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Noor al Taraif

Junior Partner

Principle Practice Areas: Corporate & Commercial, Litigation

Noor obtained her LLB (Hons) degree from SOAS, University of London in 2014, and joined Zu’bi and Partners the same year. She has experience in liquidation procedures, bond and sukuk issuances, medical device legislation, civil aviation law, commercial companies’ law, copyright law, Central Bank of Bahrain law, labour law and telecommunications law. Noor has contributed articles to Oxford Business Group’s The Report, The World Bank’s Doing Business series and Clifford Chance’s MENA Women and Work report, The Oath and LexisNexis.

Most recently, Noor has contributed to the Bahrain section of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Middle East Anti-Bribery and Corruption Regulations Legal Guide for 2018 and the Bahrain section of The World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law Report for 2021.

Recent Assignments

Major role in legal team for issuance of US$1,250,000,000 6.75 per cent Bonds due 2029 and US$900,000,000 7.50 per cent Bonds due 2047 by the Kingdom of Bahrain, acting through the Ministry of Finance Assisted in legal team for establishment of US$3 Billion GMTN Programme for The Oil and Gas Holding Company BSC(c) and the issuance of US$1 Billion notes thereunder Advised in relation to restructuring of the US$117 Million Commodity Murabaha Facility between Ithmaar Bank and Ahli United Bank Assisted in legal team for issuance of US$850,000,000 Shariah-compliant trust certificates due 20 March 2025 by CBB International Sukuk Company 6 S.P.C. for the Kingdom of Bahrain, acting through the Ministry of Finance Major role in liquidation of two Central Bank of Bahrain licensees Acted for a purchaser of shares in a Bahraini company, along with completing due diligence for the share purchase transaction Advised in relation to the logistics of company formation and structure in Bahrain Acting as external counsel consistently advising retainer clients such as major financial institutions on various day-to-day operations matters Advised on labour law matters and obtained Human Resources manual approval from a government body for a well-known vehicle manufacturing company Conducted aviation jurisdictional analysis for a commercial aircraft financing and leasing company Advised a multinational oil and gas company on hydrocarbons licensing regulations in Bahrain Advised a global vehicle manufacturing company on logistics of implementing network connectivity in its vehicles in accordance with Bahrain telecommunications laws Advised a multinational tobacco company on the legality of distribution of new tobacco products in Bahrain Advised on a worldwide competition to be run as a collaboration between a leading beverage company and a pre-eminent entertainment company Contributed to a database of Bahrain data retention requirements for a major enterprise information management service company Advised on potential claims arising from a championship league football club’s acquisition transaction Acted for a Bahrain ancillary service provider in relation to implementing a nationwide electronic funds transfer service

Noor is fluent in Arabic and English