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April - 2017
Band 1 Ranking Chambers and Partners 2017

What the team is known for Outstanding reputation in the market and identified for its notable strength in litigation. Assists with many issues related to the regulatory authorities and frequently handles licensing disputes. Maintains an active presence in the telecoms and property sectors.

March - 2017
Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa Interview.

Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa is a lawyer and diplomat from Bahrain who, amongst other appointments, served as the President of the 61st United Nations General Assembly from 2006-2007 and as Bahrain's first female Ambassador to France from 2001-2004. She currently serves as a Council Member of the American Arbitration Association, as a Member of the Advisory Council of the International Mediation Institute, and as a Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the AAA-Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution....

December - 2016
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa wins a historic decision on financial derivatives with the largest monetary award in GCC history.

In a historic decision, Bahrain's fifth supreme civil Appeals court upholds an order by the High Civil court for Maan Al Sanea to pay Awal Bank more than $ 750 million dollars.

December - 2016
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa wins a complex dispute resolution case

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa wins a landlord and tenant dispute case on 22 Dec 2016. The Rent dispute resolution case was brought against our client to claim for outstanding rent payments.

May - 2015
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa wins a momentous case on financial derivatives with the largest judgment award in the history of Bahrain

On 28 April 2015, the 5th High Civil Court of Bahrain issued its judgment in a case which has been dubbed as ‘One of the biggest and most profound banking cases’ in the history of the Bahraini judiciary. The court adjudicated upon several financial derivative transactions and ruled in favour of the plaintiff (a bank under administration) thereby ordering the first defendant (a leading businessman) to pay up to BHD 291,000,000 (US$777,000,000) to the plaintiff.

November - 2014
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys advises RA Holding Corp. and the other sellers in the US$365,000,000 sale of their half-ownership stake in Lusail Golf Development

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys acted as Bahraini legal counsel to RA Holding Corp. and other sellers in the sale of their half-ownership stake in Lusail Golf Development to their joint venture partner Barwa Real Estate Company Q.S.C.

December - 2014
IFLR1000(2015)

IFLR1000(2015)

September - 2014
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises Bahrain Steel in a US$340,000,000 syndicated loan refinancing

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advised Bahrain Steel (previously known as Gulf Industrial Investment Company) on a $340 million syndicated loan facility that comprises of a seven-year $300m amortising term loan and a seven-year $40m revolving credit facility whose funds will be utilised to repay existing debts and for general corporate purposes.

July - 2014
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises NPS in a US$500,000,000 Share Sale

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys has acted as Bahraini legal counsel to the National Petroleum Services in a US$500M share sale to a consortium of investors led by Fajr Capital Ltd. The deal sees sovereign-backed investment firm Fajr Capital and a series of other investors acquiring a Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based oilfield services company in NPS.

August - 2013
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises Fjord Capital on investment into dross processors TAHA International Corporation.

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advised private equity firm Fjord Capital Partners on their investment into TAHA International Corporation, a global supplier to the aluminium industry.

June - 2013
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys Win a BCDR Verdict for Barwa International in a US$16Million plus Lawsuit

On 14 April 2013, Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys won at the Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolution (the BCDR), a US$16,000,000 plus lawsuit on behalf of its client, Barwa International (Barwa), a wholly owned subsidiary of Barwa Real Estate Company QSC.

June - 2013
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises Nord Anglia on a USD290,000,000 Refinancing

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys have advised the Nord Anglia Group in a refinancing that comprised of an issuance of USD 165,000,000, 10.25%, senior secured notes due 2017 and a bridge loan facility of USD 125,000,000.

June - 2013
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises BNP Paribas on a USD 40,000,000 senior secured facility

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys have acted as Bahraini legal counsel to BNP Paribas in a project financing (Galoc Field) that comprised of a USD 40,000,000 senior secured facility to, inter alia, Otto Energy Limited, Forum Energy and FEPC.

May - 2013
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys advises Julius Baer Group in its successful entry into Bahrain

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys acted as Bahraini legal counsel to the Julius Baer Group in its successful licensing application before the Central Bank of Bahrain, Bahrains financial regulator

May - 2013
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises Al Baraka Islamic Bank on a US$200,000,000 Sukuk Al Wakala issuance due 2015

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advised Al Baraka Islamic Bank on the launch of a unique and pioneering Bahraini law governed US$200million Al Baraka Sukuk Al Wakala Trust Certificates for prospective investors with a 6% return on investments after every 18 months.

January - 2013
Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa is voted the Best Lawyer in Bahrain and Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Law Firm is voted for the second year running as the Best Banking & Finance Firm in Bahrain in the 2013 World Finance Legal Awards

Now in its sixth year, the World Finance Legal Awards have become the global benchmark for the industry. Celebrating the best firms and individuals working within the sector

January - 2013
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises Bank Al Khair in the successful sale of its stake in Gulf Strategic Partners WLL, valued at US$2,900,000

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advised Bank Al Khair in the successful sale of its stake in Gulf Strategic Partners WLL

December - 2012
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa wins a US$1,700,000 civil suit against Majid Al Refai and Falah Al Falah for Bank Al Khair

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa represented Bank Al Khair in a civil suit for corporate malfeasance against Falah Nasser Hamad Al Falah, a former employee of the bank, and its former chief executive Majid Al-Refai.

August - 2012
( Part 1)تسوية المنازعات في مجتمع قانوني مختلط

بفضل تطور وسائل الاتصال وتقدم التكنولوجيا أصبح التقريب ومحاولة فهم الآخر والقبول بالاختلاف معه والتعايش مع هذه الاختلافات مسألة ضرورية باعتبار أنها حقيقة لابد من إيجاد وسائل لفهمها وكيفية تطبيقها وهذا ينطبق بطبيعة الحال على المجتمع القانوني إذ أن الغاية من محاولة فهم الوقائع وكذلك حسن تفسير وفهم النصوص وتطبيقها على الوقائع المعروضة يؤدي في النهاية إلى تحقيق العدالة .

August - 2012
RESOLVING DISPUTES IN A SOCIETY WITH MIXED LEGAL TRADITIONS Author: Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Bahrain

The dynamic pace of the development in technology and communication has created the necessity to understand the variation of cultures, accept the differences and to adapt to accommodate them, this reality, naturally applies to the legal community.

August - 2012
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company B.S.C. (c) in a 20 year RM3,000,000,000 medium-term Sukuk Programme Issuance

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys have advised Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company B.S.C. (c) in the issuance of RM3,000,000,000 medium-term sukuk programme in Malaysia.

May - 2012
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys advises OAO Sberbank in the successful acquisition of Denizbank AS, valued at US$3.53 Billion

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys acted as Bahraini legal counsel to OAO Sberbank (SBER) of Russia, Russias largest Bank and the biggest lender in Eastern Europe, in the acquisition Turkish Denizbank AS (DENIZ) from Belgiums Dexia SA for 6.47 billion liras ($3.53 billion).

April - 2012
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises Nord Anglia on a USD325,000,000 Refinancing

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys have advised the Nord Anglia Group in a refinancing that comprised of an issuance of USD 325,000,000 senior secured notes due 2017 and a revolving credit facility of USD 20,000,000.

January - 2012
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa is voted the Best Banking & Finance Firm in Bahrain in the 2012 World Finance Legal Awards

On 6 January 2012, the World Finance announced the winners of the magazine's Legal Awards 2012. These prestigious legal awards, celebrating the best of legal firms and lawyers from around the globe, is always studied and revered by the industry.

January - 2012
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises NBK Capital in the successful sale of its stake in Hanco, Saudia Arabia, valued at US$140,000,000

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advised NBK Capital in the successful sale of its stake in Hanco, a fleet leasing and rental company in Saudi Arabia,

November - 2011
Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa advises the Central Bank of Bahrain on the launch of a new Form CIU (A) and Form CIU(R)

Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa advises the Central Bank of Bahrain on the launch of a new Form CIU (A) and Form CIU(R) working checklist for the application for authorisation and registration of Collective Investment Undertakings (CIU) in Bahrain.

October - 2011
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises on USD 50,000,000 Bilateral Term Facility

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises on USD 50,000,000 Bilateral Term Facility

October - 2011
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises on USD 20,000,000 Islamic financing

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises on USD 20,000,000 Islamic financing

October - 2011
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises on the launch of Bank Al Khair

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises on the launch of Bank Al Khair

January - 2011
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises a renowned international hotel franchise on the provision of its international management and technical services in Bahrain

Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa, led by Corporate Finance Partner Ronald Langat and assisted by Corporate Finance associate, Dana Alsindi, advised a renowned international hotel franchise

November - 2010
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa advises the Liquidity Management Centre in relation to a US$106,000,000 Bahrain Property Musharaka Trust initiated by Eskan Bank

Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa, led by Corporate Finance Partner Ronald Langat and assisted by Corporate Finance associates Dana Alsindi and Saad Aldoseri, advised the Liquidity Management Centre in relation to a US$106,000,000

August - 2009
Haya Rashed Al Khalifa is appointed as Bahraini legal counsel to Charles Russell

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa is appointed as Bahraini legal counsel to Charles Russell in their capacity as External Administrator of Awal Bank, Manama, Bahrain

January - 2008
US$90 Million Modaraba Venture Capital project

Bahrain-based leading Islamic Bank launched its $90 million Modaraba (venture capital) that will invest in Shari'a-compliant real estate developments in Turkey.

January - 2008
US$1.3 Billion world-class fully integrated waterfront development Project

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants is proud to have acted as legal advisors to the US$1.3 billion Project Launched by the prime development Company in Bahrain since July 2004.

January - 2008
$450 Million First Residential development Project in Bahrain Financial Harbor

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants is proud to have acted as legal advisors to the US$450 million First residential Project in Bahrain Financial Harbor.

January - 2008
US$2 Billion Bahrain Government wholly owned Holding Company B.S.C. (c)

Bahrain Government wholly owned Holding Company B.S.C. (c) was incorporated by the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain to own the government's shares in wholly and partly owned government companies in Bahrain and other companies abroad.

January - 2008
US$663 Million First Leisure and shopping destination Project in Bahrain

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants is proud to act as the legal advisors to the UAE Tycoon US$663 million Leisure and shopping destination Project.

January - 2008
US$1.3 Billion Bahrain Financial Harbour Project

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants is proud to have acted as legal advisors to the US$1.3 billion Bahrain Financial Harbour Project since July 2004.

January - 2008
US$450 Million Villamar at the Harbour Project

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants is proud to have acted as legal advisors to the US$450 million Villamar at the Harbour Project.

January - 2008
US$90 Million Shamil Bosphorous Modaraba

Bahrain-based Shamil Bank launched its $90 million Shamil Bosphorus Modaraba (venture capital) that will invest in Shari'a-compliant real estate developments in Turkey.

January - 2008
US$663 Million Bahrain City Centre Project

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants is proud to act as the legal advisors to Majid Al Futtaim's US$663 million Bahrain City Centre Project.

January - 2007
The Islamic Investments Company part of the Saudi pioneer group of Islamic Investments Shari'ah compliant Private Equity Fund

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Law Firm acted on behalf of one of the group's subsidiaries For Investment Funds Ltd in the creation of the $100 million Private Equity Fund (the 'Fund'). The Fund currently has a total of $1.5 billion under its management.

January - 2007
Gulf Finance House, Kuwait Finance & Investment Company, Qatar Islamic Bank Partner for US$600 million Islamic GCC Equity Fund

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Law Firm acted as lead legal advisor to leading regional financial institutions, Gulf Finance House B.S.C. (GFH), Kuwait Finance and Investment Company (KFIC) and Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB)

January - 2007
Vakif Bank, Venture Capital Bank and Reef obtain BMA Licences

The Bahrain Monetary Agency (BMA) announced today that it has granted two new licences for banks and another to a financing company.

December - 2006
Legal Advisors to the prime Park Project

Work on Bahrain's BD9.1 million ($24.1 million) multi-purpose theme park began recently. The park is part of the second phase to revive the Adhari area, which hosts one of Bahrain's most renowned landmarks - Ain Adhari.

January - 2006
Local Legal Advisors to the prime development Company - US$100-170 million Sukuk

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Law Firm is proud to announce that it acted as legal advisors to the Bahrain Prime developer Holding Company B.S.C (c) in relation to the US$100-170 million Shariah compliant Sukuk offering (the "Sukuk").