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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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www.trowers.com

Bahrain

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP's Manama-based banking team has expertise in financial regulatory compliance, acquisition finance and structured finance transactions, where it has experience of swaps and options agreements, inter-creditor agreements and asset finance. Moreover, the team is among the market's key players in the restructuring and insolvency space. Elias Moubarak and Salman Ahmed advise various regional retail and specialty banks on a range of matters including loan restructuring, syndicated loan transactions and debt issuances. Jeremy Ingham heads the practice group, and managing associate Niall McMorrow left the team for an in-house role at a Dubai-based bank.    

Leading individuals

Salman Ahmed - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP specialises in M&A, corporate real estate transactions, equity capital markets deals, fund structuring, commercial agreements and regulatory compliance. Abdul-Haq Mohammed acts as international managing partner from the Manama office, and Nick Green and Brian Howard are regularly instructed by clients from the telecoms, real estate, tourism, banking, infrastructure, energy and leisure industries. Tom Reynolds relocated to the Kuala Lumpur office following his promotion to partnership in January 2018.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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.

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 1

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP has expertise in real estate and M&A finance and restructuring in the context of Islamic banking, where it regularly advises on murabaha and sukuk structures. Elias Moubarak advised Bank ABC on the provision of a $101m shari'ah-compliant facility to Bahrain Islamic Bank, which involved drafting the principal documentation and liaising with the shari'ah supervisory boards of the syndicate of financiers. Also recommended is Salman Ahmed, who heads the practice group.

Leading individuals

Elias Moubarak - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Salman Ahmed - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP advises on the commercial and regulatory aspects of a wide range of development projects, and also has expertise in construction disputes including arbitration. Jointly headed by Abdul-Haq Mohammed and Cheryl Cairns, the team acted for management consultant International Development Ireland in relation to the establishment of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). Additionally, Mairead Finlay-Noonan advised Darari Investment on a regulatory matter concerning the distribution of land among shareholders and investors as an in-kind distribution. Peter Greatrex joined Clyde & Co LLP in 2019.

Leading individuals

Abdul-Haq Mohammed - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Mairead Finlay-Noonan - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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