Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

Led by founding partner Saad Al Doseri, we represent clients in multiple types of litigation, arbitration and mediation. The strength of our dispute resolution team is internationally renowned and we have significant experience in the local Bahrain courts at every level.

Many of the disputes we handle involve international jurisdictions, which are often factually and procedurally complex. Our data gathering and in-house document handling procedures enable every case to be handled efficiently. We work with experts in many fields to ensure that all court related matters are dealt with effectively.

Arbitration and Mediation

When clients’ cases are subject to arbitration, our experienced team can ensure that the awards are legally sound and ready for enforcement by the Bahraini Courts.

Our expertise also includes enforcement actions of foreign arbitral awards in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Bahrain formally acceded to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 4 of 1988, and Bahrain also has reciprocity treaties with the following countries:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Djibouti
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen

Our founding partner, Saad Al Doseri, has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation matters. He is a qualified mediator and arbitrator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Effective handling of litigation demands specialists who are experienced both in local laws and procedures, and conversant with practices in other jurisdictions. In this context, we have lawyers who are admitted in a variety of both civil and common law jurisdictions.

Our litigation lawyers have extensive trial experience in commercial and civil cases. This includes representing individuals and corporate clients in civil and administrative hearings, cases involving the enforcement of contracts, actions for the recovery of damages based on contract and tort, intra-corporate disputes, pursuing the enforcement of intellectual property rights and international trade disputes.

Our clients rely on us for advice in diverse categories of commercial disputes – from trademark infringement actions and copyright protection to litigation concerning the securitisation of loans.

Our team can also conduct unofficial litigation checks and investigations, advising on a broad range of litigation proceedings, as well as bankruptcy and insolvency matters.