During his career, founding partner Saad Al Doseri has achieved a number of remarkable achievements.
Since the firm’s inception we have acted in matters across various courts of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The total value of matters the firm has undertaken has exceeded 50 million Bahraini Dinars.
A selection the achievements are outlined below:
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURER
The client is currently expanding its existing presence in Bahrain by way of the construction of a new multi-million dollar state of the art factory. Saad Al Doseri successfully defended the manufacturer against various claims brought before the Court of Urgent Matters in Bahrain seeking to injunct the project securities and defending against claims alleged by sub-contractors due to the negligence of the main contractor.
The client entered into a contractual relationship with the opponent in relation to a construction project in Bahrain and decided to resolve the dispute through arbitration. An award was issued against the client and Saad was approached to challenge the award. Saad Al Doseri developed several grounds to set aside the award based on in-depth knowledge of local laws and public policy in Bahrain. The case is valued at one million Bahraini Dinars.
A HOLDING COMPANY CONTAINING MORE THAN 20 COMPANIES
Representing a holding company containing over 20 affiliated entities across various legal matters in relation to financial, criminal law, and employment, providing the necessary legal counsel to facilitate operations.
MISAPPROPRIATION OF ONE MILLION BAHRAINI DINARS
Al Doseri Law represented a client who was the victim of the misappropriation of funds in an investment fraud scheme, totalling one million Bahraini Dinars. This matter required swift action and the necessary steps were taken to recover the claim value and ensure accountability of those involved.
LUXURY CAR MANUFACTURER
This lawsuit is related to the termination of a dealership agreement with a luxury car manufacturer’s local dealer. The dealer filed a claim against Al Doseri Law’s client in relation to the termination and claims for compensation. The firm successfully defended the client and obtained two favorable judgments from the Courts of First and Second Instance.
Represented prominent international brands in local disputes relating to franchising, distribution and commercial agency.
THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING (BAHRAIN GOVERNMENT)
Saad Al Doseri was a member of the litigation and corporate commercial teams in this unprecedented course of action in Bahrain. Saad developed several grounds to set aside a decision issued by an adjudicator in the UK in determining his jurisdiction in relation to developing over 2,000 housing units in Bahrain.
This action involved a comparative approach in respect of arbitration, litigation and adjudication under the laws of Bahrain and establishing the jurisdiction of the High Court beyond the scope of the agreed arbitration clause.
Saad was assigned to defend an arbitration award issued by the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre, as the judgment was issued in favour of our client, but the other side submitted a request not to enforce the arbitration award.
The Court of First Instance issued a judgment of not to enforce the arbitration award, and the Court of Appeal confirmed it. However, Saad appealed for cassation, and the judgment was issued in favour of his client to cancel the decision issued by the Court of Appeal. The case was dismissed based on the evidence and proof presented by Saad.
The firm represented a foreign company, a member of International Chamber of Commerce against another international company. Neither parties have headquarters in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The company sought assistance from Saad Al Doseri for his experience and expertise in international commercial arbitration, as well as for his ability to progress the case in English.
THE BAHRAIN CHAMBER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Saad Al Doseri successfully defended both Abu Dhabi Investment House and its Bahrain branch in a dispute brought by a Kuwaiti company before the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR). The counterparty alleged that our clients “offered it to invest in a project without a licence from the Central Bank of Bahrain.” The counterparty further alleged that our clients were under an obligation to distribute 75% profit within a certain period of time.
We were able to establish that our client’s branch did not enter into any form of relationship with the counterparty and that our other client entered into some arrangements in its capacity as an agent.
The BCDR issued a judgment on 12 December 2016 and dismissed the case in favour of our clients. The appeal period has lapsed which makes it a final judgment. The value of this matter was approximately 1 million Bahraini Dinars.
THE GCC COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION CENTRE
Saad Al Doseri has acted as an external counsel for a foreign based company in arbitration proceedings at the GCC Centre as a claimant and obtained a favourable award.
Saad drafted a lawsuit to challenge a free arbitration award issued in accordance with the provisions of the arbitration law No.9 in 2015, and the case is still pending before the courts. The value of the arbitration award is US$1 million.
PURSUANT TO THE BAHRAIN CHAMBER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION, THE BCDR, LAW NO. 30 OF 2009, THE BCDR WAS GRANTED JURISDICTION BY LAW TO SETTLE DISPUTES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF BAHRAIN FOR CASES IN WHICH THE VALUE OF THE CLAIM EXCEEDS 500,00 BAHRAINI DINARS
a) The dispute is among financial institutions licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain, the CBB, or between these institutions and other institutions, companies, and individuals;
or: b) If it as an international commercial dispute, the dispute shall be deemed international if the location of one of the parties or the place where a substantial part of the obligations of the commercial relationship is to be performed, or the location most closely connected with the dispute, is outside Bahrain.
Saad Al Doseri appeared before the BCDR since its inception during his time at Haya Rashed Al Khalifa and continued to represent high profile clients in banking, insurance, investment and general commercial disputes that fall within the BCDR’s jurisdiction.
Saad witnessed the BCDR’s progress and development of its implementation of regulations, appointment of judges and experts and the case management system.
Based on his rich arbitration experience, Saad Al Doseri is accredited as an arbitrator by the Ministry of Justice in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Under that, Saad currently chairs a number of arbitration tribunal and participates as an arbitrator, in other tribunals. Furthermore, he handles a number of various cases as a sole arbitrator in commercial, real estate and investment disputes.
Our Practice Areas
Our banking and finance team has developed an extensive track record over the past decade in providing specialised legal services and advice of the highest quality to Bahrain’s banking and financial sector.
As a premier insolvency team in Bahrain, we specialise in representing every type of stakeholder in connection with insolvency matters.
Our firm provides specialist contentious and non-contentious advice covering the local and international construction market.
Our corporate team has extensive corporate and commercial expertise, having developed very close working relationships with key Bahraini regulators and decision makers in this field, as well as with prominent law firms across the region and beyond.
Our employment team helps clients to steer through the sophisticated landscape of local laws that govern the employer/employee relationship.
The strength of our dispute resolution team is internationally renowned and we have significant experience in the local Bahrain courts at every level.