Ronald is a partner and head of Banking and Finance at Al Doseri Law. He is known for his transactional work, including capital markets, structured finance products, derivatives, securitisations including repackagings, as well as fund-linked and prime brokerage related transactions.
He has expertise in: Islamic Finance, Aviation Finance, Shipping Finance, Asset Finance, Project Finance, Bilateral and Syndicated Financing, IPOs, M&A, all types of bank lending, Prime Brokerage, Collective Investment Schemes, as well as Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency.
In addition to advising on general banking and regulatory and licensing issues, Ronald has expertise in corporate and commercial work as well as employment. He has advised on a range of high-profile domestic and international transactions advising multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, as well as domestic corporations and financial institutions.
Ronald is recognised as a leading Bahraini lawyer by The Legal 500 for banking and finance and is highly regarded in the IFLR 1000 directory. Ronald has previous experience working for Ashurst in London and Maples and Calder in the Cayman Islands. Prior to joining Al Doseri Law, he spent 12 years at Haya Rashed Al Khalifa in Bahrain where he led the banking and finance group.
Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Ronald qualified as a Barrister at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in the United Kingdom, and worked at the Chambers of Antonio Bueno QC, a Chancery and Commercial Set at 5 Paper Buildings. Ronald has also been a member of several consultation working groups, including ISDA and the Bahrain Economic Development Board working group on Funds.
1998 – Admitted to the Bar, Barrister, England and Wales.
2002 – Admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
2007 – Admitted as an Attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands.
1996 – LLB (Hons) University of Leeds.
1997 – LLM (Hons) London School of Economics and Political Sciences.
- Advised on a multi-billion dollar syndicated financing to a Bahraini petroleum company.
- Advised on the liquidation of MayBank Bahrain.
- Acted for Bank Al Khair in the successful sale of its stake in Gulf Strategic Partners WLL. This was valued at US$2.9 million.
- Represented OAO Sberbank on its US$3.53 billion acquisition of Denizbank AS.
- Advised Nord Anglia on a US$325 million refinancing project.
- Advised a prominent international investment bank on a US$150 million public offering and corporate restructuring.
- Advised the Islamic Investments Company part of the Saudi pioneer group of Islamic Investments on a US$100 million Private Equity Fund Shari’ah compliant Private Equity Fund.
- Advised the Central Bank of Bahrain on the launch of a new Form CIU (A) and Form CIU(R) working checklist for the application for authorisation and registration of Collective Investment Undertakings (‘CIU’) in Bahrain.
- Advised on the liquidation and acted as liquidator of Pinebridge Investments Middle East B.S.C.(c).
- Advised on the merger of Tullett Liberty and Marshalls WLL pursuant to the merger of TPICAP worldwide and the Liquidation of Marshalls WLL.
- Advised on the liquidation and acted as liquidator of CIMB B.S.C(c).
- Advised Arcapita Bahrain in its US Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Exit, a 1st for the US, and its reorganisation as RA Bahrain B.S.C (c).
- Advised Julius Baer Group on its successful entry into Bahrain and establishment and incorporation of Julius Baer B.S.C. (c).
- Advised NBK Capital in the successful sale of its stake in Hanco, Saudi Arabia, valued at US$140 million.
- Advised Unicorn Investment Bank on its restructuring and the launch of Bank Al Khair.
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.