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How to Find a Good Lawyer in Bahrain

Updated on Monday 11th May 2020

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How-to-Find-a-Good-Lawyer-in-Bahrain.jpgOur lawyers in Bahrain provide a wide range of legal services suited to local and foreign business owners. The Kingdom of Bahrain is home to some of the most important international financial institution, offering business opportunities for local and foreign investors in the banking and finance sector but also tourism and other industries. Manama, the capital city, is also one of the financial hubs in the Persian Gulf Region. With such a strong presence from many international businesses, it is only natural for foreign investors to be looking for reliable and professional legal services, suited to their needs.
 
Taking a few steps and performing thorough due diligence is always recommended for those who wish to find a good lawyer in Bahrain. We present some of the most common practices as well as highlight the main types of services offered by our attorneys, which are commonly offered by law firms in Bahrain.
 
The following list includes a few tips, some of which are detailed below:
 
  1. ask for referrals: you can ask other people or business owners who have already requested legal services in Bahrain.
  2. make a list: whether or not you rely on recommendations only, you should make a list of the final candidates.
  3. background check: you can perform a regular check on a selected law firm to find out their rate of success.
  4. interview: you can schedule a meeting with more than one law firm in order to determine if working with them is suitable.
 

Ask for personal referrals

 
One of the common manners in which individuals and business owners can select between the services offered by our lawyers in Bahrain is to ask for personal referrals. Talking to other business owners or individuals who have experienced the same legal issue is useful in finding not only a lawyer but also gaining insight into a particular legal issue, finding out how others have solved a problem and having a good base of honest opinions about how others have worked with a particular professional. 
 
Asking for personal advice is, however, only the first step for those who want to find a good lawyer in Bahrain. This should represent only the preliminary research as it is not recommended to select a lawyer to work with based solely on someone’s recommendation, even if the person making the personal referral is a professional in a certain business field.
 

Conduct a personal search

 
Apart from asking for personal recommendations, you can also perform a personal search, based on the legal specialties that are of interest to you. For example, when looking for services related to company formation in Bahrain, you may want to look for corporate attorneys who have a good track record and who specialize in providing specialty services for the incorporation of a business as well as hiring employees – two of the first steps a foreign investor will need to handle when he decides to open a company in Bahrain. 
 
Many law firms in Bahrain are full-service firms that offer a wide range of services. It is likely that you will be working with one or more lawyers from the same company, depending on the services you need. For example, you can first work with a company formation lawyer and then you can be referred to a tax lawyer in order to handle particular taxation issues, especially in the case of foreign businesses in Bahrain.
 

Perform a background check

 
The practice areas in which a certain lawyer specialized in are important as they reveal his or her experience in a particular field. Our lawyers in Bahrain specialize in civil and commercial litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration. You can perform a more thorough search to find out if the chosen lawyers in Bahrain are licensed by the Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs. A lawyer can be registered in the Practicing Lawyers Rolls, or in the Licensed Lawyers before the Court of Cassation. Some lawyers in Bahrain can also be transferred from the Rolls of Lawyers to the Non-Practicing Lawyers Rolls, therefore it is useful to verify what their status is.
 
Foreign nationals who travel to Bahrain for business purposes can sometimes look for lists of law offices that offer services at the local embassy. The law firms in Bahrain listed by an embassy are purely for an informational purpose, nevertheless, they can be a good starting point for foreigners because they can include details about whether or not a certain law firm has worked with nationals from that country.
 
Conducting a thorough research on a particular lawyer’s accreditations and areas of practice, as well as gaining insight into the law firm’s general practice as well as favorable cases is important. However, no matter how successful the company, when choosing from the different law firms in Bahrain it is also important to be able to have good communication with your designated lawyer.
 
It can be a good idea to visit the law firm’s office as well as have a preliminary discussion with one of their lawyers in order to find out how your requests are perceived and to determine their willingness to collaborate with you. Being sure that the lawyer is open to your proposed type of cooperation is important, as the communication between the client and the lawyer is valuable.
 

Legal services provided by our law firm in Bahrain

 
We provide tailored solutions and our client-oriented approach allows us to offer quality and effective services, with a focus on the future of the business experiencing legal issues.
 
Below, our lawyers in Bahrain list some of our most sought after types of legal services also discussed in more detail in this article:
 
  • - Company Formation: we offer complete company formation services in Bahrain and can help foreign investors open a company here.
  • - Litigation: our team is experienced both in litigation and in arbitration and will find the optimal solutions for your case.
  • - Debt collection: we can help you pursue undue payments in a legal manner, with consideration for the business relationship. 
  • - Commercial: conducting business in Bahrain will often require a team of experts who can offer legal consulting services in all commercial areas.
  • - Mergers and Acquisitions: company mergers and acquisitions in Bahrain are regulated and investors who plan such a business strategy need to do so by observing the current rules.
  • - Insolvency and Restructuring: our lawyers who specialize in bankruptcy and insolvency can help companies navigate through these steps as well as implement any needed restructuring strategies.
  • - Labor Law: hiring employees in Bahrain is subject to clear regulations regarding employment contracts as well as the conditions for employment; our team can help you.
  • - Banking and Finance: a dedicated part of our team can help all investors interested in receiving legal counseling on issues regarding Islamic finance, the baking, and insurance laws in the country and many other topics.
  • - Intellectual Property: we can advise on adequate intellectual property protection strategies, the registration of trademarks, copyright, and patents.
 
We distinguish ourselves among other law firms in Bahrain through high-quality services and our approach that is focused on finding optimal solutions for the client, given his unique context.
 

Company formation in Bahrain

 
Our team can provide not only the needed pre-incorporation legal counseling for all foreign and national investors but can also assist throughout the registration process. We can help investors choose a suitable type of company and once this step is complete, we will assist in drafting the company’s Articles of Association as well as preparing all of the other documents needed for company registration in Bahrain. We are one of the law firms in Bahrain that have had extensive experience in company incorporation and registration and we specialize in all types of corporate legal services, starting with legal advising in the Companies Law. Our tax lawyers in Bahrain can also provide information about the VAT and the registration and reporting requirments.
 
Our lawyers in Bahrain can help investors incorporate a company and operate all of the needed changes or transfers once the business is running. We can help change the business address for an existing company or operate share capital increases as well as company director changes. All of these procedures can be time-consuming for the company owners and one of our experts is able to handle them on your behalf.
 

Litigation and dispute resolution in Bahrain

 
Our team has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration and we strive to provide suitable dispute resolution services that are efficient, fast and also cost-effective. In those cases where we can avoid litigation, our lawyers will look towards alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and negotiation. It is in the client’s best interest to avoid a lengthy and costly trial and we are able to provide a comprehensive assessment of the costs, risks, and advantages before starting any litigation process.
 

Debt collection

 
Our team of debt collectors in Bahrain is qualified to provide assistance to company owners who are having difficulties collecting their undue payments. Our strategy focuses on negotiation and a thorough understanding of the situation. We strive to preserve the business relationship and at the same time, we will employ all the needed steps to allow our clients to rightfully obtain their due payments.
 
Foreign investors can choose to work with our lawyers in Bahrain when they first open a company in Manama. For tailored company formation services, we invite you to contact our company formation agents.
 

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