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Zu'bi & Partners Attorneys & Legal Consultants

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Chairman: Hatim S Zu’bi Senior Partner: Qays H Zu’bi
Number of partners worldwide: 9
Number of lawyers worldwide: 12
Languages:  Arabic, English, French, Hindi

Firm Overview:
Zu’bi & Partners Attorneys & Legal Consultants is the oldest established local law firm in Bahrain and a top-tier legal services provider in Bahrain and the GCC. The firm provides legal services across all leading sectors including banking and finance, corporate, commercial, civil, labour, IP, litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. For the past forty seven years, the firm has been providing its clients with the highest quality legal services. The firm has an exceptional reputation for dealing with unconventional issues and providing innovative solutions specifically tailored to meet its local and international clients’ legal and commercial needs. The firm regularly advises and partners with other international law firms on major infrastructure projects and financing

Main Areas of Practice:

Agencies & Distributorship
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy, Liquidation & Restructuring
Communications, Media & Entertainment
Company Listing & Formation
Construction, Real Estate & Property
Corporate Law & Equity Finance
Employment
Energy, Renewables & Natural Resources
Family Law
Insurance & Risk
Intellectual Property, Patents, Copyrights & Industrial Design
Investment Funds & Private Equity
Islamic Finance
Joint Ventures
Leisure & Hospitality
Litigation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Maritime & Shipping
Mergers & Acquisitions
Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)
Project Structuring & Financing
Securities
Social Insurance
Telecommunications
Trusts

Banking & Finance:
■ The firm acted as Bahraini Counsel for the Issuer Government of Bahrain, in the issuance of US$1.25 billion 6.75 per cent Bonds due 2029 and US$900 million 7.50 per cent Bonds due 2047
■ The firm acted as Bahraini Counsel for the Issuer Government of Bahrain in the issuance of US$850 million Shariah compliant trust certificates due 20 March 2025
■ The firm acted as Bahraini Counsel to India’s largest bank and other finance partners on US$250 million facility with an Indian multinational bank, acting through its Bahrain branch
■ The firm acted as Bahraini Counsel to a multinational banking and financial services companies on the US$200 million facility with an Indian multinational bank, acting through its Bahrain branch
■ The firm acted as Bahraini Counsel to the Issuer, the oil and gas investment arm of the Government of Bahrain, in the establishment of the US$3 billion 144A/Reg S Global Medium-Term Note (GMTN) Programme, and the debut issuance of US$1 billion senior unsecured notes, due in 2027 under the Programme

Corporate/M&A:
■ The firm acted as Counsel to the lender, one of the largest commercial banks in the GCC, in the restructuring of the US$117 million Commodity Murabaha Facility between it and a Bahrain based Islamic retail bank
■ The firm acted as Bahraini Counsel to an international financial institution in relation to the acquisition of equity stake in Bahrain entities of a multinational pharmaceutical company worth US$45 million

Islamic Finance:
■ The firm acted as advisors to a leading international Islamic banking group as to Bahrain law on the issuance of US$400 million Tier 1 Shari’ah-compliant capital certificates

Litigation & Arbitration:
■ Representing a major Bahrain based construction and civil engineering company as claimant against a developer of a renowned residential development in Bahrain for a claim of US$60 million (approximately)
■ Representing a client bank before the Bahrain Chamber of Dispute and Resolution (BDCR) in a case against a former officer of the bank claiming an amount of BD 5,348,300.500 for losses due to breach of contract, breach of duty, dishonesty and negligence

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 7 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Legal Focus: Commercial Disputes

Qays H Zu'bi, Senior Partner

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Special Report on the Aluminium Industry in GCC Countries – Aluminium International Today, 2015

Qays H Zu'bi, Senior Partner

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A Solid Framework

Rasha Belbaisi, Legal Consultant/ Certified Arbitrator and Noor Al Taraif, Junior Associate

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