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Litigation update: English language approved at the courts of Bahrain

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According to Resolution No. 117 of 2021 issued by the Minister of Justice, litigation disputes at the courts of Bahrain can be conducted in the English language, subject to the following conditions: a.The parties agree to use English as the chosen language before the courts of Bahrain prior to the dispute. b. The contract is drafted in a language other…

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The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on financial crime – Ronald Langat and Maryam Alhashemi published in Financial IT

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Partner Ronald Langat and Associate Maryam Alhashemi examine the unprecedented level of financial and cyber crime during the COVID-19 pandemic, in Financial IT. Ronald and Maryam's article was published in Financial IT, 15 October 2021, and can be found here. The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen the world face extraordinary challenges to public health and the global economy. The pandemic…

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Saad Al Doseri appointed as presiding arbitrator in a real estate dispute and appointed as the sole arbitrator in an industrial dispute

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Saad Al Doseri has been appointed as presiding arbitrator in a real estate dispute and appointed as the sole arbitrator in an industrial dispute. Founding Partner Saad Al Doseri has issued his first arbitral award in his capacity as the presiding arbitrator in a real estate dispute, and has also been appointed as the sole arbitrator in a separate, industrial…

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Saad Al Doseri and Maryam Alhashemi author the Bahrain chapter of ICLG’s International Arbitration 2021 guide

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Saad Al Doseri, founding partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Maryam Alhashemi, Associate, have contributed to ICLG's International Arbitration 2021 guide, outlining the laws and regulations in Bahrain. Drawing on their expertise, Saad and Maryam's chapter explores the common issues in international arbitration laws and regulations. Their contribution covers arbitration agreements, governing legislation, choice of law rules,…

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Ronald Langat explores how Bahrain has created the perfect environment for FinTech to flourish

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Ronald Langat, partner and Head of Banking and Finance, explores how Bahrain has created a stable and predictable regulatory environment that allows the FinTech sector to innovate and flourish, in Global Banking and Finance Review. FinTech is flourishing. By challenging traditional financial services in providing a faster, often cheaper and invariably better service or product, it is developing as an…

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News of Al Doseri Law’s Growth Published in Gulf Daily News

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Gulf Daily News has published news of our growth and the appointments of partner Ronald Langat as Head of Banking and Finance, and Ahmed Jaber Al Doseri, as partner and Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications. Saad Al Doseri, founding partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, said “Organic, considered growth is central to our firm’s strategy. The appointments of Ronald…

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Al Doseri Law partners provide an in-depth view of Bahrain’s data protection and privacy regime

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  Saad Al Doseri, founding partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Ahmed Jaber Al Doseri, partner and Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications, have authored OneTrust DataGuidance's Bahrain chapter for their series of Third Country Assessment Guidance Notes. In response to changes in European Union data protection law, OneTrust DataGuidance has produced the Third Country Assessment comparison,…

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Al Doseri Law Signals Growth With Banking, Finance and Telecoms Partner Appointments

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Specialist Bahraini law firm Al Doseri Law is delighted to announce the appointments of two new partners to its firm. Partner Ronald Langat joins as the firm’s new Head of Banking and Finance practice from law firm Haya Rashed Al Khalifa. Ahmed Jaber Al Doseri has been appointed as a partner and head of Al Doseri Law’s Technology, Media and…

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The COVID-19 pandemic and its Impact on Financial Crime

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This article briefly examines the correlation between the COVID-19 pandemic and the increase in financial cybercrime and explains how the authorities have reacted and the regulations that have been issued to safeguard the public in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Introduction Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the world has faced extraordinary challenges varying from public health, economic disruption, and unprecedented crimes,…

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FinTech – Fostering Growth and Innovation in the Kingdom of Bahrain

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FinTech is flourishing. It is developing as an increasingly important sector of the financial services industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain (Bahrain) and throughout the MENA region. As always, the regulator, the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has ensured that it provides a stable, predictable regulatory environment for FinTech to grow. As Bahrain has long been home to most international…

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Shari’a Law and the Legality of Charging Interest

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With Shari'a law being a primary source of legislation in Bahrain, how does the law allow for the charging of interest? Article 2 of the Constitution of Bahrain states that Islamic Shari’a is a principal source for legislation. But is it the only source? And how does Bahraini law allow for charging interest - a patently non-Shari'a compliant act - if Shari'a…

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Arbitrator’s Fees reduced from BHD207,500 to BHD60,000

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A court-appointed arbitrator proposed BHD207,500 as his arbitration fees. A court-appointed arbitrator proposed BHD207,500 as his arbitration fees. The proposal was in the draft terms of reference, which was not signed by the respondent. The latter objected throughout the arbitration proceedings on the “exaggerated” arbitration fees. Upon the issuance of the arbitral award in favour of the claimant, the respondent…

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Bahraini Court Upholds English Law

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A Bahraini court dismissed a case in respect of a contract governed by English Law as the case was time-barred under English Law. The claimant moved that time-bar must be calculated pursuant to the laws of Bahrain as a matter of a public policy. Public Policy, rules that are set to achieve the society's interests... The court rejected the claimant’s…

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Partner, Employee, or Both?

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Partners in commercial companies often take on more roles than just injecting cash. Should they be compensated for these roles? And, in doing so, do they become employees? In practice, the role of partners in commercial companies in Bahrain has been increasing. It is no longer limited to the injection of funds; in many cases, one or more partners are…

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Utilisation of Labour Law Fines for the benefit of Employees, NEW LAW

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The last chapter of the Labour Law No. 32 of 2012 is the Fines/Penalties Chapter for any violation to certain provisions under the Labour Law. Pursuant to Law No. The last chapter of the Labour Law No. 32 of 2012 is the Fines/Penalties Chapter for any violation to certain provisions under the Labour Law. Pursuant to Law No. 78 of…

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