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 joined EAH Law in the year 2005; he is frequently named on the Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal list for Bahrain, both for his corporate and banking work. Chambers and Partners 2013 label him as ‘a rising star and excellent local lawyer’ in the corporate and finance fields.

Essa 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.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.

Essa is a member of the University of Oxford’s Law Society and Anglia Law School’s Law Society.

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

Sara Jawahery is a corporate partner at EAH Law with a diverse background spanning over ten years that includes high-profile experience in regulatory compliance and crisis management and complex corporate investigations and restructuring.

Sara's practice provides mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate transaction services to companies operating in Bahrain and internationally with deal sizes typically exceeding USD 100 million. In addition to managing transactional and advisory services, Sara regularly contributes to research and development programs for international institutions, NGOs, and Fortune 500 companies looking to enter the GCC market including the prestigious United Nations Development Program - World Bank: Doing Business in Bahrain.

Sara represents financial institutions (Wholesale Banks, Retail Banks, Investment Firms, overseas registered branches – conventional and Islamic, both publicly listed and private), industrial/manufacturing companies and professional service providers. Sara advises boards of directors and committees on disclosure and corporate governance issues, issues regarding board structure and composition, executive compensation, director independence, corporate governance, and fiduciary duties.

LLB with honors, London Metropolitan University, 2004

Bahrain Ministry of Justice & Islamic Affairs & Waqf: Practicing Attorney (Sharia Qualified)

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