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…

Special Report on the Aluminium Industry in GCC Countries – Aluminium International Today, 2015

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GBR – Global Business Reports Selected quotes from the interview with Qays H. Zu’bi, Senior Partner, Zu’bi & Partners Zu’bi & Partners is the oldest local law firm in Bahrain. Could you give a brief history of the firm…

Confidence restored: Fine-tuning the Property Law

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Gulf Insider: July 2015 The Problem… During recent years, Bahrain has witnessed a revolution of high quality developments and substantive projects that reflected positively on the national economy, through the creation of multiple job…

A New Proposal For Cyber Crimes

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Oxford Business Group: THE REPORT Bahrain 2015 Draft legislation addresses computer-based criminal activity Most organisations have defences in place to protect against physical attacks, such as armed robbery. Protective measures operate…

Effects of the New Bahrain Lease Law

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LNB News 08/01/2015 Noor Al Tareif, Associate at Zu’bi & Partners Attorneys & Legal Consultants examines the impact of the new Lease Law which comes into force on 7 February 2015. Background On 7 February 2015, a new lease…