Country Guides: Securities and Banking Bahrain

August 2019, first published on Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence Bahrain is an independent Kingdom situated in the Arabian Gulf and is a member of the Gulf Cooperative Council (which comprises Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia…

Middle East Anti-Bribery and Corruption Regulations Legal Guide 2018 Bahrain

First Edition, May 2018, published by Herbert Smith Freehills THE LAW 1.   What is the source of: ABC legislation and regulations? Articles 186-193 of the Bahrain Penal Code, promulgated by Decree Law No.15/1976, as amended…

Bahrain’s Regulatory Sandbox Framework

In June 2017 the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) announced plans to develop a regulatory sandbox, establishing Bahrain as a leader in the Middle East’s financial technology (fintech) landscape. The regulatory sandbox is a virtual space and…

All what you need to know about RERA

In-line with His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa’s commitment to strengthening non-oil sectors,  the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) was officially formed with the issuance of Decree No. 69 of 2017 with respect to the organization…

Recent Amendments to the Commercial Companies Law

The most recent amendments to Bahrain’s Legislative Decree No. 21 of 2001 promulgating the Commercial Companies Law were ratified in January 2018 and built upon the shareholder-friendly trends of the Decree’s 2014 and 2015 amendments to…

The Investment Limited Partnerships Law

In recent years Bahrain has seen the introduction of a series of laws designed to further develop the country’s financial sector, facilitate local and foreign investment, and promote Bahrain as a transparent, secure and cost-effective place…

Corporate Immigration – Bahrain

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Lexis Nexis – February 2016 1. What are the key immigration requirements for those wanting to work long term in the jurisdiction? Anyone wishing to live and legally work in Bahrain, except for Gulf Cooperation Council nationals, will…