Bahrain is one of the major banking centres and financial hubs of the GCC. The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) regulates and supervises all components of the Bahraini financial sector, including investment companies, conventional and Islamic banking, insurance, the Bahrain Stock Exchange (BSE) and specialised financial service providers.
We have an excellent record in this area, and our clients include some of the most prominent international and local banks, insurance companies, investment funds, financial institutions and high net worth investors.
The international nature of our practice has enabled us to develop particular experience in advising on cross-border or international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing and distribution arrangements and criminal investigations.
Transactions in banking and finance on which we regularly advise include:
Licensing and regulatory issues
Structured and project finance
Underwriting and syndication of loans
Secured commercial lending