Elham Ali Hassan
Principal & Partner, Head of Litigation

Elham Ali Hassan has been practicing law in Bahrain for over 20 years and is acknowledged as one of the leading litigators at the forefront of legal developments – she genuinely wants to help solve problems, knows how to deliver the highest quality service and professional representation, and is accustomed to handling high public profile matters, negotiations, and settlements. Elham advises and acts on behalf of multi-national organizations, institutions, agencies, and international law firms. Over the course of her career Elham has devoted substantial attention to solving problems involving shareholder, partnership and employment matters, contractual formation and interpretation, restraints of trade, insurance, intellectual property, land ownership controversies, franchises, financial transactions disputes, and the seizure of assets under maritime law. Elham has civil litigation experience at the pre-litigation, first instance, and appellate levels and criminal litigation experience. She has been admitted to both the Court of Cassation and Constitutional Court and is a member of the International Bar Association, International Trade Mark Association, National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce, and the Center of Commercial Arbitration for the GCC Countries.

Areas of Practice
Civil/Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Contracts, Employment Law, Insolvency Law, Property Law, Constitutional Law, Family Affairs/Human Rights.

LLB, Arab University of Beirut

English, Arabic, Farsi, and French
Essa Jawahery
Managing Partner

Essa Jawahery is an accomplished young achiever who joined the firm in 2005 with an unusual blend of business and legal knowledge and skill. He quickly gains the confidence of executive management in client companies by focusing on understanding and achieving business goals while helping minimize inherent legal risks. Essa has assisted local and foreign business organizations of all sizes, and in all stages of growth, with their legal and business needs in Bahrain and overseas. His clients include Public companies as well as middle-market and start-up companies, with many of his clients being closely held businesses. These clients have been in a very broad range of industry sectors as diverse as transportation, insurance, brokerage, technology, manufacturing, real estate, banking, finance, telecoms, energy, service, accounting, construction, shipping, engineering and retail. Clients quickly learn and appreciate that Essa is adept at gathering and assimilating information, analyzing complicated situations, identifying risks, and helping develop and implement an action plan to achieve a favorable result. In these endeavors he is backed by a broad range of legal and business knowledge and experience, superb writing abilities and oral presentation skills, as well as outstanding academic credentials. Essa is a member of the University of Oxford’s Law Society and Anglia Law School’s Law Society (he held the position of Treasurer for a number of years).

Areas of Practice
Acquisitions, Business & Commercial Law, Corporate Finance, Contracts, Employment Law, International Law, Companies Law, Central Bank of Bahrain and Bahrain Stock Exchange regulations, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications.

Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, Oxford, United Kingdom, Honors: Post Graduate in Legal Practice (Core: Acquisitions, Debt Finance, Equity Finance); and Anglia Law School, Essex, United Kingdom, Honors: LLB

English and Arabic
Sara Jawahery
Partner, Head of Corporate

Prior to joining the Firm, Sara Jawahery worked at the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority in Bahrain as a lawyer in the Legal Affairs Unit. She was involved in advising the General Director with respect to various local law matters. Sara then joined the legal department at Liquidity Management Centre (Bahrain) in 2006; a company established for the purpose of facilitating the investment of the surplus funds of Islamic banks and financial institutions into quality short and medium term financial instruments structured in accordance with the Islamic Shari’a principles. With expertise in both the Telecommunications and Islamic Banking industry, Sara has advised clients on various transactions in both industries. Sara is also involved in advising newly established investment firms, as well as parties to mergers & acquisitions, on the legal and regulatory requirements of the Central Bank of Bahrain and the Bahrain Stock Exchange. She was also leading the team in negotiations on an unprecedented settlement regarding a high profile damages claim for gross negligence.

Areas of Practice
Telecommunications, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Banking/Investment Law, Employment Law, Engineering Law.

London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom, Honors: LLB

English and Arabic
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