Band 1 Ranking Chambers and Partners 2017

April - 2017

 Ø  Dispute Resolution

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.

Notable Practitioners  

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa earns a wealth of praise for her banking and litigation expertise. Identified by a market source who said "she is one of the best for litigation," she is a popular choice for international firms seeking local counsel in the Bahraini courts. Her high-profile reputation in the market is built from her prestigious practice alongside her ongoing diplomacy work.

The "very knowledgeable"Rashid Bo-Ghammar is highly respected by a wide range of sources who point to his depth of experience as a key attribute. He frequently appears before the Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolution and represents clients in a range of cases including notable professional negligence disputes. Further praise from commentators identifies him as a "shaker and maker." 

Shayma Al Binali earns praise from sources who comment that "she is an extremely effective advocate." She is recognised for her aptitude in handling multimillion-dollar disputes and her experience representing local clients. One commentator described her as "very hard-working and very responsive."

 Ø  Corporate and Finance

What the team is known for A full-service firm with a commendably strong bench that frequently handles M&A. A distinguished presence in construction and real estate with considerable capabilities in the banking sector too. Experienced in handling cross-border work related to restructuring and liquidation. Identified by sources for its active presence in the investment sector.

Strengths The team's client service is one aspect which draws praise: "The lawyers are responsive - any time of day, they will answer any query."

Of the lawyers, sources concur: "They are very knowledgeable."  

Notable practitioners

Ronald Langat draws praise from a range of sources, who say: "He is responsive and he doesn't just spew out the law, he applies it." Widely recognised for his broad practice as well as his specialist banking focus.