Resilient Q1 2016 for Cross-Border M&A Globally and in the Middle East

The first quarter of 2016 has seen global cross-regional M&A activity continue apace from its record breaking 2015, with the Middle East remaining busy.


Our lawyers in Bahrain work on some of the most significant transactions in the local market, including advising the Bahrain Ministry of Finance on its US$1.5 billion dual tranche bond issuance, acting for a syndicate of banks led by Bahrain's Gulf International Bank B.S.C. in relation to creating multi-option Islamic and trade finance facilities to fund the development of the King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, and assisting Bahrain's oil and gas holding company, nogaholding, secure a five-year, US$570million murabaha financing for a series of major energy projects.

Serving clients in the MENA region for over 35 years, and in Bahrain for more than 15 years, we are the go-to firm for leading Bahraini businesses, multinationals and financial institutions seeking domestic and cross-border advice. Our banking and finance practice advises on various matters including project finance and Islamic finance, and our corporate and commercial practice advises on M&A, capital markets, real estate, construction and general corporate matters. The quality of our work is reflected in the recognition we receive from leading legal directories. Our banking and finance and corporate and commercial practices are consistently ranked as top tier by the major legal directories.

Our lawyers in our Bahrain office work with both English and Arabic documentation, and regularly collaborate with colleagues in our Gulf offices to help Bahrain businesses, multinationals and financial institutions achieve their business objectives in the region and to support Gulf businesses in their activities in Bahrain.



18th Floor
West Tower
Bahrain Financial Harbour
P.O. Box 11981
Kingdom of Bahrain