Zeenat Al Mansoori

Zeenat is the managing partner at Zeenat Al Mansoori & Associates and partner at Qatari law firm Nada Al-Sulaiti & Partners. Admitted to practice law in Bahrain since 1988 and partner since 1990, Zeenat draws on over two decades of experience in legal consultation, litigation and commercial arbitration.

Zeenat represents a wide range of clients including prominent banks, private equity firms, leading multinationals and investors. Zeenat has extensive experience with financial transactions in both Shari’ah-compliant and conventional banking, insurance/reinsurnace and corporate acquisitions in Bahrain. Zeenat regularly represents property developers and advises on arrangements between hotel developers and international hotel operators.

Zeenat is admitted to practice law in front of the Court of Cassation and the Constitutional Court of Bahrain and is a member of the Bahrain Bar Society.

Zeenat is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the International Bar Association and the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre. Zeenat sits on the board of the National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce and the Committee of Petition and Reconsideration of Tenders. Zeenat is also the founder of the Bahrain Consumer Protection Society and served as president from 2001 to 2006.

Zeenat has written a number of articles which have been published in local newspapers and international law journals and magazines. Zeenat often speaks at legal conferences, seminars and workshops and is guest lecturer at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance.

Areas of Practice: Banking and Finance; Insurance and Reinsurance; Corporate Acquisitions; Real Estate; Hospitatlity; Litigation; General Practice.

 

Dareen Abdul Rahim

Position: Senior Associate Principal

Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial Law; Private, Equity; Mergers & Acquisitions; Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Employment Law; Investment Funds; Contracts.

Career

Dareen re-joined the firm in October 2014 (formerly at Qays H. Zu’bi Attorneys and Legal Consultants for 4 years) as a Senior Associate. She is admitted to practice as an Attorney-at-Law in California and has obtained her Advocacy License in Bahrain. She has vast experience in a wide range of corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance transactions, construction, contracts and employment disputes. Her undergraduate background in finance and economics has enabled her to better assist our banking clients and in this respect, she has advised on large-scale capital markets transactions such as IPOs and bond issues in addition to providing banks and investment firms with licensing, structuring, corporate governance and regulatory advice.

Languages

English and Arabic

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Finance – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Juris Doctor (JD) – Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Mohamed Hasan

Mohamed had initially joined our Bahrain office as a Legal Assistant in 2011. Mohamed qualified as an Attorney At Law in the State of New York in 2014. He has gained extensive experience advising the Government of Bahrain on a vast array of infrastructure projects in respect of housing, transport, and the oil and gas sectors. More recently, Mohamed has been involved in a wealth of transactions advising private investment houses and high net worth entities based in the Middle East on high profile joint ventures and sophisticated business transactions.

Firm Overview:

We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for help on the mandates that matter most to them, wherever in the world that may be.

To succeed, we must be widely recognised as standing apart from other firms because our people are exceptional and because we are international and integrated in the way we work, we add value in everything we do and we are uncompromisingly committed to our values.

Set out below is our statement of who we are. It embodies our ambition to be exceptional, our culture and our absolute determination that all of us will work with each other, our clients and our other stakeholders, day in day out, in the way we describe to ensure we achieve our long-term aim.

We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job, whatever our role in the firm. We observe the highest personal, ethical and professional standards in everything we do and operate with integrity at all times. We recognise that the reputation of our firm is vital to our success and we all have a duty to preserve and grow it for the long term.

We are a people business. We see diversity as a strength and value the fresh perspectives, creative ideas and connections that flow from bringing together people with different backgrounds. We want to create a welcoming, supportive environment in which all can flourish. No matter how challenging a matter or heavy our workload, in our daily interaction we must never lose sight of the essential human qualities that we prize.

We know we deliver best when working as a team rather than as individuals operating alone. Being a great colleague and working efficiently and effectively with our clients and other stakeholders around the world to achieve the right outcome is crucial to our success. We welcome feedback from others on how we are doing.