Firm Profile > Norton Rose Fulbright > Manama , Bahrain

Norton Rose Fulbright

Projects and energy Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright is regularly involved in energy and infrastructure projects where it is instructed by construction companies and joint venture developers. The team has particular expertise acting for clients with substantial business relations in Saudi Arabia, while more domestic work has included representing corporate vehicles in negotiations with Bahraini government bodies. The regional projects team is jointly headed by Dubai-based Paul Mansouri and Bahrain office head Joanne Emerson Taqi.

Banking and finance Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright is headed by Joanne Emerson Taqi, who advises lenders and borrowers on the development and financing of real estate and energy infrastructure projects.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright is particularly active in the healthcare, banking and online retail sectors, where it advises clients on M&A, corporate restructuring, joint venture agreements, private equity transactions and regulatory compliance. Joanne Emerson Taqi heads the firm's Bahrain office, while Dubai-based Adjou Ait Ben Idir leads the corporate practice in the UAE and consultant Jane Clayton handles M&A across the Middle East and North Africa.

Islamic finance Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright advises on the transactional and regulatory aspects of shari'ah-compliant financing transactions including trade finance, asset finance and real estate and projects finance. The practice is headed by Mohammed Paracha.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright handles construction and development projects in the energy and infrastructure sector and also has experience advising corporate occupiers on HQ developments and portfolio management. Joanne Emerson Taqi heads the non-contentious construction practice, Dubai-based Paul Stothard is a contact for construction disputes, and of counsel Louisa Lynch heads the real estate group from the Dubai office.