Banking and Finance
The banking and finance industry has played an essential part in the rapid growth of the Bahraini economy and in many instances it has facilitated the vision of the country's leaders culminating in some of the largest and most ambitious projects that are currently being undertaken in the world. A prominent part of this vision was to establish Bahrain as a recognized global financial centre that would bridge the divide between the Asian and European markets. The firm's banking and finance team has been instrumental in the remarkable progress that has taken place in the banking and finance industry in the country over the last decade.
Today, the practice provides specialized legal services and advice in the banking and financial industries in Bahrain. The team has been involved in some of the most challenging and intricate financial transactions in the Middle East region and has acted as legal counsel to a number of leading international and local banks, investment managers, hedge funds, as well as many corporate borrowers and issuers. The practice also advises regulatory authorities, national bodies, the government and government agencies in Bahrain on a regular basis.
The following are examples of our areas of practice;
- Syndicated Finance
- Leveraged Finance
- Acquisition Finance
- Investment Funds
- Structured Finance
- Project Finance
- Islamic Finance
- Capital markets
- Collective Investment Schemes
- Prime Brokerage
- Real Estate Finance
- Regulatory and Licensing Issues
- Banking Litigation in Bahrain
- Asset Finance (medium and big ticket items)
- Trade Finance
Notwithstanding their specialized approach to matters, our banking and finance team follows an open door policy and promptly deals with general queries from clients that may arise on a day-to-day basis.