Aamal Al Abbasi

Aamal Al Abbasi is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Bahrain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Aamal directly using the contact details listed above.

Aamal joined Newton Legal upon its establishment in 2012. She works closely with a number of key clients including the Office of H.R.H. the First Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Jawad Al Arrayed along with nogaholding and its subsidiaries.

Aamal’s primary focus is on governmental entities. She reviews a wide range of agreements in respect to these governmental entities’ projects. In addition, she advises them on general Bahraini law requirements with particular emphasis on Commercial Companies Law, Law of Commerce, Tender Regulations, Civil Code, Ministry of Finance’s Financial Manual and State Budget Law.

Furthermore, Aamal has been appointed as a legal adviser in a number of internal governmental committees that were formed to provide appropriate solutions to specific outstanding legal issues and potential projects. In addition, she has been recently highly involved in drafting a number of legal instruments including laws that will have a substantial impact on the health and real estate sectors in Bahrain. She has drafted various policies for the Government of Bahrain.

Aamal Al Abbasi has effectively participated in teaching the Bahraini Commercial Companies Law at the University of Bahrain for three years along with the Founding Principal of Newton Legal.

Joseph Huse

Joseph Huse is our exclusively recommended infrastructure Law expert in Bahrain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Joseph directly using the contact details listed above.

Joseph is the Founding Partner of Newton Legal. He works closely with a number of key clients, including the Government of Bahrain. Prior to 2012, he was the MENA Regional Managing Partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus and Deringer and a member of its Projects and International Arbitration Groups for over twenty years.

Joseph is a leading expert in the structuring of infrastructure and energy projects. Joseph is the author of Understanding and Negotiating EPC and Turnkey Contracts, published by Sweet & Maxwell. He also has particular experience in disputes on construction, infrastructure and energy projects. In addition to advising and representing clients in a litigation context, Joseph also frequently sits as arbitrator in international courts.

Joseph Huse is a past member of the LCIA Court as the special delegate for the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre. He was the first Registrar of the Centre from February 2009 to February 2010. He also acted as Chairman of the Appeals Committee of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange.

Thankachan M Joy

Thankachan M Joy is our exclusively recommended Audit Services expert in Bahrain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Thankachan directly using the contact details listed above.

Thankachan is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) UK and Member of Accountants & Auditors Association (AAA is the national accountancy body of the United Arab Emirates).

Thankachan M Joy is having post qualification experience of more than 3 decades and working experience with 30+ countries and 100+ nationalities. He has got extensive experience in Organisational Restructuring, Business Health Check, Tax, Budgeting, Business Plans, Due Diligence and Shipping. He is one of the Founding Partners of M/s Mathew & Thankachan Chartered Accountants, Kozhikode – Kerala, India established in 1988.

Firm Overview:

Hussain Al Shemsi Chartered Accountants, Ajman is founded by Mr. Hussain Al Shemsi, a UAE National. Auditing, Accounting, Consulting, Tax, Advisory services and Industry driving reviews are the comprehensive range of services focused by the firm. Being a registered and approved Auditing firm with UAE Ministry of Economic Dept., we are authorised to carry out accounting and audit works in all seven emirates of UAE. We are also approved by UAE Ministry of Justice and Licensed Arbitrator approved by the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre.

We are specialised in diagnosing the business sickness and prescribing solutions to help them back to excellent health. Individuals, small and medium enterprises which need a solid solution to their business sickness can rely on HALS for the same. We help dynamic organisations to unlock their growth potential by offering forward looking advice.

Regardless of how complex is clients’ bookkeeping, process flow or nature of business, we can help oversee them through basic, simple and business sector driven systems. Out of huge number of accounting and audit firms in UAE, Hussain Al Shemsi Chartered Accountants have emerged as one of the most consistent accounting firms in UAE. We endeavour to be a one-stop solution for our clients.

Hasan AlAjooz

Hasan AlAjooz is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Bahrain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Hasan directly using the contact details listed above.

Hasan graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Commercial and Business Law from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom and previously got his Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Bahrain.

Hasan AlAjooz is a certified Arbitrator by the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre and he is the National Representative of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) in the Kingdom of Bahrain and also a member of the Bahrain Bar Society.

Firm Overview:

ALAJOOZ & ASSOCIATES is a law firm, which provides a variety of legal services in both local and transnational laws. The firm specialises in Commercial and Business Law, Finance and Banking, Domestic and International Arbitration, Litigation and Company Formations.

The Firm has been founded by Mr. Hasan Al Ajooz and it is under his direct management, Mr. Al Ajooz is committed to providing legal services of the highest calibre to all clients, dispensed on a range of both legal and business matters. The main focus of the firm is the constant improvement of dispensing legal services and the best interest of clients.

The Firm also provides private notary services by Mr. Al Ajooz – a licensed Private Notary- which allows the clients to proceed with their notarisation services without the need to visit the Public Notary in the Ministry of Justice, it includes the notarisation of companies’ formation and amendment documents, POAs, contracts and the attestation of documents.

Elham Ali Hassan

Elham Ali Hassan has been practicing law in Bahrain for the last 25 years and is acknowledged as one of the leading litigators and arbitrators 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. She is often appointed as a Bahrain law expert before foreign courts of different jurisdictions. Additionally, Elham is a member of the Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolutions (the BCDR) roster as a panel member and as an arbitrator.

Elham is a member of the International Bar Association, National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce, an ICC Court’s member, a member of the Center of Commercial Arbitration for the GCC Countries, and of Dubai International Arbitration Centre.

Areas Of Practice:

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

Education:

LLB, Arab University of Beirut.

Languages:

English, Arabic, Farsi, and French.

Law Firm:

With over 20 years of experience, EAH Law continues to provide dynamic legal services with borne aspirations for all clients, to defend their interests, ensure sound decision making, and attain the highest standards of legal accountability.

The firm combines high calibre professionals, innovation, and market knowledge with client driven flexibility. The firm strongly believes in being straightforward and easy to deal with whilst delivering individually tailored practical and creative solutions. The firm has invested in leading edge technology that helps ensure that clients are provided with the best possible service.

In major business transactions, high-stakes litigation, and other matters, the firm is committed to achieving the clients’ objectives effectively and efficiently. The firm’s approach to problem solving starts with a thorough understanding of the clients’ objectives and leads to solutions tailored to the clients’ needs. The lawyers have in-depth experience in a broad range of industries and practice areas.

The firm has a commitment both to quality and to justice, and its reputation has led to a wide variation in the type of clients which it represents. The firm is constantly developing new areas of expertise and provides a full range of skills for individuals, organizations and institutions.

The firm has well established relations with offices in: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Lebanon. It also has associate offices in most of the Middle-East countries, North Africa, as well as Western Europe and North America.

Qays Hatim Zu’bi

Senior Partner, Zu’bi & Partners; Honorary Consul for Canada in Bahrain; President, AmCham Bahrain.

Principal Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial Banking; Property; Infrastructure; Telecommunications; Franchising; Privatisation; Intellectual Property; Litigation & Arbitration; Labour; Government.

Qays has a law degree from the University of Cambridge in the UK and has been practising law in Bahrain since 1981. He also holds a degree in Economics and Political Science from Duke University in the USA. He is a licensed litigator and is an arbitrator of the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre and a licensed lawyer and legal consultant in Bahrain and in Dubai, UAE. Qays joined the law offices of Hatim S. Zu’bi & Partners in Bahrain in 1981, and went on to become a Partner.

In the early 1990s, through the firm, he entered into an agreement with the leading Canadian law firm of Stikeman Elliott to jointly pursue legal opportunities in the Middle East. Thereafter, Qays joined Al Futtaim & Sons, a major trading house in Dubai, as legal and business development advisor to the Chairman, whereby he gained vast experience and knowledge in matters relevant to commerce and the laws of the UAE.

Prior to setting up Qays H. Zu’bi Attorneys & Legal Consultants in 2001, Qays was the executive resident partner of White & Case LLP, managing its Bahrain office. Here he handled counselling and litigation matters for major financial institutions, multinational corporations and private clients.

Qays has advised private clients in Bahrain and the GCC on a wide range of local, regional and international legal matters. He has extensive experience advising clients doing business in Bahrain and in other Gulf countries. He is currently involved in advising clients in a litigation case in the USA and the UK, and is involved in advising local clients with respect to their assets in France and Azerbaijan.

As a natural progression of his career path, following his knowledge of and experience in the laws of Bahrain and the GCC region, Qays established Qays H. Zu’bi Attorneys & Legal Consultants in 2001, building it into a market leader both in Bahrain and throughout the region. For a short period following his departure from White & Case, Qays’ firm was associated with Clifford Chance.

His positions include: Licensed Lawyer (Cassation Court) Bahrain; Certified Arbitrator, GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre; Legal Consultant, Dubai UAE; Honorary Consul for Canada in Bahrain; President, American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham); Member, International Bar Association; Member, Law Society of England & Wales (International Division); Board Member, Bahrain Japan Business & Friendship Society; Board Member, Junior Achievement International (InJAz Bahrain); Board Member, AIESEC Bahrain; Founding member and Chairman , Oxford & Cambridge Society, Bahrain.

Law Firm:

Zu’bi & Partners is the product of the 2012 merger of two successful law firms: Hatim S. Zu’bi & Partners and Qays H. Zu’bi Attorneys & Legal Consultants.

Hatim S. Zu’bi & Partners was founded in 1971, making it the oldest established local law firm in Bahrain (as opposed to offices of overseas law firms or practising individual lawyers). There are clients who were with the firm from its earliest days who continue to be Zu’bi & Partners clients today.

The founder, Hatim S Zu’bi, a Barrister-at-Law, licensed to practice as Advocate in Jordan, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar, Sultanate of Oman and Bahrain, established the firm, building on the legacy of his late father Sharif Ali Zu’bi, who had been a leading lawyer practising throughout the Middle East region since 1921.

Qays H. Zu’bi Attorneys & Legal Consultants was founded in 2001 by Qays H. Zu’bi, an attorney practising law in Bahrain since 1981, quickly establishing itself as a major player in the finance, corporate, commercial and other sectors, with clients which are frequently leaders in their fields, spearheading the development of Bahrain and the wider region. Since its inception, the firm was consistently listed in the top tier of law firms in the region by all leading independent legal directories and periodicals.

Both companies benefitted from highly experienced lawyers who have trained and practised in a wide variety of countries and sectors. The merger of the two firms means that today Zu’bi & Partners, a fourth-generation family firm, are able from their base in Manama, Bahrain to offer experience, expertise and service excellence at both a local, regional and international level, to clients in almost any sector.

You can find more details of Mr Hatim S. Zu’bi and Mr Qays H. Zu’bi and other leading figures in the firm under our Partners and our Associates.