIAL: We have been cooperating with the firm of Zu’bi and Partners in Bahrain for almost 2 years. We find them to be very friendly professional, timely, proactive, and knowledgeable in Bahrain laws and regulations. They are always available even at short notice to discuss our requirements. Their guidance and advise is an integral part of our decision making of complex issues and we look forward to our continued and future cooperation.
CLIENT: General Counsel
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked very closely with Zubi during the past few years as GC leading the legal function in one of the prominent group of companies in Bahrain. Zubi has consistently supported us with high standard local legal advices and litigation case management. Ms Eman Omar and Mamoon Tayeb are notable contributors to much of the excellent legal deliverables for my group and, I recommend them unequivocally. They excel in commercial litigation and are always punctual and absolutely result-driven. Their legal work is a must-have in Bahrain for any prudent and sensible commercial entity. Highly recommended.
CLIENT: Chief Legal Officer
COMPANY/FIRM: Financial Institution
TESTIMONIAL: Having worked with Zu’bi & Partners for many years and on a variety of different engagements ranging from advising on transaction structures to litigation to providing legal opinions, I can say without a doubt that they are experts in their field. The entire team, without exception, is professional, amicable and reliable. I look forward to continue working with them in the future.
Qays H. Zu’bi, Senior PartnerSenior Partner Qays H. Zu’bi explains how the firm is adapting to clients’ changing need
What do you see as the main points that differentiate [law firm name] from your competitors?
The main point that differentiates Zu’bi and Partners from our competitors is the heritage of 100 years of lawyering. Zu’bi and Partners is a fourth generation family law firm established in 1921.
Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and technologies are the practices that I see growing in the next 12 months. The main drivers being covid-19 and the changes brought about on the world today.
What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?
The main change made in the Firm is adopting to the current circumstances, being able to provide our legal services online, be it through courts or with clients.
Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?
Technology has changed the way we interact with clients, not only that, but requirements for KYC and compliance has become more cumbersome but necessary.
Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?
We regard our clients as our partners and therefore we help them beyond the law practice as we look as well into commercial opportunities by informing them of various projects of interest to them and changes to the law that might help enhance their business including manner of protecting their business.
Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?
Stability is of most importance and with our celebration of 100 years of lawyering, we have enough anti-bodies in us to bring stability and direction to our clients.
The Firm has to grow in areas involving technology as this has become part of our daily exercise.